Home Treatment for Gastritis

By Audra E. Clark

Gastrisis, an inflammation of the stomach lining, can usually be treated at home using natural remedies. Treating gastritis will depend on its cause, but for the most part, gastritis is treated by the reduction of stomach acid. Always consult your doctor before starting any gastritis treatment.

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A woman holds her stomach in pain.

Causes and Symptoms

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A pint of beer.

According to WebMD, gastritis is most often caused by the excessive consumption of alcohol, chronic vomiting, stress or the long-term use of certain anti-inflammatory drugs. Acute cases of gastritis can caused by bacterial or viral infection such as helicobacter pylori, pernicious anemia or bile reflux. Symptoms can include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite.

Liquid Remedies

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A glass of vegetable juice.

Some ready made beverages are also home treatments for gastritis. Drink coconut water to treat gastritis. According to the website Home Remedies, this treatment is the most effective when you consume nothing but coconut water for the first 24 hours after gastritis symptoms start. Drinking half a cup of potato juice a half hour before meals is also recommended.

There are also drinks that you can prepare. Combine 200 ml of spinach juice and 300 ml of carrot juice for a gastritis home treatment to be taken once a day. According to Natural-HomeRemedies.com, asafetida and cumin water mixed with tamarind water or buttermilk and curd can cure gastritis.

Hot beverages can also prove equally useful. Pour a cup of boiling water into a mug with two teaspoons of peach leaves and let cool for 10 minutes. According to GrannyMed.com, you should drink this three times a day to help treat gastritis. Submerge three to four figs in warm water for 10 minutes and then strain it to make another home treatment for gastritis.

Herbs

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Fresh ginger root.

Making herbal infusions can provide you with home treatments for gastritis, including drinking a tea from licorice three times a day. Drop half a teaspoon in of licorice in boiling water, wait 10 minutes, then strain and drink. Add a teaspoon of ajwain and a pinch of salt to a glass of lukewarm water to make another herbal infusion.

You can also chew herbs as a natural gastritis remedy. Chewing fresh ginger before meals can prevent gastritis. Ginger can also relieve most symptoms of gastritis like nausea, indigestion and gas because, according to the website Homemade Medicine, ginger heals stomach and intestinal tissue and is a natural anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. Chewing roasted fennel after meals can also provide relief from gastritis.

Diet Changes

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A glass of fresh orange juice.

Some simple changes to your diet can help you get over and prevent gastritis from recurring. Make sure to drink fruit juice everyday and at least eight large glasses of water. According to Home Remedies, a cup of rice gruel twice a day is a home treatment for gastritis. They also recommend eating a lot of juicy fruits and having you last meal at least 2 hours before you go to sleep.

What Not to Eat

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A cup of black coffee.

Do not eat spicy foods or meat and refrain from drinking strong tea or coffee while suffering from gastritis. According to Home Remedies, you should also refrain from tobacco and nicotine products, sweets, sour foods, pickles, chilies, condiment and spices, especially red pepper.

You should stop taking anti-inflammatory medication if your gastritis was caused by chronic use of the drugs, according to medical practice Jackson Siegelbaum Gastroenterology. Stop drinking alcohol our if your gastritis was caused by excessive or habitual drinking.

Non-Dietary

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A woman holds a hot water bottle on her stomach.

There are home treatments that can help if you have gastritis that don't have to do with your diet. Apply heat twice a day with a hot compress or hot water bottle on your stomach when it is empty or at least 2 hours after eating. According to Home Remedies, you should also give yourself a dry friction bath by rubbing your skin with a dry towel or a soft bristle bush as well as a sponge bath every day.