Hypertonic Biliary Dyskinesia Herbal Remedies
How to enjoy a meal without cramps, nausea or bloating caused by biliary dyskinesia. There are simple herbal remedies you can try to get relief.
In a high-fat meal, the gallbladder empties completely within an hour.
Biliary dyskinesia occurs when the gallbladder response is inadequate:
Hypertonic biliary dyskinesia
Due to a high level of cholecystokinin (a hormone responsible for stimulating the digestion of fat and protein) or because of obstacles on the bile path, the gallbladder makes a greater effort to evacuate the bile into the duodenum.
Thus, the gallbladder walls contract often and rapidly, evacuating the bile continuously. After eating foods that increase the local contractility of the biliary tract, you will experience local pain, sometimes cramps (colics) and diarrhea.
However, there are herbal remedies which may help with the pain, cramps and bloating. They have antispasmodic and calming action and can also fluidify the bile (choleretic action) in order to evacuate it more easily in the duodenum.
Peppermint and Lemon Balm are two herbs which reduce inflammation and relieve biliary spasms.
Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) is an excellent herbal remedy for both lazy gallbladder and hypertonic biliary dyskinesia.
It has sedative, calming, and antispasmodic action on the gallbladder walls. As an added bonus, Lemon balm prevents gallstones formation and stimulates the secretion of bile in the liver cells.
Drink 1 cup of concentrated combined infusion per day.
Another herb you can use is Peppermint (Mentha piperita).
It relieves the gallbladder muscle spasms and has a general muscle relaxation action. Its active ingredients stimulate the functioning of the gallbladder and have a decongestant and calming action.
Other herbal remedies useful to stop the painful bile evacuation are Yarrow and Celandine.
Yarrow (Achillea milefolium) has biliary antispasmodic properties and anti-inflammatory, analgesic, disinfectant and astrigent action. It is one of the ideal natural treatment for dyskinesia and some phytotherapists think it is the best plant, even better than Artichokes.
Prepare an infusion from 1 teaspoon of shredded plant in 1 cup boiling water. Cover for 15 minutes then strain. Drink 1 cup after each meal.
Try a long term treatment for biliary dyskinesia with one half cup of yarrow infusion, half an hour before meals. Keep this treatment for 1 month, pause for 2 weeks, then you may resume.
You can also take 1 teaspoon of freshly ground flower powder, on an empty stomach, 4 times per day, in courses of 3 weeks, with 10 days of rest between them.
Celandine (Herba Chelidoni) also has an antispasmodic action (relieves the pain caused by the the bladder contractions).
Drink 1 cup of celandine infusion (3 g of dried leaves in 1 cup water) gradually during the day (1-2 tablespoons, 3 hours apart).
Avoid overdosage or drinking a larger quantity than prescribed, because it may have a toxic action.
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