In this AllHealth.News article, we explore various natural stomach ulcer treatment home remedies. The condition is also known as gastric ulcer or peptic ulcers.
Ulcer is a sore that develops on the lining of the esophagus, stomach, or small intestine. Ulcers occur when stomach acid damages the lining of the digestive tract. Read-on to learn all about stomach ulcer treatment home remedies.
People with ulcer may experience pain in the chest or upper abdomen, including Gastrointestinal conditions such as: heartburn, indigestion, nausea, passing excessive amounts of gas, or vomiting.
Ulcers are burns that form in the lining of the upper part of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. When they occur in the stomach, they are called gastric ulcers. If they form in the first part of your small intestine, the duodenum, they are referred to as duodenal ulcers.
Peptic ulcer disease begins when a weakness in your stomach or intestinal lining allows acid to create an erosion or sore in the lining. It is the most common type of stomach disease, according to the American Gastroenterology Association.
What Causes Ulcers?
Ulcer Causes: Ulcers are caused by an increase in stomach acid caused by stress, medications, diet, smoking, alcohol, or H. pylori, staying with out eating, a type of bad bacteria.
The cause of about 70% ulcers is the overgrowth of Helicobacter pylori. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen, naproxen, and aspirin are another major cause as they damage the stomach and intestinal lining.
As a result, ulcers can cause belly pain, and sometimes bleeding or a hole in the stomach or bowel.
Stomach Ulcer Treatment Home Remedies
What are Ulcer Symptoms?
Burning pain is the most common peptic ulcer symptom. The pain is caused by the ulcer and is aggravated by stomach acid coming in contact with the ulcerated area. Below are Symptoms of ulcer and where it can be felt:
- Can be felt anywhere from your navel up to your breastbone
- Can be worse when your stomach is empty
- Can flare-up at night
- Can disappear and then return for a few days or weeks
Gastric Ulcer Treatment & Remedies
Ulcer can often be temporarily relieved by eating certain foods that buffer stomach acid or by taking an acid-reducing medication.
Here are the top foods to consume as part of an ulcer diet for fast relief:
Small meals – Eat several meals per day to reduce the burden on the digestive system and relieve ulcer symptoms.
High fiber foods – An increase in fiber can repair ulcers, aim for 30 grams per day.
Green leafy vegetables – These vegetables provide Vitamin K that can help repair damage caused by too much stomach acid.
Cabbage juice – Has been shown to heal ulcers, can be diluted with some carrot juice for additional benefits.
Fermented foods – Good bacteria in the gut can help prevent H. pylori infection. Add kimchi, kefir, or unsweetened yogurt to your diet.
Ulcer Causing Foods to Avoid
- Spicy foods – Can irritate ulcers.
- Caffeine – Coffee and certain teas can make ulcers worse.
- Alcohol – May actually trigger ulcers.
- Any potential allergen – Food allergies can cause ulcers or make them worse.
- Sugar – Can feed bad bacteria and make ulcers worse.
Stomach Ulcer Treatment Home Remedies…
Natural Home Remedies for Ulcer Treatment
1. Licorice root – Can help stimulate regeneration of mucus membranes in the stomach and may help inhibit H. pylori.
2. Aloe vera – Helps heal the intestinal lining.
3. Probiotics – Helps recolonize the digestive tract with healthy bacteria and prevent infection.
4. Chamomile – Has a soothing effect on the nerves and can help heal ulcers.
5. Glutamine foods – Can help protect and heal the digestive tract. The dietary plant sources of glutamine includes vegetables like beans, beets, cabbage, spinach, carrots, parsley, vegetable juices and also in wheat, papaya, celery, kale and fermented foods like miso.
6. Raw Groundnut (Peanut) – Eating raw groundnut can help heal or relief gastric very easily.
7. Raw honey – Two spoonful of honey mixed in a glass of water and drinking twice daily can also help.
Essential Oils for Ulcer Relief
Using essential oils of peppermint and frankincense are known to be effective natural remedies for ulcer relief.
Among other methods, a simple procedure we found is to add 2 drops of peppermint oil and frankincense oil to your water 2x daily until symptoms are relieved.
Note that, essential oils shouldn’t be ingested without first diluting it. There are plenty resources online on how to make use of essential oils for their healing properties. Login or signup to comment on this article.
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