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Home Remedies for Gastritis

Updated on October 8, 2019
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Stomach ache is quite discomforting things and there are several reasons to it. One of the most common reasons for such discomfort is often due to a gastric attack. Here’s all you need to know about gastritis and home remedies that help in relieving the pain.

What is Gastritis?

Gastritis can be defined as inflammation, irritation or erosion of the stomach lining (gastric mucosa). It can be classified as acute or chronic on the basis of the extent of affected gastric mucosa. Acute gastritis happens suddenly and can last up to 3 days. In case of chronic gastritis, the pain and discomfort can last from several days to several weeks. The severity of gastritis may vary from individual to individual and can worsen without proper precaution and medical attention.


What are the signs and symptoms of gastritis?

Symptoms of gastritis may differ from person to person and some people may have no symptoms at all but the common symptoms include nausea, vomiting, a feeling of heaviness in the abdomen after eating food, a burning sensation in the stomach between meals or at night, indigestion, heartburn, pain in abdomen, loss of appetite and bloating.

What causes gastritis?

Four primary causes are attributed to occurrence of gastritis. These are:

  1. The stomach mucosa gets infected by the Helicobacter pylori bacteria.
  2. Deficiency of Vitamin B12.
  3. Intake of too many pain relievers/ anti-inflammatory drugs.
  4. Acidic & spicy foods and drinks.

People consuming too much alcohol, elderly people and people suffering from parasitic (viral or fungal) infections are also prone to gastritis. Stress is also a contributing factor.

What home remedies help reduce symptoms of gastritis?

Mild cases of gastritis can be cured by simple home remedies along with modifications in lifestyle and diet. However, in case of chronic gastritis, it is advisable to consult the doctor and take proper medication as it may lead to ulcer and further complications.

Here are a few home remedies for gastritis which can help in preventing and controlling the problem:

  • Mix a teaspoon of carom seeds (ajwain) and dried ginger with a little bit of black salt. Take 1 teaspoon of this mixture with a glass of warm water thrice a day. Carom seeds are natural antacid and provide relief from acidity and indigestion.
  • Drinking chamomile tea is beneficial for the digestive system as it soothes the intestinal walls and reduces stomach inflammations.
  • Chew fresh peppermint leaves. You can also add them in soups, salads, buttermilk or curd. Peppermint has soothing properties which prevent indigestion and heartburn.
  • Eating a few strawberries daily can help in preventing gastritis. Strawberries have antioxidant properties which help in healing the stomach lining.
  • Drinking coconut water soothes the digestive system and aids in removing toxic radicals from the body.
  • Chewing fennel seeds (saunf) aids in digestion, release of gas and secretion of bile juices.
  • Papaya is rich in digestive enzymes. Eating raw papaya is good for preventing inflammation of stomach lining.
  • Pineapple is an alkaline fruit. Including pineapple in the diet helps in combating gastritis. Remember to eat ripe pineapple only or else the problem may sometimes be aggravated.
  • Add a teaspoon of freshly chopped ginger root to a cup of boiling water. Cover and leave for ten minutes. Strain, add honey and have this tea. Drinking this tea twice a day for about a week is very beneficial as ginger can reduce and treat inflammation of stomach lining.
  • Eat 2 to 3 cups of plain probiotic yogurt daily until you get relief. Probiotics in yogurt protect stomach lining from bacteria and also boost the immunity system.
  • Blend fresh aloe vera gel with water and drink 1-2 glasses of this every day. Aloe vera is very soothing and reduces the inflammation of the stomach lining.
  • Drink fresh cabbage juice 3-4 times a day. Cabbage contains vitamin U that can heal the stomach lining and get rid of gastritis within a few days.
  • Mix two tablespoons of honey in warm water and drink this on empty stomach every morning. Honey is bactericidal in nature. Also its anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants can help with the healing process of the stomach lining.
  • Two cups of rosemary tea per day are helpful for gastritis. Rosemary has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which prevent stomach ulcers.

Above home remedies have no side effects and can also be tried along with regular treatment. However one should aim at improving their dietary habits which can really help in preventing gastritis.

