Home Remedies for GASTRITIS

Rekha Dec 16, 2007


Gastritis is an inflammation of the lining of the stomach. The inflammatory lesions may be either acute or chronic.

Gastritis Symptoms
Nausea and vomiting
Decreased appetite
Vertigo and dizziness
Diarrhoea with decreased urination
Pain and cramps in abdomen
Foul smell from mouth.
Coated tongue
Fever might be present
Loss of apetiteThe main symptoms of gastritis are loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, headache, and dizziness. There is pain and discomfort in the region of the stomach.

Coated tongue, bad breathOther symptoms are a coated tongue, foul breath, bad taste in the mouth, increased flow of saliva, scanty urination, a general feeling of uneasiness, and mental depression. In more chronic cases, the patient complaints of heartburn and a feeling of fullness in the abdomen, especially after meals. Often there is constipation, but occasionally, there may be diarrhoea due to intestinal catarrah.

Gastritis Causes
Infection is the major cause in causing gastritis
Intake of unhygienic food
Eating extremely spicy and unfresh food stuff
Drinking of excess of tea and coffee
Smoking and usage if alcohol may also lead to gastritis
Use of certain medicines like antibiotics, aspirin etc.
Emotional stress and over burden of work mat also cause gastritis.
Irregular or excessive eating The most frequent cause of gastritis is a dietetic indiscretion such as habitual overeating; eating of badly combined or improperly cooked foods; excessive intake of strong tea, coffee, or alcoholic drinks; or habitual use of large quantities of condiments and sauces.

Worry, Anxiety Other causes include worry, anxiety, grief, and prolonged tension, use of certain drugs, strong acids, and caustic substances.


Avoid spicy and unfresh food
Tea, coffees, smoking and alcohol should be avoided
Light and home cooked food should be given preference
Stomach should not be kept empty
Over usage of medicines should be avoided
Undue stress should be avoided
Constipation should be avoided

Home remedies for Gastritis

Onion taken along with curd is a great remedy for gastritis
Cardamom fruit along with clove fruit taken thrice a day will give good results
Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra) powder mixed with honey and ghee (not in equal quantity) is advisable in gastritis
White jeera (cumin seed) taken with jaggery or honey is useful
Orange juice along with roasted jeera (cumin seed) and rock salt is very helpful
Ginger juice is also very effective in gastritis.
Juice of dhania leaves (Coriander sativum) gives good results in gastritis treatment.

Gastritis treatment using Coconut Coconut water is an excellent remedy for gastritis. It gives the stomach the necessary rest and provides vitamins and minerals. The stomach is greatly helped in returning to a normal condition if nothing but coconut water is given during the first twenty-four hours.

Gastritis treatment using Rice Rice gruel is another excellent remedy for acute cases of gastritis. One cup of rice gruel is recommended twice daily. In chronic cases where the flow of gastric juice is meagre, such foods as require prolonged vigorous mastication are beneficial as they induce a greater flow of gastric juice.

Gastritis treatment using Potato Potato juice has been found valuable in relieving gastritis. The recommended dose is half a cup of the juice, two or three times daily, half an hour before meals.
Gastritis treatment using Marigold The herb marigold is also considered beneficial in the treatment of gastritis. An infusion of the herb in doses of a tablespoon may be taken twice daily.

Gastritis Diet Fasting, Water The patient should undertake a fast for two of three days or more, depending on the severity of the condition. He should be given only warm water to drink during this period. This will give rest to the stomach and allow the toxic condition causing the inflammation to subside.

All-fruit diet After the acute symptoms subside, the patient should adopt an all-fruit diet for the next three days and take juicy fruits such as apples, pears, grapes, grapefruit, oranges, pineapple, peaches, and melons.

Avoid alcohol, tobacco, spices, meat, sweet, strong tea/coffee The patient should avoid the use of alcohol, tobacco, spices and condiments, meat, red pepper, sour foods, pickles, strong tea and coffee. He should also avoid sweet, pastries, rich cakes, and, aerated waters.

Curds and cottage cheese should be used freely. Too many different foods should not be mixed at the same meal. Meals should be taken at least two hours before going to bed at night. Eight to ten glasses of water should be taken daily but water should not be taken with meals as it dilutes the digestive juices and delays digestion. Above all, haste should be avoided while eating and meals should be served in a pleasing and relaxed atmosphere.

