Gall- stones are concretions that for in the biliary tract. Most of them are in the gall bladder. Gallstones and cholecystitis are usually associated together and so they are discussed here together.
Acute inflammation of gall blades always due to gallstones. They usually occur in fat, fertile, flatulent, females between forty and fifty. Vitiated Pitta becomes dry due to increasing Vata and forms stones.
In acute attack of cholecystitis, there is severe colicy pain in abdomen, associated with nausea and vomiting. Sometimes there may be abdominal distention, with pain radiating the back. There may be fever with chills in the beginning. In chronic condition, there is dull aching pain in the right hypochondrium with distention. Dyspepsia is predominant symptom. When gall bladder stones are formed, in acute attack the pain is very severe often radiating to the back with nausea and vomiting. Due to obstruction of bile duct, jaundice appears with itching on the skin and tenderness in the right hypochondrium.
Cholegauge herbs, which increase secretions from the lives, like kutki picroriza kurroa, berberis aristata, phyllanthus, tephrosia purpura, and eclipta –alba, tinospor cordifolia, and swertia chirata are indicated. Any of these herbs can be gives in dose of 1 to 2 gms. A day for 15 days.
Since it is Pitta disorder, bitter purgatives like rhubarb should also b use for purification of Pitta. Avipattikara Powder 1 gm. Should be given with tab. Arogyavardhini 25 mgm, twice a day for15 days. For scraping of gallstones use of copper oxide in doses 50 milligram, 2 or 3 times daily f 2 months.
Western herbs like aloe vera, gention, golden seal are also useful.
In acute cases, anti-pitta diet shoud be used. Ask the patient to avoid oily and fatty fods. The best home remedy to get rid of stones in gall bladder is drinking 100 cc of juice of papaya fruit with its outer skin and seeds early in the morning every day two hours before breakfast. This mixture is bitter in taste, but if taken regularly for 7 days, has proven helpful.