Having a rich, varied and balanced diet is best for health. When some specific foods, together with too much alcohol and tobacco start disturbing your stomach and turn your life into a nightmare, it gets harder and harder to keep things together. Of course – you’re now suffering from stomach ulcers and your simple survival depends on reducing the scope of what you’re allowed to eat.
Stomach ulcers gnaw incessantly and make it impossible to savor meals shared with family and parties with friends. What is this pain exactly? What causes stomach ulcer? What are its symptoms? Can it be treated naturally? Let’s have a look around…
Stomach ulcer, what is it?
It is a lesion that develops in the mucus lining of this organ. Although it generally affects men over the age of 50, anyone of any age is potentially exposed.
Causes of ulcer
When the mucus lining of the stomach is irritated by the corrosive acids of the stomach, it’s called an ulcer. Many factors contribute to its appearance:
- excessive use of non-steroid anti-inflammatory agents (ibuprofen, cortisone) or analgesics (aspirin);
- food intake that is too rich and contains too many fats and spices;
- excessive alcohol consumption and tobacco;
- high levels of gastric acids;
- infection due to the Helicobacter pylori bacteria (found in food) that affects the stomach.
Among the symptoms are a sensation of burning and/or pain in the stomach area, troubled digestion, bloating. To these can be added lack of appetite, nausea followed by vomiting, eructation and weight loss.
Plants with a thousand benefits to alleviate ulcer
Even though plants can alleviate ulcer, nothing should get in the way of a proper diagnostic and consultation with a physician.
To soothe ulcers, there are therapist-recommended plants:
- chamomile reduces inflammation while speeding up healing thanks the flavonoids it contains,
- licorice is an analgesic,
- cabbage: thanks to the lactic acid it contains, this vegetable stimulates the flow of blood to the stomach mucus lining to reinforce it,
- curative properties of fenugreek in treating ulcer have already been widely demonstrated,
- elm is also effective because it alleviates pain while reducing mucus lining inflammation.
- Therapists also recommend apple tree wood, garlic, bilberries to treat stomach ulcers.
- Celery, carrots and eggplants are also very effective in caring for ulcers naturally.
To experience significant results, it is recommended to:
- Drink 3 to 4 mugs a day of chamomile herbal tea, after having infused 0.1 oz (3 g) dried flowers in 5½ oz (150 g) ml water for 10 minutes.
- Steep 0.1 oz (3 g) dried powdered licorice roots in 5½ oz (150 g) ml water. Spread the drinking of this between the 3 daily meals for an entire week.
To avail of the benefits of cabbage, carrots and celery:
- Blend ½ cabbage and 2 carrots in a blender. Add one cup of water. Filter the juice and drink ½ cup before each meal.
- Prepare the juice with the stem and leaves of fresh celery. Drink 2 to 5 cups a day to relieve pain.
Boil 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds in 2 cups water. Once filtered, add a bit of honey to the herbal tea and drink.
Inner bark of the red elm tree must for its part be ground. Boil 1 cup water and toss in 1 teaspoon of the resulting powder. Drink thrice a day for a week.