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Gastritis is a condition of inflammation of the inner lining (mucosa) of the stomach. Sometimes, it can even lead to an ulcer. The most common cause of gastritis is dietetic indiscretion such as habitual overeating, excessive intake of strong tea or coffee, eating improperly cooked food etc. Ingestion of caustic poisons, alcohol and certain medicines like aspirin or steroids can also cause gastritis. In some cases, anxiety or prolonged tensions are also seen as a cause of it.
Main symptoms are :
Pain and discomfort in the region of the stomach.
Loss of appetite.
Nausea, vomiting and dizziness.
Coated tongue and bad taste in mouth.
In chronic cases, the patient complaints of heat burn and fullness of abdomen.
Gastritis Grind the root of liquorices finely. Take one teaspoon of this powder and mix with a half teaspoon of pure ghee and one teaspoon of honey. Take this twice daily on an empty stomach, once in morning and once in afternoon when stomach is almost empty.
Take a plenty of milk in your diet. Curd and cottage cheese should be used freely.
Never take aspirin or aspirin-like drugs without discussing with the doctor.
Avoid tobacco as it causes shedding of the stomach lining.
Avoid mental tensions.
Don't take spicy foods, sour foods and pickles.
Eat apples, pears, grapes and other fruits in plenty.
Have your dinner at least three hours before going to bed.
Coconut water is very beneficial in curing gastritis. Take it several times a day.
For acute cases, taking rice gruel twice a day is very useful.
Take five grams of asparagus (shatavari) powder, twice daily.
Consumption of amla (Indian gooseberry) powder three times a day for seven days is a good remedy to combat gastritis.
All advice is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice and/or diagnosis/treatment. DesiDieter does not provide medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical advice from a qualified healthcare provider.