Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- ACV and Baking Soda, Cayenne, Glutamine
- Aloe Vera
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Aloe Vera Juice
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda, Cayenne
- Cabbage Juice
- Coconut Oil
- Colloidal Silver, Aloe Vera, Dgl
- Cranberry Juice, Unsweetened
- Diatomaceous Earth, Clay, Wheatgrass
- Flax Seeds
- Garlic Cured Stomach Ulcer
- General Feedback
- Honey and Oatmeal
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Makabuhay Stem Juice
- Manuka Honey
- Pine Nut Oil
- Potato Broth
- Raw Honey
- Remedies Needed
05/11/2013: Yumi from Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines: "Hi, I'm also from Philippines, I'm suffering some symptoms of ulcer such as extreme stomach pain, vommiting, loss of appettite, pain everytime I eat. My parents said that its ulcer, I hate hospitals which made me wanna try this herbal med but I can't find..."
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Cayenne Cure for an Ulcer
Home Remedy Ingredients:
- Cayenne Pepper - 1 Teaspoon
- Glass of Hot Water
Cayenne capsules are available, but for a direct approach, drink a teaspoon of powdered cayenne pepper in a glass of hot water once a day.
It may sound a bit crazy, but people have had great success in curing difficult ulcers with cayenne.
[YEA] 11/10/2010: Bee from Somewhere, Mo, Usa: "I have been suffering from stomach pain and nausea from a stomach ulcer for years and have seen doctors multiple times. I was told always to take antacids and avoid coffee and alcohol. Avoiding those things helped, but the antacids made the nausea increase and of course it felt like my food just didn't digest. If my stomach was empty I would be in agony, the gnawing pain of an ulcer, and frequently had bouts of nausea that made it hard to be productive.
I tried aloe vera which had some success, digestive enzymes- didn't really help, probiotics- were useful but didn't help the ulcer. I had heard of cayenne for ulcers, but was hesitant to try- the idea of putting hot pepper on a tender stomach seemed crazy! But as the pain has recently been worsening and I don't have much money to see a doctor I was desperate.
I read up a little more and decided to get a bottle of cayenne capsules. I followed the instructions- 1 pill three times a day (455 mg). The first one I took, I took it on an empty stomach before a meal and fairly quickly I felt it take effect- it did burn and I felt increasing pain at first- and I worried I had made a mistake in taking it. However, the pain eased up and as the burn subsided it felt better. I was able to eat and felt for the first time that my food was digesting better. I have continued this for just over a week now- taking it with meals- and the pain lessens every day. I even woke up in the morning PAIN FREE!! After having stomach pain every morning for years, it was an amazing feeling! I will continue taking it for at least another week to ensure that the ulcer is fully healed- also avoiding coffee, tea, alcohol, and other irritants- but I would definitely label this a remedy a success for me! Cayenne has quickly become my favorite home remedy!"Replies
11/10/2010: Tommy from North York, On, Canada replies: "Hi bee,
Thank you for sharing with us your success with cayenne peper. Did you have H. Pylori before that?"
11/11/2010: Bee from Somewhere, Mo, Usa replies: "Tommy,
I was never tested for or diagnosed with H. Pylori, but I suspect that was a possible cause."
[YEA] 03/24/2008: Paul Blake HMD from Lake Elsinore, Ca: "I have been reading your readers' emails and I wanted to make some comments about Cayenne Pepper. Cayenne is one of my favorate herbs for myself and my clients. I had prostate cancer 18 years ago and I cured it naturally using herbs, cleansing and diet only. For the cancer I used the John Ray Christopher method of cayenne tea with a teaspoon of cayenne pepper in warm water 3 times daily. Today I still use one or more teaspoons daily in my food at every meal. Just recently I received a call from a Doctor of Chinese medicine who was throwing up blood from ulcers. As I alway do I suggested cayenne capsuls using 100,000 heat units plus. He could not believe that this would work but he took my advice and within a few days his problem was over. Of course I also gave him some advice on changing diet and lifestyle. In my 18 years as a naturopahtic healer I have used cayenne many times for bleeding ulcers. Cayenne also works great for emphysema sufferors, I have seen patients get off oxygen bottles and out of wheelchairs. But the person with the disease must go beyond the herb for the disease and look at the way they eat and their lifestyle. If they do not change their life the disease will appear somewhere else in another form."Replies
02/14/2012: Sz from Toronto, Ontario replies: "To Paul Blake HMD from Lake Elsinore, Ca writes
Hi, I have h pylori and I'm suffering from it last 3 yrs stomach pain day and night can't eat anything. Could you please suggest me ulcer diet and treatment plus I'm also having fibromyalgia and depression- any naturopahtic treatment? I'll really appreciate your advice in this regards."
