A stone formed in the biliary tract consisting of bile pigments and calcium salts.

Herbal Aids:

Parsley: Parsley taken with boiled onions is said to be good to remove gallstones although some writers prescribe juniper berries instead of the onions which would also be a great specific for the urinary tract. [UW-Parsley]

Juices for Gallstones: Celery & parsley, tomato, grapefruit. [NL 3-5]

Liver and Gallbladder: Dr. Christopher's Liver-Gallbladder Formula:  If gallstones are present and the ducts are blocked, bile may be forced back into the liver and enter into the bloodstream. The skin may take on a jaundiced color. Ultimately, the bile is excreted through the urinary tract. The urine is often dark red or amber color and is very concentrated. Clay color stools are another symptom. During a time of a gall bladder inflammation, heavy eating should not be done. Fruit and vegetable juices are recommended along with the liver-gallbladder herbal formula. The bowels should be kept open and unconstipated through the use of the lower bowel formula [Lower Bowel]...Olive oil (2 tablespoons, 3 times a day) should be taken to lubricate the bile ducts. Our hydrangea root formula, made with 1 quart of apple juice and one ounce of hydrangea root soaked together for three days in a cool place and taken in two ounce doses during the three day cleanse, is capable of dissolving stones anywhere in the body. Light, more frequent meals are preferred over large heavy ones. [NL 4-2]
Parsley: Parsley will work on the gall bladder and will help remove gallstones if used properly by taking a pint of the tea daily. [NL 4-12]


1. Woman Avoids Gallbladder Surgery: During a lecture in Ogden, one of his students, a lady, came to him, saying she was in terrible trouble. She had gallstones so bad and painful that her doctor would give her pain shots. The doctor now refused to give any more shots, but if she had another attack, the stones would be removed.
Another attack was starting, and the doctor told her that an operation to remove the stones would cost $1200. "I haven't got the money," she told the doctor. He said to put it on the medical credit card, which she didn't have either. He said that he couldn't help her until she had the money for the operation.

Then she remembered about the three-day cleanse that goes with the mucusless diet. You use apple juice for three days, as well as olive oil, a couple of spoonfuls three times a day. She decided to try it.

After about a week, Dr. Christopher returned to Ogden. This lady came bouncing through the door, with no pain at all. "Hello, doctor," she said, "I am so glad to see you. We had a rock slide last night."

"A what?"

Her husband, following her in the door, explained that he was in the other room and heard the gallstones hitting the bottom of the toilet bowl as they dropped out. He collected maybe a cup of gallstones that had come out after three days of juice. Instead of $1200 for the operation, it cost them about $12 for the juice and oil. She had no more gallstones, and felt wonderful.

Other herbs used for gallstones are dandelion, golden seal, mistletoe, yellow dock, oak, parsley, and wild yam.

Prevention, however, is the key, and adherence to Dr. Christopher's mucusless diet will prevent the formation of these stones. [EWH p.124]

2. Passing Gallstones: Dr. Christopher related an interesting story about a patient who suffered a sever gallstone attack. His naturopath would not handle the case, considering it too sever, and an orthodox medical doctor told him to report immediately to the hospital. But the man refused to be operated on, and went back to his naturopath, who referred him to Dr. Christopher.

He was advised to go on the three-day cleanse, using apple juice, the Lower Bowel Formula [Fen LB], olive oil, and the Liver-Gallbladder Formula [Liver and Gallbladder] three or more times a day. He used no other food, but did apply a castor-oil fomentation on the liver.

He immediately improved, the pain left, and he went back to work in a few days! He passed a large amount of bile marbles and gallstones, and he was a very grateful man [NL 5-4]

See Also:

Liver and Gallbladder: Dr. Christopher's Liver-Gallbladder Formula

"Natural Healing with Herbs for a Healthier You"