I had an ulcer and was prescribed Nexium. The side effects were worse then the masked symptoms, so I never finished a full 8-week coarse and battled with the ulcer for 5 months.Finally I went searching for a natural cure, found Earth Clinic and decided to try a combination of things with a twist.
I started drinking Apple Cider Vinegar (2 Tbsp) in about 2 cups of water with a 1/4 tsp. of baking soda. I drank that 3 times a day in the beginning. I also took 500mg of cayenne in a capsule 3 x a day and 500mg of glutamine 3x a day (also in a capsule form). I stopped all prescribed medications and only took an occasional TUM's when I felt I needed some extra relief.
After 1 week I was greatly relieved with only occasional flare ups but nothing that couldn't be helped with the ACV and baking soda. The glutamine is what is the active ingredient in cabbage juice which is also helpful for an ulcer, but it's hard to drink 4 cups of raw cabbage juice a day so I went for the capsules. At three weeks I was 90% there, at 5 weeks 100% better. I also think it is important to cut out all caffeine and alcohol during your healing period.
I hope that those of you suffering find some relief like I did, and thank you to all of the Earth Clinic contributors for sharing your information.
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Aloe Vera Juice is a miracle remedy for stomach ulcers.
I was diagnosed with multiple (3) peptic ulcers which were confirmed by biopsy not to be from H-pylori (they were actually from unripe tropical fruit I had eaten). When the prescribed medication didn't work and gave me side effects after one week I discontinued used and searched, painfully and desperately, for something to relieve the pain and help my stomach to heal. Milk and food neutralized immediately but then made it worse as it caused more stomach acid to be produced; water diluted but then irritated; juices irritated; anti-acid stuff worked instantly but for only a short time after which the pain got much worse. When a friend suggested Aloe Vera juice, I tried it and was pleased.
So for about 5 months I abstained from citrus and tomatoes (and tropical fruit) and kept an 8oz bottle of pure Aloe Vera juice with me, sipping anytime during day or night I had pain, whether with meals or without. Usually I only needed about 8oz-12oz per day and it tapered off as time went on and I had less pain.
At the end of 5 months, they scoped my stomach again and all the ulcers had healed completely. The doctor (a very competent gastroenterologist) was surprised it happened without any prescription medication.
I've since had another peptic ulcer due to use of aspirin and the aloe vera worked again. I consider aloe vera juice a miracle cure for stomach ulcers not caused by H. Pylori.
Los Angeles, Ca
Fort Worth, Texas
Somewhere In Europe
Ten Mile, Tn
Thought I was having a heart attack but, after endoscopy, they say I have gastritis & gastric ulcer & stomach polyp & hiatal hernia. The dr put me on protonix, which I am resistant to try but will if I have to. So, I've started 1 tbs Apple Cider Vinegar in juice 3x per day. I also take a dg licorice tablet several times per day. What else should I do? I can reactivate my dairy kefir grains and drink that, sorta got away from it recently.
My main issue is ibs-d and I rarely feel heartburn or reflux, but get spasms where the hernia is. Could the ulcer make my ibsd worse? The Apple Cider Vinegar sure does, so now I'm in a catch 22 position--take the Apple Cider Vinegar and fix the ulcer or don't and control the diarrhea.
Also, I wonder if I just don't recognize the ulcer/hernia pain. I've always just ignored pain and discomfort. But, I'll do what I must to avoid protonix. Thanks.
ACV has lots of benefits. I even cured myself of a mild ulcer using ACV. Just drink one 20ml shot of ACV before each meal and enjoy the healing to many parts of the body.
PLEASE, if you use apple cider vinegar for your ulcer, it MUST BE RAW UNCOOKED vinegar. Otherwise it will just make your ulcer worse. You can put a bunch of good water in a blender and for each cup put in at least one teaspoon of the raw vinegar and also the same amount of raw honey for each cup of water. Blend it. It comes out nice and frothy. Drink it all day long. I put the left overs in the fridge so it gets nice and cold. It is a miracle drink for ulcers. It may feel like it is burning but that is to be expected. Ulcers are usually like an open wound. At least that is what it feels like to me. I get this ulcerated problem on and off but am always able to heal it on my own. My issue is stress. I also have a tendency to eat too much salsa and other hot foods and sometimes coffee. If I am stressed and have these things, oh boy watch out.
I also find that just spoons of raw honey give me a lot of relief. I may have 3 or 4 a day. The other thing is aloe vera juice. I buy it in liquid form at a place like whole Foods. It is usually uncooked. It really gives me a lot of relief. Tonight I took a clove of garlic and a chunk of fresh ginger, chopped it up, put in a peppermint tea bag, then poured hot water over that in a cup. After it cooled a bit, I put a spoon of raw honey. I then ate some of the garlic and ginger chunks. It really helped. I am afraid to try cabbage juice because I am an A blood type and if this is really scientific (eat right for your blood type) I feel that it may make me worse. The book says vinegar is not for A blood types either but since it is raw, I figure it is ok. Especially since I get such relief from it especially when mixed with raw honey. Happy healing to us all. I hope.
Hi there, is it really advisable for an apple cider vinegar regimen with other natural products to be recommended for a patient with possible symptoms of stomach or any type of ulcer?. Considering the acid nature of the vinegar? What type of fruits, food & vegetables will you also recommend for such a person? Thanks so very much.
When I was only 16, I was in hte hospital with 3 bleeding ulcers. I learned I have to much acid in my system. My husband on the other hand did not have enough.
