The erosive lesion in the gastrointestinal mucosa is referred is a peptic ulcer. Erosion is mostly due to gastric acid and the common site is the stomach and duodenum.
An ulcer in the stomach is called a gastric ulcer and the duodenum is called a duodenal ulcer. Usually, both are grouped together and termed peptic ulcers.
In the last article, we have discussed complete information on peptic ulcer, its causes, complications, modern medical treatment, and care to be taken to prevent its recurrence. If you have still not read that article, please read here to clear your knowledge about it.
In the home, the treatment diet plays a very important role. The diet should be arranged in such a manner that it provides proper nutrition as well as rest to the disturbed organs, to maintain sustained neutralization of gastric acid, to reduce the production of the acid, and to reduce mechanical and chemical irritation. The best choice can be milk, cream, fruits, butter, fresh, raw and boiled vegetables, natural foods and natural vitamins supplements, etc.
Home remedies for peptic ulcer
Bananas are one of the most effective home remedies. It neutralizes the over-acidity of the gastric juice and thus helps to reduce irritation of the ulcer by preventing the lining of the stomach. Banana and milk are considered an ideal diet for the advanced stage of the disease.
Almond milk made from blanched almonds in a blender is highly beneficial. Because almond milk nutrition contains high-quality protein as well as it binds the excess gastric acid in the stomach.
Raw goat’s milk is also effective and helps to heal peptic ulcers faster.
It is another beneficial home remedy. It is boiled in water. Then water is allowed to cool. Take this water twice daily.
Kalyana Murangai tree leaves
This tree is a variety of drumsticks found in the southern part of India and its leaves are beneficial in healing the ulcer. The tree leaves should be grounded into a paste and this paste is mixed with yogurt. You can take this mixture daily.
Carrot and spinach juice
Raw vegetable juices especially carrot and spinach are very helpful. Carrot juice can be taken alone or it can be mixed with spinach juice or with beet and cucumber juice also.
When you combine carrot with spinach, carrot juice should be 300ml and spinach juice should be 200 ml in quantity. In the case of beet and cucumber, carrot juice should be 300ml while beet juice is 100ml and cucumber juice is 100 ml in quantity. Thus the final quantity will be 500 ml or half a liter.
Peptic ulcer patients should bath with cold water twice daily.
Alternate Hot and Cold hip bath for 10 to 15 minutes and mud pack application over the lower abdomen area for 30 minutes will benefit in fast healing of ulcer. The mud pack and hip bath should be done on empty stomach and should be followed by a walk.
When a patient has abdominal or stomach pain, a hot pack with water temperature at 120⁰F should be kept on the abdomen. It can also be kept between shoulder blades.
Deep breathing exercises and daily massage are helpful to keep the patient relaxed. Along with this patients should cultivate regular habits of regular hours of work, exercise, and rest.
Asanas as like Vajrasana, Uttanapadasana, Pawanmuktasana, Bhujangasan, Paschimottanasana, Yogic Kriya such as Jalneti, and Pranayamasuch as anulom-vilom, Shitkari, and Shital should be done regularly to heal the ulcer faster.
- The disease doesn’t appear suddenly and doesn’t go away suddenly. Therefore patients should keep patience in whatever natural treatment they are following.
- Proper eating habits must be improved. One should not take a meal when one is tired or emotionally upset.
- Chew every morsel thoroughly. Meal should be in small quantity and taken at frequent intervals rather than two or three large meals.
- All foods and drinks should neither be too hot nor too cold.
- Take 8 to 10 glasses of water every day. But avoid water during or with a meal. Preferably water can be taken one hour after or before the meal.
- Avoid gastric irritants and stimulants like coffee, tea, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, spices and condiments, processed foods, high salt in food, deep-fried foods, and much acidic fruits like oranges, tomatoes, etc. in excess quantities, etc.
- Every food item doesn’t have the same effect or role in every person. Therefore the patient should keep a record of food items that increase or worsen the condition for them. This article is meant for educational purposes only. Please take the advice of your doctor before taking any action. Thank you.