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Posted by Kris (Vancouver, WA) on 01/25/2009
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About a year ago I had a major heart attack (I'm 38). The doctors told me it was because of the stress the heart attack put on my body, I developed an ulcer. I was put on a double Previcid, but nothing helped. I was at the point I couldn't do anything, or eat anything without severe stomach pain.

A friend of mine suggested cabbage juice. I did some research and started drinking about 4 oz twice a day. The first day I felt better. Within about 4 days I felt like my old self. It's been two months, I quite drinking the cabbage juice after about 3 weeks, and have not had any symptoms or flare ups since. I would recommend this for anyone with stomach problems!

Replied by Mike John
cavite city, Cavite, Philippines

I am suffering from an ulcer and i don't want to take those antacids anymore because of their side effects. I am looking for a natural relief for ulcer when I stumbled upon your site. I am interested in trying this cabbage juice treatment how ever I don't know the exact measurement and the when to take it. Please tell me your measurements for this cabbage juice and when should I take it! Thank you!

Posted by Marco ( Fort Worth, TX) on 01/08/2009
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Cabbage Juice is a great remedy for stomach ulcers. Most people see improvement about 5 days after starting to drink the juice. I used it for an ulcer that had been bothering me for months and I felt significantly better and pain free after only the first day of my supplementation. It's pretty simple.

Just buy cabbage from any store, most are average size and vary little from one to another. I usually slice off about half an inch off any side of the cabbage and put it into a blender. I add about 1 cup of distilled water and blend for a full minute. I let it set for about 5 minutes and then drink it down, pulp and all.

The taste is very plain. The only thing that will bother most people at first is the smell. But its very easy to drink - not bitter or foul tasting. You'll only taste it if you convince yourself it tastes like it smells, which I did at first. You generally do 3 cups a day, spaced out, until you ulcer is healed, which is usually 4-10 days for most people. If you're not seeing a doctor, its best to continue a couple of weeks as the cabbage juice relieves the pain of an ulcer, which may deceive some people into thinking it has actually healed in full. Changing your diet to avoid foods that irritate your ulcer (fats for most people are the irritants) is also crucial to healing.

Cabbage may also work for other digestive ailments. A cup of blended cabbage juice contains millions of friendly bacteria. There is actually significant scientific evidence out there that supports cabbage juices beneficial properties for ulcers and the digestive system in general. It's a very cost effective treatment and is definitely preferable to harmful antacids.

Replied by Kristina
Sheridan, Montana

I think that your post is very helpful. I am going to try the remedy. Have you completely got your ulcer healed?

Replied by Vicki Mercer
Paris, Illinois
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Better But With Side Effects

The info from folks gave me the courage to try to cabbage juice. It helped right away--but feels like I have a lot of aches and pains--is this a side effect?--cannot find it if it is-thank.

Replied by Angelica

My mom helped my grandfather with his h. pylori, using cabbage juice...he would juice it and drink it and it healed him.

Replied by Nkechi

I have had stomach and deudonum ulcers for a while now and the antacids appear not to be helping. Will cabbage juice be helpful to me too? I am blood type A, and have been advised to avoid cabbage. Can someone help?

Replied by Emma
El Paso, Tx
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Our lovely US government was treating our boys in WWII with cabbage juice for the infamous vitamin U. It was proven then but soon forgotten that it not only helps but CURES ulcers. Why forgotten? Naturally medical science cannot make any bucks from this angle. I know this only as I nearly died two years ago with 40 year old ulcers. The meds did nothing but complicate things, so I stopped after 10 days and did my googling. Cabbage works better and tastes far better than licorice, too. If you get the red cabbage, you also get resveratrol.

Posted by Sarah (Brussels, Belgium) on 05/20/2007
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A couple of years ago I was diagnosed with GERD and I suffered from acid reflux and heartburn. The medication prescribed by the doctor rather worsened my situation and I suffered a number of side effects from it. I came across a site suggesting that drinking raw cabbage juice cures acid reflux and other problems related to the stomach, such as ulcer.I did further research to confirm this and decided to give it a try.

The general suggested daily dosage is about a quart [800ml] of raw cabbage juice to be taken about 4 times daily. I found that rather too much and I started with 400ml [100ml x 4].I noticed great improvement and after one week I reduced the dosage to 300ml [100ml x 3]. After about 3 weeks of the whole therapy, I decided to take only 200ml a day. Those with stomach ulcers or acute cases of acid reflux might need to take the full dosage.

