Also referred to as gastric ulcers, stomach ulcers are lesions that develop within the lining of the stomach. They occur when excessive acid corrodes stomach linings during cases of extreme hunger. The corrosion of stomach linings results in excruciating pain on the upper layers of the stomach, which lasts for few minutes or even hours depending on their severity.
Stomach ulcers manifest as a result of the Helicobacter pylori bacteria, excessive use of painkillers containing aspirin, excess alcohol, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs among others. Stomach ulcers attack people of different ages and hence the need for home solutions. Home remedies mostly focus on diets to protect stomach lining by strengthening it.
Fermented foods such as buttermilk and yogurt contain yeast and a living bacterial known as probiotics which are microorganisms important in the digestive system. The probiotics help in recovery from stomach ulcers by destroying the Helicobacter pylori bacteria.
To relieve stomach ulcers, the use of honey is very efficient due to its antibacterial properties. As such, honey inhibits the growth of the Helicobacter pylori bacteria responsible for causing stomach ulcers.
However one has to have a regular blood sugar level before opting to use honey as a sweetener as wells as a soother for stomach ulcers.
Fruits and vegetables
These include cabbages, carrots, and bananas among others. Bananas help to counter the effect of gastric acid produced by the stomach lining while also containing anti-bacterial properties to fight ulcer-causing bacteria. On the other hand, cabbages help blood to flow in the stomach lining helping to strengthen it while carrots have vitamin U which is an anti-peptic that allows for the treating of stomach ulcers.
Furthermore, all fruits and vegetables contain Vitamin C which increases immunity. Also, many fruits and vegetables have flavonoids which help the walls of the stomach to strengthen and fight against Helicobacter pylori. However, it’s advisable to avoid acidic fruits as this leads to stomach ulcers being severe.
Coconut products have antibacterial properties which fight the bacterial causing ulcers. A spoon of coconut oil in the morning and evening for a week cures ulcers. Also, its water and milk are also known to suppress stomach ulcer effects.