Ayurveda For Stomach Ulcer

 

Ayurveda For Stomach Ulcer

Peptic or gastric ulcer are raw sores in the upper gastrointestinal tract either in the stomach or in the duodenumwhere the stomach connect with the small intestine. A certain amount of hydrochloride acid and the digestive enzyme pepsin secreted in the stomach are necessary for the digestion of food and absorbing some nutrients. When the balance of these substances goes awry, you can get an ulcer.

A variety of factor can tip this balance the wrong way. Your body may produces excess stomach acid, smoking, alcohol, coffee and stress can aggravate such production. Drug such as aspirin, ibuprofen and other anti-inflammatory can cause ulcers. The Bacterium helicobacter is found in up to 95 percent of patients with recurrent ulcer, which is why doctors sometimes prescribe antibiotics for them. Some other reason which contribute for the formation of ulcer are deficiencies of vitamin A and E, heredity, food allergies, reduce intake of water, lack of fiber in the diet and etc.

If you have blood in your stool or any long term or recurrent upper abdominal pain, you may have an ulcer. Get a medical examination to rule out other causes.

Fortunately for people with ulcers, many safe, effective herbs exist that can help these wound heal.

So here are some Ayurvedic herbs for stomach ulcer.

  • Stomach soothing tea

This tea combine’s four stomach soothing ulcerhealing herb. You can carry it with you and sip it frequently thought out the day- the more the better. It can be drunk hot or cold.

Blend equal amount of:

  • dried chamomile flowers
  • dried calendula flowers
  • dried meadowsweet herb
  • dried, chopped or powdered slippery elm bark

Combines this herb and store the mixture in a glass jar away from the heat and light.

 To brew-3-6 tablespoon tea blend

                -680 milliliters to 11/2 liters boiling water

Add the herb to a teapot, pour boiling water (1/4 liter for every tablespoon of tea) over the herbs, and let steep for 10 minutes. Strain into a jar

  • Liquorice(Glycyrrhiza glabra)

The premier ulcer healing herb, liquorice seems to work as well as ulcer treating drugs, but with fewer side effect. As it work in different way it does not inhibiting acid production but strengthens the stomachs normal protective mechanism and induce healing and also helps to eliminateH.pylori, the bacterium one of the major cause of ulcers. Unlike whole liquorice, a form of the herb called DGL or deglycyrrhizinated liquorice, can be taken by people with high blood pressure drugs.

Typical dosages: 3 cups of tea per dayor 1-2 tablets of DGL or liquorice chewed three times per day before meals.

  • Camomlie (Matricariarecutita)

This lovely, old fashioned herb decreasesinflammation in the stomach, promotes healing and can ease the anxiety.

Typical dosages: 3 to 6 cups of tea per day.

  • Calendula(calendula officinalis)

These beautiful orange or yellow flower are anti-inflammatory and wound healing. They are also mildly astringent, which helps reduce bleeding. So if bleedingis one of yours ulcer symptoms, calendula is a good choice.

Typical dosages-3to 6 cups of tea per day.

  • Meadowsweet(filipendulaulmaria)

Thisherb is widely used in ulcer healing as it decreases the inflammation along with protecting and soothing the stomach lining. It mildly astringent and also reduces acidity.

Typical doses-3 to6 cups of tea per day.

  • Marshmallow root (Althaeaofficinalis)

When water is added to this soothing root, a rich mucilage, or slippery substances, form that help it coat and soothes an irritated ulcer.

Typical dosages: 3 to 6 cups of tea per day.

  • Slippery elm (Ulmusrubra)

The bark of this tree is another herb that form mucilage to protect, soothe and heal the stomach lining.

Typical dosages-3 to 6 cups tea per day.

  • Common mallow (Malvasylvestris)

Another mucilage-former, this herb can be prepared the same way as marshmallow or slippery elm.

Typical dosages- 3 to 6 cups of tea per day.

  • Plantain (Plantago major)

A common weed that grow almost everywhere in the world, plantago has soothing, astringent, antibacterial and wound healing properties.

 Typical dosages-3 to 4 cups of tea per day. 

Prepared : by Dr. ShivaniAmola