(HealthAndLovePage) Stomach ulcer or (gastric ulcer; peptic ulcer) is actually open sore located in the lining of the stomach. The presence of acid inside the stomach makes the pain from stomach ulcer very unpleasant.
There are many reasons why stomach ulcer appears – use of certain painkillers (especially aspirin), use of anti-inflammatory pills (naproxen or ibuprofen), infection caused by Helicobacter pylori etc. In the recent period there were reports about possible link between Lipitor and stomach ulcer. The fact is that less than 1% of people who use Lipitor develop stomach ulcer and most of them are above the age of 60.
It is important to determine the cause of stomach ulcer because in this way you can choose a treatment that is more efficient. So, besides using antibiotics and similar medicine you can use some natural home remedies too. Let’s highlight the most efficient natural home remedies for stomach ulcer.
Use food that contains flavonoids
Many studies suggest that flavonoids have positive effects in patients suffering from stomach ulcer. These substances can be found in most fruits and vegetables. Some of the fruits and vegetables that contain high levels of flavonoids include: berries, apples, red grapes, soybeans and legumes.
Take care of your diet in general
There are foods that can help you, but there are also some foods that can make your situation even worse. In any case, it is important to take care of your diet. If you want to avoid worsening your condition stay away from spicy food fried food, coffee, soft drinks and salty meat (especially red meat).
Avoid milk and alcohol
You are probably aware that excessive drinking of alcohol has negative impact on the digestive system. In addition, alcohol can increase the pain from existing stomach ulcer and contribute to the formation of new one. A small number of people know that drinking milk is a poor choice in case you are dealing with stomach ulcer because the high amount of calcium present in milk stimulates the production of stomach acid.
Honey is a food that is known for the various healing properties it has. Honey can be very helpful in the natural treatment of stomach ulcer. It contains glucose oxidase a powerful enzyme that leads to the production of hydrogen peroxide in the system. This compound eliminates the bacteria that stimulate the development of stomach ulcer. In addition, it contains several other antibacterial substances that assist the body in its efforts to eliminate all harmful microorganisms.
Dried bananas contain huge amounts of sitoindosides, compounds that encourage the production of mucus in the digestive system. This mucus can serve as a safety coating that can prevent and eliminate stomach ulcers.
Garlic is a natural remedy used for centuries in many different cultures. A recent study has confirmed that garlic is very helpful in patients that suffer from helicobacter pylori bacterium. Garlic acts in a way that doesn’t affect the proper functioning of the digestive system and completely removes the bacteria at the same time.