01/09/2013: Daniel from Hyde Park, Utah replies: "Paul, If you've read these posts on stomach ulcers, then you know they aren't that difficult to heal. You mentioned, however, that you have fibromyalgia which indicates that you have severe gut dysbiosis and a failing immune system. You're stomach is over run by harmful bacteria, and so is your small and large intestines. First, recognize that your Doctor doesn't know what he is talking about. Second, you need to focus on healing your gut through diet change as well as taking powerful probiotics and healing foods. I highly recommend reading "Gut and Psychology Syndrom" by Dr. Natasha Campbell-Mcbride. Go to her website where there are many resources for people in your situation.) Remember "all disease begins in the Gut" - Hippocrates"
05/17/2013: Amanda from Ca replies: "Hi I was wondering does cayenne have the same effect on an ulcer if you have the bacteria h pylori? I had cayenne pepper on a meal I ate a few days ago, after dinner I was in so much pain I was in bed wanting to cry."
[YEA] 01/02/2008: Lisa from Southeast, USA: "12 years ago I finally got healed of an ulcer for which I'd been taking medication for several years. So when I recently began having that telltale burning, gnawing pain in my stomach, I knew exactly what was happening.
I also knew the whole routine...doctor's appointment, upper GI, ultrasound etc etc., just to have them tell me what I already knew. PLUS, they'd prescribe medications which my insurance will no longer cover because there are now non-prescription strengths of them available over-the-counter. Needless to say, I was willing to try an alternative method to save myself the time and expense. If you've ever had an ulcer, you usually don't have to have someone tell you what one feels like.
Anyway, I read somewhere about cayenne's healing effects. A week ago, I was up and down through the night with that burning, and all the antacids I could chew were simply giving me no relief. So Thursday morning I got up, got brave, and mixed a full measuring teaspoon of cayenne pepper into a teacup of very warm water and drank it down on an empty stomach.
It wasn't nearly as bad as I expected! And while I was warm all over and my stomach burned a little more when the fluid first hit that spot, the pain quickly diminished. Within minutes, I felt better than I had the day before, and as the day wore on, I continued to feel even better.
Anyway, I've repeated this every day now for the past week, and by day 3 the burning pain in my stomach was COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY GONE, even first thing in the morning. I'm continuing the regimen for therapeutic and preventive purposes, just to see if it cures my allergies and other problems. I'll probably reduce the daily dosage now that the stomach problem has subsided, but I'm a believer! And I'm a lifelong advocate of that little red pepper...this is news worth sharing!
Thank God for natural remedies."Replies
[YEA] 01/05/2010: Ann from Deer Park, Wa replies: "Thank you Lisa, for the information. I was having terrible pain after meals and didn't know the cause. Still don't know the cause, but the cayenne has stopped the pain and my entire system seems to be working much better. This simple treatment saved me a lot of time, money and the need for expensive drugs that seldom work well."
03/07/2011: Pratt from Manchester, Ct replies: "Hello Lisa ,
Glad you are feeling well. I have mild irriatation in my stomach and have had some bleeding.. Just wondering apart from taking the cayenne tea what was your diet during the healing period, if you can share that will be great - Pratt"
[YEA] 02/15/2012: Dana from Atlanta, Ga replies: "I took Lisa's advice and used Cayenne for my ulcer. I had been taking NSAIDS for pain due to a car accident and unfortunately took one too many. Although I wasn't formally diagnosed by a doctor, when I awoke with that burning pain in my stomach at 2am, I knew exactly what it was.
