Gastric ulcer or stomach ulcer is a lesion or a sore that appears in the stomach lining. Sometimes, it also develops in the intestine’s upper side. The stomach ulcer appears when there is an irritation in the upper intestine or the stomach lining. The irritation is caused by the stomach acid. The factors that lead to stomach ulcer are physical injury, the Helicobacter pylori bacterium, burns, radiation therapy or the excessive consumption of alcohol. Some of the symptoms associated with stomach ulcer are pain and burning sensations between the belly button and the chest. This condition can also trigger weight loss, poor appetite, vomiting, bloating, nausea, belching, indigestion and heartburn. There are various home remedies that can help you treat this disease properly.
Unripe and ripe bananas are great for treating the stomach ulcer. They contain antibacterial compounds and can stop the developing of H. pylori that can cause the ulcer. The bananas reduce the acidity in the gastric juices and they fight against inflammation. You must consume 3 ripe bananas daily so as to cure the stomach ulcer. Natural banana milkshakes are also a great idea. You can also peel 2 bananas and after you have cut them in thin slices, you can dry them in the sun. Once they’re completely dried, you can turn them into powder and mix it with honey. This mixture must be taken thrice a day for 7 days.
Coconut comes with antibacterial properties and it has the ability to kill the ulcer-causing bacteria. Coconut water and coconut milk both have anti-ulcer qualities. You can consume a few cups of these beverages every day. The coconut kernel is also efficient in combating ulcer. At the same time, you can consume coconut oil (1 tablespoon) in the evening and in the morning. It will be immediately digested because it has only medium-chain fatty acids.
The healing properties of honey are well-known and are extremely helpful in treating the stomach ulcer. It can kill the harmful bacteria and it can also reduce the inflammation and soothe the stomach lining. You can consume honey, almost 2 tablespoons, every day. Take them on an empty stomach, every morning. Honey will also strengthen the lining of the stomach and will cleanse your bowels.
This vegetable is a lactic acid food and it stimulates the blood flow by producing amino acids. Cabbage is high in vitamin C, a compound that can cure H. pylori infections. Prepare a juice from 2 carrots and one half of cabbage. Drink this beverage several times per day, before going to sleep and before every meal. Repeat the treatment for a couple of weeks to see the results.
Stomach ulcers can also be treated with garlic. This vegetable has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties and keeps the H. pylori bacterium under control. This remedy is very simple: crush 3 garlic cloves and ingest them throughout the day. Drink a glass of water afterwards. Repeat the treatment daily.
There are various other home remedies for stomach ulcers. These include wood apples, slippery elm, cayenne pepper, fenugreek and licorice.