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Simple Home remedies for Stomach Ulcer.

Stomach pain

Stomach ulcer is also called Peptic ulcer.

It is a sore that develops on the lining of the oesophagus, stomach or small intestine.

There are two types of peptic ulcers, a gastric ulcer, which forms in the lining of the stomach, and a duodenal ulcer, which forms in the upper part of the small intestine

Causes

  1. Alcohol
  2. Caffeine
  3. Smoking
  4. Stomach acid
  5. Bacterium called Helicobacter pylori
  6. Anti-inflammatory pain relievers like aspirin
  7. Physical and emotional stress

Symptoms

1. Stomach pain.


Pain often comes several hours after a meal when the stomach is empty.

The pain is usually in the upper middle part of the abdomen, above the belly button (navel) and below the breastbone.


The ulcer pain can feel like burning, or gnawing, and it may go through to the back.


The pain is often worse at night and early morning.
It can last anywhere from a few minutes to several hours.
The ulcer pain may be relieved by food, antacids, or vomiting.

2. Nausea

3. Vomiting

4. Loss of weight

5. Loss of apetite

6. Bleeding.

Severe ulcers may cause bleeding in the stomach or duodenum. Bleeding is sometimes the only symptom of an ulcer.

This bleeding can be fast or slow. Fast bleeding reveals itself in one of the following ways:


Vomiting of blood or dark material that looks something like coffee grounds: This is an emergency and warrants an immediate visit to an emergency department.


Blood in the stool or black, tarry, sticky-looking stools

Herbal remedies

Recent studies found that different substances from plant sources not only afford gastro-protection but also accelerate ulcer healing.

  1. Aloe vera : 4 matured leaves of aloe Vera mixed with water and honey have proven to heal stomach ulcer. Dosage is 3 tablespoonful three times daily.
    2. Avocado pear leaves: Boil the leaves in water. Allow it to stand for 24 hours, take half a glass twice daily for 2 weeks.

3. Banana neutralizes the excess acidity of gastric juices produced in the by reducing ulcer irritation by coating the lining of the stomach. Bananas relieve painful ulcer systems, and other intestinal disorders and promote healing.


4. Basil reduces gastric acid production in the stomach.


4. Raw cabbage juice has anti-ulcer and wound healing properties on the stomach. Some ulcers have been healed after drinking half to one glass of cabbage juice before meal for 3 weeks.


5. Cayenne pepper Contrary to popular belief, regular consumption of chili peppers may help protect against ulcers and perhaps even enhance their healing. Cayenne pepper stops internal and external bleeding ulcer. Sprinkle cayenne powder on food daily.


6. Clove (Syzigium aromaticum) Syzygium aromaticum belongs to the plant family Myrtaceae. It is one of the important herbs used as an indigenous medicine and spice in many Asian countries, Africa and other parts of the world. Recent studies shows that extracts of cloves, a spice, possess some phytochemicals which demonstrates anti ulcer properties

7. Coconut oil contains an antibacterial compound called LAURIC ACID which is an antibiotic. It kills H.pylori when taken internally.


8. Cucumber is good for the treatment of hyper acidity, gastric and duodenal ulcer. It brings immediate relief whenever there is burning sensation in the stomach.


9. Garlic has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that may help prevent ulcers and heal them quicker. However, more research is needed.


10. Honey: Regular consumption of honey may help prevent ulcers, especially those caused by H. pylori infections. Honey is used traditionally in the treatment of wounds by providing nutrients and other chemicals that speed wound healing.


11. Pawpaw: Unripe Pawpaw fruits. Cut unripe pawpaw into pieces and soak in water for 5 days. Sieve and add honey to the water. Take a glass (about 200mls) twice daily

12. Turmeric: Curcumin, Turmeric’s active compound, may protect the stomach lining and help ulcers heal.

13. Sweet Potatoes
Many scientific studies have proven that Sweet potatoes contain ample amounts of antioxidants with ulcer-healing properties.


14. Irish Potatoes
Also, scientists at Manchester University have discovered that potato (commonly called Irish potato in Nigeria) contain unique antibacterial molecules that can treat peptic ulcer. Members of the university’s microbiology team now hope the substance, dubbed‘potato juice’ could go into production as a daily diet supplement.

15. Pineapple

16. Plantain. The powder of unripe plantain peel mixed with honey brings relief from ulcer.

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The home remedies listed above may help prevent the development of stomach ulcers and facilitate their healing.

In some cases, they may even improve the effectiveness of conventional treatment and reduce the severity of its side effects.
It’s important to note that in most cases, it remains unclear whether these natural remedies are as effective as conventional treatment.


