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Apple Cider Vinegar in Apple Juice for Gall Bladder Attacks

Home Remedy Ingredients

  • Apple Cider Vinegar - 1 to 3 Tablespoons
  • Apple Juice - 1 glass

To stop a gallstone attack, add 1-3 tablespoons of unpasteurized apple cider vinegar to a glass of apple juice and drink. Relief should come quickly!

[NAY]  12/21/2013: Pat from Kentucky: "I have been having more gall bladder attacks lately and found this site and thought why not. Well, I took a couple ounces of ACV mixed with apple juice and nothing. Did it again about a half hour later and still nothing. I did read elsewhere that these attacks can be caused by at least two different things, gall stones getting stuck and the total release of the bile stored there such that the harden bladder irritates itself. I don't see how the ACV can help so quickly in either case really, but maybe it only handles one of them and I had the other. It was worth a shot."

12/21/2013: Steve from Las Vegas replies: "Try 1TBSP epsom salt dissolved in 8oz of warm water. Stops a gallbladder attack for me everytime.


12/29/2013: Pat from Kentucky replies: "A little update for you. I wound up having my gall bladder removed the other day and the surgeon said it was about dead. That may explain why ACV didn't help in the slightest."

[YEA]  12/09/2013: Allison from Kelowna Bc Canada: "I have been in pain for three days off and on with another bad gallbladder attack.Thinking this is it off to another night in the hospital.Decided I would google Home Remedies to see if I could find some relief ..AND came across Apple Cider Vinegar in Apple juice!!! , , , "YA RIGHT who comes up with these crazy things."..BUTTTT HOLY COW it worked ..with in less then 10 mins the pain is gone ..I MEAN GONE PEOPLE!!!! :) one happy mommy"

[YEA]  11/29/2013: Aaron from San Diego, Ca: "Apple cider vinegar in apple juice: This absolutely works. I was enduring my second gallbladder attack. I went to the ER for the first one and they kept me over night thinking it was a heart attack. I refused to do that this time around so I felt strong enough to endure it. I wasn't. About 3 hours in I came groveling to the night god Google and he pointed here. I did exactly like everyone said and in 10 minutes too I felt good enough to write this and go to bed. Thanks so much."

05/15/2014: Pam from Naples Fl replies: "Hello, I tried the apple cider vinegar & apple juice. I couldn't drink it. It made me gag. I am wondering if drinking a glass of apple juice daily would help keep attacks away."

[YEA]  11/21/2013: Sarah from New York: "I can't believe how well apple cider vinegar in apple juice worked... I was just doubled over for 30 mins and found your site on my phone. Had my husband run to the gas station near by to get apple juice which I mixed with the ACV and it is been 10mins after I drank it, the pain is totally gone and my stomach is warm and happy. Thank you!"

[YEA]  11/16/2013: Tony from Singapore: "I have several attacks in the past but like some, thought it was acid reflux.

After having experienced these painful attack previously, I can anticipate an attack was building up last night and I google for pain relief. I wanted to write in to thank you for posting this pain relief remedy of ACV in apple juice. I took 2 tablespoon of ACV, mixed with a freash apple juice and within 15 mins, I am feel the attack going away.

Thank you for sharing with us this remedy and I am feel responsible and thankful to pass this on to those who are suffering this attack."

[YEA]  11/08/2013: Wendy from Cumbria, Uk: "Apple Cider Vinegar in Apple Juice for Gallbladder Pain:

Just want to say THANK YOU for this rememdy. I've had gallstones for years but they've never been a terrible problem until 2 nights ago, when I actually thought I was having a heart attack - never felt pain like it, it was dreadful. Paramedics came and took me to hospital and dosed me with morphine. But my heart was fine and the docs could find nothing wrong. When my heart was all fine, I suspected gallbladder problems. After about 4 hours, the pain went and I was discharged.

But then last night, the pain came back and I googled for a remedy for instant relief. This brought me to your site. Luckily I had both apple juice and cider vinegar in the house and my husband made me up a glass of the mix. I was crying with pain; it was really dreadful. But within about 10 minutes of the applejuice cider vinegar drink, the pain just melted away.

I still can't believe how simple and effective this remedy was. It was like a miracle. So thank you again, from the bottom of my heart for sharing this information."

[YEA]  11/05/2013: Joe from New Jersey: "Two nights ago I had my first attack. It was probably one of the most painful experiences of my 42 year old life!

found symptoms online and knew it was a gallbladder attack.