The easiest test is the Apple Cider Vinegar. Thru much research & reading we found that he had great releif with this, as for my it made me much sicker. Hope you find your answer & it helps you.
sir is that true apple cider vinegar can heal ucler? sorry if my english bad
reply me please tq
I can't tell you how much I appreciate the advice I've found on this forum. I was diagnosed in January with suspected ulcers. The symptoms started in August with extreme stomach bloating after eating anything, and grawing stomach pains accompanied with constant stomach growling (even immediately after eating) and occasional heartburn and nausea.
In September, I upped my Probiotics and started on digestive enzymes along with daily Prilosec. None of this helped so my doctor put me on a prescription ulcer medicine to coat my stomach and Protonix. We I asked for a h pylori test she told me she couldn't do one until I had not been taking any acid reflux medicine for at least 60 days. (??)
These medicines weren't helping either so my next step was an endoscopy which they wanted to do right away. I have a huge insurance deductible so I decided to try this instead.
Last week started taking the 1/4 tsp of baking soda with 2 tablespoons of organic ACV 3 times a day. Three times a day I also take a cayenne pepper capsule and a glutamine capsule (per another post on here). By day 2 my stomach stopped bloating. By day 5 my stomach feels normal again and my appetite has returned. This is the first time since August I could eat without my stomach appearing to be 6 months pregnant.
I believe the regiment is killing the h pylori in my stomach. I really don't care what it's doing because it works!
Quantico, Va, Usa
To the person asking if her doctor is right about apple cider vinegar causing ulcers, I am shocked at the ignorance of your doctor. To the contrary I took apple cider vinegar (organic, raw) to cure acid reflux and indigestion. Without it I don't know where I would be today. As an added benefit, my blood pressure went way down. I am a firm believer in raw, unfiltered, organic apple cider vinegar and would never stop taking it.
Grover Beach, California
grover beach, CA
Lander, United States
I took aspirin for years for chronic pain and developed a gastric ulcer. It's better now, after several months of Apple Cider Vinegar and baking soda and watching what I eat, but I still have the pain. It prevents me from sleeping, so I really need something for this pain. Any suggestions? I already take magnesium daily as well as D3 and a good quality multivitamin.
My fiancee' suffers from ulcers and started doing the ACV and Baking soda mixture 3 x per day with moderate relief. Can someone answer me the question of what role does the baking soda play in the mixture? Does it take the edge off the vinegar or does it play another role in the stomach? Thanks folks!
Hi Just want to report I have been suffering from the effects of terrible acid reflux and an ulcer for years now until I discovered this site. I would be up all night vomiting 20 or 30 times and ended up in the ER several times a year. I have been to numerous doctors and have taken all kinds of drugs with nothing working. Who would think something as simple as ACV would cure me! I also test my PH every day as per Ted's advice. I have been using ACV. baking soda, and collidal minerals mixed with apple juice and filtered water 5 days a week. I feel so good! Thank You So Much Marguerite
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
I've been having stomach problems for a while now. Symptoms started with heartburn, acid reflux, and such and then went on to burning in my stomach and bouts of neusea that would come on out of the blue and last for hours. After researching it I deduced that it was an ulcer probably caused by H. Pylori. I started with ACV, 1 Tbs. 2-4 times a day in juice or water and raw honey for a couple of weeks which provided temporary relief and controlled the acid reflux but I was still having stomach pains and neusea.
When I had stomach pain I mixed cayenne pepper in hot water and that would provide me with relief of the pain for a while. Then a friend told me about Aloe Vera juice and how it would kill H. Pylori. I bought the whole leaf version and started drinking 4 oz. with grape juice first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. I sip it until it's gone, I don't guzzle it. I'm amazed that after day one of taking it and now 2 weeks later I have not had one symptom of the ulcer or acid reflux. I have more energy and I'm losing some weight to boot. I did have one day a couple of days after starting the aloe that I felt really crappy, like I was coming down with a bad cold or flu but no one I knew, including my wife and kids, was sick. I think it was the detox effect of the Aloe and ACV. It lasted about 12 hours then went away as quickly as it came on.
To be fair I must say that I was not diagnosed by any doctor and I should list everything I'm taking because it might be different things that are curing me. Every day I take a multi-vitamin, about 400-800 IUs of extra vitamin D, 1000-2000 mg. Flaxseed oil, 1200-2400 mg. Fish oil with omegas 3 and 6, 1200 mg. of red yeast rice and 50 mg. of C0Q10 for high cholesterol, 50 mg. 5-HTP and 500 mg. Acetyl-L Carnitine for anxiety, and I also take, like I said earlier, several Tbs. of ACV. I also drink a yogurt drink for the probiotics. I started taking a couple of Tbs. of local raw honey and then switched to Manuka honey which also kills H. Pylori. I haven't felt this good in years so I must be doing something right. I owe it all to researching everything here on EC. Thank you guys so much for being here and spreading the knowledge of natural remedies.
I've been diagnosed with H.Pylori a while ago and refused to see the doctor after one round of unhelpful antibiotics. My stomach would sometimes bleed a little. I could detect it from my saliva and stools. But it wasn't a big deal. Last week, I was trying to finish my dissertation and was really stressed. My stomach started bleeding constantly so I figured it probably turned into an ulcer, though I don't know the exact diagnosis. I started using ACV+baking soda (which had cured my acid reflux and stomach problems previously for 8 months but had then stopped working) along with Cayenne Pepper. I mix all of them in a bit of water and take it on an empty stomach. Within a day or two my bleeding stopped and I generally feel an increased sense of well-being. Thank you EC, and thank God for natural remedies.