Natural Home Remedies for Peptic Ulcer

Home Remedies for Peptic Ulcer. (Stomach Ulcer)

A peptic ulcer refers to an eroded lesion in the inner lining of the stomach and the adjoining intestinal tract called the
duodenum. The ulcer located in the stomach is known as a gastric ulcer, and that located in the duodenum is called a
duodenal ulcer. Usually, both are grouped together and termed as peptic ulcer.

The symptoms of peptic ulcer are sharp and severe pain and
discomfort in the upper part of the abdomen. Gastric ulcer pain usually occurs an hour after meals and rarely at night
Duodenal ulcer pain usually occurs between meals when the stomach is empty. The pain is relieved by food, especially milk.
As the disease progresses, there is distension of the stomach due to excessive flatulence, mental tension, insomnia, and gradual
weakening of the body. Blood may also be detected in the stool.

A peptic ulcer is the result of hyperacidity, which is caused by an increase in the hydrochloric acid in the stomach. This strong
acid, secreted by the cells lining the stomach, erodes the inner lining of the stomach. Dietetic indiscretion such as overeating,
taking of heavy meals or highly spiced foods, coffee, alcohol, and smoking are the main factors contributing to this condition.
Other causes are the ingestion of certain drugs, food poisoning, certain infections, gout, emotional disturbances, stress, and
nervous tension.

Home Remedies for Peptic Ulcer with Banana:
Banana is one of the most effective home remedies for the treatment of a peptic ulcer. This fruit is said to contain an
unidentified compound, perhaps jokingly called vitamin U (against ulcers). Banana neutralises the over-acidity of the gastric
juices and reduces the irritation of the ulcer by coating the lining of the stomach. Patients who are in an advanced state of the
disease should take a diet consisting only of two bananas with a glass of milk, three or four times a day.

Home Remedies for Stomach Ulcer using Wood Apple:
An infusion of the leaves of wood apple is another effective remedy for this disease. Fifteen grams of leaves should be soaked
overnight in 250 ml of water. In the morning this water should be strained and taken as a drink. The pain and discomfort will be
relieved when this treatment is continued for a few weeks. Bael leaves are rich in tannins which reduce inflammation and help in
the healing of ulcers. The bad fruit taken in the form of a beverage also has great healing properties on account of its mucilage
content. This substance forms a coating on the stomach mucosa and thus helps in the healing of ulcers.

Home Remedies for Stomach Ulcer using Lime:
Lime is valuable in peptic ulcers. The citric acid in this fruit, together with the mineral salts present in the juice, help in digestion.

Home Remedies for Peptic Ulcer with Cabbage:
Cabbage is regarded as another useful home remedy for a peptic ulcer: 250 gm should be boiled in 500 ml water till it is
reduced to half; this water should be allowed to cool, and taken twice daily. The juice extracted from raw cabbage is also a
valuable medicine for a peptic ulcer. However, as this juice is very strong, it should be taken in combination with carrot juice, in
quantities of 125 ml each.

Stomach Ulcer Home Remedy using Vegetable Juices:
The juices of raw vegetables, particularly carrot and cabbage, are beneficial in the treatment of peptic ulcers. Carrot juice may
be taken either alone or in combination with  spinach, or beet and cucumber. The formula proportions in case of the first
combination are 300 ml of carrot juice and 200 ml of spinach juice; and in case of the second combination, 300 ml of carrot
juice and 100 ml each of beet and cucumber juice to make 500 ml of juice.

Peptic Ulcer Home Remedy with Goat's Milk:
Goat's milk is also highly beneficial in the treatment of this disease. It actually helps to heal peptic ulcers. For better results, a
glass of goat's milk should be taken in a raw state, three times daily.

Home Remedies for Peptic Ulcer with Fenugreek Seeds:
A tea made from fenugreek seeds is yet another useful remedy for peptic ulcers. The seeds, when moistened-
with water, are slightly mucilaginous. The tea helps in the healing of ulcers as the mild coating of mucilaginous material
deposited by fenugreek, passes through the stomach and intestines, providing
protective shell for the ulcers.

Stomach Ulcer Home Remedies using Almond Milk:
Milk prepared from blanched almonds in a blender is very useful as a treatment for peptic ulcers. It binds the excess of acid in
the stomach and supplies high quality protein.

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