Unusual food consumption practices like long hours between two meals, less or no breakfast, excessive dieting, too much oily and spicy food, excess alcohol etc can lead to inflammation the of the stomach. Our body produces an enzyme called pepsin that breaks down proteins during digestion. These enzymes are so strong that they can even digest our own body. To save the body, the stomach lining secretes mucous to save itself. However, bacterias, medications, infection or immune system issues can damage this lining and lead to the inflammation of the stomach. While it is utmost important to visit the doctors in case of acute or chronic gastritis, there are few home remedies that can give you instant relief and also help in the long-term care of the problem.
These four easily found herbal products in your home can be consumed during some condition. However, if you are on medication, it is duly advisable to consult your doctor before taking these herbs. These are:
1. Turmeric Powder: 1/4 tablespoon of turmeric in warm milk or water can dilute the effect of inflammation. Turmeric is also a great antiseptic and would take care of the bacterial infections.
2. Cold Milk: Ice cold milk also helps to satiate inflammation. Replace one meal with cold milk and do not eat for another 2 -3 hours.
3. Cinnamon & Ginger Tea: The active component of Cinnamon a protein that helps to stabilize inflammation-induced damage. Ginger helps in reducing eth production of pro-inflammatory compounds. Boil 1-inch cinnamon and 1-inch ginger in 2 cups of water and reduce the water to 1/2. Drink the team before food.
4. Yogurt: Yogurt helps in boosting body's immune system and also there are a lot of probiotic bacterias present in yogurt which helps to fight off H.pylori bacteria that often causes gastritis (stomach inflammation).
A person with a common occurrence of inflammation should add home remedies to his/her daily routine.
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