Gravel and Stones

Gravel and stones are found most often in the gallbladder and in the kidney (renal calculi). Those formed in the gallbladder are chiefly cholesterol, indicating a toxic mucus condition that causes precipitation and hardening of this normally soluble lipid (fatty substance). In both situations the organ and its passages become blocked and the mucous membranes can become torn by the jagged edges of the stones. Infection and considerable pain are the usual results.

Recommended Action

Hydrangea root, juniper tincture and gravel root are the best solvents for kidney stones. Burdock seed and large amounts of fresh carrot juice are also good. Abstaining from solid food and drinking large quantities of juices and especially parsley root tea (by the litre) will speed results. (Do not use this treatment if pregnant or if having any liver or intestinal disorder). In the case of gallstones, fast for two to three days. Take a large glass of prune juice each morning to keep the bowels free and moving. During the day drink plenty of apple juice and clean water. In the evening prepare one cup of olive oil and one cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice. Drink six tablespoons of this, thoroughly mixed, every 15 minutes until it is finished, (refer to Liver Flush in diet section).

Single Herbs: Hydrangea root, Gravel root, Uva Ursi, Parsley root (kidney stone solvents), Peppermint oil capsules.

Nutritional Supplements: Vitamin A (10,000 IU), Choline (500 mg, essential for proper fat metabolism), Inositol (500 mg, involved in cholesterol metabolism), Biotin (25 mcg, involved in fat assimilation), B complex (including B12), Vitamin C, Vitamin E (600 IU), Vitamin D (5,000 IU a week), Lecithin (2,400 mg, twice daily), Essential Fatty Acids.