What Is a Gallbladder Flush?

What Is a Gallbladder Flush?

A gallbladder flush is a treatment recommended by alternative medicine proponents to rid the body of gallstones. It involves drinking or eating products and following a regimen prescribed by a practitioner of alternative medicine. Its effectiveness to prevent or treat gallstones has not been proven, according to Mayo Clinic.

A gallbladder flush is also known as a gallbladder cleanse or a liver flush. Often, the product to be consumed is a combination of some combination of fruit juice, olive oil and herbs. It is taken over a period of two or more days, possibly with nothing else to eat or drink. The procedure is not risk-free, as ingredients in the cleanses may be hazardous to the patient's health.