There are many safe and effective herbs that can heal ulcers. Licorice is one of the most popular herbs, and there have been many clinical studies that support its effectiveness in treating ulcers. There are many other anti-inflammatory, ulcer-healing and stomach-soothing herbs that can be used in addition to licorice.
They are all pleasant to the taste and safe for long-term usage. Combining them can be particularly helpful. Below are several options, depending on your preferences and what you have. Alcohol is often avoided by people with ulcers. However, tinctures containing alcohol are a great way to get many of the herbs that can help ulcers. If you are using tinctures instead of teas, pour the recommended amount into a cup and add boiling water. Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes.
This helps to evaporate some alcohol, which can lead to worsening ulcers. Glycerin extracts can be substituted for glycerites, also known as glycerites. Use the same doses. Preliminary scientific studies have shown that a combination of licorice and vitamin C can be used to treat ulcers caused by Helicobacter Pylori bacteria. This honey is made from a particular type of bee. You should take 3,000 to 10,000 mgs of vitamin C and 1 tablespoon of manuka honey three to four times a day.
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Reduce the dosage if you experience nausea or vomiting. For two months, continue the treatment. You should be tested again for the bacterium after two months. If the bacterium is still present, you should be prescribed antibiotics. The inside of ulcers can be soothed by cabbage, oatmeal, and potatoes. One food treatment that has been proven to be beneficial for ulcers is cabbage juice.
Cabbage juice contains a chemical called glutamine that may stimulate the stomach’s production of more mucin. This protective effect can be achieved by drinking four cups of juice per day in divided amounts.
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Avoid foods that can worsen symptoms. Avoid vinegar, sharp wines, and fatty foods. Supplements of vitamins A, and E can be taken if you feel you are not getting enough vitamins. 10,000 IU of vitamin B (or 15,000 to 250,000 I U beta-carotene per day) is required daily. You also need 400 to 800 I.U. of vitamin E each day. Increase your fiber intake.
Avoid smoking and decaf coffee. Avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, and other anti-inflammatory medications. Licorice is the best remedy for ulcers. It has fewer side effects than other drugs. It does not inhibit acid production but strengthens the stomach’s natural protective mechanisms and induces healing. It may even be able to eliminate H. pylori (the bacterium responsible for many ulcers).
Aspirin and other drugs can also cause ulcer formation to be reduced by licorice. People with high blood pressure or those taking blood pressure medications, such as heart or blood pressure medication, can take whole licorice or a deglycyrrhizinated form of the herb, DGL. A typical intake is 3 cups of tea per daily. 1 teaspoon of dried root should be boiled in 1/4 litre of boiling water for 10 minutes. 1/8 to 1/2 teaspoon of tincture should be taken three times per week. Or 1 or 2 tablets of DGL
Licorice can be chewed three times a day before meals. DGL licorice activates by saliva so it is not as effective if it is swallowed whole. Some people may experience diarrhea from DGL licorice. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have heart disease, liver disease, diabetes, or are taking blood pressure or heart medication, you should not use whole licorice. If you are not supervised by a qualified health practitioner, limit whole licorice use to six weeks. This old-fashioned herb promotes healing, decreases stomach inflammation, and can help ease anxiety that could be perpetuating an ulcer.
These beautiful yellow or orange flowers are anti-inflammatory and wound-healing. They can also be mildly astringent which helps to reduce bleeding.
It is a good option if bleeding is an underlying problem. Calendula is a natural remedy for the stomach. It helps to heal ulcers by decreasing inflammation, protecting the stomach lining and reducing acidity. It is mildly astringent. The average daily intake is 3 to 6 cups of tea. For 10 minutes, boil 1 to 2 teaspoons dried herb in 1/4 liter hot water.
Avoid meadowsweet if your allergy to aspirin is severe. It contains a chemical cousin to aspirin. As an adjunct to chamomile, use meadowsweet for high-pain cases. This soothing root produces a rich mucilage (or slippery substance) when water is added to it. This helps it soothe and coat an irritated stomach. A typical intake is 3 to 6 cups of tea daily.
You can either steep 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried roots in 1/4 liter of boiling water for 10 minutes, or steep the same amount in coldwater overnight. 1/4 to 1 teaspoon of tincture/glycerite can also be added to the water. Warning: The mucilage in marshmallow can absorb other drugs. Ask your doctor for advice on a proper dosage. Another herb that forms mucilage is the bark of this tree. It protects, soothes and heals the stomach lining.
Golden Seal Root
This herb is a powerful anti-inflammatory for the stomach system. It can also resolve bacteria and mucus issues that can contribute to digestive and gut disorders. This herb is another mucilage-former and can be prepared in the same way that marshmallow or slippery elm. Plantain is a common garden weed and can be found almost anywhere in the world. It has soothing, astringent and antibacterial properties. 2 teaspoons of dried or fresh leaves, or 1 tablespoon of the herb in 1/4 litre hot water for 10 mins; or 1/4 to 1 teaspoon of tincture/glycerite three to four times per day.
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kills h. Pylori bacteria, which eats the stomach lining, causing gastric ulcers. Tinctures can last between 5 and 7 years depending upon how well they are stored. Recommended dosage for adults: 20 drops, 4 times daily.
Bonus: This recipe can also be used to make a tea blend if the tincture is replaced with dry herb. No matter how long someone has been suffering from ulcers or had ineffective treatment for stomach or duodenal ulcers in the past, they are usually gone in five to seven weeks. However, it is a good idea not to stop taking the Digestive Disorders Tincture for more than a few weeks as the condition may recur. Avoid vinegar, sharp wines, and fatty foods.