Wikipedia defined Stress ulcer as a single or multiple mucosal defects which can become complicated by upper gastrointestinal bleeding physiologic stress.
In this article we shall be looking at 3 proven natural remedies to treat ulcer.
Peptic or gastric ulcers are also known as stomach ulcers. Sores that develop in the lining of the stomach or part of the small intestine are known as stomach ulcers.
When tissues in an area of the mouth, stomach, esophagus, or other parts of the digestive system are damaged, an ulcer is said to have occurred.
Due to damaged tissue, the areas get irritated and inflamed thereby creating a hole or sore. There is a risk of bleeding due to ulcers, it is important to monitor those occurring in the stomach and intestinal tract.
Causes of ulcers :
The following are the major causes of ulcer,
- An infection with Helicobacter pylori(H.pylori) bacteria.
- Prolong use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines and ibuprofen.
Ulcer symptoms can become worse due to stress and the consumption of spicy food. Even though stress and spicy food do not cause ulcers, they can worsen the situation by increasing the amount of stomach acid produced during digestion.
Though there is a traditional medicine to treat ulcers, there are also natural remedies that help in curing ulcers.
There following are the three natural remedies you should know for the treatment of ulcers:
- Alovera juice
You might have heard about the efficacy of aloe vera gel in treating sunburns, and other skin problems, but are you also aware of the ability of aloe vera plant juice to soothe and relieve inflamed stomach lining too?
The medicinal uses of Alo vera in history are dated back to ancient Egyptian times, the advent of technology has brought it into public awareness.
The thick green cactus-like plant which was once grown abundantly as weed is known as Alovera today. This is the plant has lots of high medicinal value. It uses span across skin treatment, hair care, or any health issue. Alovera is a cure for all issues plant.
One of the areas where the potency of Alovera plant comes to fore is in the area of wound healing, this is achieved by the promotion of the formation of blood vessels and thus boosts the healing process.
The stomach is protected from damage by its natural lining, however, many factors like bacteria infection, long term intake of drugs like aspirin and ibuprofen, or excessive stomach acidity can reduce the stomach thick layer, which resultant effect is painful sores called ulcers.
Alovera is proven to be effective in curing the lesions in the stomach lining because of its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Yoghurt is helpful if you are on antibiotics because they replenish the good bacteria your med have eliminated from your body. Yoghurt contains probiotics which are living bacteria and yeast providing important and healthy microorganism to the digestive tract. Research shows that people who eat yoghurt at least two times a week are much less likely to have ulcer than people who take yoghurt less often.
3. Castor oil compress:
Castor oil is a vegetable oil that is made from extracting oil from the seed of Ricinus communis plant. Castor oil compress, when applied to your abdomen, can reduce inflammation and reduces pain because of its impressive anti-inflammatory properties. Place a towel in castor oil, use the towel to cover the painful area on your abdomen, for added pressure, top with a dry towel and a hot water bottle, then leave the pack for up to one hour.