I went straight to EC and found some great suggestions. I took the cayenne in warm water every morning, drank it just like a tea. It worked wonders. I also ate fresh avacado, almost daily. Everyday, the pain subsided less and less and in about than 2 weeks the pain was completely gone. The burning occurs when the Hydrochloric Acid of the stomach touches the ulcerated area. I also made sure I kept some bread or crackers on me, to constantly keep something in my stomach (every two hours or so).
Not being able to sleep at night for a few weeks was not fun. No more NSAIDS for me.... only natural remedies."
[YEA] 08/12/2012: Ben from Odessa, Missouri replies: "I have had the most terrible experience the last 6 month, with what I believe is an ulcer. Everytime I ate anything I had terrible pain. I really thought the worst. In desperation I was praying for G-d to heal me and after I read the story about how Hezekiah prayed to be healed and then Isaiah the prophet was told by G-d to put on a fig poultice, I realized that maybe the answer was already here. I looked on the internet and found herballegacy and read about ulcers. I decided to try Cayenne, in minutes I felt better. I think the answers to all diseases are probably right under our noses."
02/08/2013: Dr Love from Balerno,edinburgh,, Bonnie Scotland. replies: "As for above... google - ancient healing secrets or healing secrets of the ancients
olives, extra virgin olive oil, cayenne pepper, manuka honey, bannanas and semi-skin milk, balsamic vinegar, garlic, red onions, fruit."
[YEA] 09/20/2009: Josh from Daytona Beach, Florida: "I was suffering from ulcers for 2 years and couldnt find relief. I was prescribed carafate which covers the ulcer in an attempt to promote healing. With little success I tried herbal remedies and a healthy diet, eating natural foods, such as fruits, vegtables, and lean meats. I discovered extra virgin coconut oil and began taking 3 Tbls orally, within days I began to feel much better! Though ive read books that claim that coconut oil can cure ulcers alone I think it was a combination of the medication and good diet along with the coconut oil that cured my ulcer. If you are or ever do suffer the pain of an ulcer I strongly recomend the use of coconut oil, its a life saver!"
[YEA] 05/29/2008: WT from Spartanburg, SC: "I've always been a fan of natural remedies since childhood. I discovered coconut oil years ago while looking for a vinegar and oil recipe. We've always used RBD (refined, bleached, deoderized) and now use the Luanna brand found in Wal-Mart. A couple years ago I had increasing stomach pain over a several week period. It started out like hunger pains and got progressively worse. It got to the point that it wouldn't go away even after eating. I figured it must be an ulcer.
I had read that coconut oil killed the ulcer causing bacteria. I got on the internet and researched the dosage and began taking a tablespoon in the morning and another at night.
After three days or so the pain was gone and I stopped taking it. A few weeks later the pain came back. I figured if you take antibiotics for 7-10 days I should probably do the same with the coconut oil. Again the pain left in three days or so but I kept taking it for a week. That's been probably three years or so. I also try and eat fried eggs once every weekend just for good health.
PS: an arterial ultrasound on my carotid arteries, taken last year after about 8 years consuming the stuff, showed no evidence of plaque buildup.
I've smoked up to 2 packs a day until quitting 2 years ago and have never taken cholesterol meds. I'm 45 and my dad was 90% blocked by age 61.nI also take 4+ Grams of cheap ascorbic acid vitamin C almost daily."
Colloidal Silver, Aloe Vera, Dgl
[YEA] 09/27/2011: David T from Greenville, Sc: "I have used a three part formula for years to heal my own "start up" stomach ulcers; always successful and have recommended the same at least twenty times with universal success. The latest success was a friend who happens to be a physician. She often makes fun of my "remedies" and attributes my various concoctions to my distant Cherokee heritage rather than good science. But the theory behind each element is real.
Assume for a moment that the ulcer's generation is often due to irritation caused by a virus or bacteria.
Then if that is so, we must have a virucide and so I use colloidal silver as the first ingredient. Therefore, take on an empty stomach about a quarter of a cup of colloidal silver in the morning and at night. Silver, of course, kills both virus and bacteria as well as fungi.
