Milk thistle is often used as a natural remedy to treat symptoms of gallbladder problems, liver issues, and gallstone pain. The milk thistle plant has been used for more than 2000 years as a health and detox remedy, and is currently the most common natural plant cure used in Russia where alcoholism, and consequently liver damage, is rampant.

While all parts of the milk thistle plant can be eaten as food, most of the benefits come from the seeds which contain the beneficial compound, silymarin. For the gallbladder system, this supplement thins the bile and increases its flow. In turn, this can help slowly dissolve gallstones, thin down gallbladder sludge, and cleanse the gallbladder and liver. Silymarin also is a powerful antioxidant, cleans the liver of toxins, and even helps repair damaged liver cells.

It’s usually recommended to take 600mg a day of milk thistle supplements for serious liver issues such as hepatitis and cirrhosis. So, for general gallbladder health and cleansing, taking about 200mg three times a week is sufficient. Luckily, there are very few side effects noted from milk thistle.


Milk Thistle for Gallbladder, Liver, and Gallstone Problems — 3 Comments

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  2. Jason, thanks for you kind words. Gallstones are generally caused by an imbalance in the components of bile — too much cholesterol for example. Genetics and diet are two main contributing factors to this. For foods, you should avoid or reduce animal fats (meat and dairy) and eat lots of fruits and veggies. Some foods that are particularly helpful for your gallbladder are apples, artichokes, radishes, and the turmeric spice. I hope this helps and appreciate your blog as well!

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