Gastric ulcers are caused by an infection. The H. pylori bacteria infect the upper part of the intestine and inflame it. They burrow into the protective lining and cause ulcers. The stomach makes acid to digest the food. From the stomach, the food passes into the duodenum. There it mixes with enzymes produced by the pancreas and the cell lining of the intestine. The enzymes further break down the food and the nutrients are absorbed by the body.
The H. pylori bacteria are present in small amounts in the lining of stomach and the intestines but they are not offensive. It is only when they increase in large numbers and multiply rapidly, they cause infection. A weak immune system is unable to handle the sudden spurt in growth and the bacteria become dangerous and inflame the lining of the stomach and the duodenum. This results in the disruption of the defense barrier of the mucus. The stomach acid penetrates the breaks in the lining and causes gastric ulcers.
Useful Home Remedies For Gastric Ulcers
Long term use of antibiotics and acid suppressing medicines destroy the healthy flora found in the gut and provide only temporary relief. It is important to destroy the H. pylori bacteria because once the infection sets in, it stays for the rest your life and keeps causing ulcers.
Make some curd with skim milk and churn it with some water to get a thin consistency of buttermilk. Drink four or five glasses of buttermilk daily. The buttermilk will supply lots of healthy bacteria which will soon destroy the harmful bacteria.
Methi Seeds Or Fenugreek
Fenugreek has been used since time immemorial for curing and healing a vast number of diseases and ailments. It has great significance in ayurvedic medicine because of its powerful antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Soak a teaspoon of methi seeds in half a cup of water overnight. In the morning swallow the seeds with water on an empty stomach. Methi will also provide a mucilaginous coating and prevent the stomach acid from eroding the lining.
Aloe vera has magnificent antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Peel a fresh aloe vera leaf and blend the pulp with a little water in a blender. Drink half a cup of the gooey juice twice daily. Aloe vera will not only kill the H. pylori bacteria but will also neutralize the stomach acid and heal the ulcers.
Ulcers cause a lot of pain and burning and most of the time you keep feeling a great discomfort in the abdomen. Sip mouthfuls of cold and unsweetened milk throughout the day. Milk will not only neutralize the stomach acid but will also soothe and heal the ulcers.
Extract the juice of fresh apples in a juice extractor and drink two glasses of it daily. Apple juice will destroy the harmful bacteria and it will also inhibit the production of too much acid. Its powerful nutrients will strengthen the protective lining of the stomach and the intestines and will heal the ulcers rapidly.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.