Ulcer: 10 natural remedies and foods to protect the stomach

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An ulcer is a disorder that occurs at the gastric level with the presence of a lesion in the stomach or the first intestinal tract. Among the possible causes of ulcer are stress, a poorly healthy lifestyle and a diet that is excessively rich in fatty foods and alcohol. To protect the stomach and digestive system, and to relieve ulcer symptoms, it is good to know some useful natural remedies and which foods to prefer or to avoid.



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THEulcer it is a disorder that occurs at the gastric level with the presence of a lesion in the stomach or the first intestinal tract. Among the possible causes of ulcer are stress, a poorly healthy lifestyle and an excessively rich diet of foods responsible for inflammation and alcohol.



To protect the stomach and digestive system, and for relieve ulcer symptoms, it is good to know some natural remedies useful and what foods to prefer or avoid.

Index

Licorice roots

Le licorice roots have long been regarded as a effective natural remedy for the treatment of duodenal and gastric ulcers. Licorice is usually sold in the form of sticks in health food stores and can be made from it herbal extracts for the preparation of herbal teas to be taken in case of ulcer.

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Carrot and cabbage juice

A natural remedy for stomach protection in case of ulcer consists in the preparation of fresh juice carrot to mix with fresh cabbage juice. The mode of administration for this juice is twice a day. For its preparation it may be useful to use one centrifuge.

Almond milk

bere of the almond milk is considered a useful remedy in case of ulcer as it would be able to reduce acidity in the stomach, while providing a good protein supply. Almond milk can be prepared at home simply blending peeled almonds with water in a mixer and filtering the liquid obtained. Usually 100 grams of almonds are used for each liter of water.

Passionflower herbal tea

Gastric ulcer can be caused by the stress, accused of causing an increase in the production of acids in the stomach. From this point of view it could be useful to take a beneficial herbal tea in order to relieve tensions, such as Passionflower herbal tea.



Devil's claw

THEDevil's claw it is considered a useful remedy to be taken in case of ulcer especially in the event that it occurs in conjunction with the change of season and is linked to situations of exhaustion or anxiety. It is good to contact your herbalist in order to know the devil's claw based remedies best suited to your health condition.

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Garlic

As we all know, garlic is considered a real one natural drug. It stands out especially for its own anti-inflammatory actiona, which is useful to exploit in case of ulcer. The greatest effects are obtained through the consumption of raw garlic or herbal preparations based on garlic extracts.

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banana

Another food whose consumption is considered useful in case of ulcer is represented by bananas, as they would be able to act in order to reduce the level of inflammation and acidity present in the stomach. Bananas are also an excellent source of vitamins and minerals that could be useful to supplement in case of stress and exhaustion.

Lime and orange blossom herbal tea

A healing herbal tea useful in case of ulcer, it can be prepared by combining orange blossom, sage, lime and chamomile, in small quantities. It is a set of healing herbs useful for protect the stomach walls, to counteract the excessive production of acids and to relax the nervous system.

Yoga



yoga understands some locations able to give relief in case of ulcer. For example, we find among them the position of the cobra (bhujangasana), the pillar position (uttanpadasana) and the embryonic position (pavanamuktasana) - Yoga also intervenes to help with breathing exercises alternating roots (anuloma-viloma) and controlled breathing (pranayama).

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Foods to avoid

In case of ulcer they should be avoided all excessively fatty or spicy foods, considered able to increase the inflammation present in the stomach. Even the sodas, coffee and alcohol should be avoided, as well as smoking, in order to avoid worsening the existing situation. In case of gastric ulcer it is advisable to avoid chewing gum, in order not to favor the unnecessary production of digestive juices.

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