I have stopped drinking cabbage juice since about 10 months now and I haven't had any serious reflux problems. For those who would like to try it, PLEASE NOTE that it is said to have strong impact on the thyroid glands [the more reason why I never consumed 800ml a day!]. Not to mention the stench - it is better stored in an air-tight water bottle and kept in the fridge. Good luck to all, and thanks for the great site.

Replied by Dorap
Milton, Fl
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WARNING: Know what you are doing before you drink cabbage juice. I have been having a lot of ulcer pain so I thought I would give cabbage juice a go. I pulled out my juicer, juiced an entire (small) head and drank it down fast. BIG. MISTAKE. Big. I guess you are only supposed to drink like half a cup at a time and take your time? I must have had at least 16 fl oz. I was miserable.... Rocking with nausea and a migraine after about 10 minutes. I finally was able to vomit, but the migraine lasted for over an hour. Anyway, just be careful with these raw juices. They are powerful stuff! I think I will be waiting a while before I try any more cabbage juice.... As bad as this ulcer hurts.

Replied by Linda
New Haven, Ct, United States

Hi. My husband has the same ulcer issues and, as we don't own a juicer, he simply chews the raw cabbage leaves. He'll take half a leaf at a time to chew very slowly before swallowing. He nibbles several leaves on and off throughout the day as he remembers to do so. He finds it very quickly takes care of the ulcer pain & usually only needs to do it for that one day to find relief. I'm sure there is very little juice in those few leaves so you're right... Very little goes a long way. No need for massive dosing here with those unfortunate side affects for overdosing.

Replied by Carmel
Clacton On Sea, England

I am very interested in the cabbage remedy having found out I have an ulcer which I think has been building up for a long time. Mine is as a result of taking ibuprofen, pain killers and other medication over a long period of time.

My doctor gave me antacid tablets but when I took one I had a blinding migraine that went on for twelve hours and was worse than the original stomach pain. I have researched a lot about this and it seems that even if you do take these antacids it does not cure or remove the ulcer it just temporarily masks the pain in the hope it does not return. Hardly worth having an awful migraine over.

I have decided to do the following regime for at least a month, it will vary a little from day to day but something along these lines. I began yesterday:
* 3 or 4 servings raw cabbage juice
* sometimes juice of a raw potato
* approximately 2 or 3 bananas a day (some say it helps the lining of the stomach others say it is to help kill the bacteria, but mine is due to pain killers so this does not match)
* once a day cayenne pepper in warm water
* several times a day long glass of plain water
* several times a day plain non sugar yoghurt
* 3 times a day glutamine capsules (750 mg x 2)
* 3000 mg vitamin c a day
* very good multi vitamin every day to replace the nutritions that leak through the gut

My problems stem from having had a lot of prior problems with sinus - headaches - ears, and all the doctor ever did was give me lots of antibiotics, painkillers and steroids which led to the ulcer and left me still with the original problem. What did help with the sinus and headaches was lots of allicin from garlic and vitamin c. I also believe that my ears will be unblocked when the gut and ulcer is sorted.

BEWARE some suggest you take raw garlic cloves. I tried this and was violently ill for a week. My stomach was in a right mess from it too. Would love to swap thoughts with others please. rychhmo(at )aol [dot} com.

Replied by Charlotte
Clacton, England
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This is an update five months later by Carmel.

Gave up on the cabbage juice as did not seem to be helping, time consuming and expensive.

Took Nexium for ten weeks. Had to take painkillers for headaches and occasional stomach ache which were side effects. When you stop taking the ppis you get a bad stomach and many doctors say this means you must continue to take them. But then you would take them forever! Stick with it and the pain goes after a few days.

Whatever I eat makes no difference.

Twenty one days later have a bit of pain there that is manageable and comes and goes. Presumably I still have an ulcer but maybe a half healed one.

Live in England and waiting to see consultant for proper diagnosis in January.

Replied by Dave Donate

Fountain Inn, Sc

Hello Charlotte, On the ulcer issue, sounds like you've gone down a frustrating road. I've had great success in dealing with ulcers with a three part program plus diet. First on diet; no coffee including de caff. No cokes or fruit juices that are high in acid such as orange juice. Tomatoes are off also. The no acid diet must be adhered to for at least two months. Then the supplement part: Kill the infection (most ulcers have an underlying infection) with Colloidal Silver ...I take two tablespoons on empty stomach twice daily, especially good at night before bedtime. Fifteen min later take DGL tablets (licorice extract) and then fifteen minutes later a quarter cup of high quality aloe vera drink. That for two months. I have an MD friend who used to make fun of all my remedies but after her frustrating attempt to rid herself of a tenacious stomach ulcer, she tried above formula and was successful in healing. Pretty funny as she went from making fun of me to now wanting me to go to an herbal school and become an herbal doc.

