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Herbs for stomach ulcers

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What is a peptic ulcer?

A peptic ulcer is an erosion of the tissue protecting the organs of the digestive tract. When it occurs in the stomach, it is called a gastric ulcer. When it occurs in the first portion of the small intestine, it is called a duodenal ulcer. Duodenal ulcers are more common: four times more common in men than in women, and...

What is a peptic ulcer?

A peptic ulcer is an erosion of the tissue protecting the organs of the digestive tract. When it occurs in the stomach, it is called a gastric ulcer. When it occurs in the first portion of the small intestine, it is called a duodenal ulcer. Duodenal ulcers are more common: four times more common in men than in women, and four to five times more common than gastric ulcers. Symptoms are usually abdominal distress 45 to 60 minutes after meals or during the night, abdominal tenderness, and blood in the stool.

Herbs to use in case of peptic ulcer?

Here are the main properties of herb you should be looking for in case of peptic ulcers:

  • Demulcents herbs will protect the lining of the stomach with a protective layer, preventing further inflammation.
  • Anti-inflammatory herbs reduce local inflammation.
  • Antiseptic herbs are useful to fight bacteria that can in some cases be responsible for the inflammation.
  • Astringent herbs reduce local bleeding (if needed, although it might be difficult to identify).

The successful use of herbs to treat peptic ulceration falls into two stages. The first step is to reduce inflammation and initiate healing, and the second is to tone and complete healing. If you are reading this page, you are more likely to be in the first stage, so below is list of herbs for first stage:

  • English plantain has anti-inflammatory properties, and is one of the only demulcent herbs in our selection. It is a good choice to protect the lining of the stomach from further inflammation.
  • Calendula is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. It is a good combination with English Plantain, as it also has antispasmodic and digestive properties that will facilitate digestion. This can help as when your stomach is inflamed, digestion is more difficult, and you might suffer from cramps.
  • Orange ball tree is an anti-inflammatory and analgesic. It is useful at the very beginning of the treatment, if you estimate that your pain is too much. It will reduce dolor of inflammation, while its anti-inflammatory effect will start healing process.
  • Finally, Great plantain is an antiseptic, astringent and anti-inflammatory herb. Useful if peptic ulcers is so developed that it might be bleeding (although in that case, seeking medical help might be a better option to get a personalized treatment)

In a second stage, while the dolor has been reduced, the following herbs might be useful, to avoid a new ulcer to occur later:

  • Relaxant and sedative herbs are useful to reduce stress. Stress is one of the main causes of ulcers. If you suffer from chronic ulcers, that might be the reason. Lemon Balm, Lavender or Chamomile are good options to reduce your stress. If you want more details, look at the dedicated page for herbs to reduce stress.
  • Carminative and digestive herbs can be useful to give your digestive system a little boost and facilitate digestion (good if you suffer from flatulence for example). Pennyroyal and Peppermint can be good choices for this. Want more info? Look at the pages herbs for indigestion or herbs for bloating/flatulence.
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  • Peppermint
    ba-menta

    Main properties: painful digestive problems (gas, bloating, stomach cramps) Irritable Bowel Syndrome common cold and the respiratory symptoms related to coldQuality guarantee: All herbs are grown in Chile Botica del Alma has a SEREMI agreement to package the herbs The company is also supported by CORFO

    $ 4.990
  • English plantain
    ba-siete-venas

    Main properties: useful in stomach ulcers for upper respiratory tract infections: to ease coughs and irritation to stimulate the immune systemQuality guarantee: All herbs are grown in Chile Botica del Alma has a SEREMI agreement to package the herbs The company is also supported by CORFO

    $ 4.190
  • Calendula
    ba-calendula

    Main properties: for digestive problems: stomach pain, gastritis, colitis to alleviate menstrual dolors. for thrush (a vaginal yeast infection due to Candida albicans)Quality guarantee: All herbs are grown in Chile Botica del Alma has a SEREMI agreement to package the herbs The company is also supported by CORFO

    $ 4.190
  • Great plantain (Plantago major)
    ba-llanten

    Main properties: for gastritis (also called stomach inflammation), digestive ulcers or diarrhea for irritated or bleeding hemorrhoids, or vaginitis.Quality guarantee: All herbs are grown in Chile Botica del Alma has a SEREMI agreement to package the herbs The company is also supported by CORFO

    $ 4.190
  • Orange-ball-tree
    ba-matico

    Main properties: for digestive problems (vomiting, nausea, stomachaches, dyspepsia) antibacterial and antiviral actions, antiseptic wound healer (for cuts, scrapes, boils)Quality guarantee: All herbs are grown in Chile Botica del Alma has a SEREMI agreement to package the herbs The company is also supported by CORFO

    $ 4.990
  • Chamomile
    ba-manzanilla

    Main properties: for irregular or delayed menstruation for vaginitis and yeast infections children: positive impact on attention deficit disorder (ADD)Quality guarantee: All herbs are grown in Chile Botica del Alma has a SEREMI agreement to package the herbs The company is also supported by CORFO

    $ 4.990
  • Lemon balm
    ba-melisa

    Main properties: useful for anxiety, insomnia, sleep problems, and restlessness recommended for students during exams children with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)Quality guarantee: All herbs are grown in Chile Botica del Alma has a SEREMI agreement to package the herbs The company is also supported by CORFO

    $ 4.990
  • Pennyroyal
    ba-poleo

    Main properties: very good insect repellent upset stomach or digestive problems for cramps and tension during a woman's monthly cycleQuality guarantee: All herbs are grown in Chile Botica del Alma has a SEREMI agreement to package the herbs The company is also supported by CORFO

    $ 4.190
  • Lavender
    ba-lavanda

    Main properties: for relaxation, insomnia, restlessness for skin care / good remedy for sunburns for hair loss (alopecia) to lower high blood pressure and improve circulationQuality guarantee: All herbs are grown in Chile Botica del Alma has a SEREMI agreement to package the herbs The company is also supported by CORFO

    $ 4.990
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