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Stomach Ulcer Natural Ayurvedic Treatment

Author : Gurnam Saini  

Peptic Stomach Ulcer Natural Herbal Ayurvedic Treatment In Melbourne Australia

Ayurvedic Remedies for Stomach Ulcers: A Natural Approach to Healing

 

Peptic ulcer is an ulcer of the mucous membrane lining of the stomach. People with gastritis, acidity and heartburn are more prone to peptic ulcer. This disease affects 20% people with chronic gastritis.

 

 

Causes of Peptic Stomach Ulcer

 

 

Peptic ulcer is caused due to various reasons. No single cause can be held responsible for peptic ulcers. Main causes are discussed as follows:

 

  1. Excessive production of acid from gastrinomas corrodes the inner surface of esophagus, stomach or small intestine.
  2. A bacterial infection caused by Helicobacter pylori is responsible for the development of ulcers in stomach. This bacterium is a normal flora of the mucosal lining of the stomach that usually covers and protects the tissues present in the stomach lining and small intestine. It has the ability to cause inflammation of the inner layer of stomach leading to the production of ulcer.
  3. Certain pain relievers such as ibuprofen, ketoprofen, aspirin and naproxen can irritate or inflame the inner lining of the stomach and small intestine. Regular or frequent use of these medications may cause peptic ulcers.
  4. Prescription medications to treat osteoporosis such as bisphosphonates and supplements of potassium may lead to ulcers.

 

Symptoms of Peptic Stomach Ulcer

 

A peptic ulcer can be symptom-less at times. But if at all there is an onset of symptom, the commonly found symptoms are cited below:

 

  1. Nausea or vomiting
  2. Bloating
  3. A burning pain in the middle or upper portion of the stomach, usually between meals or at night.
  4. The stomach pain may disappear for a few days or weeks and retrieves again.
  5. Heartburn

 

Severe symptoms of peptic ulcer include the following:

 

  1. Blood vomiting having an appearance of either red or black in colour.
  2. Stool consisting of dark blood or black and tarry stool
  3. Drastic changes in appetite
  4. Abrupt and unexplained loss of weight
  5. Chronic pain in the middle as well as upper abdomen

 

Risk Factors of Peptic Ulcer

 

Some factors heighten the risk of developing an ulcer. Such factors include:

 

Family history

 

If peptic ulcer already persists in a family, there is a considerable risk for the other members of the family to develop it at a later point of time.

 

Excessive consumption of tobacco

 

If an individual affected with H. pylori consumes tobacco on a regular basis, it certainly does increase the chances of having peptic ulcers.

 

Daily consumption of alcohol

 

Regular alcohol intake erodes the mucosal lining of the stomach and increases the production of stomach acid leading to the development of peptic ulcers.

 

Age

 

People who are 50 years or older may be considered at risk of having peptic ulcers associated to the consumption of several pain relievers and osteoporosis related medications.

 

Complications of Peptic Stomach Ulcers 

 

As soon as the signs and symptoms direct towards peptic ulcer, one should get it diagnosed because if left undiagnosed and untreated, peptic ulcer can result in various complications, details of which are discussed below:

 

Internal bleeding

 

It manifests itself in one of the two ways- either slow blood loss (anemia) or rapid loss of blood that requires hospitalization or blood transfusion.

 

Production of scar tissue

 

Peptic ulcers may lead to the production of scar tissue that blocks the passage of food through the digestive tract making the patient feel full very quickly and vomit. This results in weight loss.

 

Peritonitis

 

Long-term sustenance of peptic ulcer perforates the wall of the stomach leading to a fatal abdominal disorder called peritonitis.

 

Peptic Ulcer in Ayurveda

 

According to the ancient Ayurveda, peptic ulcer is basically a disease that occurs due to an imbalance in the three doshas Vata, Pitta and Kapha. In all the cases, an aggravation of pitta is noted.

 

In the language of Ayurveda, stomach ulcer is known as annadravshool, annadrava meaning assimilated food and shool meaning pain. On the other hand, duodenal ulcer is known as parinaamshool, parinaam referring to post-digestive fluid and shool meaning pain.

 

Ayurvedic Natural Remedies of Peptic Stomach Ulcer

 

Ayurvedic treatment principles for peptic ulcer are based on a comprehensive approach. The approach comprises of a wide range of Ayurvedic herbs, Ayurvedic therapies, Yoga and diet plans.

 

Herbal Natural Cure for Peptic Gastric Ulcer

 

Ayurvedic herbs are very effective in the treatment of peptic ulcer. You can find purest form and organic herbs in veggie capsule at Pure Ayurved Herbal Clinic, Melbourne, Australia to cure peptic ulcer naturally. Ayurvedic doctors in the clinic can help you for selecting best suitable ayurvedic herbs for you.

