Written by Slawomir Gromadzki, MPH

Gastric or peptic ulcer develops inside of the stomach lining whereas duodenal ulcer in the upper part of the small intestine.

Gastritis is an uncomfortable digestive problem caused by stomach inflammation and erosion of the lining of the stomach (known as mucosa). Gastritis is often associated with peptic ulcer.


– The key cause of peptic ulcers and gastritis is inadequate amount of mucus caused by drinking insufficient amounts of water.

Helicobacter pylori bacteria is believed to be one of the key factors contributing to gastritis as well as gastric and duodenal ulcers. This bacterium damages the mucus that protects stomach and small intestine, allowing for stomach acid to burn through. It’s unclear how this bacterium spreads. Researchers believe it is possible mostly through unclean food, water, and eating utensils. People who carry this bacteria can also spread it through direct contact.

– Other possible main causes of gastritis and gastrointestinal ulcers: Excess of hydrochloric acid, chronic stress, anxiety, nervousness, aspirin, steroids, ibuprofen, pork (contains high levels of histamine), alcohol, coffee and other sources of caffeine, cigarette smoking, foods high in sugar, foods containing sugar with milk, most hot spices (except cayenne pepper), vinegar, excess animal protein, chronic stress, processed foods.


– It is very important to drink clean filtered or distilled water between meals: “Drinking adequate amounts of water makes the mucus protect the stomach to have enough water to maintain a sufficient amount of bicarbonate, which neutralizes hydrochloric acid so that it cannot break through the mucosal protection barrier. The right amount of water in the body is much more important to protect the mucosa from hydrochloric acid than any drug suggested by pharmacists.”(quoted from the book “Body’s Many Cries for Water”). Thousands of people recovered from peptic ulcers as a result of just drinking sufficient amounts of clean water in between meals. One of my friends told me that he recovered from digestive ulcers only by drinking water in between meals every day. Drink clean and preferably warm water – 3 times a day 2-3 glasses (including herbal teas) between meals and while you are experiencing pain.

Black seed oil or ground Black seed (Nigella sativa). In an animal study, 20 rats with stomach ulcers were treated using Nigella sativa. As a result, about 83% of rats recovered. In addition, black seed caused no side effects and turned to be as effective as a common medication used to treat stomach ulcers (>). Another animal study showed that black seed and its active components prevented ulcer development and protected the lining of the stomach against the effects of alcohol (>). According to a 2010 study, Nigella sativa oil was effective in overcoming the Helicobacter pylori infections, which is known to contribute to stomach ulcers (>).

Ashwagandha was more effective in reducing chronic stress-induced ulcers than drug ranitidine (>).

– You can drink Pau d’Arco or Liquorice root drops or teas 2 times a day about 30 minutes before eating to speed up recovery. In case of hypertension, it is better to avoid liquorice root as it may raise blood pressure.

– You can drink a decoction of one or more of the following herbs: Comfrey, Marigold flower, Fenugreek seeds, Lemon balm (Melissa) leaf. If the ulcer bleeds add Lavender. All ingredients (10 to 50 g each) should be thoroughly mixed together and stored in a sealed container. A very important herb in the above mixture is Comfrey root. You can use it even if the packaging says it is not suitable for internal use as there is no true scientific proof it contributes to liver problems (read more on COMFREY >). In the morning 3 tablespoons of this mixture add to 4 glasses of boiling water in a thermos and drink 3 times a day 1 glass between meals and about 1/5 cup after each meal.

– In addition, you should take Propolis tincture or tablets 3 times a day at the beginning of meals, as Propolis gives excellent results in the treatment of gastrointestinal ulcers.

– Another excellent natural remedy to treat GI ulcers is Mumio > – a black tar-like mass extracted by rocks which in many countries such as Russia or Poland has been approved for internal use.

– Medicinal properties of chlorella, alfalfa, super greens, spirulina, beetroots, carrots, parsley, celery, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower are known to help recover from GI ulcers. Fresh cabbage salads (especially green and kale) with flax oil or olive oil and Celtic salt are famous for their healing properties due to high content of anti-ulcer Vitamin U.

Avoid fruit juices because they are high in sugar and because they trigger a release of larger amounts of hydrochloric acid.

– Fresh raw vegetable juices (especially kale, beets, and carrot) are one of the best natural remedies for peptic and intestinal ulcers.

– Since tap water is contaminated with heavy metals and other toxic substances and bottled water is contaminated with harmful chemicals from plastic the safest option to go is distilled water with a ping of Celtic salt. Read more >

– For a period of 2-3 months eliminate or at least reduce consumption of all meat products, dairy (especially cheese), sugar, alcoholic beverages (including coffee, tea and chocolate), spices, white flour products, and foods with refined sugar.

– An important part of the treatment is avoiding the consumption of products containing dairy products together with sugar, as this produces fermentation in the digestive system. Contrary to earlier opinions, milk is not alkaline but acidic. As soon as it is consumed, the amount of hydrochloric acid in the stomach decreases, but then the “rebound” effect takes place and the stomach produces twice as much acid, increasing the pain in people with peptic ulcer.

Fruits should not be eaten together with vegetables during one meal, but rather separately. Fruits should be consumed about 15-30 minutes before meals and never after them.

– Do not take aspirin or any other medicine containing acetylsalicylic acid, as it causes micro-bleeding of the gastrointestinal mucosa.

– Each meal should be chewed thoroughly and eaten in a good mood.

– Legumes (pulses) and cereals must be well cooked in water.

– Cow’s milk is best to replace milk of organic plant origin (oat, rice, almond, organic soya, etc.).



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