cholagogue


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cholagogue

[′kō·lə‚gäg]
(pharmacology)
Any agent that causes an increased flow of bile into the intestine.
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Fringe tree is now used in Western herbal medicine as a cholagogue, choleretic, mild laxative, antiemetic and a depurative (Bone 2003).
If this is the case, you may need a cholagogue, something that either helps empty your gallbladder of bile or helps your liver produce more of it if necessary.
Another cholagogue, Artemisia asiatica (Asian wormwood), has been shown experimentally to reduce GERD-related symptoms.
This is why it is considered both a choleretic and a cholagogue.
One herbal combination formula that has been studied in IBS contains the bitter candytuft lberis amara); a cholagogue (celandine [Chelidonium majus] leaf and flower); carminatives (caraway [Carum carvi], peppermint [Mentha piperita], chamomile [Matricaria recutita]); an antiinflammatory (licorice [Glycyrrhiza spp.