Thus, those suffering from ulcers should seek advice from their healthcare professional before self-medicating.

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Disclaimer

It should not be used for diagnosis or prescription.

Healthdictive does not dispense medical advice, prescribe, or diagnose illness.

The views and nutritional advice expressed by Healthdictive are not intended to be a substitute for conventional medical service. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your physician.

Before using any herb, please consult your own healthcare practitioner.

The medical information provided is for  information resource only. This information does not create any patient-physician relationship and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment.

Diabetes: 14 Simple, effective herbs that works.

Diabetes mellitus is caused by persistent high level of sugar (Glucose) in the blood due to insufficient quantity of a hormone called Insulin.

The normal level of Sugar in the blood is 65 – 110mg/dl.

Types of Diabetes

There are different types of Diabetes but the major ones are

  1. Prediabetes
  2. Type 1
  3. Type 2

Symptoms of Diabetes

  1. Abnormal thirst (Polydipsia).
  2. Frequent urination (Polyuria).
  3. Weight loss.
  4. Hunger (Polyphagia).
  5. Blurred vision.
  6. Tiredness.

Not every body experience all these symptoms.

Diagnosis

The most reliable way to detect diabetes is using a Glucometer.

A blood sample is taken after a person has fasted overnight. This is called Fasting blood sugar. The sugar level should never be more than 126mg/dl.

Blood sample of a person who has eaten can be taken but it should never be more than 200mg/dl. This is called Random blood sugar.

14 Herbal remedies

1. Bitter leaves

Vernonia amygdalina
This herb reduces the high level of sugar drastically and helps to repair the kidney. Squeeze the leaves in water and take 1- 2 glasses two to three times daily.

2. Bitter melon

Mormodica charantia
Squeeze fresh leaves in water and take a glass three times a day.

3. Brimstone

Morinda lucida
Squeeze fresh leaves in water with Bitter leaves and take a glass three times a day.

4. Cashew bark

Anacardium Occidentale
Boil the bark of the stem and take a glass four times a day.

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5. Corn silk

Zea mays
Boil the silk in water, allow to cool and take one glass three times daily.

6. Garlic

Allium sativum
Combined with other herbs like Bitter leaves, mistletoe, Garlic helps in lowering high blood sugar level.

7. Mango leaves

Mangifera indica
Boil the leaves and take a glass three times daily.

8. Mistletoe

Viscum album
Taking a cup of mistletoe daily for 5 months have helped greatly in controlling high blood sugar.

9. Pawpaw leaves

Carica papaya
Green pawpaw leaves is very good for diabetes and Diabetes induced hypertension. Squeeze the leaves in water and take 200mls three times a day.

10. Plantain leaves

Musa paradisiaca
Green plantain leaves is useful in treating diabetes. Just boil the leaves in water and drink twice a day.

11. Plantain root juice

Musa paradisiaca
Pound plantain roots to get the juice, mix with half of volume of juice you get and you have a potent remedy for diabetes. Take Two spoon three times daily.

12. Scent leaves.
Ocimum gratissimum
Squeeze fresh leaves in water with Bitter leaves and take a glass three times a day.

13. Stool wood

Alstonia bonnei
Boil the leaves and take a glass three times daily.

14. Water

Even though this is not a herb, I added it because of its usefulness.
Taking adequate water regularly is very good in maintaining a very good health. Take two to three cups of water before you go to bed at night.

PS: Do not stop taking your medications abruptly.

PSS: Ensure you check your blood sugar regularly.

Disclaimer
The Information and statements made on Healthdictive.com are only for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor.

It should not be used for diagnosis or prescription.

Healthdictive does not dispense medical advice, prescribe, or diagnose illness.

The views and nutritional advice expressed by Healthdictive are not intended to be a substitute for conventional medical service. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your physician.

Before using any herb, please consult your own healthcare practitioner.

The medical information provided is for information resource only. This information does not create any patient-physician relationship and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment.

Coconut oil – Effective home remedy for Epilepsy.

Coconut and epilepsy

Coconut oil is used in many communities as cooking oil, body oil and treatment of skin diseases but not in the treatment of epilepsy.

Coconut oil is an edible oil extracted from the kernel or meat of mature coconuts harvested from the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera).

Coconut oil

Coconut oil

It is obtained from the water of Coconut by hot or cold press method.

It is a highly medicinal oil due to the presence of Medium chain triglycerides (MCT) which is responsible for its antimicrobial properties.

Various studies have shown that Coconut oil is as effective as ketogenic diet in the treatment of seizures in children and ad

What is epilepsy?

Epilepsy also known as seizure disorder is a nervous system disease originating from the brain that causes people to loss consciousness and or have uncontrolled movement of different parts of the body.

