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Home Remedies For Ulcers: Procedure, Recovery, Risk & Complication

What is the remedy about?

An ulcer refers to a lesion or sore that develops in your stomach’s lining. It can also occur in the upper portion of your intestine. The symptoms include a feeling of burning sensation between the chest and navel, indigestion, nausea, heartburn, weight loss, poor appetite and vomiting. There are several home remedies for treating your ulcer:

  • Cabbage produces amino acids that help to stimulate the blood flow to the lining of the stomach that strengthens the lining and thus treats the ulcer. The high vitamin C content in cabbages is also beneficial for ulcers. Cut a half of cabbage and two carrots, extract the juice and have it daily before every meal. Have this juice for some days on a daily basis.
  • Bananas, both unripe and ripe, are very good for treating ulcer. They contain antibacterial compounds that prevent the ulcer-causing H. pylori (bacterium present in the stomach) from growing. Eat at least 3 bananas in a day. You can also have it as a milkshake if you do not like the taste of ripe bananas.
  • Coconut has antibacterial qualities that can kill the bacteria known for causing ulcers. You can either drink coconut water or coconut milk. The coconut’s kernel can also be beneficial if consumed. Ensure that you follow this routine daily for at least 7 days for positive results.
  • Raw honey contains an enzyme known as glucose oxidase that can produce hydrogen peroxide, which kills the harmful ulcer-causing bacteria. Have 2 teaspoons of raw honey every day on an empty stomach every morning.
  • Garlic has certain antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that keep the ulcer-causing bacterium in check. Every morning, crush two or three cloves of garlic and have it, and then drink a glass of water. Have it daily to ease the inflammation in your stomach.

Are there any side effects?

The side effects of these home remedies may include:

  • Consuming too much of cabbage can lead to gastric or flatulence problems. If you are belching too much, you may have to stop eating cabbage. People suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can experience diarrhea if they have too much of cabbage.
  • Eating bananas in excess may trigger headaches or a feeling of drowsiness in some people.
  • Coconut milk can trigger allergies or cause constipation in some people. It can also result in weight gain and increases cholesterol levels.
  • Having raw garlic can lead to a feeling of burning sensation in your throat or mouth, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, gas or diarrhea. Apart from that, consuming raw garlic can also result in body odour or unpleasant breath.
  • Too much of honey can lead to constipation, bloating, diarrhea and stomach cramping. Keep the amount in check if you are consuming it on a regular basis.

What are the post-remedy guidelines?

Ensure that you follow the below-mentioned post remedy guidelines after practicing these home remedies:

  • Avoid spicy food, fatty food as well as citrus fruits as it can worsen your condition. Apart from that, if you experience a stomach upset after having a particular food, it is better to avoid it for the time being.
  • Do not smoke or consume alcohol.
  • Try not to stress yourself. You can opt for meditation to help you in this regard.
  • The cabbage or the bananas that you consume for treating your ulcer needs to be fresh. If you are having the juice, make sure that you make it fresh every day. Do not store pre-made juices if you are having it on a daily basis.

How long does it take to recover?

Ulcers can be healed after the H. pylori bacterium that is causing it has been killed. It can take around 2 to 3 weeks before you start showing signs of improvement. This is because the natural remedies would take some time to show the effect. It may take another four to eight weeks for you to start healing gradually.

Are the results of the remedy permanent?

Most of the ulcers are caused by infections in your body. If the harmful bacteria are eliminated from the body that would mean that your ulcer can be cured permanently. However, in case you suffer from an infection later, there can be a possibility that you get an ulcer once again.

Is there any training or experts required?

Generally, you will not require any training or expertise for practicing these home remedies. They are common household items that are easily available in the market. In case you are allergic to some specific kinds of food or have any health condition, you can consult your doctor before using any of the mentioned home remedies.

Effectiveness: High Side Effects: Low Time for Recovery: Medium Price Range :

Approx Rs. 20 – Rs. 200

Training Requirement:

There is no training required for practising these home remedies. You may consult your doctor before having any of them in case you have any health or medical condition.

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I have ulcer in my mouth please suggest me home remedies to cure the same I was taking ghee but no cure the same.

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Visit a dentist diagnose your ulcers. If you have a systemic disease treating it can cure your ulcers. Increase green coloured vegetables, fruits it can help you. Reducing stress by practising yoga may help you. I suggest you to visit a dentist get proper diagnose donot worry ulcers are treatable.

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