Remedy to cure peptic ulcer

Peptic ulcer refers to painful sores or ulcers in the lining of the stomach or first part of the small intestine, called the duodenum. The symptoms can be pain in abdomen and acidic burps.

There are many medicines available in the market to treat it, but treating it naturally is the best and effective method. Here is a simple remedy using banana (Musa), coconut and milk.

Research evidence(s)

Evidence 1

The outcomes of this experiment revealed that the anti-ulcer effect of MEMS (Musa sapientum / banana) may be due to its anti-secretory and cyto-protective activity.

Reference

Onasanwo, S., Benjamin, O., Azubuike Ajah, A., & Olayemi Elufioye, T. (2013). Anti-ulcer and ulcer healing potentials of Musa sapientum peel extract in the laboratory rodents. Pharmacognosy Res., 173-178.

Evidence 2

Ayurvedic doctors in India have traditionally used dried banana powder to treat ulcers. In animal studies, banana powder protects the lining of the stomach from acid.

Reference

Hills BA, Kirwood CA. Surfactant approach to the gastric mucosal barrier: Protection of rats by banana even when acidified. Gastroenterology 1989;97:294–303.

Evidence 3

The results showed that coconut milk and water via macroscopic observation had protective effects on the ulcerated gastric mucosa. It is concluded that coconut milk offered stronger protection on indomethacin-induced ulceration than coconut water in rats.

Reference

Nneli, R., & Woyike, O. (2008). Antiulcerogenic effects of coconut (Cocos nucifera) extract in rats. Phytother Res.

Follow the simple DIY to prepare the drink.

DIY – Remedy to cure peptic ulcer

  • 1 Banana ((ripe))
  • 100 ml Milk ((cold))
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut ((grated))
  1. Gather all required ingredients to prepare the drink.
  2. Grate coconut using a grater.
  3. Add grated coconut to blender.
  4. Peel banana and add it to the blender.
  5. Add cold milk to the blender.
  6. Now, blend it together.
  7. Your cold banana smoothie is ready!

Drink this smoothie twice a day for 7 days for better results.

Kripa Sivasubramanian, MBA, earned her Master’s degree in Business. After a long stint in the Technology sector, she took up courses in natural medicine and yoga. Ms. Kripa is certified in Ayurvedic yoga for Dosha. She is also certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.