These seizures can be brief and nearly undetected or long period of shaking (Seizures).

Causes of Epilepsy

In most cases, the cause is unknown but some people develop epilepsy as a result of brain injury, drug and alcohol misuse etc

Seizures starting before age 2 are mostly caused by high fevers or metabolic disorder such as abnormal blood sugar level.

Epilepsy cannot be cured but can be controlled in most cases.

For some people, the seizures do not respond to drugs only.

Some studies have shown that MCT a major component of Coconut oil is as effective and similar to classic ketogenic diet.

By taking Coconut oil as part of the daily diet, a patient who had drug-resistant epilepsy had a reduction in the number of seizures. A patient had a reduction in seizures by taking four tablespoonfuls twice daily of MCT oil.

A more convenient way is to replace your vegetable oil with Coconut oil.

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References

1.Soltani, Danesh., Gaffar, Majid., Tafahkori, Abbas., Sarraf, Payam., and Bitarafan, Sama. (2016). Nutritional aspects of treatment in Epileptic patients. Iranian journal of Child Neurology, 10, (3), 1-12. Retrieved from https:/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4928610

2. Ewa, T., Kieraszewicz, Z., & Czerwionka-Szaflarska, M. (2016). Medium chain triglycerides formulas in paediatric and allergological practice. Gastroenterology Rev, 11 (4), 226-231. Retrieved February 6, 2019.

3. Christiana Liu, Y., & Wang, H. (2013). Medium chain triglycerides ketogenic diet, an effective treatment for drug resistant epilepsy and a comparison with other ketogenic diets. Biomed J, 36 (1).

Disclaimer: The medical information provided is for information resource only. This information does not create any patient-physician relationship and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment.

Hepatitis – 6 Simple home remedies.

Hepatitis simply means inflammation (swelling) of the liver.

The liver is a very important organ with a lot of functions needed for good health and survival. Some food plants can provide nutritional and medicinal support for liver disease which will aid in its recovery. Any damage that weakens the functioning of the liver is called liver disease.

The liver can be detoxified and cleansed by drinking more water. Good hydration is important for most basic physiological functions of the liver. Sufficient hydration is required to promote blood circulation and to dissolve nutrients.

Green leaves are the best for liver health.

This is most commonly caused by a virus which can be A, B, C, D, E.
The most common one is Hepatitis B.

The inflammation can be sudden (acute) or prolonged (chronic).
A lab test will confirm the presence of Hepatitis.
Apart from antiviral drugs like Tenofivir, there are herbs that may treat Hepatitis.

Home remedy for Hepatitis

5 simple home remedies are

1. Bitter kola.

Bitter cola contains powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds such as Kolaviron which helps to protect the liver.

Mixing powder Bitter cola with lime may help in the treatment of hepatitis.

2. Garlic

Garlic

Garlic

Garlic is known to have antiviral properties and may be useful in getting rid of the virus in the body.

3. Avocado pear

Avocado pear

Avocado fruit

Researchers in Japan have discovered that avocados contain potent chemicals that may reduce liver damage. The finding could lead to the development of new drugs to treat liver disease, the researchers say.

4. Black Seed

Black seed

Black seed

Black seed has a long history of use، in the treatment of various ailments. It protects the liver from damages

5. Phyllanthus amarus

phyllantus amarus

Phyllanthus amarus

In a study carried out by Thyagarajan SP, patients who took Phyllanthus for 30 days were cleared of the surface antigen.

6. Turmeric

A study demonstrated that Turmeric inhibited hepatitis virus.

References

  1. Thyagarajan SP, e. (2019). Effect of Phyllanthus amarus on chronic carriers of hepatitis B virus. – PubMed – NCBI. [online] Ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/2901611/ [Accessed 19 Feb. 2019].
  2. Yong-Song Guan, O. (1970, January 1). Plants Consumption and Liver Health. Retrieved February 19, 2019, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4499388/
  3. Zhi-Qiang, W. (2017, September 14). Curcumin inhibits hepatitis B virus infection by down-regulating cccDNA-bound histone acetylation. Retrieved February 19, 2019, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5603491/

8 Simple Effective home remedies for Malaria

no more malaria

Malaria kills children every year in Africa and is responsible for a lot of miscarriages and death of pregnant women. Children under 5 are particularly susceptible to infection, illness and death; more than two thirds (70%) of all malaria deaths occur in this age group. Malaria remains a major killer of children under five years old, taking the life of a child every two minutes.

Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. It is preventable and curable

Despite all measures taken to overcome this disease, it has proven to be an uphill task. Coupled with the fact that Resistance to anti-malarial medicines is a recurring problem.

