For many years, people with peptic ulcers were told not only to drink milk but to drink lots of it. Physicians accepted the wisdom that milk would soothe the stomach and even help heal an ulcer.
Today, they know better. Milk might soothe an ulcer for a few minutes. But milk also stimulates your stomach to produce more acid, which can make ulcers hurt more. Moreso the milk will cloth the ulcers and eventually ferment providing conducive environment for more bacterial multiplication which can cause more harm to your body.
If you are harshly affected by ulcers, before rushing to milk that will just soothe consider this home remedies instead.
Lactose - free or soy milk may be good substitutes that won't irritate your ulcer.
The lactose free or soy milk do not provide room for fermentation in the ulcer sore hence reduced multiplication of H Pylori bacteria in the intestines.
2. Cabbage Juice
Cabbage is a popular natural ulcer remedy. Doctors reportedly used it decades before antibiotics were available to help heal stomach ulcers.
It’s rich in vitamin C, an antioxidant shown to help prevent and treat H. pylori infections. These infections are the most common cause of stomach ulcers.
In fact, several animal studies show that cabbage juice is effective at treating and preventing a wide range of digestive ulcers, including those affecting the stomach.
Honey is an antioxidant - rich food linked to a variety of health benefits. These include improved eye health and a reduced risk of heart disease, stroke and even certain types of cancer.
Honey also appears to prevent the formation and promote the healing of many wounds, including ulcers.
Moreover, scientists believe that honey’s antibacterial properties can help fight H. pylori, one of the most common causes of stomach ulcers.
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