Gastritis - Natural Ayurvedic Home Remedies

This content is for informational purposes only and does not substitute for formal and individualized diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed medical professional. Do not stop or alter your current course of treatment. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2019 Shaloo Walia

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    • swalia profile imageAUTHOR

      Shaloo Walia 

      12 days ago from India

      Thanks Eric. I hope and pray that your test reports are okay and you get well soon!

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      Eric Dierker 

      12 days ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Very well done article and I am sure it will help many people. I am going in for some tests today. These symptoms are quite close to stomach flu.

    • swalia profile imageAUTHOR

      Shaloo Walia 

      13 days ago from India

      My pleasure, Lorna. Glad that you find the hub useful.

    • Lorna Lamon profile image

      Lorna Lamon 

      13 days ago

      Great article with lots of helpful advice and tips, a few I hadn't heard of but will certainly try. Thank you for sharing Shaloo.

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      Nikki Khan 

      2 weeks ago from London

      Yes, some are new for me, would give them a go!

      Blessings!

    • swalia profile imageAUTHOR

      Shaloo Walia 

      2 weeks ago from India

      Thank you Dr Pran.

    • swalia profile imageAUTHOR

      Shaloo Walia 

      2 weeks ago from India

      You're welcome, Dora.

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      Dr Pran Rangan 

      2 weeks ago from Kanpur (UP), India

      A well written hub including the home remedies. Thanks Swalia for sharing.

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      Dora Weithers 

      2 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      Drinking cabbage juice and eating raw papaya are both new ideas for me. Thanks for providing these remedies.

    • swalia profile imageAUTHOR

      Shaloo Walia 

      2 weeks ago from India

      My pleasure, Lora.

    • swalia profile imageAUTHOR

      Shaloo Walia 

      2 weeks ago from India

      Thanks Nikki. You should try these remedies. They will definitely help.

    • swalia profile imageAUTHOR

      Shaloo Walia 

      2 weeks ago from India

      Thanks Ruby.

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      Lora Hollings 

      2 weeks ago

      Thank you so much for these home remedies that can be effective in treating this often common condition that mostly is caused by eating too many acidic foods and drinks. I had no idea that eating strawberries daily could help prevent gastritis. Great article with very useful information! Thanks for sharing.

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      Nikki Khan 

      2 weeks ago from London

      Great information on gastritis!

      I’ve chronic one and take one tablet each morning before breakfast. I was h. Pylori positive for many years, but took antibiotics after two years, thanks to my GP.

      Many have gastritis in London too as junk food is consumed more than the healthy one.

      I normally avoid too much spicy and oily food, milk and yogurt do help a lot when you’ve gastritis attack.

      Very informative hub, thanks darling!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      Very informative. I have never heard of black salt. I eat yogurt instead of ice cream, so I'm not bothered that much. Thank you for sharing.

    • swalia profile imageAUTHOR

      Shaloo Walia 

      2 weeks ago from India

      @Patricia I am sure you will find these beneficial!

    • swalia profile imageAUTHOR

      Shaloo Walia 

      2 weeks ago from India

      @Prantika I am glad you find this hub helpful.

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      Patricia Scott 

      2 weeks ago from sunny Florida

      Thanks for the home remedies. I have family members who suffer with gastritis. Hopefully they can find something that helps relieve their discomfort. Angels are headed your way this afternoon. ps

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      Prantika Samanta 

      2 weeks ago from Kolkata, India

      Thank you so much, Shalooji. With the festive season ongoing and as I am a foodie, I need to keep this article handy. I also take dried ajwain with black salt, which helps, and drink a lot of water.

    • swalia profile imageAUTHOR

      Shaloo Walia 

      2 weeks ago from India

      @Bill Gastritis is a common problem in India. Probably because we are such foodies and our food is quite spicy.

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      Bill Holland 

      2 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

      I have never had it but now, thanks to you, I am aware of its symptoms and remedies. Thank you my friend.

    • swalia profile imageAUTHOR

      Shaloo Walia 

      2 weeks ago from India

      Thank you Umesh ji. I generally use ajwain with a little black salt and water for stomach aches.

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      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      2 weeks ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      A good article for taking care of stomach problems using home remedies. I have taken raw ajwain seeds with water and it has helped me much.

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