Peptic ulcers is a distinct breach in the mucosal
lining of the stomach (gastric ulcer) or the first part of the small intestine
(duodenal ulcer) and is the result of corrosive effects of acid and pepsin in
There are open sores or erosions in the mucosal lining of either
the duodenum (duodenal ulcers) or the stomach (gastric ulcers). A stomach
(peptic) ulcer occurs when there are ulcerations through the epithelial layer of
This occurs after there is a disrupted balance between acid
formation, production of mucus and bicarbonate production in the stomach.
Peptic ulcers are open sores or erosions in the mucosal lining of either the
duodenum (duodenal ulcers) or the stomach (gastric ulcers).
due to irritants which may be allergic, chemical or mechanical or drugs,
excessive secretion of digestive juice or infection.
Gastric ulcer peaks
in the age group of 50-60.
The male, female ratio is almost equal. Duodenal
ulcer peaks in the age group of 20-50 years. But the male, female ratio is 2:1.
Occurrence of peptic ulcer is more common in people who have 'O' blood group.
Types of Stomach Ulcers
Gastric ulcer is identified if the stomach is ulcerated.
Duodenal ulcer is identified if the duodenum is involved.
Acid Burning pains as of an ulcer. Cancer of stomach. Sour eructations.
Vomits every kind of food. Heartburn and water brash. Hyperchlorhydria.
Alumina phos wonderful medicine for peptic ulcer; useful when the
person vomits food
mixed with blood and is suffering from Tuberculosis of the intestines.
Bleeding peptic ulcers.
Anacardium pain and burning begins 2-3 hours of taking the meals when the stomach is
empty. Eating gives relief temporarily. Duodenal ulcer; All gone sensation
when stomach is empty, > by eating, during the process of digestion. Apt to
choke while eating and drinking. Swallows food and drink hastily. Pain
usually two hours after eating, with a dull epigastric pain extending to the
back of the trunk. Always better after eating.
Arsenicum album Lot of burning in the stomach and epigastric regions, worse at night and
after eating and drinking. Burning pains in abdomen, burns like fire, as if
hot coals were applied to the parts. Vomiting of bile, blood, brown black
mucus mixed with blood. Severe, burning pain and exhaustion; pain
immediately after eating food and a lack of appetite. Better by heat, hot
drinks. Worse at mid day and mid night. Fastidious person,
restless. Marked fear of death and dying.
Bismuth Gastralgia, pain from stomach through to spine. Vomiting of water as soon as
it reaches the stomach, food retained longer, of enormous quantities at
intervals of several days when food has filled the stomach. Pressure in
stomach as from a load in one spot, alternating with burning, pain is crampying
Condurango Gastric ulcer, carcinoma of stomach. Constant burning pains. Vomiting of
food, burning behind sternum, where food seems to stick. Stricture of
esophagus. Chronic gastric catarrh.
Crotalus Horridus Gastric ulcer, cancer of stomach. Vomiting of bloody slimy mucus. Black or
coffee ground vomiting. Violent vomiting of food.
Graphites Duodenal ulcer; Chronic constipation, stool hard knotty with lumps united by
mucus threads. Better after eating, drinking hot milk.
Grindelia Squarrosa - Gastric ulcer, gastric pains associated with splenic congestion. Nausea and
and pain in left hypochondrium. Gastritis with
Hydrastis Gastro-duodenal catarrh. Carcinoma of stomach. Ulcerations, profuse discharge of thick yellow stringy mucus.
Iodium Duodenal ulcer;
Empty eructations, as if every particle of food was turned in to air.
Constipation > by drinking cold milk. Ravenous hunger. Better while eating
or after eating.
Kali Bichromicum Gastric ulcer; punched out or round ulcer of stomach. Pain in small spots,
can be covered with the point of finger; appears and disappears suddenly,
rapidly shifting. Pain in the epigastric region. Burning or shooting
abdominal pain. Weight in pit of stomach, flatulence, vomiting of stringy,
ropy mucus and blood. Loss of appetite. Worse immediately after eating,
Nux vomica Nausea in
the morning and after eating. Weight and pain in stomach which is worse some
time after eating. Nausea and vomiting, with much retching. Epigastrium
bloated, with pressure as of a stone, several hours after eating. Sour,
bitter eructations. Persistent irritation in the stomach following heavy
meals, the consumption of alcohol, and other stimulants like coffee or
tobacco. Ulcers after medications and prescription drugs. Pressure and
strange sensations like a tension in the pit of the stomach. Pain can be in
the form of a severe sensation between the shoulder-blades. Sensations of
heavy pressure in the abdominal region. Burning sensations in
the stomach. Feeling of dullness and drowsiness. Depression and anxiety one or two hours following a heavy meal. Gnawing or cramping sort of
ulcer pain that is very persistent. Person is often very irritable. Very
driven and critical about things. Suffers from stress and anxiety very
intensely. Worsen in the periods immediately following a meal with acids.
