Stomach (Peptic) ulcers are painful ulcers or sores in the lining of the stomach. The first part of the intestine consists of Esophagus, Stomach and duodenum. Usually the ulcers occur in the deodenum and are known as duodenal ulcers. When the ulcers occur in the stomach they are called as stomach, peptic or gastric ulcer. Sometimes they occur in the esophagus commonly called as esophagal ulcer.
The causes of ulcer may range from faulty diet i.e., junk, spicy food to stress. The infection may also be caused by a type of bacteria Helicobacter Pylori. Regular intake of painkillers and anti inflammatory drugs can also lead to ulcers. Excess acid0 production from gastrinomas, tumors of the acid producing cells of the stomach that increases acid output .The symptoms of stomach ulcers may be stomach pain, indigestion , nausea, vomiting. Stomach pain may be severe in certain cases.
Some may not have stomach pain but they will have other health related problems. In deep ulcers you may start to bleed and perforate. It is best to consult doctor if you have symptoms such as vomiting blood, vomiting food consumed about a couple of hours ago or a few days ago, you feel clammy or cold, you feel dizzy or weak, you pass blood through your stools, keep losing weight, and if the pain does not go away despite medication. However, here are some home remedies which may prove beneficial in treating home ulcers.
Home Remedies For Peptic Ulcers
Intake of raw honey is beneficial in stomach ulcers. You can apply it on wheat bread and have it regularly. Its analgesic properties will relieve you from pain. Anti inflammatory property will act to reduce certain signs of inflammation such as swelling, tenderness, fever and pain i.e., preventing or reducing inflammation. Antibacterial property will destroy the bacteria or suppress its growth or its ability to reproduce.
Further raw honey offers a non-toxic alternative to powerful and sometimes damaging prescription medicines. Antioxidant properties make healing faster. However, Honey is not recommended for children’s below the age of 1 due to risk of infant boutalism, a rare but severe form of food poisoning.
Regular intake of lime juice will help in treating ulcers as it has got anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, Antibacterial properties. In addition the mineral salts and citric acid also helps to solve the problem. If cold catches on you frequently, then don’t opt for citrus fruits as it has got histamine properties, better opt for other options.
Coriander seeds Powder
Mix dried coriander powder in water and boil the same. Have it regularly after straining. It is the best alternative as it has got analgesic, anti inflammatory, antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties. In addition it is carminative i.e., it Induces the expulsion of gas from the stomach and intestines.
Antiflatulent which reduces gas production in the gastrointestinal tract or facilitates expression of gas so that it cannot build up and cause discomfort. Antihemmrrhagic which helps to prevent or control bleeding. Dry coriander should always be remembered to be utilized cautiously and carefully by people suffering from bronchial asthma and chronic bronchitis.
Intake of neem Juice will be beneficial in treating stomach ulcer as it has got anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial and antiulcer properties. Moreover, Neem offers a non-toxic alternative to powerful and sometimes-damaging prescription medicines.
Holy Basil (Tulsi) Juice
Stomach ulcers can be treated by regular intake of holy basil juice as it has got anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, carminative properties. In addition it is also adaptogenic which enhances the body’s natural response to physical and emotional stress.
Adaptogenic herbs do not alter mood, but rather, they help the body function optimally during times of stress. However, Holy basil also is reported to have an anti fertility effect and should be avoided if a woman is trying to get pregnant.
Black Walnut Hull
Boil the powder of black walnut hull in water, strain and have it. It has got antiulcer properties.
Turmeric and Yogurt
Mix a tablespoon of turmeric powder in yogurt and have it regularly. You already know the properties of turmeric, when added yogurt, the live bacterial cultures in yogurt can help replenish the intestines with helpful bacteria before the harmful ones take over.
Regular intake of bananas proves beneficial in stomach ulcer as it has got antioxidant, antiulcer and antidepressant properties.
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.