Second, we need a burn healer, because the ulcer is effectively an unhealed burn, and so use liquid aloe vera. Use a strong form. Take a quarter of a cup on an empty stomach ten minutes after you have taken the silver.
This formula worked for many years but one of my gurus told me to add DGL which is a derivative of licorice. It often comes in chewable form which I recommend. The DGL apparently also acts to heal the wound. This comes last. Take two morning and evening before bed after the silver and aloe.
This three part formula should be used for a month. When you feel that the ulcer is no longer hurting you, you can cut the formula in half for an additional month. This is to just make sure the ulcer is completely healed.
As far as diet goes, you must get completely off of all coffee (even de-caff because it too is acidic), elimination of acidic foods, like peppers and tomatos... for at least a month.
Your ulcer may not have originated from a virus or bacteria, but since you do not know, we must assume that at the heart of the irritation is a "bug."
You could also add natural vitamin E as a wound healer... Not synthetic E. Natural E will say on the labeling, "d-alpha tocopherol" while synthetic will say, "dl-alpha tocopherol"... the extra "l" after the "d" is all the difference! Almost every health food store will only sell the natural."
Cranberry Juice, Unsweetened
[YEA] 11/05/2009: Liz from Seattle, Wa.: "Am 70 and have acid reflux for years. Got herbs from the Chinese doc and things are better. If you think that you might have ulcers, cranberry juice is great. I drink it with soda water to make it more palatable - no sugar. Find that sugar really starts the acid reflux. As long as I avoid it, I'm good. Also Health food stores have some good digestion teas that help."
Diatomaceous Earth, Clay, Wheatgrass
[YEA] 01/20/2010: Christine from Bronx, New York: "stomache ulcer
I am so amazed by the fact that , for years i have gone to the doctor for a terrible stmache ulcer that i had. I was diagnosed at the age of 25. I was told that my ulcer was caused by a bacteria, H. pylori. Anyway, i was prescribe on numerous occasions, prevacid and prevpac.The prev pac cause me to get a yeast infection and bacteria vaginoisis that would not go away no matter what. finally, after years of suffering and research, i decided i was going to treat myself. I bought Diatomaceous earth, Clay (Terramin), and powdered wheatgrass. I mixed the diatomaceous earth together, half and half. The wheat grass did not taste so hot so i bought empty capsules and stuffed the wheatgrass in. Every morning before i eat i would drink a tablespoon full of my DE and clay mixture in an 8 ounce glass of water. I also at the same time take 4 of the wheatgrass capsules. I do this every morning and everynight before bed. within 2 week the pain in my stomache was gone. my yeast infection disappeared. the horrible smell caused by the bacteral vaginoisis disaapeared with only a small amount of discharge remaining. Also i suffer from fibroids and i no longer feel them nor the pain that they cause."Replies
11/02/2010: Aussiegirl from Newark, Ohio replies: "Hi, I was just wondering if you were on medication while you took these 3 things. Thanks."
[YEA] 06/27/2008: Maja from Port Murray, New Jersey: "Ground Flax seeds cured my ulcers. When blood appears in my stool, I take 1 - 2 TBSP freshly ground flax seeds with hot water. I always take it in the morning and before dinner. The best if you take in on empty stomach."
10/03/2010: Gabriella from Brooklyn, Ny: "Ya my husband had a sever ulcer attack. So I suggest to him to try the garlic to help with his stomach. So he tried. And he crush it to swallow it and after ten minutes he felt better. After he took it he is going to try the other remedies to. But thank you for the advice it help him a lot."Replies
[YEA] 12/20/2012: Rick from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma replies: "Garlic worked for me too. I tried several of the remedies here, and although coconut oil was somewhat helpful, none matched the effectiveness of garlic in alleviating the pain of my ulcer and allowing it to heal. I can't imagine suffering with that kind of pain for years... So glad I found this site! Thanks to you all!"
