Stomach Ulcers

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Stomach Ulcers

For acidic stomach drink Fennel, lemon balm or peppermint tea

H. Pylori - treat with amoxicillin along with the drug metronidazole. Bismuth (Pepto Bismol) has been found helpful. Treatment usually continues for 3 weeks; sometimes it needs to be repeated.

Avoid alcohol, smoking, spices, milk, aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, Sugar, Antacids with Calcium Carbonate.

Cabbage juice (1 quart daily for 2 weeks) or raw cabbage

Acidophilus Capsules and/or Yogurt with life cultures (capsules should be refrigerated)

Slowly increase fiber intake unless acute (then avoid roughage)

Lessen Stress

Eat regular meals at regular times (avoid large meals)

Exercise

Relax

1000 - 1500 mg DGL 20 minutes before meals for 2 - 4 months

500 mg Evening Primrose Oil

10,000 I.U. Vitamin A

500 mg Vitamin C 2 times daily in buffered form

400 I.U. Vitamin E

Boost your fiber intake

Take ginger root first and then wait about 10 to 15 minutes and take the DGL licorice and let it dissolve in your mouth

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Sip on Chamomile Tea

For years part of ulcer treatment was to avoid spicy foods. Now chiles are being explored as a treatment for ulcers because of their bacteria fighting ability.

Cinnamon is being tested for its ability to knock out H. pylori.

Drink Tea to help sooth ulcers

Meadowsweet is an anti-inflammatory and reduces stomach acid secretions and is soothing and healing for the stomach lining. 3 to 6 cups of tea per day (steep 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried herb in one cup of hot water for 10 minutes).

Licorice is also an anti-inflammatory and produces a viscous mucus, which coats and protects the stomach wall and limits acid production. 3 cups of tea per day (simmer 1 teaspoon of dried root in 1 cup of hot water for 10 minutes), or 1/8 to 1/2 teaspoon of tincture 3 times a day, or 1 to 2 tablets of DGL licorice chewed three times per day before meals. (DGL licorice is activated by saliva so it does not work as good by just swallowing it. Use no more than 6 weeks.

Chamomile: It promotes healing, decreases inflammation and can ease the anxiety. 3 to 6 cups of tea per day (steep 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried herb in 1 cup of hot water for 10 minutes), or 1/4 to 1 teaspoon of tincture or glycerite three or four times per day.

Calendula: They are anti-inflammatory and wound-healing. 3 to 6 cups of tea per day (steep 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried flowers in 1 cup of hot water for 10 minutes), or 1/4 to 1 teaspoon of tincture or glycerite three or four times per day.

Marshmallow Root: This helps to soothe an irritated ulcer. 3 to 6 cups of tea per day, sipped frequently throughout the day (steep 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried root in 1 cup of hot water for 10 minutes or steep the same amount in cold water overnight), or 1/4 to 1 teaspoon of tincture or glycerite 3 or 4 times per day.

Slippery Elm is a demulcent. It soothes irritated mucous membranes and it is nutritive for debilitated conditions. Take 3 to 6 cups of tea per day (steep 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried bark in 1 cup of hot water for 10 minutes or steep in cold water overnight) or 1/4 to 1 teaspoon of tincture or glycerite three or four times per day, or up to 5 g powdered bark in capsules or mixed with water before meals.

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

Stomach Soothing Tea
1/2 cup dried chamomile flowers
1/2 cup dried calendula flowers
1/2 cup dried meadowsweet herb
1/2 cup dried, chipped, or powdered slippery elm bark

Combine the herbs and store the mixture in a glass jar away from heat and light.
To brew
3-6 tablespoons tea blend
3 - 6 cups boiling water
Add the herbs to a teapot, pour boiling water over the herbs, and let steep for 10 minutes. Strain into a jar or vacuum bottle. The unused tea can be refrigerated and kept for up to three days.

Ulcer Tea:
1 teaspoon each licorice root, marshmallow root and chamomile flowers
1/2 teaspoon each Oregon grape root, hops strobiles, echinacea root and cinnamon bark
1 quart water
Put herbs and water in an uncovered saucepan. Bring to a boil, then turn down heat and simmer for about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and steep for about 10 minutes. Strain herbs and store the tea in the refrigerator. Drink 2 or more cups a day.

Stomach Smoother
1/2 head green cabbage
1 stalk celery
Handful of watercress or parsley
Piece of ginger
1/2 cup ice
Blend and drink in small amounts several times a day

Papaya Pleaser
1 banana
1/2 papaya
1/2 cup orange juice
1 cup vanilla or plain yogurt
1 tsp honey
Dash of cinnamon
1/2 cup ice
Mix all ingredients
Drink immediately

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