I've had problems with peptic ulcers and GERD off and on for about 15 years. Until recently, the things that I found that worked for me were Extra Virgin Pine Nut Oil and Manuka honey. I had a horrible flare up about 3 months ago and went for my tried and true but yikes, it did not work at all. The pain and bloating were unbearable for several days so I finally said to heck with it and went for Nexium. I know - ugh. Hey, I was in the "call 911" zone.
So I read some tips on this site and decided that I would try L-glutamine, cabbage, bananas, and DGL starting after the 14 day round of Nexium. The bananas gave me intestinal gas so they were axed. It took a couple of days for the other 3 to kick in but it seemed be working fairly well for 2 months until I got a really bad headache and was forced to take ibuprofen. That undid everything in under 8 hours!!! Two tablets and it all went to hell again.
The L-glutamine and DGL had no effect at all in alleviating the acid, pain and bloating. You can imagine my dismay.
I decided to try the raw ACV with a pinch of baking soda. I'm here to tell you that if you have ulcers, DO NOT try this! Holy crap. Thought I was going to die. I continued with the L-glutamine and DGL hoping upon hope that they would kick back in. But, no. So suffering with the awful pain for 3 days sent me back to Nexium tonight and thankfully, it is starting to work. I will give do a 14 day round again to get things under control. I will not suffer this.
I've ordered Sea Buckthorn oil and will try that along with the Extra Virgin Pine Nut Oil and Manuka honey again. BTW, when I had the first round years ago, before finding relief with the EVPNOil, I tried turmeric. When it collided with the ulcers, it was a drop-to-my-knees event. I find it interesting that what our bodies need to 'cure' changes over time but then again, our bodies are dynamic and change too...
I'll post when I find out if the Sea Buckthorn Oil, et.al., do any good. I've never tried MMS since I've heard that it can have some nasty side effects. Has anyone else tried MMS for an extended period of time?
My mom helped my grandfather with his h. pylori, using cabbage juice...he would juice it and drink it and it healed him.
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.
Garlic Cured Stomach Ulcer
Garlic is the worst thing possible for an ulcer. This should be taken down immediately. Garlic does nothing to kill h. Pylori and is very hard on the digestive system. Take it from a garlic lover who is currently healing with cabbage juice and prayer to the Lord Jesus. Garlic causes severe pain. I took 8-10 cloves a day to fight candida when I didn't know about my ulcer and it inflamed my ulcer something fierce. I had terrible stomach pain and almost puked. The pain was got so intense that I got dizzy. Garlic and spicy foods are not recommended by anyone who knows the pain of an ulcer and how to help them heal.
Cabbage Juice for Ulcer:
The cabbage juice worked for me in 2 days. Problem is keeping up with it. Its easy to do on the weekends when I am home, but when I am at work it's not so easy. And yes the pain will go away, but you still need to keep taking it otherwise the pain comes back. I am going to try juicing before or after work and using the glutamine powder during the day when I am at work.
The Very Best for ulcers often preceded by chronic heartburns is baking soda. Each time you have a heartburn, put a quarter teaspoon of baking soda in your mouth and let it melt. It will stop it instantly, faster than anything you've ever tried. Repeat as often it hurts. Think of carrying a tiny container filled with baking soda in your pocket or purse. The Heartburns will get less and less frequent. Soon they will vanish completely. It's the very best and it's almost free. You can find it anywhere. Enjoy life again.
Turmeric, Oil of Oregano, Bananas
I have tried them all..literally! The only thing that has worked for me (H-pylori) is the Tumeric and Oil of Oregano. I have juiced, tried the cayenne (which works for awhile), Mastic Gum, Slippery Elm, Cats Claw, Coconut Oil, H2o2, ACV, Manuka honey, and lastly, a "tea" made for ulcers that I cannot mention (very expensive). I found the perfect combination: 1 tablet Tumeric 2x daily; Oil of Oregano 4 drops 3x daily; and eating 3 bananas a day. Look, not everyone's body reacts the same. I will not say that the rest of the methods above don't work! They may indeed work for others and I am glad...but this is my success story.
