Ulcers are erosions in the stomach lining caused by irritation. Symptoms include abdominal pain, vomiting, loss of appetite, and nausea. It is important to be tested by a doctor to see if your ulcer is being caused by the bacteria H. pylori. There are some natural treatments that can prevent and cure some ulcers.
Things You'll Need
- high fiber diet
- reduced stress
- digestive enzymes
- deglyrrhizinated licorice
- Asian ginseng
- vitamin C
- carrot juice
- aloe vera juice
People who have higher levels of vitamin C in their blood are less likely to be infected with the H. pylori bacteria. Make sure to include enough vitamin C soures of food into your diet such as oranges, strawberries, red bell peppers, etc.
Licorice root can attack the bacteria that causes ulcers. Make licorice root tea. Calendula tea is also recommended.
Carrot juice can be soothing to an inflamed stomach. Make it fresh at home with a juicer.
Evaluate your diet and eliminate very spicy or acidic foods.
Aloe vera gel can be very soothing and curative. Take one teaspoon twice a day. It can be found online and at your local health food store, check resources below.
Raw cabbage juice is highly recommended for ulcers. You also can buy it fresh and add to salads and other foods.
Poor digestion can be the cause of ulcers. Enzymes will assist in digestion. Take with probiotics. Check resources to get an in-home test which will test digestive function.
Acupuncture can be effective and should be tried over the course of at least a month for noticable improvement.
Tips & Warnings
- Talk to your doctor about trying a natural antibiotic such as dioxychlor, a hydrogen peroxide type of liquid which is sold at local health food stores and online, or at herbal pharmacies. Don't take this on your own without getting a diagnosis and permission from your doctor.
- Avoid smoking, excessive alcohol use, and excessive use of medications such cas aspirin, and NSAID's
- Don't self treat your ulcer without medical permission from your doctor