Treatments for biliary dyskinesia usually involve relaxing or toning the gallbladder and improving the secretion of bile from the liver. Several herbs have properties which promote choleretic and cholagogue action which means that it stimulates the liver cells to produce bile and also improves the gallbladder contractions to help the duodenum eliminate bile efficiently.
1. Globe artichoke: Globe artichoke or cynara scolymus tea has a bitter taste due to which people usually avoid it but it is a very good cholecystokinetic.
Drink the unsweetened tea in small sips before you eat anything in the morning and then lie down for 30 minutes on your right side for maximum effect. You can drink the tea at any time but it is most effective when taken in the morning. You can take Artichokes capsules, a half hour before every meal, if you really can't take the bitterness of the tea.
2. An infusion of yarrow or achillea millefolium is bitter for some while for others the taste is both sweet and bitter. Bile elimination can be stimulated by drinking this tea 30 minutes before the main meals.
The infusion is prepared by adding a tablespoon of the herb in boiling water, about a cup. Let the herb steep for at least 5 minutes after covering the cup. Take 1 or 2 cups of the warm drink before meals. The tea has can treat nausea, loss of appetite, duodenal and gastric ulcers, abdominal bloating, hepatitis and hyperacidity gastritis.
3. Dandelion or taraxacum officinale is a powerful herb which can aid in draining the liver and bile flow into the digestive system. It stimulates the liver activities.
An infusion can be made with 2 teaspoons of the whole dandelion plant in water, a cup. You will need to take 2-3 cups daily. You can also use dandelion stem, 10 to 15 stems daily, to cure biliary dyskinesia or hepatitis.
4. An infusion of St. John's Wort or hypericum perforatum can provide biliary dyskinesia relief for some people and for others the St. John's Wort oil works effectively.
The infusion is prepared in boiling water, a cup, with a teaspoon of minced herb. Cover the water and let it steep for atleast 15 to 20 minutes. Strain the water. 2-3 cups of this unsweetened tea taken daily or a teaspoon of the oil after each meal can treat hypotonic biliary dyskinesia or “lazy gallbladder". The plant stimulates the liver and can also be used to treat gastric hyperacidity and gastritis.
5. Celandine or Herba Chelidoni can provide pain relief for patients suffering from hypertonic biliary dyskinesia or bladder contractions. Celandine infusion is made from 3 grams of dried leaves in a cup of water. You will need to gradually drink a cup of this infusion during the day.
You can prevent biliary dyskinesia with changes to your diet. Eat regularly and lie down on your right after meals for at least 30 minutes so that the bile flow is proper. You can also avoid heavy food and fats.