Published: 02/27/2013 - Updated: 10/15/2018
Author: Miriam Reyes
Gastritis is a common stomach upset, several factors may influence the onset and development, we can classify it in:
Acute gastritis: is an inflammation of the stomach lining. It may be due to excess alcohol, food poisoning or a bacterial infection. An attack of gastritis can be triggered by medications such as aspirin or arthritic.
Symptoms include abdominal pain and tenderness, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting.
Chronic Gastritis: Occurs when the symptoms persist for a long time. Perhaps there is an invasion of bacteria infecting the stomach lining, which occurs most often in middle age and can relate to other disorders, such as chronic stomach ulcers or lack of vitamin B.
Natural remedies for Helicobacter Pylori
It is now known that this bacterium is the cause of most ulcers and gastritis. An estimated two thirds of the world's population is infected with Helicobacter pylori. However, some natural remedies are quite effective in its eradication.
Essential oil of Cymbopogon citratus
It is a plant belonging to the grass family. It is also known as lemon verbena, lemon balm cane, lemon grass, among others. It carminative and digestive, effect is useful in the treatment of flatulence. Its essential oil was found effective in eradicating Helicobacter pylori bacteria, according to a study conducted in Japan, this bacterium showed no resistance to this compound.
Also known as bee resin. It is a substance, which they use as a natural disinfectant, transporting and applying resin in their hive as protector. Among other medicinal properties, propolis is bactericidal and antibiotic, and has been used traditionally to treat gastritis. This home treatment is effective against Helicobacter pylori.
This species of Asian origin is the famous curry's main ingredient, and has many medicinal properties, which have been extensively studied. On this occasion, we can focus on the benefits it brings to the digestive system.
Turmeric is used to treat dyspepsia, a condition that includes various digestive problems such as bloating, upset stomach, nausea, belching, etc. However, this species is also good for digestion as it stimulates the production of gastric juices, and protects the stomach mucosa by inhibiting the action of Helicobacter pylori.
However, despite its many benefits, experts recommend to consume turmeric sparingly, although it was found safe for consumption, is not recommended for long periods or in excess.
It is a medicinal plant whose beneficial properties have been used since ancient times. Ginger is an excellent digestive as it helps to reduce heartburn, and also has a powerful bactericide which is able to eradicate the dreaded Helicobacter Pylori bacteria. Its digestive properties make it an excellent ally against gastritis.
General recommendations for gastritis
Rebuild your digestive system, by following these recommendations:
- Take alcohol sparingly. If possible, remove it completely, for the sake of your stomach.
- Low inflammation by controlling severe stress, because it can trigger a chain reaction that alters the stomach lining.
- Do not eat too much, or too fast.
- Try to avoid food and drinks that contain caffeine, which can cause the stomach lining to become inflamed.
- If you suffer an acute attack, stop eating, drink water at room temperature over a period of a few hours to a day and gradually introduce more foods slowly, until your stomach has recovered.
- Avoid spicy foods and those that are very high in fat.
- Quit smoking and avoid those who do.
- If you identify a drug as a cause of gastritis, then ask your doctor for another option to eliminate this source.
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