The stomach is an organ located between the esophagus and small intestine and is responsible for the digestion of the food we consume. During digestion, this organ releases an acid with a low pH level which destroys the bacteria which came with the food – in this way, it protects the intestinal tract from potential infections. However, the stomach is prone to numerous diseases such as gastritis which is usually caused by mucosal inflammation and causes symptoms such as heartburn, loss of appetite, bleeding and pain.
Here are the main causes of gastritis:
– H. Pylori infection;
– Unhealthy diet;
– Smoking and alcohol abuse;
– Excessive use of NSAIDS and other meds.
The conventional treatment for gastritis involves prescription drugs, and although they work well, they often come with numerous adverse side-effects which can worsen the condition. Luckily, gastritis is also treatable with several natural remedies which you can see below.
Boil 2 handfuls of rice in a liter of water, then leave the liquid to cool down. Drink it during the day to relieve the symptoms and cure the condition.
Ginger and pear
Peel and slice a piece of ginger and one pear, then boil them in water. Once they’re nicely cooked and soft, remove the pot from heat and drink the water each morning before breakfast. Ginger has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and is a great antibiotic that can defeat bacteria such as H. Pylori.
Carrot and celery juice
Mix a few carrots with a celery sprig and some water in a blender, then drink the smoothie every time you’re experiencing heartburn to soothe the pain.
Apple and chamomile
Peel and slice one apple and add some chamomile flowers in a pot of water, then bring the mixture to a boil and remove it from the stove. Strain the tea in the end and drink a cup each morning.
Parsley is a powerful diuretic which will protect your gastrointestinal system. Make some parsley tea and drink it every morning to protect your stomach from infections.