Garlic Cured Stomach Ulcer
[YEA] 12/27/2007: Gregg McKenzie from London, UK: "Raw garlic virtually instantly cured stomach ulcer! Once I knew I had a duodenal stomach ulcer I check the net and read of many cures but none so obvious as garlic. The nausea of five weeks went away in two hours and the next morning my appetite had fully returned! Eight crushed cloves a day for eight days (on bread under humus or pesto) - miraculous!"Replies
[YEA] 07/16/2012: Johnnyx from Daly City, Ca replies: "I developed an ulcer from taking NSAID's. The pain kept me up half the night and my work performance suffered with the resulting sleep deprivation. I took some sprouted wheat bread and applied a layer of Hummus to it, then about 3 finely chopped cloves of raw garlic, and though it was hot, the pain subsided in 20 minutes. Since then, I've added 5 to 6 cloves of raw garlic to soup. After 30 minutes, no pain whatsoever. In between meals I drink Aloe Vera Juice (Certified Organic 99% @ trader joes, no sweetener)... Within 2 days, I feel way better and experience no pain. Going to continue this for at least 2 weeks. Many thanks!"
07/30/2012: "Can I use baking powder in the while I'm in route to getting the baking soda? Thank you, Y"
09/05/2012: Trishia from D.h.s., Ca: "thank you everyone for your input - can't wait to start treating my ulcers - they come and go - flare-ups."
06/04/2011: Yvonne from Atwater, Ca. Us: "thank you much for your response- it helps me a lot."Replies
12/31/2011: Kasra from Tehran replies: "I always had a sensitive stomach, food intolerances, diarrhea after meal times and never could eat that much so I was always underweight.
Just for awhile I tried some of the remedies recomended by people here in earth clinic and I got so much better and I'm actually gaining weight but along with it one of the things I experienced myself and was really helpful specially with my upset stomach and many other gastrointestinal issues was " yogurt ".
I'm not really tolerated with dairy products but yogurt makes me feel good about my whole intestinal tracts.
I add some spoons of fresh and sweet yogurt to a glass and mix it with water and stir it ( better not to be too diluted ) , add a little salt to it to make it tasty and take it 2/3 times daily, it works both on empty stomach or when I'm full , hope it helps somebody.
01/04/2012: S from Summerton, Sc, United States replies: "Simple Cure Below:
Ulcers are caused by a bacteria and usually doctors will give you medications that will only lower the acid level in your stomach for a little while causing you temporary relief, but it's not going to get rid of the bacteria itself which is why most people have recurring flare ups.
My ulcer came from the fact that I got a sty on my eye, then took an antibiotic to clear it up. After taking the antibiotic I started getting horrible stomach cramps that were so bad the only relief I got after eating was taking a Lortab (substitute for Vicodin; I had a couple of pills left over after a previous surgery). When those pills were down to just one, I went back to the doctor and was perscribed Dicyclomine for the pain and Ranitidine (Zantac) was supposed to rid me of the "upset" in about 2 weeks. Not even a week later I detected blood in my stool, but decided not to go back to the doctor to waste anymore of my money. Between the visits and the medicines, I was getting nowhere. Plus, I knew that if I went back I would more than likely receive another perscription for more antibiotics that would probably cause more problems (yeast infection, etc. ), but I knew I had to do something.
A few years ago I heard about a man who accidentally drank acid when he was a boy and in order to repair the lining in his stomach he was made to drink goat's milk for a year. He's in his 70s or 80s now, so I figured if it worked for him it should work for me as well; after all, if there's an ulcer there's a hole in your stomach. I'd heard of it working for other people as well so I decided to try it. As far as getting rid of the bacteria I decided to use cranberry juice. Studies showed that drinking cranberry juice flushes the bacteria from your digestive system.
There you have it: Cranberry juice and goat's milk. And after just 2 days no pain at all. Don't get me wrong, the goat's milk doesn't taste good at all, but I've heard of people adding a little sugar and vanilla (get the non alcoholic one since you are treating an ulcer) to help with the taste. I can't vouch for these other home remedies on here, but I know this one that I'm doing doesn't have a list of ingredients and it's a tried and true method that I'll take over a doctor's visit any day."