I didn't have any apple juice, but I had the ACV, I shot down about 1/2 a cup, desperate for relief.

after 3 hours of the worst pain, a warm/hot feeling came over the area under the right side of my ribcage (where most of the pain was coming from). Within 40 minutes the pain had subsided.

I'm a believer. It also want anyone reading this that its the first time I've ever replied to something like this. I feel that this information is too valuable to someone in that predicament not to have."

[YEA]  03/27/2014: Linda from Eugene, Oregon replies: "I was diagnosed with probable gall stones at urgent care last night. I was shocked and didn't want to believe it but checked out home remedies on google tonight since symptoms were worsening- tried lemon juice and ACV IN WATER 15 minutes ago and my pain is subsiding as I send this!!! I will get apple juice tomorrow! Thank goodness for proven home remedies!!"

[YEA]  10/31/2013: Dillydolly from Phoenix, Az: "Gallstone Pain:

Thank you, thank you, thank you. I just drank 3 Tbs Apple Cider Vinegar in 1 glass apple juice, and the pain got tremendously worse for about 10 min. Then, like the end of a storm, the pain began to subside and now, 20 minutes later I am all but pain free. In the past two years, these attacks last me from 2 to 12 hours. This remedy is truly a miracle. This attack began about 2 hrs ago and while still in horrible pain, I came to the computer and your website. An angel of a woman had overheard me at the vitamin dept of Sprouts Mkt just a few days ago. She came over and gave me your web site while I was asking for help for my frequent gall bladder attacks (last one just 2 wks ago). She told me to go to and I only did so now, and there was the remedy. I am so greatful to you people for your help!!!!!"

10/31/2013: Jenny from Boston, Ma replies: "Yes, agreed. Apple cider vinegar in apple juice is an incredibly fast acting remedy for gallstones! I usually need it right after eating a meal that in a restaurant that has been slathered in butter. If I don't take the apple cider vinegar, I get so nauseous I throw up within 2 hours. My gallbladder can't handle rich food any more."

[YEA]  10/08/2013: Steven from Ca, Usa: "Gallbladder Attack: I am completely blown away at how effective this impromptu home remedy works. 45 minutes after two tbl spoons of apple cider vinegar and a store bought single serve apple juice, pain is completely gone! Thank you so much for this! Sleep time!"

[YEA]  08/25/2013: Beth from Toronto, On: "Apple Cider Vinegar in Apple Juice: This works!! After suffering for over 6 hours and unable to get any sleep, I googled for home remedies to stop an attack and found this website. So glad I did! Within 10 minutes of drinking it the burning sensation was gone in my chest and back and within 20 minutes the pain had subsided in my right side enough that I was able to sleep. Thank you!!!"

[YEA]  07/19/2013: Franb from Perigueux, France : "I have been suffering with gall stone pain attacks for several years which had been misdiagnosed as gastritis. For the past week I have had several really bad attacks always at night and normal painkillers like paracetemol have had no effect. I read this eve about your Apple Cider Vinegar with apple juice recommendation. Fantastic. It's worked within 30 minutes and hopefully I will be able to get to sleep. What a great site!

Fran B"

07/23/2013: Sandhya from Kihei, Hi replies: "There is a Chinese medicine for breaking down gallstones naturally..... I think it is called Stone Breaker. Check the internet for where it is sold if not in your health food store. The other thing is doing a liver cleanse for several months.... Check on line for the formula..... Olive oil, cayenne and grapefruit. Good luck. Any chinese doctors in your area?"
[YEA]  09/10/2013: Luis from Ontario, Canada replies: "Just wanted to say thank youso much for the info..

I was in so much pain, that I was ready to go to the hospital, I know it was my gall Bladder because it's the 2nd time in 2 yrs, due to too much choc, ice cream.. same trigger as well 2 years ago....

So I did not have any ACV but I had Apple juice and balsamic vinegar.. Lol

2 table spoons of balsamic and a cup of apple juice and within 20 minutes I could feel the pain going away.. Its been now about 45 minutes and I can sit up and type this with barely no pain at all... So again thank you.. Wish I knew this remedy the last time, I spent the whole day in the hospital... Cheers


01/14/2014: Kavstarr from Pennsylvania replies: "Just gave 2 tablespoons of ACV a shot. I do not have apple juice but cranberry/concord grape. Hope it works!"

