Peptic Ulcers Herbal Remedies

Mastic Gum Tea:

Mastic gum has been traditionally used for its potential to combat H. pylori infections and support stomach health.

  • Ingredients:
    • 1 teaspoon of mastic gum resin (available in powdered form)
    • 1 cup of hot water
  • Instructions:
    1. Place the mastic gum resin in a cup.
    2. Pour hot water over the resin.
    3. Stir well until the gum dissolves.
    4. Allow it to cool slightly and drink this mastic gum tea daily to potentially combat H. pylori infections and soothe the stomach lining.

Licorice Root (DGL) Infusion:

Deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) can help soothe the stomach lining and reduce ulcer-related discomfort.

  • Ingredients:
    • 1-2 DGL licorice root capsules (follow label instructions)
    • 1 cup of hot water
  • Instructions:
    1. Open the DGL capsules and empty the contents into a cup.
    2. Pour hot water over the DGL powder.
    3. Stir well until it dissolves.
    4. Allow it to cool slightly and drink this licorice root infusion as needed to soothe the stomach lining.

Marshmallow Root Decoction:

Marshmallow root’s mucilaginous properties create a protective coating on the digestive tract, potentially reducing irritation.

  • Ingredients:
    • 1-2 teaspoons of dried marshmallow root
    • 1 cup of water
  • Instructions:
    1. Place the dried marshmallow root in a saucepan.
    2. Add water and bring it to a simmer.
    3. Simmer for 10-15 minutes.
    4. Remove from heat, strain, and let it cool slightly.
    5. Drink this marshmallow root decoction between meals to help protect and soothe the stomach lining.

Chamomile Tea:

Chamomile tea is known for its calming and anti-inflammatory properties, making it a soothing choice for those with peptic ulcers.

  • Ingredients:
    • 1-2 teaspoons of dried chamomile flowers
    • 1 cup of hot water
  • Instructions:
    1. Place the dried chamomile flowers in a cup.
    2. Pour hot water over the flowers.
    3. Cover and steep for 5-10 minutes.
    4. Strain and drink chamomile tea regularly to promote digestive comfort and reduce inflammation.

Aloe Vera Gel Drink:

Aloe vera gel, when consumed in moderation, may have ulcer-healing properties and promote stomach lining health.

  • Ingredients:
    • 1-2 tablespoons of pure aloe vera gel (ensure it is safe for consumption)
    • 1/2 cup of water
  • Instructions:
    1. Mix the aloe vera gel with water.
    2. Stir well until fully combined.
    3. Drink this aloe vera gel mixture as recommended on the product label for potential ulcer healing and stomach lining support.

As always, consult with a healthcare professional before using herbal remedies, especially if you have underlying health conditions or are taking medications. These herbal treatments can be a valuable addition to your peptic ulcer management plan, which may also include dietary changes and lifestyle modifications for the best results in healing and symptom relief.

Urinary Infections

Herbs: Buchu (Barosma betulina), cornsilk (Zea mays), marshmallow (Althaea officinalis)

Remedy: Make an infusion with 5 g of each herb to 3 cups (750 ml) of water. Divide into 4 doses and drink throughout the day.

Option: Substitute juniper (Juniperus communis) or goldenrod (Solidago virgaurea) for buchu.


Herb: Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus)

Remedy: Make a decoction of the berries and drink 1 2/3–2 1/3 cups (450–600 ml) a day.
Tip: Cranberry juice may be substituted for bilberry decoction.

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Herbs: Garlic (Allium sativum), echinacea (Echinacea spp.)

Remedy: Take either or both herbs in capsule or tablet form.

Note: Take in addition to other remedies.
Caution: Do not take juniper or buchu during pregnancy.

Neuralgia

General Remedies
Herbs: St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum), lavender (Lavandula officinalis), clove (Eugenia caryophyllata)

Remedy: Apply neat St. John’s wort infused oil to painful areas, or add 20 drops each of clove and lavender essential oil to 2 tbsp plus 2 tsp (50 ml) of St. John’s wort infused oil and then apply every 2–3 hours as required.

Herb: Peppermint (Mentha x piperita)

Remedy: Make an infusion with 25 g of herb to 3 cups (750 ml) of water and bathe the affected area. Alternatively, dilute 20 drops of essential oil in 2 tbsp plus 2 tsp (50 ml) of carrier oil and gently massage into the painful area.

Caution: Do not use on children under 5.

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Head Pain
Herb: Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata)
Remedy: Mix 1⁄2 tsp of powder with water to make a thick paste and apply to the head.

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Toothache
Herb: Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata)
Remedy: Chew a clove or rub 1–2 drops of neat essential oil onto the affected tooth 2–3 times a day for up to 3 days.

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