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herbs safe taken as teas with gallstones?

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can lecithin be taken daily beneficial for gallstones.... does it help in anyway that people often recommend in this condition...what benefits by taking lecithin.

secondly,are these herbs safe taken as teas in gallstones condition... can we try them as home remedy to dissolve stones or improve gallbladder function -camomile - lemon - pepermint - ginger - milkthistel - dandelion. pls advice.

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replied March 4th, 2011
Gallbladder Disease Answer A20349
Hello,
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out. Your concern is regarding the role of Lecithin in gallstones. It may play a role in preventing gallstones from forming. Studies have shown that taking lecithin orally will increase the amount of lecithin in the bile, and this can increase the ability to dissolve cholesterol.

But lecithin has not been shown to aid in dissolving gallstones after they have formed. There is no scientific proof to suggest that green tea is helpful in prevention or treatment of gallstones. However a diet low in fats and fatty foods helps in preventing gall stones formation.

Green tea does not help in dissolving gallstones. The medication that is used to dissolve small gall stones is a naturally-occurring bile acid called ursodeoxycholic acid or ursodiol.

I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.


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