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ACV in Apple Juice for Gallbladder Attacks

| Modified: Oct 22, 2020
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Earth Clinic's top cure for a gallbladder attack is simply apple cider vinegar in apple juice. Over one hundred users have reported relief with this inexpensive and readily available natural remedy.

Recipe for Gallbladder Attack Cure

  • 2 Tablespoons raw and organic apple cider vinegar
  • 8 ounces of apple juice
  • Mix together and drink. Some find relief in as little as ten minutes; for others it takes up to an hour to experience pain relief.

Variations on the recipe:

Some Earth Clinic users have used as much as 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar in 8 ounces of apple juice, and some as little as 2 teaspoons and still found relief. While apple cider vinegar is quite strong, mixing it in the apple juice makes it much more palatable.

What if I Don't have Apple Juice or Apple Cider Vinegar?

If you are in the middle of a gallbladder attack, the last thing you want to do is go grocery shopping. Earth Clinic readers are a diverse and creative group and have found several substitutions for apple juice that have been just as effective. Some have mixed the apple cider vinegar in cranberry juice, orange juice or even just plain water.

Instead of raw and organic apple cider vinegar, some have used regular grocery store apple cider vinegar. Others have resorted to white vinegar or red wine vinegar. Others have left out vinegar altogether and found apple juice or orange juice alone to give them relief.

What to Do After a Gallbladder Attack

If you found the apple cider vinegar in apple juice cure to be helpful for your gallbladder attack, it may be a good idea to have this tonic every day. The malic acid in the juice and vinegar can help to dissolve certain types of gallstones. Many who have gallbladder problems find that this tonic keeps attacks at bay.

You might also look in to some dietary changes to prevent attacks and consider trying a gallbladder flush to eliminate stones.

Scroll down to read the dozens of encouraging stories of stopping a gallbladder attack with apple cider vinegar in apple juice, and the clever variations!
Have you used the apple cider vinegar in apple juice remedy? Be sure to let us know how it worked for you!

139 User Reviews

Posted by Johancast1349 (Newark, Nj) on 09/23/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Apple cider vinegar and apple juice

I have been having gallbladder pain and flare ups very frequently. Especially since I am pregnant. Despite dramatically changing my diet. This remedy worked in 20 minutes for me!!!! I cried from the relief!!!!!

Posted by Marcia (Indianapolis, In) on 07/16/2018
5 out of 5 stars

For my gall bladder attack I added one Tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with the mother to eight ounces of half organic apple juice, half organic cranberry apple juice. I sipped it over about a 20 minute span. In about an hour my pain subsided. In the future, I'll use two Tablespoons. Thank goodness for Earth Clinic and natural remedy relief!

Posted by Mags (Ny) on 03/29/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I had my first gallbladder attack after eating too much food laden with butter at a restaurant for lunch a couple of days ago. Two hours later extreme nausea and was close to vomiting. I found the Apple Cider Vinegar in apple juice remedy and had both in my kitchen thankfully. It was hard to get down because I thought I would throw up at any moment. About 20 minutes later when I had finished the drink the nausea subsided considerably. I still felt gross the rest of the night but the next day was ok. Great remedy, thanks.

Posted by Lnd_bloke (London, Uk) on 03/20/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I recently realised that what I thought is exercise related back pain is in fact rather frequent GB attacks - mother and aunt both had it removed! My last attack lasted from Sunday evening(took ibuprofen to fall asleep) continued through yesterday and intensified after dinner earlier tonight. I was in pain to the point of thinking that might end up in ER tonight and started googling about ACV about which I have briefly read a before and had dismissed as internet rubbish. Tonight I decided to jump in the car, go to the local Tesco and by Organic Raw Cider vinegar and some apples, got back home, juiced the apples about 250 ml, added two table spoons of ACV and drank it at 12 midnight, by 12.20 pain had gone after 20 minutes of weird feeling in the abdomen area. I can't believe that it actually works! Need to do more research on natural remedies ...

Posted by Alx913 (Philippines) on 03/14/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I had a gallbladder attack yesterday, I honestly didn't know what it was. I thought it was just a spasm until I had an ultrasound this morning. They found 5 small stones. I'm getting the official result tomorrow and will consult my Doctor on Friday. With that being said, I went to the store this morning to get raw unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar with the "mother" which is the important ingredient and some apple juice. I took some this afternoon, not that I'm in pain but thought it would be a good place to start until I see the Doc on Friday.

