The gall bladder stores the bile created by the liver and releases it through the biliary ducts into the duodenum to promote digestion. Bile is extremely important for fat digestion and absorption of vitamins A, D, and E.
When bile contains excessive cholesterol, bilirubin, or bile salts, gallstones can form. Stones made from hardened cholesterol account for the vast majority of gallstones can form while stone made from bilirubin, the brownish pigment in bile, constitute only about 20 percent of gallstones.
When the bile flow is obstructed due to gallstones, serious consequences can ensue, including poor digestion, jaundice, and severe abdominal pain.
Gall stones can block both bile flow and the passage of pancreatic enzymes. This can result in inflammation in the gallbladder (cholecystitis), pancreatitis, and jaundice. In some cases, gallstones can be life threatening, depending on where they are lodged.
Several Japanese studies show that limonene, a key constituent in orange, lemon, and tangerine oils, can effectively dissolve gallstones with no negative side effects.
Essential oils can help assist gallbladder congestion and support a gallbladder cleanse. Lemon, Orange, Grapefruit, and Lime essential oils are great, due to their cleansing nature, and Rosemary is another great essential oil for gallbladder congestion, thanks to its anti-stringent and digestive.
Carrot seed oil is traditionally used for kidney and digestive disorders and relieve liver congestion.
Helichrysum essential oil is traditionally used in many European countries treat gall-bladder disorders. The gall-bladder inflammation and pain can be relieved by the use of this oil. It can be also used it in treating digestive disorders, which are mainly caused by liver dysfunction
GLF™ is a blend of essential oils that includes Helichrysum, Spearmint, Grapefruit, Ledum, and Celery seed. The initials of this essential oil blend stand for Gallbadder and Liver Flush. It is formulated with oils that help to cleanse and restore liver and gallbladder functions when taken in capsules as a dietary supplement
Juva Cleanse® provides support for the liver through a carefully formulated blend of essential oils that supports normal liver function. The essential oils of Ledum, Celery Seed aand Helichrysum have long been known for their liver cleansing properties. Juva Cleanse was clinically tested in 2003 for removing mercury from body tissues
Application and Usage
Dietary and Oral:
- Take 1 capsule of desired of Vitality or dietary oil 2 times daily for 2 weeks
- Take 2-3 drops of a Vitality or dietary oil in a spoonful of syrup or small amount of milk, juice, or water.
- Dilute 50:50 and massage 6-10 drops over gallbladder 2 times daily.
- Apply a compress 2-3 times daily.
- You may also apply 1-3 drops on the Vita Flex liver and digestive points of the right foot 2-3 times daily.