Well-balanced diet He may, thereafter, gradually embark upon a balanced diet consisting of seeds, nuts, grains, vegetables, and fruits.

Other Gastritis Treatment Warm-water enema, dry-friction From the commencement of the treatment, a warm-water enema should be used daily for about a week to cleanse the bowels.The patient should be given dry friction and a sponge daily.

Application of heat with a hot compress or hot water bottle Application of heat with a hot compress or hot water bottle, twice a daily, either on an empty stomach or two hours after meals, will also be beneficial.

Avoid hard physical, mental work, worries. The patient should not undertake any hard physical and mental work.He should avoid worries and mental tension.
Breathing exercises are essential He should, however, undertake breathing and other light exercises like walking, swimming, and golf.


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(8) Comments

  1. Guest Jul 7, 2008

    The write up on home remedies for Gastritis is very helpful. Doctors don't usually discuss the emotional aspect of it. They give prilosec and send you home. Prilosec made me worse.
    I came across a water cure for gastritis. 4 glasses in morning, for 10 days. It needs to be done before breakfast, after teeth brushing. Then the patient waits for 45 minutes to eat.
    Do you know anything about this cure. I am trying it. It is helping. It also helps that i don't take anti inflammatory medication.

  2. Guest Aug 13, 2008

    Europeans brush their teeth after breakfast. Does this effect the water cure?

  3. Guest Nov 11, 2008

    i had gastritis for the last 3 years. my doctor kept saying is due to stressful lifestyle. just recently i discovered that its because of some disease i had in my gall bladder. its really important that you get a 2second opinion when you suspect gastritis as there may be many other reasons. its better to detect the real cause so you can cure whats broken.

  4. Guest Jul 29, 2009

    I have had gastritis for over four months now. I have taken many different prescriptions including prilosec. have also tried the coconut water treatment. What do you suggest I do to get rid of the gastritis?

  5. Guest Jan 20, 2010

    I have also had it for 3 years but I had my gull bladder removed over a year ago, also had a zillion tests and my docter says it's stress well I am ready to give up I can't live like this anymore, it is so painful and i have really low iron so i am getting pretty depressed about it what else can cause this?

  6. Guest Apr 13, 2010

    Gastritis A LOT of the time is caused by problems with your appendix, if you still have it. And can be VERY dangerous, so the fact that some of you haven't gotten a second opinion in years is quite terrifying...and stupid. Today will be my fourth time having it in 4 years, however three doctors have told me if i have it within a period of two weeks then i definitely need to get surgery to remove my appendix (however they recommended i get surgery the first time but my dad refused (i was under age)). You should get an ultra sound to see if there are any visible problems and such. And, also, my doctors told me to stay far away from any acidic foods and dairy products, so orange juice I feel would make it worse? Take an anti-acid like Omez (i live in America but in Romania is where I've had the first 3 and they have Omez there, so I'm not sure if they have that here but Omez worked better then any other medication) and look up teas for gastritis and ulcers and buy it or have someone buy it for you. It actually helped even more then medication. I was curled up in pain for 6 and a half hours and the medicine only took away a little pain but as soon as I had the tea, my pain went away completely within 10 minutes. You can eat bananas because they aren't an acidic fruit. Crackers with no salt, non-salted mozzarella which is the only dairy product they allowed me to eat, not sure why. That's pretty much all I ate the entire day. Good luck.

  7. Guest Jun 23, 2010

    I have had a ton of tests. The 2nd Docter finally figured out I had Gatriis after he did a scope and wants me to follow up with him in 2 weeks. He has given me only Hyomex for pain. Why should I see him in 2 weeks he has done nothing?
    Anyway I had gone to my primary for something else in the mean time and he said to eat Papaya and drink Aloe juice or gel and that I would know in one day if it was going to help.
    I had picked up a bottle of Papaya Nector and drank the whole thing and also drank some aloe. At that point I would have eaten dirt I was in so much pain. It did help I am thankful for him no more pain pills. I hate gastrologists.

  8. Guest Jul 7, 2010

    is papaya juice good for gastritis?