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Posted by Anonymous (Helsinki, Finland) on 01/01/2013
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I was having a problem with stomach ulcers after I had to take antibiotics for an ear infection. I was searching for natural remedies, since the last time I had the same problem about 4 years ago I was prescribed acid reflux medication that just made it worse. I came across information about cabbage juice and decided to give it a try.

I made my juice from fresh organic cabbage with my vitamix and drank 3 glasses of it per day. On the second day I started to notice how it eased my stomach pains and now that I've been drinking it for a week, almost all my pains have gone away. I'm going to stick with this dose for another week at least and probably will drink a few glasses a week after that beacause this seems to be really good stuff.

I'm so very grateful for everyone sharing this information and for me it has done miracles. I can really recommend cabbage juice to anyone suffering from stomach ulcers.

Replied by Timh Donate

Louisville, Ky, Usa

The natural antioxidant compounds in Cabbage, Broccoli, and Brussel Sprouts have been clinically proven to kill the h Pylori bacteria that causes ulcers.

Posted by Theceladon (Burlingame, Ca) on 06/02/2011
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I developed an ulcer from daily aspirin and Plavix use. I've been on various PPI drugs for months with little success. I decided to try cabbage juice. Blended about 24oz in the morning and split it into 3 or 4 glasses consumed throughout the day. After about 10 days I'm feeling much better. It seems that the cabbage juice did the trick. I'm not 100% there yet but getting there.

Replied by Joyce
Lansdowne, Pa

What is the recipe that you used for the cabbage juice? Thanks.

Replied by Theceladon
Burlingame, Ca

One whole cabbage chopped and blended with water, then through a strainer (this part is a little time consuming). Fill 2 big glasses and drink 1/2 glass 4 times a day. 1st 1/2 glass before breakfast, last 1/2 glass a couple hours after dinner. Also, I roll around on the living room floor to get the juice to swish around.

Replied by Nancy

I just tried the cabbage juice, what happens if I drink it two hours before dinner... I added 1 cup of water as directed and drank that whole cup for the whole evening... Will something bad happen if I only consume it twice a day?

Posted by Carl (Kuna, Idaho Usa) on 10/21/2010


Replied by Gabby
Chicago Il

HI I'm Gabby :), I had a peptic ulcer just like you and I'm only 24 years old. My pain starter this year in January and I was scare to go to see a doctor because of a bad experience that a friend went through. I had read books and did a intense research online to educate my self about my pectic ulcer. When I finished my research I came out with an alkaline vegetarian diet, cabbage juice, aloe vera, and potatoe juice. Also many herbal remedies can cure ulcers. I feel great. I beat this ulcer and I highly recommended to you. I will tell you how to get rid of your ulcer as well. Just follow my instructions very careful. Your diet is the key to your healh.

Alkalizing your body, our north american diet is very acidic. You need to avoid acidic foods for now. (Meat; dairy;sugar;processed food;fried foods... Etc. ) Eat an Alkaline diet instead like organic spring leaf mix salads, fruit, vegetables, avocados, quinoa, sweet potatoes, nuts, legumes and whole grains. Becareful because not all labeled healthy food is neccesarily healthy. If you dont know what some ingredients are your body may not know either.

Early in the morning around 5:00 am drink warm water follow by 4 ounces of pure aloe vera juice( I bought the plant at a mexican store) you can buy the juice at the vitamin shoppe(Aloe Vera Gel)inner fillet) follow by raw potatoe juice drink it at around 5:30 am every morning. Pick one white medium potatoe(organic) and shred the potatoe with the skin in a grater. diluted with water and eat it.

P.S. The raw potatoe juice is only for 10 days. After you are done with the raw potatoe juice replace the raw potatoe juice with raw cabbage juice. 4 0z. Every morning. (thats the amount I could heandle, every body is different and responds different ) but you can't drink more than 1 quart of raw cabbage juice through out the day cause you can get sick(severe head aches, vomiting, nause.... )be cautious.

Around 6:00am I have a quinoa breakfast (add raisins to the quinoa) no sugar at all. Molasses 1 tbsp. and eat a banana.

Snack on carrots, black berries, berries, blueberries, water melon, melon, cantaloupes, apricots. Berries, cherrys or plums... Etc. whenever you are hungry.

quinoa rice(mix it with 1/2 tbsp of coconut oil) a half avocado and spring leaf mix salad(organic) to the salad add virgin olive oil and salt. boil or bake one medium sweet potatoes when its ready add coconut oil and molasses. I eat almost the same for dinner plus quinoa soup. I add some cayenne pepper to my quinoa soup from time to time.