07/12/2013: Jason from Michigan: "I just went through a lasting attack, 3 plus hours or so. I will have to try the Apple Cider Vinegar next time. What helped me tonight was a hot bath. My pain was pretty high when I got home from work, I could not get any relief from anything so I ran a hot bath and laid in there for about a half hour. The pain wasn't completely gone in the bath but it provided so much relief and that made me more comfortable."

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  02/09/2013: Darin from San Diego, Ca / Usa: "Been suffering from intermittent Gallbladder Attacks for over 20 years (maybe once or twice per month), but didn't know that's what they were until recently - I'd always been told the pain was related to my Kidney Stones (referred pain) or ulcers (stress) or GERD, so I never have received proper treatment for the pain and have just learned to live with it until the past 2 months.

For the past 2 months my Gallbladder Attacks have steadily increased to daily episodes which have lasted longer and longer until, for the past 3 weeks, the pain continued unabated 24hours per day every day.

I've come to this site because the Attacks are making daily activities, including eating and working, nearly impossible anymore and I need to find some relief from the pain and perhaps a cure as I do not wish to have my Gallbladder removed to fix this.

I've begun with the Apple Cider Vinegar treatment - it has helped reduce the pain by about 50% for a short while after taking a mixture of 4 Tablespoons of ACV with 8oz of water (chasing it with Cranberry Juice to kill the taste and help reduce my Kidney Stones), but it can't stop the pain. I plan to move on to the Epsom Salt Cleanse to see if that helps and, of course, alter my diet to remove those foods which aggravate the condition.

Thank you all, and this site, for the helpful information provided regarding Gallbladder experiences, symptoms and treatments.

Good luck to us all in dealing with this ailment.

Regards, -Darin"

03/27/2013: Julie from Sydney, Australia replies: "Thank you for this info. Just had second excruciating gb attack this evening. My attacks started two years ago after birth of my daughter. I was told to expect wind pain after c-section but it went on for months, but othi g like this and surely for not such a long leriod afterwards. Mum had gall bladder out years before and it was her who alerted me to what it might be. Had experienced attacks that last for several hours and only relief was to drink literal buckets of water, stick finger down throat and throw proverbial guts up (sorry for descriptive text). Googling never provided remedy until now so big thank you for this info... Will try as off tomorrow, as prefer natural remedies to surgery."
03/27/2013: Kathy from the USA replies: "I don't know about ACV for the gallbladder but thought I would mention what happened to me. When I got pregnant my husband was concerned about me gaining too much weight and I was concerned about getting stretch marks so I cut out butter on my toast and eliminated as much fat out of my diet as I could. I experienced gallbladder attacks so bad I would vomit. This would only happen in the evening. I later read that the gallbladder needs fat to contract and function properly which supports why my fat-free breakfast caused me so much discomfort at night."
07/22/2013: Abib from Birmingham, Alabama replies: "My wife had gb problems for a couple years. Then she started taking one cheap supplement called HCL and started getting the acidity in her stomach up to help digest food. If you have acid reflux Roland's are just a base the gives temporary relief. Second thing she did was drink lots of apple juice for like a week and that softens the gallstones. Then you start doing two or more coffee enemas a day until you stop seeing the gallstones. They are green and gray and the size of rice crispies for her on average. If you want to also get rid of the parasites in your body you can eat coconut daily 1/3 of a fresh coconut a day and do a garlic enema one time a week after you have cut out all breads, sugars, and alcohol. She got rid of over 1000 parasites and 100s of gallstones. I have not done this yet but I saw it for my own eyes. My wife is super healthy now and as soon as she could not get any more gallstones out she has had zero pain or worry about it. Doctors won't tell you this because they don't make money off enemas. I believe this can cure you and potentially cure you of having colon cancer."
[YEA]  01/04/2014: Tawana from San Diego replies: "Worked within 30 mins, I am very surprised it worked so well! I feel great and very grateful to have found this site! I've had gallbladder pain for the past couple years but just found out it was gallstones. I don't wanna have my gallbladder removed which is what the Dr recommended. I've heard too many stories from friends saying they have diarrhea problems after gallbladder removal. I'm gonna try the enemas, thanks so much for the post!"

01/29/2013: Labragg from Sitka, Alaska: "Hello. I just became a big fan of this site. I've been having gallblader attacks off and on, ( more on than off) since sunday afternoon. I found your site searching on google, Thank you so much. I used the Epsom, warm water and pear juice remedy as we didnt have any ACV on hand. It has helped. I plan on stocking up on apple cider viniger as we have used it in the past for other things as well.