The good news is that researchers have discovered herbal remedies that can clear malaria parasites in the blood within 3 days.

These remedies have different combinations of herbs.

Home made Malaria remedies

Remedy 1

A combination of

  1. Mango(mango),
  2. Pawpaw,
  3. Vernonia amygdalina (bitter leaf),
  4. Guava
  5. Sweet basil,
  6. Lemon grass,
  7. Neem,
  8. Citrus aurantifolia (lime) seeds,
  9. Nauclea latifolia (African peaach tree) egbesi in Yoruba, uburu inu or mbitinu in Igbo,and
  10. Morinda lucida commonly called Brimstone tree. It is oruwo or erewo in Yoruba, eze-ogwu or njisi inIgbomarga in Hausa.

Produces 100 per cent elimination of malaria parasites, even drug-resistant strains, in humans. Take a glass of the extract three times a day.

Remedy 2

Hot infusion from the boiled

  1. Green leaves of pawpaw,
  2. Leaves of neem tree,
  3. Lemon grass,
  4. Guava,
  5. stem bark of Pattern wood (Alstonia boonei);

Taken as one wine glass full three times daily provided effective treatment for drug-resistant malaria.

Remedy 3

This is a combination of

  1. Neem tree (Azadirachta indica),
  2. Pattern wood (Alstonia boonei);
  3. Tropical almond (Terminalia catappa);
  4. Pawpaw (Pawpaw);
  5. Akuamma plant (Picralima nitida);
  6. Pentaclethra macrophylla (African oil bean tree);
  7. Phyllanthus niruri (stonebreaker);
  8. Euphorbia hirta (asthma herb and eczema drug);
  9. Newbouldia laevis (Chieftaincy leaf).

Remedy 4

Also, a herbal preparation made predominantly with

  1. Garlic,
  2. Ginger,
  3. Onions,
  4. Scent leaf,
  5. Lemon grass,
  6. Unripe pawpaw,
  7. Lime/lemon,
  8. African pepper (Uda in Igbo),
  9. Clove,
  10. Gongronema latifolium (Utazi in Ibo, arokeke in Yoruba)
  11. West African Black pepper (Uziza in Igbo)

has been effectively used to stop malaria and typhoid.

Remedy 5

  1. Morinda lucida, It should consist half of the whole concoction.
  2. Nauclea latifolia,
  3. Lemon grass,
  4. Male Pawpaw leaves,
  5. Moringa oleifera leaves because of it is high nutritional content and immune boosting properties,
  6. Mangifera indica, leaves and bark (Mango), which boosts red blood cells,
  7. Garcinia kola, (bitter cola) and
  8. Psidium guajava (guava) in equal quantity

Is effective in the treatment of malaria.

Remedy 6

In mild malaria, leaves of

  1. Vernonia amygdalina (bitter leaf) and
  2. Occimum gratissimum (sweet basil/nchuanwu in Ibo, effirin in Yoruba)

taken in a handful were macerated in 350ml of water, and the liquid strained ready to use. A glass (200ml) of the stained liquid was taken twice daily for two to three days.

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Remedy 7

  1. Leaves of Citrus sinensis (sweet orange),
  2. Mango,
  3. Pawpaw,
  4. Vernonia amygdalina (bitter leaf),
  5. Guava,
  6. Sweet basil,
  7. Lemon grass,
  8. Neem and
  9. Citrus aurantifolia (lime) seeds.

The leaves of guava (P. guajava), paw-paw (C. papaya) lemon grass (C. citratus), neem (A. indica) were all washed thoroughly and boiled together without cutting them into tiny pieces, until there was a colour change. The liquid (decoction) was strained into bottles ready for use.

A full glass (200ml) of the decoction was taken three times daily for three days.

When the malaria fever appeared severe, with the patient very weak, the roots of A. barteria and M. lucida were boiled together with the above concoction (to increase the patient’s blood level –according to the herbalist).

The dosage remained the same.

In cases of very high fever, dried fallen leaves of paw-paw (C. papaya) were put incold water, and the patient asked to take a cold bath with the water. This is in addition to the oral therapy.

Remedy 8

  1. Guava,
  2. Neem,
  3. Pawpaw,
  4. Mango,
  5. Tilia europoea (Common lime),
  6. Cashew
  7. Lemon grass

are very effective in the treatment of chloroquine resistant malaria.

Reference

Muanya, C. (2018 ) ‘Local herbal cures for malaria validated’, The Guardian , Nigeria, 26 April

Disclaimer: The medical information provided is for information resource only. This information does not create any patient-physician relationship and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment.

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