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Home Remedies for Gastritis

Gastritis is essentially an inflammation of the stomach’s inner lining. This inner lining can get eroded leading to an ulcer. The stomach lining is responsible for producing the stomach acids and different enzymes for digestion. Most people that have gastritis are able to treat it and find relief for their symptoms. There are times when gastritis means you need to see a doctor and make a treatment plan, but there are also ways to treat gastritis with home remedies.Chronic or persistent gastritis will likely need medical treatment. If your gastritis symptoms have lasted longer than a week, see your healthcare provider. You can continue to use home remedies while waiting for your appointment. Most natural treatments can also be used with medical gastritis treatment.

Causes of Gastritis

The primary cause of gastritis is when the stomach lining gets damaged. This can happen due to various reasons –

  • Unhealthy eating
  • Excessive smoking and drinking
  • Unchecked popping of painkiller medicines like ibuprofen and aspirin
  • Helicobacter pylori infection (bacterial infection)
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Extreme stress
  • Viral infections like the herpes simplex virus (seen in people with low immunity levels)

Important Home Remedies for Gastritis

  1. CORIANDER, CUMIN AND FENNEL
  • Take 1/4rth of each coriander, cumin and fennel. (Dhaniya, Jeera And Saunf)
  • Boil all these in in about 400 ml
  • Boil to prepare decoction
  • Boil till 50 to 60 ml remains.
  • Filter and drink twice daily.
  1. GINGER

Ginger gas anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory characteristics. It helps in alleviating the symptoms of gastritis, treat pain, indigestion, vomiting and nausea effectively.

  • Chop fresh ginger root.
  • Add the chopped ginger to a cup of boiling water.
  • Keep it covered for 10 minutes.
  • Strain the solution.
  • Add honey to the solution
  • Consume the tea twice or thrice daily for a week to get wonderful results.

However, people having medical complications of high blood pressure or blood thinning must be careful while using this home remedy.

  1. YOGURT AND ASFOETIDA (HING)

Addition of yogurt to the regular diet really helps to fight away gastritis. The probiotics present in yogurt protects the stomach from getting degraded and enhances the immunity of the individuals.

  • Consume approximately 3 cups of yogurt on a daily basis to get relief from the pain and other complications of gastritis. One can add pinch of hing also for better results.
  • One can also prepare a smoothie using yogurt, honey and banana. Consume it thrice daily and expect recovery at a quicker pace.
  1. TULSI

Tulsi is an amazing home remedy for treating gastritis. The anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory characteristics of this herb provides tremendous releif from the irritation of gastritis.

  • Take some tulsi leaves.
  • Steep them in hot water for a few minutes.
  • Strain the solution.
  • Leave it to cool.
  • Mix some honey to the tulsi tea.
  • Drink the solution.

You can also simply chew 5 leaves of tulsi on a daily basis and get relief from the pain. Repeat this process for approximately a few weeks.

  1. LICORICE

The soothing and anti-inflammatory properties of licorice make it highly beneficial for the treatment of gastritis. It helps to provide relief from the various symptoms of this painful metabolic disorder.

  • Take 1 tsp of licorice powder.
  • Add it to a cup of boiling water.
  • Steep the solution for approximately 10 minutes.
  • Strain the solution.
  • Consume the tea at least twice daily.