Gallstones are most often caused by heavy food resulting in dull pain in the right upper abdomen that extends all the way to the left shoulder. If they are at rest, gallstones do not cause pain for years. Fat from broken down cholesterol and calcium accumulate in the gallbladder and form larger and smaller stones. When the stones prevent the gallbladder from emptying, painful cramps, fever, shivering and excessive sweating occur. Jaundice can also occur as a result of the formation of gallstones.

Gallstones are caused by inefficient action and emptying of the bile duct. Excess bile or its clotting leads to the formation of gallstones. Disturbed or irregular structure of the gallbladder can also lead to the formation of gallstones. Symptoms are occasional pain under the ribs on the right side of the abdomen, nausea, fever, inability to digest eggs, milk, chocolate and peanuts, stool may be greasy and pale in color, if the stones completely close the passage through the bile duct then the skin and whites turn yellow.


- In case of gallstone attack, you should lie down immediately and take a few sips of water
- To reduce pain, place a hot water bottle on the upper right part of the abdomen
- Hot compresses with the addition of trine, clay or cabbage leaves and keep them for two hours
- Eat only light foods and vegetables
- Avoid fatty foods, dairy products and white sugar
- Eat smaller portions as quantitative
- Lose weight if you are overweight
- Artichokes, asparagus and eggplant stimulate the work of the gallbladder
- Black radish stimulates the emptying of the gallbladder, and is drunk freshly squeezed in the morning on an empty stomach for three to six weeks
- Tea of mugwort, dandelion, peppermint, common centaury, greater celandine and butterbur stimulate the work of the gallbladder
- Lemon balm, chamomile and lavender against cramps
- Rosemary, boldo, turmeric and peppermint to soothe the gallbladder
- Drink freshly squeezed potato juice diluted with carrot juice or water and dandelion and artichoke juices several times a day
- For a week, drink on an empty stomach about half an hour before breakfast one tablespoon of olive oil, which will stimulate the work of the gallbladder, and small and medium stones will come out only from the bladder
- Eat three drops of peppermint essential oil with a spoonful of honey twice a day
- Massage the gallbladder area with rosemary, dandelion, savory and basil oils
- After a meal, after a while, engage in physical activity
- Acupuncture
- Acupressure


In case of prolonged gallstone attack, fever and jaundice, seek medical help immediately.