What are  ox gallstone or Bezoars ?
cow ox gallstone

What are ox gallstone or Bezoars ?

All you need to know about Cow ox gallstone or Bezoars


Ox gallstones also known as calculus bovis, bovine gallstones, bezoar, niu huang, cattle gallstones or cow gallstones. It mainly found in the bovine gallbladder, sometimes can found in the bovine bile duct, bile vessel or around the bovine liver area.

Bovine family has different types in different countries or regions. It mainly includes cattle, cow, oxen, bull, buffalo, bison, yak, gaur, etc.

Physical properties


some are looks rough, with verrucous protrusions; And some with the turtle crack surface.
brown, orange brown or dark brown close to brownish black.
mostly are in shape of oval, spherical, triangle or square etc.
the diameter are range from 0.6 to 4.5 cm, sometimes, can beyond 4.5 cm.
light weight, fragile, crisp, outer layer easy to fall off.


Ox gallstone is a precious pharmaceutical raw material for the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
Thanks to its sedative, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic properties, ox gallstone is the effective pharmaceutical raw material for the treatment of stroke, persistent fever, etc.

Medicinal Purposes

You may wonder just what an ox gallstone can be used for today in the new world of high-tech medicine. Traditions are hard to be rid of, and so, gallstones are still used–and sworn by–to treat some of the following conditions.

The bezoar reportedly clears the heart, rejuvenates one’s spirit, removes phlegm, delirium, or a coma. It also clears the liver and removes toxicity and puts a stop to tremors and convulsions.

It is said to heal a red and swollen throat and cure boils, sores or carbuncles as well.
In children, it is especially used to treat convulsions in addition to wheezing, vomiting, diarrhea, mucus, fever, unconsciousness, seizures or epilepsy, meningitis, measles, and gastroenteritis.

The bezoar is usually taken in pill form and is not recommended for women who are pregnant.
When mixed with water buffalo horn or rhinoceros horn, the treatment is said to cure encephalitis, meningitis, and even Legionnaire’s condition.

When it is put together with musk, frankincense, and myrrh, it is said to treat breast cancer, buboes, subcutaneous nodules, abscesses, scrofula and malignant sores.

So, what could the bezoar actually be doing to be able to see this effects? Bile that has high concentrations of hydrophobic bile acids act as powerful detergents.


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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. great write up

  2. Do you sell cow gallstones at your farm?

    1. Yes we do, kindly contact us for more info.


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