Stomach ulcers or peptic ulcers (gastric and duodenal) are in most cases extremely difficult to heal and leave you feeling sick and horrible with no end in sight.
Many ulcer sufferers spend years fighting a seemingly endless battle against their ulcer with little to no results and often take the surgical route which on occasion is pointless, as ulcers can reappear.
The leading cause of stomach ulcers is Helicobacter pylori or H. pylori, which is a virus that inhabits the stomach region and damages the lining that protects your stomach, oesophagus etc. from acid.
Although most ulcers are indeed caused by H. pylori, many are not and some can be difficult to repair after the virus has been removed using medication.
The following cure has in some cases been known to massively reduce symptoms within two to three days and completely cure ulcers within a few weeks, although some of the more extreme cases may often take longer than this to heal completely.
To cure a peptic ulcer, you will need to focus on both harm reduction and the promotion of healing.
Fatty, oily and acidic foods need to be avoided and replaced with foods like vegetables, breads, grains and non-acidic fruits.
This is well known to most peptic ulcer sufferers who follow this routine and yet the ulcers still remain!
Most likely, this is because a healthy diet is in many cases simply not enough to repair the damage already done, although a healthy diet is absolutely necessary to aid in the cure.
A common symptom of ulcers is acid reflux caused by excessive stomach acid.
Although acid reflux seems to be just a nasty side effect of ulcers, it is also a contributing factor to reoccurring ulcers and ulcers that just won’t go away, thus it needs to be stopped.
As many have figured out, over the counter and prescription drugs can offer little to no aid in reducing stomach acid and acid reflux, however there is a more effective and much cheaper way to combat acid.
Bicarb soda (sodium bicarbonate) turns anything it touches alkaline, the opposite of acid.
This means that when added to your stomach, any acid that comes into contact with the bicarb soda is almost instantly neutralised and you are left feeling better within a matter of minutes.
The best way to take bicarb soda is by mixing about 1/10 of a teaspoon of bicarb with a glass of water. You can barely taste the bicarb at all and yet the acid is gone. If acid is still present, a stronger mixture will be needed.
There is one major drawback in the use of bi-carb soda, being that excessive use can lead to kidney stones and other issues. For this reason, it is recommended that bi-carb soda is used in small amounts, and only when it is really needed.
This amazing ulcer cure is readily available at reputable health food stores and supermarkets across Australia and New Zealand and relatively cheap compared to medications which may do little to help anyway.
But what could be so effective at treating ulcers and yet so easily obtainable?
Manuka honey is a type of honey made from the manuka bush (leptospermum) native to both New Zealand and Australia.
This honey has been proven to promote the rapid healing of wounds which is amazingly noticeable when it is applied to peptic ulcers. Ulcer sufferers have reported feeling almost completely better after just 2 days using manuka honey and there have even been reports of ulcers being completely cured after 2 weeks!
Two teaspoons of manuka honey can be taken 4 times daily between meals, especially before bed time allowing the pure honey to be applied to the ulcer without being obstructed or diluted with food.