7 Ways to Cure a Stomach Ulcer Quickly & Permanently at Home!
Want to successfully treat & cure that stomach ulcer or duodenal ulcer fast & finally enjoy some welcome pain relief? Here’s 7 proven natural treatments & home remedies you definitely must consider…
I have a duodenal ulcer that’s painful & is giving me loads of grief. I tried the medical options recommended by my doctor, but they only made things worse. I’m done with these. Do you have any natural remedies or home treatments that I could possibly try? I’m desperate!
Peptic ulcers are sores or lesions that develop in the lining (mucosa) of the digestive tract. The two most common types of ulcers are stomach (gastric ulcers) and duodenal ulcers. Peptic ulcers can on occasion develop in the lower part of the esophagus as well. Duodenal ulcers occur the most frequently, however, in fact 3 times more frequently than stomach ulcers. When the lining of the stomach or duodenal gets inflamed or eroded from stomach acids, an open sore or “ulcer” develops. The main cause of an ulcer is an infection brought on by the growth of the Helicobacter pylori bacterium. The overuse of aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), excessive alcohol consumption, caffeine, smoking & radiation therapy can also cause duodenal & stomach ulcers. Symptoms of peptic ulcers include pain or burning sensation between the chest & navel, bloating, heartburn, indigestion, loss of appetite, nausea & vomiting. Of course, if you have a bleeding ulcer you should seek medical attention at once as these are dangerous.
Contrary to popular medical belief, reducing stomach acid does nothing to fix an ulcer & instead creates other unwanted problems & side effects (our bodies are meant to produce stomach acid). To get rid of a stomach or duodenal ulcer - & get rid of it for good - you need to do two things… destroy the H.pylori bacteria & build up & strengthen the stomach/duodenal lining. Once the bacteria is dead & the lining is healed, peptic ulcers will be a thing of the past for you.
Here’s the 7 best ways to do this…
Natural Remedy for Peptic Ulcers #1… Pepto-Bismol & Tetracycline Antibiotic: Back in 2005, Barry Marshall & Robin Warren won the Nobel Prize in Medicine after discovering that peptic ulcers are primarily caused by Helicobacter pylori, a nasty little bacterium that thrives in acidic environments such as those of the stomach & duodenum. And Nobel-Prize nominee, Dr Joel Wallach, spoke about how the trace mineral bismuth, when combined with the tetracycline antibiotic, can kill H. pylori & cure stomach ulcers in his hugely popular “Dead Doctors Don’t Lie” seminar back in the early nineties.
So the first thing you need to do is go out and buy some Pepto-Bismol (here’s what it looks like
). Pepto-Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) coats a peptic ulcer & protects it from stomach acid, along with destroying the H. pylori bacteria. The tetracycline antibiotic then goes to work to heal the infection. In most countries, you need a prescription for the tetracycline antibiotic, but it's worth the effort. For dosages of the Pepto-Bismol, follow the directions listed on the bottle/container. You can take Pepto-Bismol for up to 6 weeks at a low/medium dose (twice daily is a low/medium amount). Speak to your health care professional for dosages of the tetracycline antibiotic or follow the directions listed on the box.
Home Remedy for Stomach Ulcer #2… Probiotics: Probiotics are essential for good gut health. Without enough friendly bacteria residing in the stomach & duodenal, the lining of these organs becomes degraded & weak. A compromised gut wall allows infection & lesions or sores (ulcers) to develop & take hold. Probiotics are crucial for preventing & healing infection in the gut, along with building up & strengthening the gut wall. Probiotics have a high turnover rate, which means you MUST replenish the supply every day if you want to successfully treat and cure your ulcer (and prevent more). Find yourself a good quality probiotic supplement to take every day (such as these
), along with consuming lots of fermented foods. The great thing about fermented foods is they’re easy to make at home & taste great. Here’s a handy website on how to go about this if you’re interested… Cultures for Health
How to Cure a Stomach/Duodenal Ulcer Remedy #3… Wheat Grass: Wheat grass is rich in chlorophyll, a very powerful anti-inflammatory, gut healer & lining soother. In fact, it’s one the best treatments & remedies for leaky gut syndrome for this very reason. And of course, once you heal the gut lining, you heal your stomach ulcer. Wheat grass is also an excellent immune enhancer and prebiotic, which means your good gut bacteria (probiotics) feed off it. This in turn enhances the effectiveness of the probiotics you’re taking quite significantly. You can find various
wheat grass powders
online or get them from your local health food store. 2 to 3 teaspoons daily mixed in a glass of clean filtered water will do the trick (taken on an empty stomach).
