Liver and Gallbladder
Formerly Barberry LG
If the liver is particularly congested, we suggest the liver-gall bladder formula which contains the herbs barberry, wild yam, cramp bark, fennel seed, ginger, catnip and peppermint. This combination will aid in purifying the blood stream. For if the bile does not flow freely into the intestinal tract, it goes directly into the blood stream and circulates throughout the system causing a toxic condition known as cholemia, producing indigestion, sluggishness, fever, fatigue, constipation, upset stomach, chills, and vomiting, among some of the symptoms. In addition to the above formula, the castor oil fomentation may be used over the liver. This will open the constipated capillaries within the liver.
Excesses in eating and drinking should be avoided. 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.
Suggested dose: 1/3 Cup or one or two capsules or tablets, 15 to 20 minutes before a meal.
1. Liver Transplant Avoided: A 45 year old man scheduled for a liver transplant took 6 capsules of the Liver and Gallbladder combination three times a day and drank 1/2 gallon of carrot juice each day while waiting for the operation. Four weeks later after a medical exam, he was removed from the waiting list because of his marked improvement (others needed the transplant more than he did.) -R.C., Provo, UT [D. Christopher]
2. Polymyalgia: H.M. of Martha's Vineyard developed Polymyalgia (pain and stiffness of the muscles) later in life, after her doctor put her on drugs. Doctor's put her on prednisone to ease pain. However, after two years on this drug, she couldn't walk. She started taking herbs, trying to find relief. She took Dr. Christopher's Liver and Gallbladder formula, with Marshmallow and Astragalus for two and half weeks and started feeling better. She started walking again, and her sedimentary rate (lab work) dropped from 74 to 11. Two years later she only has problems with her knees. [D. Christopher]
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