Is it possible to drink chicory after removing the gallbladder

Doctors prescribe the basic rules of nutrition after surgery on the gallbladder, which prohibit drinking coffee in the first two weeks. And patients have a question: after removing the gallbladder, is it possible to drink chicory – a coffee substitute? Not only possible, but also recommended. To restore the body, rosehip is also used, which prevents stagnation of bile, and milk thistle, which stimulates its formation.

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Chicory properties

Preference is given to drinks made of chicory: taste like coffee, with a beneficial effect on the body. The healing properties of the plant help restore the body to patients with cholecystectomy – that is, with a removed gastrointestinal tract. The plant is rich in vitamins A, C, E, group B, minerals potassium, iron, as well as phosphorus and magnesium. Contains pectin, proteins, polyunsaturated fats.

  • Increases immunity: removes toxins from the body: from the kidneys, liver.
  • Phenolic resins protect against the development of tumors.
  • Improves appetite, digestive processes. Normalizes metabolism, promotes weight loss. Inulin improves microflora, stimulates beneficial microbes in the intestines.
  • Strengthens the outflow of bile, dissolves stones. Recommended for prevention and in the initial stages of gallstone disease, with liver diseases.
  • It is useful for nervous disorders. Relaxes the central nervous system, soothes, reduces anxiety. Normalizes sleep.
  • It has analgesic properties for muscles and blood vessels.
  • Decrease in the amount of glucose in the blood.

Despite its healing properties, the plant has a number of contraindications:

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  • Large dense stones under the influence of the plant clog the duct, can rupture it.
  • It causes irritation of the mucous membrane in case of stomach diseases.
  • Varicose veins. Chicory herb dilates blood vessels, which is bad for poor blood flow in the veins.
  • Hemorrhoids. The broth expands the blood vessels, presses on the walls, increases the pressure inside. The risk of blood clots and bleeding increases.
  • Lactation period – chemical elements can penetrate into breast milk.
  • Not recommended for children under years of age.
  • Individual intolerance, allergy to components.

Chicory can be drunk one cup a day until you feel good. In case of deterioration, you should stop taking and consult a specialist.

Milk thistle

Milk thistle is a universal remedy that doctors prescribe for various diseases: cardiovascular pathologies, gynecology, stomach and intestinal diseases. And also cholecystitis, for the elimination of which the patient must observe a strict diet, can be treated with decoctions of the plant. Can you take milk thistle if your gallbladder has been removed? To use oil, milk thistle syrups is necessary to stimulate the liver. Seeds are usually used, but other parts can be used if necessary: ​​leaves, roots. If after taking pains in the right side and diarrhea appear, the treatment should be discontinued and consult a doctor.

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  • Contains silymarin, a rare substance that helps in severe diseases. Restores liver cells. Milk thistle is also drunk with high cholesterol and to lower triglyceride levels.
  • It has a choleretic effect.
  • Cleans the body of toxins, increases immune protection.
  • Stabilizes the digestive tract.
  • Improves the protective and transport function of the liver.
  • Lowers the level of bilirubin.
  • Cirrhosis of the liver.
  • Acute pancreatitis.
  • Allergy to components.
  • Pregnancy and lactation.
  • Nervous system disorders.
  • Large stones in Zhp.

Rosehip for biliary tract

Rosehip after removal of the gallbladder has a beneficial effect: increases immunity, improves human performance. You can drink it instead of tea. It has choleretic and diuretic effects. Reduces cholesterol levels. Contains many vitamins:

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  • A: fights free radicals, preventing the development of tumors.
  • From group B: B1 – thiamine regulates the nervous system, B2 – riboflavin helps with thyroid disorders and normalizes the functioning of the reproductive organs, B3 – nicotinic acid has a positive effect on the redox reactions of the body, B9 – folic acid.
  • E restores liver cells.
  • Ascorbic acid, which contains 50 times more than lemon. Vitamin C supports the immune system, you can drink it to prevent and treat colds, SARS.
  • P strengthens the capillaries.
  • K is needed for calcium to interact with vitamin D.
  • Allergies and individual intolerance.
  • Heart failure III degree, thrombophlebitis, endocarditis, since vitamin K affects blood clotting.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Dermatological problems.
  • Ulcers, gastritis.
  • Constipation.

Medical recipes

Traditional medicine has many recipes, reveals the features of therapy for diseases.

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  • Grind the plant, add half a liter of boiling water. Keep on low heat for fifteen minutes. Cool, filter. Add two tbsp. l. honey and tsp. fruit vinegar. Drink two or three a day half an hour before meals.
  • Grind the roots in a volume of one tsp, pour a glass of boiling water, leave in a water bath for half an hour, then cool. Then filter, drink a quarter cup half an hour before meals. Add honey if desired.
  • Crush a spoonful of fruit, add 200 ml of water, bring to a hundred degrees. Boil for three to four minutes, cool. Should be taken three hours after straining, half a glass before meals.
  • Put the berries in a thermos in a ratio of two handfuls to half a liter, pour hot water. Wait seven to eight hours, pass through a strainer and add a teaspoon of sugar.
  • Grind the seeds of the plant, add half a liter of water and boil over low heat until the volume is halved. Strain and take 1 tbsp. during the day.
  • Milk thistle tea: take one tablespoon. chopped leaves or seeds, add half a glass of hot water and let it brew for half an hour. Then it is filtered and taken on an empty stomach in small sips for half a glass. You can add mint in a one to one ratio.


Chicory in traditional medicine. Application for liver diseases, gastrointestinal tract, dermatitis. Benefit and harm.

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