I was wondering if there is a gallblader flush that anyone can recamend. I've had these attacks in the past and was always told it was ulcers and treated for that. Aparently they were wrong. After reading the articals on your site I finaly know whats going on. Again thank you."

02/04/2013: Vreed27 from Granite Falls, Wa replies: "I was diagnosed with gallstones (after having 5 or 6 attacks since Thanksgiving) I did the Hulda Clark liver/gallbladder cleanse and have not had an attack since. One week of eating vegetarian only (lots of apples and lots of apple juice - apparently the acid in the apple juice softens the stones and you don't eat any protien because it causes the liver/gallbladder to work too hard and you want it to be rested for the day of the cleanse). Then followed by the cleanse. I did the cleanse on Friday night so that I could be home on the Saturday (good thing because you are basically "chained to the toilet" due to diarrhea.

The cleanse is a follows. 3 cups of water with 4 tablespoons of epson salts mixed in. (I mixed in some fresh lemon juice to help with that nasty taste). 1 cup of olive oil 1 cup of fresh squeezed grapefruit juice.

Drink 3/4 cup of the epsom salt mixture at 6:00 pm. Take the next 3/4 cup of the epson salt drink at 8:00 pm. Mix 1 cup of olive oil and 1 cup of freshly squeezed grapefruit just thoroughly. Drink at 10:00 pm and lay down immediately for 30 minutes.

When you wake up in the morning, but not before 6 am take another 3/4 cup of the epsom salt mixture. Exactly two hours later take the rest of the mixture. Be prepared - you will need to be close to the toilet! The stones will float as they are mostly made out of cholesterol. Any stones that are calcified should sink to the bottom of the toilet. I had to use some vaseline on my behind from the burning of going so much.

I was very tired after doing this cleanse. According to the directions you will need to keep doing the cleanses until no more stones come out. I will not do them more than once a month because it made me so tired.

I also did the apple cider mix and that worked after 20 minutes but it's just a temporary fix. You need to get the stones out in order to quit having the attacks. In the mean time avoid, dairy, high fatty foods such as beef/pork, chocolate, nuts. I carry the epsom salts in my bag in case I have an attack. The epsom salts relaxes the tubes and helps the stone pass. One tablespoon in a cup of water or juice. Sorry for the long explanation.

I will keep you in my prayers. Like you, I thought I had acid reflux and instead found out that my gall bladder was all this time letting me know it was full of stones."

02/18/2013: Vreed27 from Granite Falls, Wa replies: "I was diagnosed with gallstones (had about 5 attacks) and verified with an ultrasound. I did the Hulda Clark liver/gallbladder cleanse and haven't had an attack since even when eating the fatty foods that cause the attacks. I have not had this verified since I don't want to pay another $900 for the ultrasound and doctor visits though. 6 weeks - no attacks and two cleanses in which I've passed the stones. :)"
04/05/2013: Anonymouscat from La, Ca replies: "Apple cider vinegar may help, but to get rid of the stones I would first get rid of the cause if it is stones see an ND and get started taking the amazing herb Chanca Piedra drink lots of water to flush the system clean"
08/15/2013: Vreed27 from Wa, Usa replies: "Update: So I have subsequently had a couple of more attacks since my liver cleanse flushes. Both attacks were less painfull than the original attacks and they went away within 20 minutes once I had a tablespoon of epsom salts in some apple juice. (Holding my nose plugged as I gagged it down, of course).

I have found that if I take some digestive enzymes right before any "fatty" meal, I do not have attacks. I use the puritan's pride enzymes, buy one get two free. Very good deal. Also, I went to see a ND and she recommended that I take a food allergy test. I found out that I am allergic to milk, eggs, bananas and yeast. (It's been really hard to not eat dairy but I had already cut much of it out due to it causing gallstone attacks anyway. ) Eliminating these foods have also helped me to cope both with the attacks and some inflammationa and sinus issues.

I've also been having tea made from chanca piedra. I will let you know if this works once I've used it for a while. I'm working on getting my liver functioning better since that is the starting place for all gallstone issues."

[YEA]  06/13/2012: Ann from Midland, Mi: "I was in a great amount of pain yesterday and today that radiated from under my ribs into my mid-back. Horrible!!! I googled "immediate gall bladder pain relief" and this site came up. I drank 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar (Organic) with 8 oz 100% apple juice. I experienced relief within about an hour. Whew!! I'm going in the morning to have an ultrasound of my gall bladder. I do not want to have it removed. I'm very happy the pain is gone for now. Very thankful!