04/23/2012: Ross from Tracy, Ca replies: "Ok guys. I had a weak immune system for over a year now. Back in January I ate some little ceasers pizza and noticed that I couldn't have normal bowel movements. Around Febuary I started feeling bloated and couldn't use the rest room properly. I didn't eat for 3 days and became dehydrated and ended up in the hospital.
They rehydrated me and told me my ct scans, blood test, urine test came out all normal. They said I probably have a stomach virus or a ulcer.
They prescribed me nexium (omeprazole) and belladonna alkaloids (never took it cause of the serious side effects). Started treatment the first day of march with omeprazole over the counter. 14 day treatment and durning those 2 weeks I was able to eat normally. After the treatment I went cold turkey and felt like I was dying.
Thus lead me to this site and I tired eating garlic raw. Less than 2hrs later the pain and nausea went away. I kept eating garlic for over a month also drinking aloe vera mango flavor.
Felt alot better but I still have a sharp lower right pain on my abdominal. So Im going to try the DGL and L Glutamine. I read after hours of research online that people with ulcers have low levels of L glutamine and since I haven't been eating right for the past year It wont hurt to try.
So after weeks of eating garlic I dont have any burning sensation like before I can tell now when I'm hungry. I occasionally have sharp ab pain when ever I feel my lower right ab. I don't do ab workouts not until my L glutamine capsules arrive to help the healing and reduce soreness.
Try to workout daily at least get 15mins of excerise preferably powerwalking. Thats what I do every day when ever I feel bloated to help my digestive system. Don't forget to stretch those muscles!
Things I eat daily (All organic)
1-3 Garlic Cloves through out the day
Flax plus pumpkin flax granola (flaxseed)
Extra lean meats/ 1 large brown egg every other day
Brown Rice and Whole grain bread.
Vegetables. pasta. Spinach.
bottled water from springs not purified. Purified water is mostly acidic to the human body. Spring water is usually neutral at a ph level 7. example Arrowhead, crystal geyser or evian is best but a bit expensive.
2 to 3 apples and bananas a day. 1 kiwi
Juice 7 long Carrots with one whole orange
take a multivitamin pill
take a extra vitamin d 134 IU and Calcium 334mg pill
Going to increase my fiber intake with water so I have normal bulky stools. Flaxseed is helping me out alot with bowel movements. Will post update once my L Glutamine arrives and once I start taking DGL. Might try cayenne powder."
06/03/2011: Yvonne from Atwater, Ca, Us: "I had a colonoscopy done because when I had my fisical they did a stool guiaiac test and blood was found (in my stool). The colonoscopy revealed that I have an ulcer in the small intestine. I don't have any symptoms and I have not seen any blood in my stool with the naked eye. Since I now know that I have an ulcer, I want to heal it naturally but my question is: how am I going to know when the ucler has healed if I have no symptoms?"Replies
06/03/2011: Gavin from Manganui, Northland, New Zealand replies: "If its a bleeding ulcer.. Your stools will be black fom the digeted blood. When its healed stools wont be black. For bleeding in the colon the stools will be red. Take blackstrap mollases, everday.. Then stop, for a couple of days and inspect the stools for color. If they are normal looking it should have healed."
09/08/2011: 5 Months With Ulcer No Relief from Marshalltown, Iowa replies: "Im so confused on the cayenne pepper because if I eat anything spicy my stomach ulcer burns soo bad for days so doesnt the cayenne burn??? im so scared to try it in case it burns beyond relief."
09/08/2011: Gavin from Manganui, Northland, New Zealand replies: "Most ulcers seem to be caused by a bacteria, that can live in the extreme acidicy of the Gut. An Aussie doctor identified them a few years back. Cayenne seems to do most throat Bacteria in, id say its well worth a try."
12/07/2011: Lisa from Closter, Nj replies: "Your gut is NOT producing enough hydrochloric acid. Thats why you have reflux. You need more good flora in there, simply provided from Apple Cider Vinegar enzymes. Perhaps other enzymes would also help- but most certainly would a really gr8 probiotic as well."