What is Peptic Ulcer (stomach ulcer)?Peptic ulcer is an open sore or erosion on the gastrointestinal tract that is painful. It develops when hydrochloric acid in the digestive fluids and the enzyme pepsin in the stomach damage the gastrointestinal tract. An ulcer in the stomach is called gastric ulcer and in the duodenum is called a duodenal ulcer. The gastric and duodenal ulcers together are referred to as peptic ulcers. Common Causes of Peptic Ulcers Bacterial infection (Helicobacter pylori) Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs like aspirin, ibuprofen (NSAIDs) Smoking, stress, etc., increase susceptibility Immune Abnormalities Alcoholism Home Remedies for Peptic Ulcers Tip 1: Fenugreek leaves contain compounds that can heal the ulcer. Boil 1 cup of fenugreek leaves and add a pinch of salt to it. Drink this twice a day. Tip 2: Drinking raw cabbage juice is very effective for treating stomach ulcer. Consume fresh cabbage juice daily before your bedtime. This will help strengthen the stomach lining and heal the ulcer. Tip 3: Bananas contain an antibacterial substance that help slow down the growth of ulcer in the stomach. Hence eat a banana every day after your breakfast. Tip 4: Honey has natural healing properties that work wonders for treating stomach ulcer. Take a tablespoon of honey daily before your breakfast or have it any time of the day with food like wheat bread. This will help reduce stomach inflammation and keep away other stomach diseases. Tip 5: A clove of garlic is highly recommended for stomach ulcer. Eat 2- 3 cloves of garlic a day during your daily meals to ease the inflammation in the stomach. Tip 6: Powder the bark of the slippery elm and add to a cup of warm water, mix well and drink the mixture three times a day. The bark of slippery elm has been used to soothe the mucus membranes that line the stomach and the duodenum. Tip 7: Coconut oil has been used widely as a natural ingredient for treating various disturbances in the stomach. It has an anti-bacterial property that kills bacteria that cause ulcers. Published on Mar 19, 2014Last Updated on Sep 26, 2019 << Home Remedies for Toothache Home Remedies for Vertigo >> Most Popular on Medindia Nutam (400mg) (Piracetam) Color Blindness Calculator Blood Donation - Recipients Recommended Reading Peptic Ulcer Encyclopedia section of medindia gives general information about Peptic Ulcer READ MORE Stomach Ulcers can be Treated With Potato Juice Potatoes are endowed with unique antibacterial molecules which can help alleviate stomach ulcers, scientists at Manchester University said. READ MORE Top 10 Health Benefits of Banana Bananas are one of the most consumed fruits in the world. They offer a wide array of health benefits including heart health, skin care and bone strength. READ MORE Fenugreek Fenugreek (methi in hindi) seeds are rich source of trigonelline, lysine and l-tryptophan. The seeds also contain a large amount of saponins and fibers that could account for many health benefits of fenugreek. READ MORE peptic ulcer - Related News Antacid Ranitidine may Cause Cancer, Health Alert Sounded Ranitidine, the most popular acidity drug, widely used as Rantac, has found to contain a cancer-causing chemical. READ MORE More Research Needed Over Ranitidine Row, says Doctors Patients could opt for Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI) for temporary relief from acidity, suggests new study. The move came from the information that Ranitidine contains carcinogens. READ MORE Investigational New Drug Reduces the Severity of Heartburn New study conducted by Cambridge, Mass.-based Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, shows that an Investigational drug reduces the intensity of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or heart burn. READ MORE More Related News Comments @RossM, India Hello. I have recently been diagnosed with peptic ulcers and I am on a non stop antacid and antibiotics routine. I think, in the long run, switching to alternative medication is a good idea. So I did some research and found that Emblica officinalis is very useful in ulcer treatment. I also ordered Holoram Digest and Acidity 30 Formula online for my acid reflux. Has anyone tried these before? I am really looking forward to positive results. @Waallovar1954, India hi, this article is really helped me lot. thanks for sharing. @elinaross I would like to add one more tip i.e try using Propolis. It helps to cure ulcers more quickly than most of other medicine. In my opinion, it is best to avoid the occurring of ulcers. It is advised that not to consume food, which is high in acid and other similar substances. @ulcer, India i m suffering with the problam of ulcer, suggest me good medicine for this.