Ann Midland, MI"

06/13/2012: Tina from Houston, Usa replies: "Ann, Daily consumption of kombucha helps dissolves the stones in your gall bladder.

If you buy kombucha from a grocery store, keep on counter for 3-4 days to allow to ferment longer. The longer the ferment the better in terms of dissolving stones.

Or visit to learn to make kombucha at home for pennies. Ferment/brew for atleast 9 days to allow the properties of dissolving stones to form in the tea.

Build up daily consumption slowly. Start 4 oz per day and build to 32 oz daily within few weeks. Your stones will dissolve and you will NOT have to remove your gallbladder.

Good luck, T"

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  06/22/2012: Klola from Brighton, Mi replies: "Thank you! I was so skeptical but my pain kept getting worse and worse (I found out today that my GB is functioning at 20%) three eggs set my attack off tonight. Then I came across this thread and thought is give it a try. I still feel nauseous but the pain has subsided. Thank you for your help! I hope I will continue to improve tonight and maybe be able to sleep."
[YEA]  06/29/2012: April from Toronto, Ontario replies: "ACV and Apple juice so works cant believe it- bought german cider vinegar with mother ( Cloudeness) timed it. After an hour pressure and nagging pain 90% diminished. Thank you Ann so much, so afraid of an iodine injection CT scan just to see the problem, will try this for awhile to see how it goes."
[YEA]  08/27/2012: Jon from Oakland, Tn replies: "This page and remedy is a lifesaver! I had two gallbladder attacks last week that put me in the ER two nights in a row. The first night night, I thought it was gas, and all the Dr did was give me narcotics until the pain stopped. I got 3 doses of morphine which took the edge off just a tiny bit if anything. Finally they gave me some dilauded which worked in about 30 seconds. They discharged me and I went home to sleep off the drugs.

The second night, I had a different ER Dr. He gave me a "GI cocktail" which was mylanta, mixed with viscous lidocain (to numb everything), and a third ingredient. It worked in about 10 minutes. Said I had GERD, gave me a prescription for Prilosec, and sent me home. The next day I saw a GI specialist, who properly thought it was my Gallbladder. The next morning I had the HIDA test and my gallbladder didn't even show up on the radiological camera photos.

Last night I felt the discomfort and pressure of another gallbladder attack coming on. I did some googleing and found this page. My wife had some apple cider vinegar and my kids had 2 100% organic apple juice left. I made the potion and in 15 minutes the symptoms were almost completely gone. In 30 minutes I was back to normal.

Thank You! I was worried this was a bogus remedy, but it works. Thank God!"

[YEA]  09/29/2012: Patricia from Wilmington, De replies: "Thank you so much for posting this. I had a gall bladder attack last night and I tried this. I did not have apple juice and used orange juice. Once I mixed the combo of oj and apple cider vinegar I realized the oj may too acidic, but I tried it anyway. I had relief with in a half hour and no pain within an hour. I was able to get a much needed good night sleep. I have had about 4 attacks but they are spaced about once every couple of years so this will be good to remember."
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  12/04/2012: Susan from Westlake Village, Ca replies: "Wow - I can't believe how fast this remedy works! I just took about 1/2 a glass of Apple Cider Vinegar. I didn't have apple juice, so put in some pear juice. It was a bit hard to swallow down, but 30 min. Later, my pain is greatly reduced. I've been feeling absolutely aweful for about a week - pain, a pressure/bruised feeling under my right ribs and a sharp pain through my back between my spine and right shoulder blade, gas, diarrhea, nauseau and some vomiting. I went in to see a specialist yesterday and he ordered blood tests (liver and thyroid too) and a fasting ultrasound which I just had this morning. But waiting days for a result has been aweful. He said if I get a fever or the pain is excruciating, go right to the ER. I took the drink about 30 min. Ago and I'm much more comfortable. I wouldn't say it's completely gone, but I definitely feel better."
[YEA]  12/30/2012: Crose from Calgary replies: "Thank you so much for this post! I suffered from a gallbladder attack and was in the ER for 2 days. They sent me on my way with a packet of pain killers and nothing else. I was feeling discouraged becasue I wanted a solution to the pain and discomfort rather than a band aid. I drank 1/4 cup of the apple cider vinegar with 1 cup of mango carrot juice (we were out of apple) and within an hour I felt much better! 24 hours later I am still without symptoms!"

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