Natural treatments for ulcers are very effective, ranging from home remedies like cabbage to supplements like licorice. Foods like soothing potato broth are also reported to be very helpful.
What is an Ulcer?
Peptic ulcers are open sores that form along the digestive tract on the esophagus (esophageal ulcers), upper portion of the small intestines (duodenal ulcers), and the stomach (gastric ulcers). They can be very painful and progressively worsen over time. Stress from work or other aspects of life can cause the stomach to over-produce acid, which can wear away at the lining of the digestive tract, but it is now believed that most ulcers are actually caused by bacterial infections (H. pilori) and regular use of medications irritating the stomach lining.
While the number one symptom of ulcers is burning pain caused by stomach acid interacting with the affected area, able to be felt anywhere between the navel and breastbone, other symptoms of ulcers include unexplained weight loss, changes in appetite, dark blood in stools, nausea, and if vomiting red or black blood.
Natural Treatment for Ulcers
Some of the more popular cures for healing this condition include cayenne pepper, apple cider vinegar, cabbage, coconut oil. Additionally, some contributors have reported positive effects using potato broth, turmeric, raw honey, and licorice. Let us know what you try from Earth Clinic to cure your stomach ulcer. Know of a remedy not yet listed here? Please don’t hesitate to share your story with us.