Honey for gallstones (cholelithiasis)

Gallstone disease (abbreviated as gallstone disease) or cholelitasis is one of the most common diseases today. The frequency of gallbladder surgeries is higher than other abdominal surgeries, including appendectomy.

Therefore, the question is whether honey is one of the most relevant for a modern person with JCB. After all, it is not always a question of removing the gallbladder. Often the doctor prescribes a certain diet and continues to monitor the patient.

The content of the article

  • 1 Briefly about the disease
    • 1.1 Symptoms
  • 2 Why honey is dangerous
  • 3 What is the use of honey
  • 4 Cholagogue
  • 5 Fine sand removers
    • 5.1 Recipe No.2
    • 5.2 Recipe No.3

Briefly about the disease

Pathology manifests itself as stagnation of bile and the formation of stones, both in the bladder itself and in the bile ducts (common bile ducts).

Moreover, the etiology of gallstone disease has not yet been thoroughly studied. It is known that the disease is susceptible to:

  • women (get sick more often than men three to five times);
  • persons over 70 years of age (at this age, one third of them has gallstone disease in one form or another).

The more often a woman gives birth, the higher the likelihood of developing cholelitasis..

Also, the formation of stones can cause a malfunction in the metabolism, problems with the immune system, the endocrine system, congenital anomalies (for example, narrowing of the ducts), diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver.

People who consume large quantities of fatty foods and meals containing animal proteins are at risk.


In recent years, the pathology has become much younger. Gallstone problems occur even between the ages of 18 and 20.

The main symptoms requiring immediate hospital examination:

  • sharp stabbing pain radiating to the lower back, under the scapula;
  • vomiting, diarrhea;
  • a feeling of fullness in the right side of the abdomen;
  • cold sweat, chills.


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Removing the gallbladder: honey on the menu

Pathology develops gradually, over the course of 5-10 years, almost not manifesting itself in any way. During this period, frequent belching, a feeling of fullness in the stomach several hours after eating, and a decrease in appetite (desire to reduce portions) should be alerted.

With such symptoms, it is necessary to undergo an ultrasound examination by an experienced specialist in order to exclude gallstone disease..

Why honey is dangerous

Natural honey has mild choleretic properties. Therefore, its introduction into the diet can be dangerous if the stones (calculi) are large..

The use of a healthy treat can provoke a contraction of the gallbladder – the stones will move into the ducts, clogging them. That is fraught with emergency surgical intervention.

It should be noted that there are many reasons for a sharp blockage. And these are not only nutritional features.

Theoretically dangerous:

  • shaking when riding a motorcycle or bicycle over bumps;
  • physical activity with bending or rotating the body;
  • the use of fatty foods, garlic, alcoholic, carbonated drinks in large quantities;
  • pregnancy and frequent childbirth;
  • weight gain;
  • increased levels of bad cholesterol in the blood.

Small stones are stones up to 1 centimeter in diameter. With such formations, surgical intervention is not always carried out.

To eat honey without risk, you need to undergo an ultrasound scan and make sure that there are no multiple formations larger than 0,5 cm that can clog the ducts.

What is the use of honey

If you can eat honey, it is introduced into the menu in really small, purely medicinal dosages..

The benefits of a honey product in comparison with any other sweets are obvious:

  • it is more easily absorbed by the body;
  • well replaces harmful sweets (can be used as a bite with warm tea, water).

It is not put into baked goods for two reasons. The first is the loss of healing characteristics when heated above 40 degrees. The second is a strict ban on puff pastry, shortbread dough, pastries, cakes, confectionery products with the addition of culinary fats (margarine, palm oil).


Along with honey, a little marmalade, marshmallow, jelly, fruit jellies, baked apples are allowed.


It is taken:

  • a teaspoon of honey product;
  • a glass of warm water.

This remedy relieves heaviness in the right hypochondrium, eliminates stagnation of bile. It can be used as a preventive measure.

Fine sand removers

You will need:

  • half a glass of fresh pear juice;
  • the same amount of warm boiled water;
  • a teaspoon of honey product.

The drink is divided into three parts, taken throughout the day at regular intervals.

Recipe No.2

It is taken:

  • 100 milliliters of radish juice;
  • 140 grams of any kind of honey product.

The mixture is taken in a dessert spoon three times a day before meals for two weeks.

Recipe No.3

It is taken:

  • a tablespoon of crushed dandelion leaves;
  • a glass of boiling water;
  • a teaspoon of honey product.

The grass is poured with boiling water, insisted for half an hour, filtered. Put honey in a warm infusion. Drink the drink on an empty stomach once a day, preferably before breakfast.

We emphasize once again that gallstone disease does not tolerate self-medication! Be sure to see a doctor, undergo ultrasound examinations and / or other diagnostic procedures. In some cases, laparoscopic removal of the gallbladder, which contains many small stones, is a fully justified preventive measure to prevent serious health problems.

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