Natural Remedies for Ulcers

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Peptic Ulcer, also known as just ulcer, is actually a wound in the mucous layer of the stomach and duodenum.
An ulcer is a very common condition among the population, and in fact, over ten percent of the population suffers from this phenomenon.
In this post, we’ll discuss what causes ulcers and the natural remedies for its treatment.

The Causes of Acidity and Ulcers

The conditions for ulcer formation are hyperacidity and an enzyme called Pepsin, which is secreted while there is hyperacidity by the gastric mucosal cells.

  • Helicobacter Pylori Bacterium – Found in the stomach and duodenum and may, in time of immune weakness, cause inflammation and ulcer development. 
    The conventional treatment for the pylori bacteria is with the help of prolonged antibiotics. 
    Often, one series of treatments is not enough. 

    In this case, natural medicine has great tools for treating the pylori infection, restoring the lining of the stomach and duodenum, and strengthening the immune system and the digestive tract. 
    I’ll elaborate on these tools later in the post. 
  • Anti-inflammatory and NonSteroidal Anti-Inflammatory DrugS(NSAIDS) cause damage to the defense mechanisms of the mucous membranes.
  • Pancreatic Tumor – secretes a hormone that increases the acidity of the stomach, small intestine, and duodenum.
  • Poor nutrition – is one of the main causes of acid formation and chronic damage to the digestive mucosa. 
    The foods that cause acid formation include – white flour, dairy products, junk food, meat, sugar, fried foods, food coloring, flavor enhancers, and preservatives.

Basic Recommendation 

  • Quit smoking and alcohol consumption.
  • Do not over-eat, too much food will put a strain on the stomach and cause an ulcer. 
    It is recommended to eat small meals, with small gaps between them, and food that is easily digested.
  • Bad mood, worries, and anger increase the acidity in the stomach and the formation of ulcers.
    Look for the method that will help you bring calm to your life.
  • Avoid NSAIDs.
  • Drink a lot of water.
  • Don’t drink soda.
  • Reduce drinking of coffee or strong tea.
  • Don’t eat food that is over: salted, sweet, sour, or heated. 
  • Avoid eating raw, cold, fried, or saturated foods, and basically, any food that is difficult to digest.
no caffeine for ulcers

Natural Treatments

Cabbage Juice

The cabbage was used, before the invention of antibiotics, among the natural remedies to cure gastrointestinal problems, such as ulcers.
It is rich in vitamin C, which is an antioxidant that is important in the fight against Helicobacter Pylori, and drinking the cabbage juice is found to be particularly effective in preventing ulcers in the long term.

In fact, treating ulcers by drinking cabbage juice is more effective than traditional medicinal treatment if you stick to it.
Drinking a liter of cabbage juice during the day assists ulcer healing.

Licorice

licorice for ulcers

Licorice root encourages the stomach and intestines to produce more mucus that coats their walls. 
It helps speed up the healing process and reduce the pain caused due to ulcers.

In addition, studies have found that licorice helps prevent the development of the bacterium Helicobacter Pylori, but they used licorice extract, and therefore the amount that should be used to experience good and fast results is unclear.

Turmeric

Beyond the abilities of turmeric to improve vascular function, reduce inflammation and prevent the risk of heart disease,
it has also recently been found to be a particularly effective anti-ulcer. 
Turmeric helps the stomach produce more mucus lining its walls.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is common in the use of cosmetics and skincare.
Consuming it may line your stomach and reduce its acidity with surprising effectiveness. 

Natural Home Remedies for Ulcers

Potato Juice

Squeeze fresh potato juice and drink on an empty stomach.
To make the potato juice, just wash it well, peel and grate.
Then put the pieces in a straining cloth and squeeze the juice.
Or you can use a juicer if you have one.
Drink the juice immediately.

Olive Oil

Drink 2 tablespoons of olive oil on an empty stomach every day.

Red Dates and Rice Pulp

Ingredients: 90 grams of pulp made of precooked rice, 7 Red Dates, 25 ml of date syrup, or maple. 
Instructions: Add 3 cups of water to the ingredients and boil for 20 minutes to obtain a particularly soft rice soup, 
drink twice a day for a week.

potato juice for ulcers

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