Hi, bitter melon can be found in any Asian market. Just ask the clerk. It can be cooked or prepared as a tea. My husband makes a tea, freezes it in an ice cube tray and adds it to water or iced tea. I have heard it is more effective eaten raw, but is really VERY bitter.
Aloe juice might also be helpful and may be in the same Asian market. Pure, unflavored juice would probably be better.
What is bitter melon and where do you find it? I have ulcers bad, medicine not helping.
MMS is the chemical sodium chlorite. When you mix it with vinegar or citric acid, it becomes chlorine dioxide, which kills just about any pathogen that exists. (I have been taking it nearly daily for about five years to heal my skin cancer that metastasized.) It works for anything that is caused by pathogens (bacteria, virus, fungi, parasites, etc.)
Last night I had horrible food poisoning from some fish and I took it and got nearly instant relief. I would never be without it. (It has also saved me a fortune on vet bills for my cat.) It is very inexpensive and lasts a LONG time.
I hope that helps!
Took turmeric a teaspoon full 3 times a day; it relieved the awful pain I had from ulcers past days. I will continue to take turmeric for at least a month once a day. As I have read a study that showed it helped to heal the lining of the stomach 75 to 80 %. I have changed my diet, no simple carbs, flour, corn, potatoes, sugar, (I use raw honey now). Plus I took raw garlic clove a day with the turmeric, it also helped. Will continue raw garlic 2 - 3 times aweek. Feel so much better.
Apple Cider Vinegar
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.
Enhance means :-My observation of warm water was increases burning sensation of the upper stomach-bottom of ribs. I am not sure is it because of drinking hot water?
Hpylori, "enhancing" means what: making the symptoms better or worse?
I am observing drinking warm water (boiled and cooled) is enhancing my stomach ulcer symptoms. Am I wrong in stating this? Do not know, those who have experienced same may post their comments. The experts may advise me more on this.
Seabuckthorn oil is 100% effective for stomach ulcers. Make sure it is a real one, not processed in a capsule form. I know a person who was scheduled for a surgery to repair an ulcer and by pure chance was given this oil and in 3 days she had to cancel the surgery. Other comments I received-I am a god sent savior. A person in the UK was so impressed that she planted it in her yard. Works for colitis as well.
Pepto-Bismol for Stomach Ulcers: Pink bismuth is sold to calm stomach in the US. It also kills the h plyori.
Hi there, I had ulcers last year and tried cabbage juice and it gave me wind and burping but no real help. Some people cannot tolerate it. What helped me at the time was taking proton pump inhibitors. I live in the UK and cannot afford to keep trying this and that, works out too hit and miss and far too expensive. Now it may have returned. I think it is important to have good appetite, eat soft food, make sure you have nutrition and have other things that help like fibre and omega 3 etc the usual and be patient as it takes time.
Maybe those who get ulcers are prone to them returning later if not careful.
I am Anjo Herbal, From Nigeria,
My wife have ulcer for ten years she drunk a litter of cabbage juice a day after some week the ulcer disappear for two years, and again to my surprise ulcer just come up today please I need help what next advice me. she drink the cabbage juice the pain come higher than before.
Hi I jus wanted to know about apple cider vinegar and baking soda. Can u tell more about it like how much an how often please.. Thank u
While I was studying at university 30 years ago, a doctor put me on some very harsh anti-inflammatories for a back condition I had and I developed very bad stomach ulcers. The anti-inflammatory was so harsh in fact that it was taken off the market in the end. Anyhow, I had those ulcers for 30 years and tried EVERY treatment possible through conventional medicine, but the antibiotics killed my good bacteria and gave me more problems, and the acid blockers have a huge rebound effect (the minute you go off them, the stomach acid you produce is far higher than normal and this brings back the ulcer). I'm telling you, if someone had told me to put a cow paddy on my head because it would cure my ulcers, I would have tried it. I have suffered greatly from them, and there have been many foods I have not been able to eat.
