Ayurvedic treatment for Peptic Ulcer

Ayurveda has much to offer for treating peptic ulcer. Ayurvedic term for peptic ulcer, “Parinam shool”, is a disorder caused by the Agni bhootha.

Symptoms of Peptic Ulcer

  • Abdominal pain
  • Heart burn
  • Nausea

Causes of Peptic Ulcer
The main cause of the peptic ulcer is hyperacidity, a condition of excess digestive acid in the stomach. Improper life style and diet is another reason. The conditions which prop up increase in hydrochloric acid secretion cause peptic ulcer

Factors that Cause Hyperacidity

  • Intake of spicy and hot foods
  • Fasting
  • Irregular eating
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Smoking
  • Excessive use of pain killers like aspirin, ibuprofen etc
  • Excessive intake of tea and coffee

Treatment for Peptic Ulcer
Ayurvedic treatment for peptic ulcer is aimed at two things, 1) to reduce the quantity of digestive fluids produced in the stomach 2) To neutralise the digestive acids
Here are some Ayurvedic and herbal remedies for peptic ulcer:

Home Remedies

  • Eat more banana and plantain
  • Drink cold milk
  • Drink more water
  • Drink juices of raw vegetables like cabbage
  • Take small meals frequently (do not overeat)
  • Take barley, papal, paraval prepared with honey

Ayurvedic Remedies

  • Sukhumara Ghrita is widely prescribed for peptic ulcer
  • Snehapanam, a medicated ghee, is a treatment used for Peptic Ulcer
  • Take Avipatrika Churna regularly
  • Amalpitanthak Loh, Leela Vilas ras and Chanderkala Ras are good medicines for peptic ulcer

Life style and Diet

  • Do not drink alcohol, tea, coffe, cola or smoke, instead, take barley water regularly
  • Do not use aspirin and other pain killers
  • Eat food timely
  • Relax yourselves
  • Avoid spicy, hot and fried foods
  • Avoid garlic, yogurt, ginger etc
  • Avoid baked food, breads, cakes etc
  • Avoid pickles and hot sausages

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