Flushing the Gall Bladder

This Spring energy is definitely stirring up a lot of the Wood energy from the Liver and Gall Bladder.

If you’re feeling pent up, quietly explosive, anxious, impatient, frustrated or angry, below is a few ways to help the Liver by cleansing the Gall Bladder.

The Gall Bladder (GB) stores excess bile from the Liver and delivers it to the Small Intestine for assimilation of digested food.
If the Liver is constantly stagnant, sediment can settle like mud or gravel in the Gall Bladder, making it less efficient causing acute problems when stones become clogged in the bile duct on the way to the duodenum.

This effect can manifest as indigestion, flatulence, periodic pain (particularly on the right sight of the rib cage), upper back and neck tension, bitter taste in the mouth and chest pain. Most chronically ill people need GB cleansing before recovery is complete, this includes those who are under constant stress.

A gradual GB cleans involves firstly restricting the diet from saturated fats, dairy, eggs, peanuts and keeping seeds to a minimum.
Grains, veggies, fruit and legumes should make up the majority of the diet.
Foods that speed up the removal of stones are:

  • pears
  • parsnips
  • seaweed
  • lemons/limes
  • tumeric
  • radish

A diet consisting of these foods and adhering to these restrictions will gradually remove stones from the GB.

If you’re looking to speed up this process try this diet for 21 days:
Incorporate the above restrictions and eat

  • 1-2 radishes a day between meals
  • drink 3 cups of cleavers tea (Galium aparine) or 5 cups of chamomile tea (Anthemis nobilis) each day
  • take flax seed oil on one of your main meals (dosage=5 teaspoons for a 70kg person)
    (Flax seed oil should be taken 6 days a week for 2 months)


There are many methods for purging Gall Stones and cleansing the Liver.
It is best to follow these under the advice of a health practitioner.

If you’d like to know more, get in touch and we can talk about relieving your body and returning to a gentle, soft and flexible nature.


Kudos for all this great info from Paul Pitchford in ‘Healing with Whole Foods’

happy liver


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