Natural Treatment for Peptic Ulcers #4… Cabbage & Bananas: Both cabbage & bananas help reduce the acidity of your gastric juices. They also promote blood flow to the lining of the stomach & even help inhibit the growth of H. pylori. These benefits make bananas & cabbage essential for not only the healing of peptic ulcers, but keeping them away for good (as long as you continue to eat them of course). So be sure to eat plenty of well-ripe bananas & cabbage. Cabbage can also be fermented (made into sauerkraut) which makes it even better for you as this food contains lots of crucial “gut healing” probiotics.
Natural Remedy for Stomach Ulcers #5… Turmeric & Cayenne Pepper: Turmeric is one of the strongest anti-inflammatory & healing foods discovered thus far. It works extremely well for helping heal peptic ulcers, due in large part to its high concentrate of curcumin, which has been shown in studies to soothe, heal & reduce inflammation of the stomach wall. In test tube experiments, curcumin was also found to be instrumental in destroying H. pylori. In one study, turmeric was actually able to kill 100% of H. pylori within 15 minutes of contact! And a review published in “Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition” found that the main ingredient in cayenne pepper, capsaicin, helps to naturally limit the secretion of stomach acids & boost gastric mucosal blood flow. These positive benefits also help prevent & heal peptic ulcers.
With the turmeric, either add a heaped teaspoon of the powder to a morning smoothie or make yourself a delicious turmeric tea (you can find plenty of recipes online). Or, you can go with the easy option & take the turmeric extract capsules
instead. With the cayenne pepper, mix 1/8th of a teaspoon in a glass of warm filtered water and drink twice daily, slowly increasing the amount each day until you reach ¼-½ teaspoon. Do this for 2-3 weeks or until your ulcer is healed. If you do find the cayenne pepper too hot, you can always opt for the capsules instead. In addition, make sure you use turmeric & cayenne pepper in your cooking whenever you can (both can be easily added to different soups & savoury meals).
Home Remedy for Stomach/Duodenal Ulcers #6… Licorice: Licorice helps the stomach & intestines produce extra mucous. This mucous coats the lining of the stomach, forming a formidable & protective barrier. This in turn speeds up the healing process, along with helping to reduce the pain & inflammation associated with peptic ulcers. Licorice is also thought to help with the destruction of H. pylori. Be sure to find yourself a quality licorice root tea & drink two to three times throughout the day until your ulcer heals.
How to Cure a Peptic Ulcer Remedy #7… Coconut/Coconut Oil: Coconuts contain powerful anti-ulcer properties & are also excellent for helping destroy the bacteria that causes peptic ulcers. Consume a tablespoon of organic virgin coconut oil morning & night until your ulcer is healed. In addition to this, drink a few glasses of organic coconut water and/or fresh coconut milk each day for extra benefit.
Other Do’s & Don’ts for Treating & Preventing Stomach Ulcers…
DO eat lots of organic honey: Honey reduces inflammation & soothes the lining of the stomach & duodenal. Make sure you only eat raw unprocessed honey.
DO eat plenty of fresh fruits, green leafy vegetables & seeds: Fresh fruits & vegetables help to soothe & heal the gut lining, plus they’re easily digestible.
DO drink lots of clean filtered water: Water helps flush out toxins & chemicals from the gut, along with keeping the body hydrated.
DO drink camomile tea every day: Camomile has a soothing effect on the gut lining & helps heal stomach/duodenal ulcers.
DO eat plenty of garlic: Garlic is potent all-round healer & has been proven to help with the healing of peptic ulcers. Use it in your cooking as much as possible.
DO drink fresh carrot juice daily: Carrot juice contains vitamin U, an anti-peptic ulcer nutrient.
DON’T eat refined & processed foods: These irritate and upset the gut and degrade the stomach lining.
DON’T consume alcohol or smoke: Alcohol & cigarettes also irritate the lining of the gut & make it harder for an ulcer to heal.
DON’T drink caffeinated beverages: Caffeine is a prime culprit & cause of gastric discomfort so avoiding all caffeinated drinks & foods is recommended.
DON’T consume sugar: Sugar feeds the bad bacteria in your gut & can make stomach/duodenal ulcers worse.
So hopefully these tips & remedies help you out Jimbo!
Troy (Certified Holistic Nutritionist & Herbalist)