Anyhow, I started hearing about how cabbage juice had cured many people of their ulcers (Was it the natural chemicals in the cabbage killing bacteria, or was it some natural chemical that increased the health/patency of the stomach lining? Who knows?).
So, one day when my ulcer pain was radiating up to my neck and ear and I really had nothing to lose, I bought a red cabbage, took off the outside leaves, washed the innerleaves, and started chomping on the leaves right away. I spit out any cabbage that did not chew up completely in my mouth because I didn't want any undigested fiber to go to my large bowel to be digested by bacteria that make gas. I chewed on the cabbage VERY thoroughly, as if it were chewing gum. Interestingly, there was very little fiber to spit out. All I wanted was the juice (which apparently holds the good plant chemicals). I did not want the fiber. The result bordered on the miraculous. Within 10 minutes my stomach/neck/ear pain was incredibly better. It was too incredible to believe. For the whole day, as I worked from my home on my computer, I grazed on the cabbage and also ate my regular meals through the day. I cannot tell you what good that cabbage did for me. In all, I ate the equivalent of 3/4 of a small cabbage that day. I had absolutely no gas from the cabbage; as a matter of fact, it REDUCED my gas (although I must say that cooked cabbage GIVES me gas). So, to my way of thinking, cabbage juice does not cause gas, but the difficult-to-chew fiber does.
For the next two days, I ate the same amount of cabbage (be warned, when the cabbage mixes with your saliva and you spit out the difficult-to-chew fiber, the spit-out-cabbage-fiber smell is very stinky (probably from sulfhydryl groups). It's the typical cabbage stinky smell. Your whole house will smell of it if you don't throw out the spit-out-fiber on an hourly basis. But believe me, that's a SMALL price to pay for your cure. My husband got to loving that smell because he was getting a wife for the first time in his life that wasn't in pain due to her stomach ulcers.
In the literature I read, it said that you should do the cabbage treatment for 10 straight days, but I have to admit, I was soooo well after four days that I neglected to do it for a couple of days. Then I did it for a couple of days. Then I slacked off. You get the picture.
The be-all-to-end-all is that my stomach is the best it's ever been. And the funny thing is, a month after the treatment (I am not currently eating raw cabbage) my stomach keeps getting better and better. There are things that I am eating now that I hadn't been eating for years.
So, my treatment plan was to go slow, do it at my pace, and see what happened. And it worked great.
I am writing this message to you because it was the encouragement from this website that finally made me try the cabbage on one of my worst days, and it miraculously worked and I wanted to pay that miracle forward.
For the rest of my life, I will take the time to eat raw cabbage in my diet every once in a while.
All the best!
The baking soda prevents the gas build up and boosting. My FIL used it all the time for indigestion and boosting. I use it occasionally with my H Pylori and ulcer. What helps me most so far has been a tablespoon of organic coconut oil.
ACV and Baking Soda, Cayenne, Glutamine
The best rule-of-thumb is to be more interested in your health and well being than maintaining friendly relations with a doctor. Remember, you are responsible for your health, and your relationship with your doctor is a business one; if it's a friendly one all the better, but it's not a requirement. You are not obligated to meet anyone halfway (if you have doubts) when your health is at stake, that's just massaging their ego at your expense. We should all seek out medical opinions when we deem it necessary, and take it into account. However, remember, there is a reason medicine is called a practice, and what doctors tell you is their opinion (that's why people often get more than one).
Milk and Slippery Elm Drink
You know what's even better from step #1 in this drink? Replace the skim milk with pure raw milk. Can be reduced fat or whole raw milk. Raw milk has TONS of enzymes and great for any digestive problems. Best to also choose raw milk from grass-fed cows only. Thanks & God Bless!
