Home Remedies for Peptic Ulcer

A peptic ulcer is an area of erosion in the mucous membranes of the stomach or duodenum, the upper portion of the intestine, directly below the stomach. There are many home remedies peptic ulcer in this site, please see below.

Causes of Peptic Ulcer:

Ulcers are in part caused (and can be worsened) by the corrosive action of the gastric acids. Gastric juices are part hydrochloric acid and part pepsin, an enzyme that helps break down food. The walls of the stomach secrete a mucus substance to protect the linings from the corrosive action of the stomach acid. However if there is too much acid or not enough mucus coating the walls of the stomach, a peptic ulcer may develop. External substances can also irritate the linings of the stomach, things like tobacco, alcohol, and some drugs like Advil, Aleve, Aspirin, Motrin, etc. are part of the ulcer causing irritants.

It’s now known that a bacterium called H. pylori, can also contribute to the development of ulcers, this type of bacterium is commonly found in the linings of the stomach and is the principal cause of ulcers. It has been shown that 90% of people suffering from ulcers in the duodenum and 75% of all gastric ulcers are caused by this bacteria, which attacks the walls of the stomach, it has been linked to gastric cancer as well.

Ulcers are very common in the bottom part of the stomach and upper part of the duodenum, and men are more likely to develop ulcers than women.

Symptoms of peptic ulcers

The symptoms of peptic ulcers are very different from person to person, some feel a burning pain in the stomach and others feel it in the chest, most people feel better during meals and other feel worst eating, in any case the pain may be sever enough to cause insomnia and can be triggered by stress.

List of Home Remedies for Peptic Ulcer:

  • It’s very important to follow a diet rich in fiber and low in fats. Eat steamed green vegetable like alfalfa, broccoli, and tomatoes. 

TIP: Did you know that deficiency in vitamin K has been linked to ulcers? Vitamin K prevents bleeding and promotes healing. Our body produces enough of this vitamin but people with deficiency are prone to develop ulcers. Vitamin K it’s found in, tomatoes, cheese, egg yolks, liver and in most green leafy vegetables. 

  • Eat small portions to avoid producing too much digestive acid, but eat frequently to keep these acids from attacking the stomach linings.

  • Studies have shown that cabbage juice cures ulcers in less that ten days, prepare cabbage juice and drink one quarter a day divided in four doses (must be taken immediately after juicing). If you can’t tolerate the taste or odor of cabbage there is a Chinese remedy made with dried cabbage that has been used for many years with excellent results.

  • For bleeding ulcers eat organic baby food and drink brown rice water to soothe the digestive system.

  • Avoid milk, although it soothes the digestive tract and neutralizes stomach acid, it also stimulates the production of more acid, further irritating the ulcerated area.

  • Avoid coffee, alcohol, citrus juices, sugar, hot and spicy foods, these substances irritate the stomach and encourage the production of gastric acid.

  • Take 5000 IU of vitamin A four times a day, for six weeks, to heal the mucus membrane.

  • Take vitamin E to heal the stomach linings.

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