Stomach ulcers or gastric ulcers, are open painful sores that located within the inner lining of the stomach. They are a type of peptic ulcer, meaning its an illness related with acidity. They are usually very painful because of the amount of acid present in the stomach and the damage that it causes. The most common cause of stomach ulcers is the bacterium Helicobacter pylori , or H. pylori.
Another main cause of stomach ulcers is by the overuse of painkillers, such as aspirin (Bayer), and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or naproxen (Naprosyn).
Other causes include excessive consumption of alcohol, smoking of cigarettes, stress among others.
Below are some of the best ways to relieve and combat stomach ulcers while at home.
1.) By use of Flavonoids
Flavonoids are compounds that occur naturally in many fruits and vegetables. Foods and drinks rich in flavonoids include:
• red grapes
2.) By use of Probiotics
Probiotics are the living bacteria and yeast that provide healthy and important microorganisms to your digestive tract.
3.) By use of Honey
Honey is a powerful antibacterial and has been shown to inhibit H. pylori growth.
4.) By use of Garlic
Garlic extract has been shown to inhibit H. pylori growth in lab, animal, and human trials.