Cholangitis (angiocholitis) - inflammation of the bile ducts that occur primarily in inflammatory processes in the digestive organs (hepatitis, pancreatitis, cholecystitis, gastritis and so on). The reason cholangitis may be Giardia, worms, gallstones, stress, overeating. The disease is manifested by pain in the right hypochondrium, skin itch, periodic fever. Cholangitis need treatment, because it can lead to chronic hepatitis and liver cirrhosis. Medicinal plants dominate in the treatment of cholangitis, their biologically active substances have antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, diuretic properties, capable of regulating the function of organs of digestion, provide the body with vitamins and enzymes.

On the first place in herbal medicine cholangitis must be corn ordinary. Broth or liquid extract corn silk increases bile secretion, reducing its viscosity and content of bilirubin, promotes rapid bile secretion, reducing the tone of sphincters, anti-inflammatory, sedative, diuretic, hemostatic effect.
Broth corn silk: 5 tablespoons of raw materials, pour 500 ml boiling water, boil 5 minutes, to Insist 1 hour. Drain, drink 100 ml 4 times a day before meals. Liquid extract stigmas: 50 g pour 70% ethanol (1:3) and leave for 8 days, stirring occasionally. Strain, take 40 drops 4 times a day.
To ensure cholangitis used herbal remedies various medicinal plants, in particular infusion Lenka ordinary. Pour 1 tablespoon of raw 500 ml boiling water, bring to boil. To insist 2 hours, strain. Take 100 ml 3-4 times a day before meals.
Infusion of leaves of peppermint: 1 tbsp. chopped raw materials and pour 500 ml boiling water, to insist 30 minutes, drain. Take 50 ml four times a day for 15 minutes before eating. From the grass peppermint get menthol, 5% alcohol solution menthol (in pharmacies) take 1-3 drops on a piece of sugar under the tongue.
If chronic cholangitis accompanied hyperacid gastritis, then apply the collection of plants: the roots of common barberry, the herb of John's wort, peppermint leaves, grass desertsrnika ordinary (30 g). 1 tablespoons collection pour a Cup of boiling water. To heat the water bath 30 minutes, leave for 10 minutes, drain. Take 1 tbsp. times a day before meals. The course of treatment is 2-3 weeks.
When reduced secretory function of the stomach and cholangitis apply such a collection of plants: flowers of tansy, sage leaves (30 g), seeds of caraway seeds ordinary, rhizome with roots Valerian (60 g). Two tablespoons collection pour a Cup of boiling water, to heat the water bath for 15 minutes, insisting 45 minutes, drain. Drink 1 tbsp. times a day before meals. The course of treatment is 4 weeks.

Ivan CHEKMAN,
head of the Department of pharmacology with a course of clinical pharmacology
NMU them. A.A. Bogomolets, corresponding member of National Academy of Sciences.