A peptic ulcer is referred to a tough scratch in the inner lining of the abdomen, adjacent to the intestinal tract, which is known as duodenum. The ulcer situated in the abdomen is usually called gastric ulcer and that ulcer which is located in the duodenum, is further termed as duodenal ulcer. Both are together called a peptic ulcer. Signs and indications of the peptic ulcer are usually pointed and cause serious pain and discomfort in the upper part of the abdomen.
Ulcer is caused due to gas, normally occurs in between the meals, particularly when the stomach is vacant during the night time. The pain can vanish rapidly by consuming food, particularly milk. As this disease develops to an extent, there occurs swelling of the abdomen because of excess flatulence, mental stress, insomnia and steady weakness of the body. This disease can be perceived by the blood test in the stool.
A peptic ulcer is caused by hyperacidity, which is further caused by rise in the hydrochloric acid in the abdomen. This is one of the strongest acids released by the cells, lining the abdomen and grind down the inner lining of the stomach. The causes of peptic ulcer is overeating, consuming heavy foods, high calorie food, spicy food, consuming alcohols, smoking and drinking coffee makes the condition worse.
Other causes of peptic ulcer are intake of some specific drugs, food poisoning, some infections, gout, and trauma.
Some of the home remedies for peptic ulcer that are found to be useful are given below:
1. Treating peptic ulcer using bananas - It is considered as the most important remedy for fighting with a peptic ulcer. As bananas holds an unknown compound called vitamin C, which can fight and win over ulcers. Bananas deactivate the excess acidity of the juice that produces gas and minimizes the pain of ulcer by varnishing the lining of the stomach. Person who is suffering from this disease and reached to an extent should only consume couple of bananas with a glass of milk twice or four times throughout the day.
2. Treating peptic ulcer using wood apple - A combination of the leaves of wood apple in also an effective home remedy. Certain amount of leaves must be dipped in to the water. And drink this in the morning. The pain and discomfort caused will be relieved, if this process in carried on for few days. Bael leaves is a good source of tannins, which minimizes the irritation and aid in curing the ulcers.
3. Treating peptic ulcer using cabbage - Cabbage can be used to treat ulcer with no side effects. It must be boiled in water till it lessens to half and then let it become cool. Take this water two times during the day. The extract of the cabbage juice is also worth and a good remedy for curing ulcers. Although, only the extract of cabbage becomes strong, so to make it an average, mix it with the carrot juice in equivalent quantities.
4. Treating peptic ulcer using vegetable juices - The extracts of carrot and cabbage are beneficial in treating peptic ulcers.