Gastritis: Symptoms, causes and natural remedies

man with gastritis
Gastritis is regarded to be a disease that is characterized by inflammation and irritation of stomach lining or mucosa. The stomach lining is known to secrete specific enzymes and acids which help in digestion. Moreover, mucus is also secreted, which protects stomach lining from acid’s corrosive action. Gastritis or stomach lining inflammation tends to lower digestive acid and enzyme production thereby, jeopardizing digestion procedure. Acute gastritis is said to be caused because of severe and sudden inflammation of stomach lining. In case, gastritis is present for prolonged period, then it could become chronic. Erosive gastritis is regarded to be a type, which results in stomach lining loss because of wearing out or erosion. Erosive gastritis could be chronic or acute and could result in very severe formation of ulcer. Besides this, it is caused because of some injury, illness or surgery and is also called stress gastritis. Fortunately, there is homeopathic treatment for Gastritis that can be done without having to spend a fortune or having to take strong medicines.

Gastritis causes

•    Various fungal, bacterial, viral or parasitic infection
•    Helicobacter pylori related infection
•    Anti-inflammatory, non-steroidal drugs being taken for a long time
•    Too much intake of alcohol
•    Swallowing corrosives
•    Chemotherapy
•    Swallowing foreign elements
•    Endoscopies
•    Traumatic injuries
•    Iron tablets and potassium supplements
•    Critical illness
•    Severe burns
•    Heavy meals
•    Surgery
•    Disease such as pernicious anemia and Chron’s
•    Autoimmune disorder which invades stomach lining healthy cells

Gastritis symptoms

•    Nausea
•    Dyspepsia or upper abdominal pain
•    Vomiting
•    Acid reflux
•    Belching
•    Indigestion
•    Appetite loss
•    Fullness feeling in upper abdomen
•    Bad breath
•    Blood vomiting
•    Stool having blood
•    Tool tarry and black
•    Vomiting blood
•    Concentrated sensation of burning in the upper abdomen

gastritis animated diagram

Gastritis – Natural remedies

•    One should consume two plantains regularly every morning and drink milk after thirty minutes.
•    Orange juice of one glass along with roasted cumin seeds, rock salt pinch added to it can provide relief.
•    Lightly sucking and chewing two clove pieces
•    Drinking milk every night before bed time
•    4 crushed garlic cloves could be consumed each morning only in empty stomach.
•    If the person has had a heavy meal, then for eliminating gastritis possibility, it would be better to take water filled in a glass and mixed with one teaspoon of honey and two teaspoon of apple cider vinegar.
•    Sucking jiggery piece after meals
•    Boiling fennel seeds in water, straining and sweetening it with honey and to drink frequently
•    Taking white vinegar, 2 tsp after each meal
•    Drinking spearmint tea or ginger tea
•    Drinking glass of water and adding roasted, powdered cumin seeds to it
•    Drinking coconut water frequently
•    Diet having cabbage is said to work wonders for gastritis patients. This diet ensures proper expulsion of gas and clear motion from the body.
•    Taking three or two huge curd mixed rice in gulps could minimize symptoms of gastritis.