 

There are a variety of herbs beneficial in peptic ulcer.These herbs aid in the management, treatment and prevention from recurrence of peptic ulcer. Here are some of them:

 

Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

 

Licorice has been successful in treating the problems of peptic ulcer. It helps in treating the very causes that lead to the problem of peptic ulcers. Licorice also has a healing effect on the digestive tract that is otherwise eroded by the formation of ulcers. An added advantage of licorice is it prevents the ulcers from relapsing.

 

Amla (emblica officinalis)

 

Amla can be an effective herb in treating peptic ulcer. It is considered very potent in relieving effect from heartburn. Research has proven that amla is packed with antiulcer, cytoprotective and antisecretory properties; the possession of which makes it a potential treating agent for peptic ulcers.

 

Rose flowers

 

Rose flowers have been increasingly used in treatments for peptic ulcers because of its healing impact on the stomach ulcers and the irritations caused by stomach ulcers.

 

Giloy - Tinospora Cordifolia

 

Giloy (Tinospora Cordifolia) soothes the inflamed and eroded mucous lining of the digestive tract. It helps to protect both the stomach as well as duodenum by increasing the production of mucin, which helps in protecting the lining of these organs against the over-production of stomach acid.

 

Bansalochan

 

Bansalochan is a very good natural remedy for stomach ulcers. It is quite popular in Ayurveda as one of the most effective remedies so far.

 

Chandan

 

Chandan (sandalwood) is an effective Ayurvedic remedy for treating peptic ulcers due to its inherent antiulcer properties.

 

Coconut

 

Coconut has the ability to kill the bacteria that are responsible for the cause of stomach ulcers due to its anti-bacterial properties. It is used as an essential ingredient to treat the ulcer related symptoms.

 

Ayurvedic Medicines for Peptic Gastric Ulcer In Melbourne 

 

  1. Chanadanasavam
  2. Draksharishtam
  3. Jeerakadyarishtam
  4. Parpatadyarishtam
  5. Guluchadi kashayam
  6. Panchathikthakam Kashayam
  7. Patolamooladi Kashayam
  8. Sathavaryadi gritham
  9. Avipathi Choornam
  10. Sathavari Gulam

 

Ayurvedic Natural Therapies for Peptic Gastric Ulcer

 

Virechana

 

In ayurveda, you can get rid of disease from its roots. The roots for diseases are various toxins and foreign particles such as bacteria and viruses. These things cause diseases. In peptic ulcer, there is excess pitta humor, which can be excreted through the use of Virechana therapy.

 

Yoga for Peptic Ulcer

 

Yoga has always been effective in giving a permanent relief from various health issues. It holds equal amount of significance in treating peptic ulcers too. Yoga nourishes the body from within, thus offering a viable treatment option for anyone who is seeking a permanent cure. These techniques are proven to be extremely beneficial in a primitive stage of ulcer.

 

  1. Bhastrika Pranayama
  2. Kapalabhati Pranayama
  3. Anuloma & Viloma Pranayama
  4. Agnisar Kriya
  5. Nadi Sodhana
  6. Bahya Pranayama
  7. Bhramari Pranayama

 

Some beneficial Yoga Asanas for peptic ulcer are:

  1. Bhujangasana
  2. Shalabasana
  3. Uttanpadasan
  4. Pavan Muktasana
  5. Balasana
  6. Savasana

 

Lifestyle Changes and Peptic Ulcer

 

Besides anti-ulcer medications, organised lifestyle is very important to cure stomach ulcers. Tit-bits of the lifestyle changes include the following:

 

  1. Proper diet, adequate sleep and exercise should be included in daily routine to ensure healthy functioning of the body.
  2. Diet should be devoid of caffeinated beverages, acidic fruit juices and spicy foods. Smoking and alcohol intake should be avoided as much as possible. Stress management is extremely important in the management of peptic ulcers. These may help in either quick recovery or prevention from peptic ulcers at large.

 

The above tips help a lot to prevent and assist medication during treatment of peptic ulcer. You can contact Dr. Gurnam Saini ayurvedic doctor for ayurvedic treatments of peptic ulcer of Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic in Melbourne, Australia.

 

 

 

Disclaimer: The information on ayurvedic products and medicines on our website is for educational purposes only. One should not buy these products over the counter. These should only be taken after ayurvedic consultation with an ayurvedic practitioner. The uses and indications of these herbal products are based on Traditional Ayurvedic text books. These herbs should be supplemented with appropriate diet and lifestyle to get beneficial effects. Although there is a lot of research done on Ayurveda these days, yet these herbal products might not hold enough current research based evidence.

 

 
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Gurnam Saini has over 15 years’ experience in Ayurvedic naturopathy treatments in Melbourne, Australia. He has completed his bachelor degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, India. He has done MD in Alternative Medicine and certificate courses in Panchakarma Detox, Pulse diagnosis and skin care. He is also a member of the Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA). He has won awards for ground-breaking work in Ayurveda globally. Read More

 

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