Posted by Gg (Florida (fl)) on 11/24/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Apple Cider Vinegar - I can't believe this worked...when I was pregnant I started suffering from what I am confident are gallbladder attacks. Now, months after my baby has been born, the symptoms persisted if I ate certain things or had a heavy meal. The attacks continue to get longer and longer. Yesterday was the worst attack yet starting in the evening and persisting for 12 hours. I was tempted to go to the emergency room but saw this remedy and figured it was worth a try. It took me an hour to drink the drink (although it tasted fine the vinegar did burn my throat a bit). Within that hour my attack slowly lessened and now its to the point where it is almost completely gone and I can comfortably rest. Try it!!!

Posted by Lindsay (Wa) on 11/12/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I am 26 weeks pregnant and have had a few gallbladder attacks, which is apparently common during pregnancy. The first two lasted days and were incredibly painful. I have had an ultrasound and thankfully there are no stones, but still having gall bladder attacks. My chiropractor suggested the apple cider vinegar in water trick and last night after having another terrible attack, it worked in under an hour. So thankful!

Posted by Trt (Montana) on 07/16/2017
5 out of 5 stars

This really works! I was in pain for 8 hours and I wasn't sure if I wanted to try it. I'm so glad I did. I've had gallstones since 2002 that hardly bother me, but if I've been eating badly, they kick up a fuss and let me know they're still hanging around. After a week of nightly bowls of ice cream I went into an attack. Horrible knife like stabbing pain in the back and pain in the upper right quandrant over my gallbladder. After 8 hours I came here and wasn't too sure Apple Cider Vinegar would work for me so I went on to other remedies. I wish I had tried this one first because it surely my surprise took the pain away. I was in tears! I warmed a coffee mug full of water...not too hot, then added two tablespoons of ACV and a bit of honey then mixed it up and drank slowly. It took a full 45 minutes for the pain to go from a 9 to a 2. So I made another mug of the Apple Cider Vinegar and drank about half of it and the pain went completely away. I was about to go to the ER! Just a word of caution however... this did make my stomach rumbly and I had two fits of diarrhea.

The next day I did go in and get my blood work checked to make sure things were normal to be on the safe side and got a sonogram. I'm going to keep my gallbladder as long as it responds to a good diet.

Replied by Robert Henry
Ten Mile , Tn

Trt,,,,,,,, suggest you flush your liver and gall bladder every 6 months. The procedure is in EC's archives. Be pro-active.


Replied by Trt

I am afraid of flushing and getting a stone stuck. I'm still dealing with bilary colic off and on. Despite normal blood work and my sonogram showing nothing serious but stones and sludge, they want to take out my gallbladder. I'm not too keen on surgery so I'm trying to hold out.

Posted by Jennifer (Arizona) on 04/22/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I have never had gallbladder issues before. But I am absolutely in AWE of how fast this worked. I went from tons of pain in my back and under my ribcage on the right side which felt like a heavy brick pushing from the inside out with sharp edges and tons of pressure... To FEELING amazing in 15 min flat. It was incredible! I was so skeptical. I am scheduled for a fasting ultrasound this week...and the Dr sent me home with pain medication...the warnings that came with that medicine, had me shoving it deep in a drawer never to be used. So I went hunting for natural remedies. Earth Clinic has always been my go-to... so if you are reading this. RUN do not walk to try it. It WORKS BRILLIANTLY!!! I am ever so grateful for all of the reviews...your voices are what convienced me to try it!

Posted by Ursa (St. Petersburg, Florida) on 09/11/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I use apple juice as daily prevention of attacks but at one point I fell out of the habit and hadn't had apple juice in months. I was hit with a terrible attack while at work. It was so severe I could barely breath or move. My friend had to drive me to the store for apple juice and apple cider vinegar. I added a shot of the ACV to a cup of apple juice and chugged it down. The attack stopped in minutes. I spent the rest of the day alternating plain apple juice with the ACV/apple juice combination. I ended up passing dozens of stones, it was unreal but didn't hurt.

I continue to drink daily apple juice but I take my shot of ACV separately in water now for multiple health reasons.

