A great home remedy to help treat gastritis is to drink pure potato juice in the morning before eating, or drink a freshly prepared espinheira-santa (Maytenus ilicifolia) tea.
It is also recommended that you follow a suitable diet, which helps protect the stomach. To do so, one should avoid the consumption of alcoholic beverages, spices and acidic foods, like oranges and pineapple, avoiding fried foods and pastries or processed candy.
1. Potato juice
A great home remedy for gastritis with potatoes is to drink pure potato juice straight after waking up, because it decreases the stomach’s acidity, decreasing pain, burning sensation and heartburn, being effective against acute or chronic nervous gastritis.
Peel a potato and pass it through a fine grater, just like the one used for grating cheese. Then squeeze the grated potato in a tissue or press the potato into a fine colander.
The juice that is extracted must be drunk pure, straight after waking up, 30 minutes before main meals or whenever you feel the symptoms of gastritis. Another option is to simply eat a raw potato.
2. Espinheira-santa (Maytenus ilicifolia) tea
Another excellent home remedy for gastritis is espinheira-santa tea because it’s a medicinal plant that has properties that help decrease stomach acidity and regenerate the stomach itself.
- 1 teaspoon of dried espinheira-santa leaves;
- 1 cup of boiling water.
Add the espinheira-santa leaves to the boiling water, cover and let sit for about 10 minutes. Strain and drink warm. You are advised to drink this tea as soon as you wake up and about half an hour before meals.
3. Banana and pear juice
The combination of banana and pear in a juice is a great way to ensure the correct functioning of the digestive system, as it contains fibers important for digestion, as well as pectin, a specific type of fiber, also present in this juice that helps the body to initiate bowel movements, facilitating gastric emptying. These fruits can be used to decrease the contact time of gastric acid with the stomach walls, reducing inflammation and relieving symptoms.
- 1 banana;
- 1 pear;
- 1 glass of water;
Peel the bananas, cut them into pieces and put them in the blender with the remaining ingredients, blending until you obtain a homogenous mixture.
Other examples of home remedies for gastritis are:
- Drink pure lemon juice;
- Epazote with milk before eating in the morning;
- Pure cabbage juice before eating in the morning;
- Burdock syrup;
- Chard tea.