Worse in morning. Worse with slight physical pressure.
Better in general after having passed stool.
Phosphorous Best selected especially for duodenal ulcers; eating is followed by flatulence.
Persistent burning or cutting pain, this seem to extends or radiate out to
areas on the back. Pressure and heaviness in the abdominal region. Craves
cold drinks, which can lead to bouts of vomiting, even though such drinks
often bring some relief from the pain of the ulcers. Better from the
symptoms after eating food, but symptoms such as weakness and an empty
feeling reappear after the food has been digested. Salivation and the
presence of a bitter taste in the mouth. Such patients typically crave foods
such that are salty and food items such as ice cream. Fear of serious
illness; the person becomes very sensitive and is often sympathetic to
others, becoming overly sentimental about things and events. Worse after arm
food, in the evening, in the early hours of the morning, and when being
touched. Better after cold food and after having eaten, or sleep and rest.
Useful for peptic ulcers when the person passes wind in both directions
along with burning in the esophagus. Incomplete burning eructations rise
only to pharynx and burn there for hours. After eating, pressure in
stomach, with bitter taste in mouth. Eating even little causes fullness.
Immediately after a light meal there is bloating and fullness of stomach.
Incomplete burning eructations. Sour eructations. Rolling of flatulence.
Food and drink regurgitates through nose. Wakes at night feeling hungry.
Right sided complaints. Worse 4 to 8 p.m., right side, heat except throat
Robinia Great medicine for peptic ulcer where there
is great acidity.
Intensely acrid eructations. Nausea, with sour eructations. Profuse vomiting
of an intensely sour fluid; acrid and greenish vomiting. Great distension of
stomach and bowels. Flatulent colic. Incarcerated flatus. Sour stools.
Acidity in children; child smells sour. Nightly burning pains in stomach
with constipation with urgent desire.
stimulates the body's defense mechanisms against ulcer formation. Two to
four 380 milligram tablets are taken 20 minutes before meals. If possible
use the deglycerrhizinated type of licorice. This dosage is continued for 4
Combination of powdered Licorice
root, Slippery Elm bark and Marshmallow bark. Combine equal parts of the
following herbs.Fill a "00" gelatin capsule with the mixture.
Gelatin capsules are available in most health food or vitamin stores. Two
capsules 3 times per day are taken before meals.
Robert's Formula is an excellent
herbal preparation that contains most of the previously mentioned herbs and
additional useful ones – 2 capsules, 3 to 4 times per day.
Pureed lima beans, steamed
carrots, rice gruel, barley water, okra, goat's milk, potato broth,
coconut milk, carob, parsnips (steamed and mashed), dates and whole
raw milk, pumpkin, squash, okra, tapioca, barley water, fig, kale.
Slippery elm gruel
Cabbage (raw juice): 1 liter per
day It appears that glutamine is the specific active ingredient. One
study has shown it to be effective alone may stimulate mucus
Celery with a little sweet
Spinach and grapefruit
1/4 cup raw potato juice on an
empty stomach 20-30 minutes before breakfast
Carrot and spinach
Carrot, beet, and cucumber
Ulcer "Cocktail": if you want to avoid swallowing pills or taking vitamins the
following can be made into a drink:
Carrot juice (beta carotene)
Wild purslane (vitamin E)
Swiss Chard (zinc)
Cod liver oil and borage oil
(vitamin A & PGE1 precursor)
The treatment plan for this cocktail
is to sip this drink throughout the day so that you have local
contact and you have a fresh supply of nutrients going into the gut.
Kohlrabi: Take several kohlrabi,
peel, slice and place in a glass or ceramic container. Cover with raw honey
and allow to soak for several days until kohlrabi becomes soft and the honey
has soaked through. Take a piece as often as desired and chew it thorough
Cabbage: Take 250 g cabbage and
boil until partly cooked, then remove from water. To the broth add a lemon
that has been pickled in salt and a little honey. Simmer until the lemon is
cooked and drink broth throughout the day for 15-20 days.
Tomato, pickled lemon, add honey:
Slice together a tomato and a pickled lemon, add honey and eat a small
amount three times daily for 3 weeks