Milk and Slippery Elm Drink
Slippery Elm powder is a powder made from the bark of a Slippery Elm tree. It is very nutritious and healing to the digestive tract. It is native to North America, so I am not sure how you would get it in Nigeria. I am afraid the milk and banana without the slippery elm powder would not be effective. Slippery Elm Bark powder is a little expensive but a little goes a long way. I have found it to be wonderful for issues in the digestive system.
~Mama to Many~
Milk and Slippery Elm Drink
I have read about the ulcer remedy and am much interested in Skim milk banana mix. Pls what is the Slippery Elm powder? Thank u
Sir did you eat bitter melon raw or cooked?
Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
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!
To Janice of Ebony, be careful of the Lilly of the Desert aloe vera, it has carrageen in it which is toxic to some folks, like me.
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.
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.
Just want to share that I've got an ulcer, too. I had been using aloe vera straight from the leaf. Just cut off 2 inches, (the leaves are big!) peel it down to just the clear gel inside, pop it in a blender with the juice of a lime or lemon, 5 times the amount of juice in water, some sweetener and drink it down first thing in the morning and last thing at night. It worked great! Until I ran out of aloe vera! :( you can sometimes find it fresh like that in international grocery stores for quite a good price - in the produce section.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Mix 1 tsp of ACV with 1/2 tsp of Baking Soda then add a glass of water. This is called Ted's Alkalizing formula. Drink 20 mins after meal or in empty stomach. This is the way to take ACV. To heal Take Carrot Juice and Milk Kefir. Good Health
Apple Cider Vinegar
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.
I am 21 and I got serious stomach pains back 7 months ago I was diagnosed with a hiectius hernia eight years ago but all the doctors won't help me keep giving me medication for inflamed stomach and ulcers I have tried holistic therapy, Chinese therapy, anti biotics and nothing works. Please help. I can't take any more pain I am in pain all the time and I can't even eat!!! Does this work?
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~
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.
ACV and Baking Soda, Cayenne, Glutamine
Just a little FYI - when an acid (vinegar) and a base (baking soda) are combined they produce water as a byproduct and are neutral. Taking the vinegar and baking soda in this situation would not have helped with the stomach ulcer. Look to the other aspects of the "treatment" as potential "cures" for the ulcer.
Stomach Ulcer Remedies
To Rajbir - raw potato juice or raw cabbage juice. Om
Stomach Ulcer Remedies
How to get rid of stomach ulcers quickly and permanently?
Carmel: DGL and the herb Comfrey are very good for healing the gut. Some digestive enzymes and probiotics would also help. Kefir, Kraut, and Yogurt are beneficial. Acid reducing medications can help but I wouldn't advise anything over 1 or maybe 2 months.
I was feeling quite well until I had two cloves of raw garlic crushed up. It made my stomach feel awful and it never felt right since. I have been taking a lot of ibuprofen, steroids and antibiotics for a different problem for years so presume that has damaged my stomach and caused ulcer. I am now drinking cabbage juice and taking glutamine and have done for just over a week but so far still the same and today felt worse pain there.
Hi Aching Angel, Cabbage juice will help you for your ulcers. But you have to change your life style and eating habits at least till you are cured of the ulcers. You say that you are not constipated but at the same time you pass lot of wind which indicates that the system is not cleaned up. Avoid sugar, fried things and you can take sodium bi carbonate 1/4 tea spoon in water 30--45 mts after the meals. Good Luck.
Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Hello Ted, I came across this site and I thought it be helpful, I'm suffering from ulcers. I have about 6 of them in my stomach, I love eating spices and its hard to control when my mom makes my favourites, but each time I eat I develop a very sharp pain in my stomach, absolutely unbearable it feels like I have various wounds inside me. Pls help! Will this ACV with baking soda help me? I'm not constipated, and I don't have diarrhoea. I fart a lot :( and the days I over eat I belch all day! My bowels r highly acidic.. Pls pls help!!
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.