Home Remedies for Gastritis, Gastritis Causes and Symptoms


Gastritis means “inflammation of the stomach.” In most cases the lining of the stomach, suffer erosion and perforations, sometimes even bleeding. The most common causes of gastritis are alcohol and most pain killers. From aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, to Aleve, and many others cause irritation of the gastrointestinal tract and this leads to gastritis and ulcers. 

Gastritis can result from any of a number of causes, each of which produces slightly different symptoms and intensity. Several types of medications, including aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs, can bring on a case of gastritis. Severe emotional or physical stress can also induce gastritis. Other causes of the condition include vitamin B12deficiency, excessive smoking or alcohol consumption, and a microorganism called Helicobacter pylori.

The symptoms of gastritis depend on how acute it is and how long it has been present. Symptoms of gastritis including is nausea or recurrent upset stomach ,abdominal bloating ,abdominal pain ,vomiting ,indigestion ,burning or gnawing feeling in the stomach between meals or at night, vomiting blood or coffee ground-like material and black, tarry stools.

Home Remedies

This herb is recommended as an effective home remedy, and has been used so from very ancient time. This gives fast relief to gastritis patient. Take 1-2 tablespoon of this herb or its extract 2-3 times a day. Other herbs used for the treatment of gastritis are meadowsweet, chamomile, etc.

Cabbage juice remedy for gastritis – Blend a few leaves of cabbage in half a cup of water and take it on an empty stomach.
Papaya and banana smoothie – In a blender, put a few pieces of papaya and a few pieces of banana. Add one cup of milk. Blend and drink.

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.

Potato juice contains the necessary nutrients to relieve the pain associated to gastritis. Just take one-half cup of potato juice three times in a day, more preferably thirty minutes before mealtime. That should keep your gastritis at bay every time you eat.

Application of Hot Compress – 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 give relief to the patient and also help to cure the disease fast.

Use 1 teaspoon of chamomiledried leaves per cup of boiling water and drink this tea daily.  Chamomile contains apigenin that inhibits