|These are all-natural and home remedies for ulcers. They are herbs which have been in use as home remedies to cure and manage ulcer from time immemorial and they are even becoming more effective these days.|
There are many types of ulcers but in this article, I will be discussing gastric ulcers, also known as stomach ulcers. This is, in fact, the most common type of ulcers but the good news is, its herbal remedies are also at the fingertip. Before entering into the subject matter proper, let`s take a look at some quick facts about stomach ulcers.
Quick facts about gastric ulcers
Stomach ulcers occur when there is a sore within the lining of the stomach. This is a result of too much acid present in the stomach. Now you know the major reason why it is classified as a type of peptic ulcer (having to do with acids). In most cases of ulcers, the major causative organism is a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori which is often shortened as H pylori
Sometimes ulcer is caused by overuse of painkillers like Ibuprofen, naproxen or aspirin
The most common treatment of ulcers involves the use of antibiotics and other conventional medicines to reduce stomach acids. In addition to this, research has also shown that there are some herbal and home remedies that help manage and cure ulcers. If you have been looking for this (which I`m sure you are), you are in the right place. So, read on.
Top 6 Natural and home remedies for ulcers
Natural Remedies for Ulcer #1.- Probiotics
Probiotics are living bacteria that are useful to our digestive tracts. They are mostly found in fermented foods like; buttermilk, yogurt, kefir, and kimchi.
Most people prefer taking it in supplement form, but anyhow you want to take it is up to you. Only be rest assured that probiotics are helpful in wiping out Helicobacter pylori.
. Herbal Remedies for Ulcer #2.- Flavonoids
Flavonoids also are known as bioflavonoids is another effective home remedy for an ulcer. They are mostly found in fruits and vegetables. Some flavonoids rich foods include; soybeans, legumes, broccoli, berries, green tea, kale, and apples.
These foods not only reduce the stomach acids that cause ulcers but it also fights the main organism behind the mess-H pylori bacteria. They protect and defend the lining of the stomach thereby aiding recovery. Information from Linus Pauling Institute shows that there are no side effects of taking flavonoids in the quantity contained in those foods above, but too much of it may affect blood clotting. So consider relying on typical diets to obtain your flavonoids or get supplements online or at herbal stores.
. Natural Remedies for Ulcer #3.- Cranberry
Eating cranberries, drinking cranberry juice or preferably taking cranberry supplements have been shown to be an effective home remedy for an ulcer. Research also shows that cranberry is also effective in treating urinary tract infections as it protects the bladder from invading bacteria
As regards dosage, no amount is generally specified for quick relieve but moderation is always vital. As the saying goes “too much of everything is bad” especially when the product in question has high sugar content like cranberry. It is always advisable to start with a small amount and then increase gradually. When you want to buy a cranberry, do not just buy from any herbal store because most cranberry juices on shelve are heavily sweetened with sugar. Instead of adding unnecessary calories, I prefer buying those ones sweetened with other juice.
. Natural Remedies for Ulcer Ulcer #4.- Licorice
A plain old licorice has been found by researchers to help cure ulcers by inhibiting the growth of Helicobacter pylori.
Now you might be thinking about where and how to get This quick relieve from licorice. Licorice candy? NO! Because the side effect of consuming too much licorice candy can override its benefits. Licorice supplements are more preferable in remedying ulcers.
.Natural Remedies for Ulcer #5. Mastic
Mastic, the sap of a tree is one herbal remedy for ulcer which has gotten a mixed reaction and prescription when it comes to ulcer treatment. The main reason why I included this in the list of top herbal and home remedies for an ulcer is based on some information provided by one of the leading research. As a result of their research, they concluded that chewing mastic gum may help cure the ulcer.
However, when mastic is compared with other herbal and home remedies for an ulcer, it is found to be less effective. You can decide to chew mastic or take a mastic supplement as they help get rid of H.Pylori.
Natural Remedies for Ulcer #6. – Fruits and vegetables
The importance of fruits and vegetables for our overall health cannot be overemphasized. One of its outstanding benefits is its effectiveness in helping to heal wounds as a result of its richness in vitamin C. This same property and effect applies to the ulcer. My first choices are; Berries- raspberries, blueberries, blueberries, strawberries, and elderberries
Foods to avoid when suffering from ulcer
One of the scariest thought about ulcers is that of `don’t eat this, that, those, these, like those and stuffs like that`. Most times, those suggestions are based on no knowledge about ulcers. Some call it `hitting up the polity` method. But for me, I knew this is not politics and there is no need to hit up any polity for an ulcer to be cured. For a record, I did some research and come out with some foods to avoid when suffering from ulcers and why.
|Things to avoid||Why|
|Regular alcohol intake causes stomach inflammation and can increase acid reflux|
|Caffeinated beverages, carbonated beverages, chocolate, chilies, fried foods, acidic foods, high salted foods, and processed foods||These foods relax the lower part of our esophagus thereby creating a safe haven for acidic stomach contents to settle in our esophagus. So, if you really want to reduce the risk of acid reflux, avoid or limit your intake of these foods|
|Overeating and or eating late||These increase the risk of acid reflux|
Final thought on this
The best prevention against ulcer lies with what we eat, how we eat and when we eat.
Always remember to eat healthy, often and moderate. Even if you agreed on a treatment plan with your doctor, incorporate any of these natural and home remedies for ulcer-for quicker recovery.
Now your turn! Do you have any other herbal or home remedy for ulcer which is not on my list?
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