Posted by Rodc357 (Phoenix) on 08/30/2016
5 out of 5 stars

ok so I'm sitting at work today feeling the pain come on thinking o-boy not again. I was willing to try anything not to experience another 12 hours of intense pain, came across this Apple Cider Vinegar and apple juice. went down to the grocery picked both up, bought Kroger brand for both, mixed, drank, did not taste very pleasant, but about half an hour later no pain. I was extremely skeptical but it worked. 2 tablespoons to 8 oz. Thank you

Posted by Rick (Long Beach, Ca) on 07/26/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Last night was the second GB attack that I have ever had. The first time I was at work and literally thought I was having a heart attack. Initially, I thought I woke up with indigestion. Within 90 minutes, I was having major chest/epigastric pain, shortness of breath, profuse sweating and nausea vomiting. I was doubled over in pain, every breath I took made it worse. After being rushed to the hospital via ambulance (paramedics also though it was cardiac as my EKG was showing some weird rhythms & blood pressure very high from pain) and going through a handful of tests, they tell me it is GB related and they want to do surgery. I opted not to do surgery and followed up with a specialist. The specialist also wanted to do surgery and I refused. One year went by pain free and just last night I suffered a GB attack.

I took 1/4 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar mixed with 8oz of apple juice and about 20 minutes later ended up vomiting a gross looking brown fecal looking substance followed by a greyish green colored fluid. About 20 mins after vomiting, I was pain free. My formula was simple but seemed to work.

Here it is again:

  • 1/4 cup ACV (organic)
  • 8 oz apple juice

Both items were chilled. I did not have to warm them but it may help.

Good luck all and I hope everybody feels better.

Posted by Bluebird67 (Winnipeg) on 06/12/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I have gall stones and I have suffered from gall stones attacks for around ten years. I thought I had back pain because the pain would start at my lower right back and then it would radiate straight through like an arrow. So painful, pain medications would not help, hot water bottle, nothing. I knew about this site I looked up ACV and tried recommend cure. Lo and behold, ten minutes later the pain was gone. The only bad thing was that I was better and that I would have to go to work. I took Two Tbls of AVC and it was enough to rid me of 12 hours of pain (I usually suffer a straight 12 hours with this pain.) I couldn't believe this simple ingredient could work wonders. I am now going to see what else it could cure.

Posted by Rheta (California) on 05/15/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Okay here it goes... I was in ER two weeks ago with gallbladder pain wow the pain was crazy, I was sent home. I never wanted to go through that again. I have been watching everything I ate. Tonight it started again and found this site. I tried the apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons and 8 oz of apple juice, it is a chilly night so I warmed it up a little and I thought it was tasty, within 15 minutes all pain was gone, Hip Hip Hooray.

Thank you.

Replied by Bez
5 out of 5 stars

I am finding the remedy of apple cider vinegar and apple juice is helping with my gallbladder pain/problem, and the pain has gone.

Does anyone know if it is OK to take the mixture twice a day. I'm finding it refreshing and, at the moment, am taking it once on a morning and once on an evening as a preventative measure.

Replied by Mama To Many

Many people take apple cider vinegar twice a day; I think as long as it suits you to take it twice daily in apple juice, it should be fine.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Linda
Reedsburg, Wi
5 out of 5 stars

I also have been suffering since June with pain and had another diagnosis..but I just decided to Dr.myself and look for a natural solution..I tried the apple juice and vinegar and in 10 min. I was pain free..the best I felt since June. I was taking a solution every morning of vinegar, cinnamon and ginger...but I will be doin the Apple Cider Vinegar and apple juice instead..I am a believer so far.

Posted by Lorraine (West Midlands, England) on 04/20/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I have been suffering with gall-bladder attacks for about a year now and am waiting for an operation to remove it. In the meantime I'm getting frequent attacks which are triggered by literally ANYTHING at all. The pain can be unbearable and I had been told there was nothing that could help, "you just have to ride it out"!

My current episode has lasted for three days with small intervals of relief, I had not eaten for three days and at the end of my tether I googled in hope of finding some advice on a remedy that could help with the pain when I came across this site and the "Apple cider vinegar with Apple juice recipe", I was sceptical to say the least but with nothing to loose I just had to give it a go. To my amazement (and total delight) this has worked for me today!! It's early days and I'm still scared the pain will reoccur any moment, but so far - it is working and I could not be happier!!!

Thank you all who have recommended this, I feel like I have discovered a miracle 😊

Replied by Donna

Hey I've been taking these pains for 3 month and the past week the pains been 24/7 😪 Was admitted to hospital then sent home, I'm definitely going to give this a try today. fingers crossed it helps

Replied by Alexander

Good luck. My attack lasted for almost 12 hours then just disappeared at 3 in the morning. Not taking any chances again, I bought some raw unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar with the "mother" ingredient and some apple juice. Though it isn't acting up, thought i'd prepare justincase it does.

Have you had an ultrasound? I found out I have 5 small stones, biggest being 1cm. Will consult the Doc on Friday.