Hyperacidity Gastritis Treatments
Herbal gastritis treatments reduce the amount of acid in your stomach and have anti-inflammatory, calming and cicatrizing effect on the stomach lining.
What is gastritis?
As a short definition, gastritis is an inflammation of the lining that protects the stomach walls accompanied by an increase in gastric acid secretion.
There are multiple causes of which, the most frequent being: administration of medications (especially NSAIDs), alcohol consumption and aggressive food for the digestive tract, the presence of bacteria (Helicobacter pylori) in stomach, sleep deprivation or high levels of stress. One or more of these factors leads to the appearance of gastritis, which - if not treated in time - evolves to ulcer.
In case of gastritis, the most common symptom is abdominal pain, pain that is often associated with heatburn sensation. Pain may be continuous (hours or even days) or intermittent, and may be accompanied by other signs: acid regurgitation, nausea, bloating, diarrhea.
Herbs for gastritis treatments
To aid the recovery, phytotherapy recommends herbs that reduce the amount of acid in your stomach and herbs that have anti-inflammatory, calming and cicatrizing effect on the stomach lining.
Liquorice (Glicirizia glabra root). Take a teaspoon of root tincture 4 times daily. Dilute each dose in a cup of water, so that the alcohol concentration in the tincture doesn't have adverse effects.
The active principles in liquorice are excellent anti-inflammatory and help restore the gastric mucosa, which protects the stomach walls from acid erosion.
Raspberry leaves (Rubus idaeus). Take 1 teaspoon of powder, 4 times daily. This treatment has an anti-acid, haemostatic and cicatrizing effect, also helping to close lesions occurring on the stomach walls in peptic ulceration.
Calamus (Acorus calamus). Take half a teaspoon of root powder 4 times daily on an empty stomach. It acts an antibiotic (inhibits the development of Helicobacter pylori) and gastric sedative, helps control stress levels, given the fact that in more than half the cases, stress is one of the major factors that determine the occurrence of gastritis and ulcers.
Marigold (Calendula officinalis) flowers contain essential oils, resins and bitter substances which have cicatrizing and soothing effects on the stomach.
Chamomile (Matricaria chamommila) calms stomach muscle spasms caused by gastritis.
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) reduces gastric secretions, calms and disinfects the gastrointestinal tract, reduces gastrointestinal tract inflammation and burning sensation in the stomach. It also eliminates bloating and stomach cramps.
Peppermint (Mentha Piperita) soothes stomach pain.
Dandelion is used to treat various digestive disorders such as stomach upset, heartburn and gastritis. Use with caution as this may increase gastric acidity.
Valerian (Valeriana Officinalis) is a natural anti-anxiety remedy effective for reducing gastric pain.
Comfrey (Symphytum officinale). An internal treatment for 2-4 weeks with Comfrey root powder for hiperacidiy gastritis treatment or stomach ulcer does miracles.
Its active principles protect and help rebuilding stomach walls and gastric mucosa, soothe the pain and reduce the frequency of gastritis attacks until complete recovery. Take 1 teaspoon of root powder, 3-4 times per day, on an empty stomach.
Knotgrass (Polygonum aviculare) has anti-inflammatory effects in gastritis and stomach ulcer.
Herbal teas for gastritis treatment
You can make a soothing gastritis tea from
Put 1 tablespoon of plants to 1 cup boiling water. Allow it to steep, then strain. Drink 1-2 cups of tea throughout the day, for 4-5 weeks.
Or you can prepare a tea from this herbal mixture:
Use 1 teaspoon of plants to 1 cup of boiling water. Let it steep for 3 minutes, then strain. Sip the tea warm, 3-4 cups throughout the day.
Additional ResourcesHeatburn can also be a symptom of GERD (acid reflux disease).
Inna from www.journey-with-crohns-disease.com has a very informative article about difference between gastritis and GERD Natural Treatment For GERD.
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