Pears contain high levels of pectin, which can regress gallstones by up to 52% when compared to a placebo (9).
The gallbladder, where gallstones occur, actually stores bile produced by the liver. When it’s filled with stones, the liver can experience a backup of bile, which causes stress and injury.
People suffering from cirrhosis (liver scarring) typically have a problem with bruising or bleeding caused by enlarged veins.
The high levels of vitamin K mint contains can help manage these symptoms (10).
Peppermint also reduces the effect of immobilization stress on liver enzymes (11).