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Gastritis, 5 natural remedies to cure it

Gastritis, 5 natural remedies to cure it

Gastritis is an inflammation of the lining of the stomach which has very painful symptoms. Here are some simple natural remedies to alleviate the discomfort.

Gastritis is an inflammatory disease that affects the walls of the stomach. It can have a psychological nature (gastritis nervosa), so stress and anxiety may be the causes. However, it can also develop from problems of the gastric tract. Moreover, factors such as a poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, and smoking can cause this disease. How can you cure gastritis? Follow these 5 remedies to easily find relief!

Gastritis symptoms

Gastritis, 5 natural remedies to cure it

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Gastritis often has rather annoying symptoms. Stomachache, nausea and vomiting are the most obvious signs of this problem, but there are many other symptoms you should not underestimate. For example, heartburn, a bad taste in your mouth or bloating can indicate an inflammation of the mucous membranes.

If the symptoms are debilitating or worse, you should see your doctor, to rule out the possibility of other diseases and to ask for the most appropriate treatment. When the problem is mild, you can cure it  yourself by following some of the classic grandma’s remedies.

Gastritis: natural remedies

Baking soda is one of the first recommended remedies in case of digestive problems. Its alkalin power neutralizes the acid environment of the stomach, relieving the discomfort of gastritis. You mix a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water and drink it. If you want to increase its benefits, you can also add lemon juice.

Chamomile is a muscle relaxant and has anti-spasmodic effects, so it can relieve abdominal cramps. A cup of chamomile tea, especially in the evening before going to bed, will give relief to your stomach.

Mixed berries, and more specifically blackberries and raspberries, can fight the inflammation of the gastric mucosa. An Italian study has shown that 150 grams of mixed berries per day reduce the symptoms of gastritis.

Carrots have a double beneficial effect, if you suffer from gastritis. They contain pectin, which works as a protecting gel for the walls of the stomach, against inflammation. They are also rich in beta-carotene, which promotes wound healing. In this case, it can heal the ulcers gastritis might cause.

Finally, ginger is great both in cases of acute gastritis and as a form of prevention. It has a protective action on the stomach and promotes digestion. Moreover, it can also relieve nausea, one of the main symptoms of this disease. Just chew a piece of ginger to immediately enjoy its benefits.

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