I’ve had gastritis and heartburn for the past 2 years and it wakes me up in the middle of the night.
Frankly, it’s the very reason I don’t get quality sleep. I toss and turn even while I’m sleeping and wake up feeling exhausted.
So if you’re anything like me or can relate to this in any way this article may be of great use to you!
Gastritis is a condition in which the stomachlining—known as the mucosa—is inflamed, or swollen. The stomach lining contains glands that produce stomach acid and an enzyme called pepsin. The stomach acid breaks down food and pepsin digests protein.
A thick layer of mucus coats the stomach lining and helps prevent the acidic digestive juice from dissolving the stomach tissue. When the stomach lining is inflamed, it produces less acid and fewer enzymes.
However, the stomach lining also produces less mucus and other substances that normally protect the stomach lining from acidic digestive juice.
Gastritis may be acute or chronic:
- Acute gastritis starts suddenly and lasts for a short time.
- Chronic gastritis is long lasting. If chronic gastritis is not treated, it may last for years or even a lifetime.
Gastritis can be erosive or nonerosive:
- Erosive gastritis can cause the stomach lining to wear away, causing erosions—shallow breaks in the stomach lining—or ulcers—deep sores in the stomach lining.
- Nonerosive gastritis causes inflammation in the stomach lining; however, erosions or ulcers do not accompany nonerosive gastritis.
The conventional treatment for gastritis involves prescription drugs, and although they work well, they often come with numerous adverse side-effects which can worsen the condition. Luckily, gastritis is also treatable with several natural remedies which you can see below.
Not to mention these remedies help restore your intestinal flora.
The intestinal flora is a positive health asset that crucially influences the normal structural and functional development of the mucosal immune system. Mucosal immune responses to resident intestinal microflora require precise control and an immunosensory capacity for distinguishing commensal from pathogenic bacteria.
Boil 2 handfuls of rice in a liter of water, then leave the liquid to cool down. Drink it during the day to relieve the symptoms and cure the condition.
Ginger and pear
Peel and slice a piece of ginger and one pear, then boil them in water. Once they’re nicely cooked and soft, remove the pot from heat and drink the water each morning before breakfast. Ginger has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and is a great antibiotic that can defeat bacteria such as H. Pylori.
Carrot and celery juice
Mix a few carrots with a celery sprig and some water in a blender, then drink the smoothie every time you’re experiencing heartburn to soothe the pain.
Apple and chamomile
Peel and slice one apple and add some chamomile flowers in a pot of water, then bring the mixture to a boil and remove it from the stove. Strain the tea in the end and drink a cup each morning.
Parsley is a powerful diuretic which will protect your gastrointestinal system. Make some parsley tea and drink it every morning to protect your stomach from infections.