I also chew up some licorise tablets from time to time. Remember to never over eat. Eat only frequently small portions through out the day. You will never feel hungry with this diet. dont eat meat at all or dairy products cause this turns very acidic in your body. quinoa is a super food and so easy to cook, you can make almost anything out of this food.

when you beat this ulcer you can slowly add acidic foods to your diet 3:1 ratio but for now because you have an open bleeding wound avoid them. Some legume products are acidic like lentils, beans and some nuts. Lentils are very good but eat them when you got rid of your ulcer. whatch out what you eat or how your body responds.

H. pylori bacteria cause masy peptic ulcers. This organism or other irritants can break down the mucosal lining of the stomach, allowing digestive acid to eat away at the underlying tissue. If you over-produce acid, as can happen in times of stress, this worsens the condition. However, many people with gastric ulcers in particular actually make too little acid. By taking herbs, you may able to speed up healing and minimize ulcer related pain.

Herbal Remedies for Ulcers

Long thought to aggravate ulcers, cayenne pepper in moderation actually helps heal them in some cases. Stimulating blood flow to bring healing nutrients to the area, this member of the nightshade family can be good therapy for ulcers. Taking 1/4 teaspoon in 1 cup of hot water per day is all it takes.

Cabbage and its juice are also known for their ulcer-healing abilities. Researchers have found that ulcer patients who drink 1 quart of raw cabbage juice a day often heal their ulcers in five days. Those who eat cabbage also have quicker healing times, although not as dramatic as with the juice.

Garden produce rich in flavonoids may be helpful, too. Studies indicate that some bioflavonoids inhibit the growth of H. Pylori. These compounds are also useful as anti-inflammatories. Eat red- and purple-colored foods, such as plums, berries, and red cabbage. Parsley and onions are also good sources. Garlic and licorice have also been shown to kill H. Pylori in test tubes.

Bilberry is used frequently in Russia to treat ulcers. It reduces inflammation in the stomach and intestines and protects their fragile mucous membranes. Calendula is also good for ulcers due to its wound-healing ability. It is slightly unpleasant to drink as tea; add calendula tincture to a pleasantly flavored beverage.

When it comes to ulcer herbal remedies, we've barely scratched the surface.

Licorice mimics the action of chamomile, but is even more effective. It soothes inflammation and encourages the stomach to protect itself from acid. This herb helps improve and maintain the integrity of stomach and small intestine linings by stimulating the production of a substance called mucin. When the lining of the stomach and duodenum, the upper portion of the small intestine, are well coated with mucin, ulcers are less likely to start. Use deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) to avoid raising blood pressure. Take chewable tablets shortly before meals and several hours before bedtime. Typically 250-500 mg are recommended.

Yarrow has been clinically seen to make blood clot faster and stop bleeding. If you have bleeding ulcers, yarrow tea or tincture may help control the unwanted bleeding. Yarrow is also excellent at reducing inflammation.

No matter which herbal remedy you try, you may find taking herbs at the onset of an ulcer will help ease its pain or even expediate healing. They are worth a try!

God bless you all.


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Posted by Ward (Atlanta) on 08/28/2015
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This is funny. I worked for 26 years in the Dry-docks. One day I walked into a Captain's cabin on a Italian container ship and I was slightly bent over as my ulcers were giving me fits that day and he told me to eat chillies(peppers). I thought he was crazy. When I started my diet I added chillies(peppers) to my food, when I realized I had been healed I realized the Capt had been right. I had killed the bacteria that caused my ulcers. So any pepper with a burn will work. I love habaneros but thats a bit extreme for the light hearted. I hope that helps.

Posted by Azwifarwi Silima (Thohoyandou, Limpopo South Africa) on 07/02/2011
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I heard by someone about the cayenne pepper, so I tried it. I put cayenne pepper in the meat, and in the most things I eat. Really its work. I have strong ulsers. But now ulsers dissappeared. Try it guys is really works. Good luck

Posted by Bee (Somewhere, Mo, Usa) on 11/10/2010
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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!

Replied by Tommy
North York, On, Canada

Hi bee,
Thank you for sharing with us your success with cayenne peper. Did you have H. Pylori before that?

Replied by Bee
Somewhere, Mo, Usa

I was never tested for or diagnosed with H. Pylori, but I suspect that was a possible cause.

Replied by Carmel
Clacton On Sea England

Not sure if I have an ulcer or not. Bad pain below the belly button - middle and sometimes a sharp stabbing pain to the side of it on the right. Get days where it is fine and days where it is bad, seems to be like a gnawing, twisting as if very very hungry even if eaten. No pain killers help. Taking ZANTAC. Waiting for consultation with "expert"! Some days it is fine other days the pain is almost unbearable. On those days I get diarrhea. Then not able to relax or work, etc. Very low. Tried raw cabbage juice for a while but could not get to shop or afford all of the cabbages. Took glutamine capsules, they seem to make no difference. It started when I had some raw garlic and it upset my tummy for days and went on from there. Was totally fine before that and not heli bacteria, have been checked and eliminated.

Am taking some cayenne but do not have much, just enough for a few days. Right now the stomach cannot feel worse so nothing to lose.

Replied by Mama To Many Donate

Tennessee, Usa

Dear Carmel, I may be way off base, but this sounds very much like pain that our family has had that turns out to be appendicitis. My husband had his out when he was 22. He would get this awful pain in the belly, sometimes in response to what he ate. The pain from appendicitis can by atypical--that is, pain elsewhere than where the appendix is. It can be in the back or on the left, or in the middle.

Appendicitis does NOT mean you have to have it out. It MAY mean you need to have it out. But, appendicitis is "inflammation of the appendix. " If you can get rid of the inflammation, you are fine. But if it is infected or going to rupture, you need it out. (The question is, how to know the difference!)

My teenage son has had pain near the belly button that I was sure was appendicitis. We took him to the Dr. who said it wasn't. (Same thing happened to me - I saw my OB and a regular doctor when I had attacks. They said it wasn't appendicitis. Finally, I just went to the ER and had it out. In hindsight, I would have tried other things first.)

So, we treated my son at home. He had a few attacks and responded well to home treatment. He actually hasn't had an attack in a couple of years.

Rachel Weaver, in her book, Be Your Own Doctor, has some things she does to avoid surgery for appendicitis. She says that it is important to make sure constipation is not the problem. She has an article online about appendicitis:


Anyway, when my son had an attack, I would immediately give him charcoal tablets - maybe 4 or more. I would put a large charcoal poultice over his belly. We would also rub lobelia oil on his belly to relax it. I never did give him an enema, but apparently, in the 50's if you went to the ER with suspected appendicitis, they gave you an enema. If your pain went away, they sent you home.

All this to say, I would try activated charcoal for your pain. It is amazing for gut problems even if they aren't appendicitis. You can take 1 t. - 1 T. in an 8 oz glass of water when you have the pain. Or you can take the tablets 4-6 with plenty of water. Charcoal can be constipating if you don't get enough water. Sounds like constipation is not related to you pain, though.

Also, if you can get some lobelia oil to massage into your belly, or make a charcoal or castor oil poultice (earth clinic talks about how to do these things) you may find relief. I have found great relief with castor oil poultices for gall bladder pain when I have had it.

If you start to run a fever with this pain, or can't get the pain under control in a few hours, personally, I would go to the ER. I am not quick to run to doctors, but a ruptured appendix, can of course, be fatal.

If you have an ulcer, I believe that cayenne can heal it. (Lalitha Thomas has a story in her book, "Ten Essential Herbs" about someone healing an ulcer with cayenne.) Slippery Elm Bark Powder would also be good for gut pain and problems and for an ulcer. So would comfrey tea.

Hope you find relief soon. Let us know how you are doing.

~Mama to Many~

Posted by Paul Blake HMD (Lake Elsinore, Ca) on 03/24/2008
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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.

Replied by Sz
Toronto, Ontario

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.

Replied by Daniel
Hyde Park, Utah

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

Replied by Amanda

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.

Posted by Lisa (Southeast, USA) on 01/02/2008
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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.

Replied by Ann
Deer Park, Wa
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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.

Replied by Pratt
Manchester, Ct

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

Replied by Dana
Atlanta, Ga
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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.

Replied by Ben
Odessa, Missouri
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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.

Replied by Dr Love
Balerno,edinburgh,, Bonnie Scotland.

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.

Replied by Natalia
Egg Harbor City, Nj

Ulcers: I am 30 and have suffered for 9+ years I've had an endoscopy test done and they found 4 and the beginnings of some and some healing. The same week my 12 year old son had an endoscopy done too and they found more in him then me. His were bleeding too. I've been on my kids about natural thing and the way we eat and how important it is but they wouldn't listen. Now he's helping me and he found this site. God is good!!!!!!

Coconut Oil  

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Posted by Josh (Daytona Beach, Florida) on 09/20/2009
5 out of 5 stars

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!

Posted by WT (Spartanburg, SC) on 05/29/2008
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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  

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Posted by Dave Donate
(Fountain Inn, Sc) on 09/27/2011
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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 and Goat's Milk  

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Posted by S (Summerton, Sc, United States) on 01/04/2012
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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.