Do you have gastritis? It is an inflammation of the gastric mucosa, which may be acute or chronic. The cells that make up the innermost layer of the stomach are damaged in the mucous membrane and their restoration is interrupted. Acute inflammation occurs with irritation or damage.
Ginger is an excellent root that cures many health problems and diseases. It also prevents from getting ill and getting modern diseases like cancer. Can you use ginger tea for gastritis? In this article, we will discuss this type of inflammation and how to use this powerful root to cure it.
Why is ginger good for gastritis?
We treat body inflammation with herbs that have anti-inflammatory effect. Tea from ginger is a good home remedy for treating gastritis due to anti-inflammatory properties.
The root has a long history of usage in alternative medicine. It has a very strong anti-inflammatory effect and a very high level of antioxidants. This is why you should drink it.
Many studies show that the root has anti-inflammatory activity. It directly interferes with the inflammatory process and regulates vanilloid pain receptors.
It contains glutathione, the most important in the water-soluble antioxidant, which strengthens the immune system by stimulating the action of white blood cells. You can also drink ginger tea for headaches when having a cold or flu.
Regular use of the herb also reduces the perception of pain. The recommended dose is 1 to 2 teaspoons of ginger powder or 30 to 40 grams of fresh root per day.
Now let’s take a look on the recipe that you can make for treating inflammation. You will need:
- 1 cup of peeled, finely chopped ginger
- 2 cups of water
- Honey (optional)
- Juice of 1 lemon
Boil 2 cups of water in the container and add ginger. Reduce the fire and cook for 5 minutes. Remove the container from the fire and let the tea stand so it is cooled a little bit.
What you can also put in your tea that will help you with gastritis? If you want to heal your gastric mucosa fast, add a pinch of turmeric in your drink. I will tell you why turmeric is one of the best spices you should consume due to inflammation in the next paragraph.
Does turmeric really reduce inflammation?
Its taste is slightly spicy, slightly bitter, corrosive, like a kind of blend of ginger and orange. It contains manganese, iron, vitamin B6, a lot of fiber, and also potassium.
It was initially used in traditional Indian as well as Chinese medicine primarily for anti-inflammatory drugs. Yellow-orange color in turmeric is called curcumin that is turmeric’s main active ingredient.
Turmeric protects the liver against toxins and chemicals, is effective in the treatment of viral hepatitis. It also improves the secretion of gastric protective substances that protect the gastric wall.
Eastern countries sell whole roots of turmeric. Grinding turmeric almost doesn’t lose its aroma so you can find it as a powder also. The powder has a burning taste.
Turmeric gives curry glowing yellow color. You can use turmeric powder not only in tea but also in rice, mustard, desserts, butter, margarine, cheese, fish, poultry, meat, sharp and bright sauces, and omelets.
How much turmeric can you take a day?
The recommended daily amount of turmeric is one full teaspoon per day (about 4 grams), which should be divided into 3 parts and enjoyed during the day (morning, noon and evening). For prevention, you will need to consume half a gram to one gram of turmeric a day.
I use it in soups, potatoes dishes, and rice. I also use turmeric in my healthy drink (water + cayenne pepper + turmeric + apple cider vinegar).
A light diet is crucial. Replace very spicy and strongly baked meat or fried dishes with healthier foods. Smoking, icy carbonic acid drinks and high-alcoholic beverages (herbal liqueurs that also attack the gastric mucosa) are not advisable to drink. Eat slowly and take your time to chew food.
Yogurt and flax seeds
Yogurt is a good option to add to your nutrition, especially probiotic. Eat from 2-3 cups of yogurt a day, or replace a meal with a drink made from yogurt, banana, and honey.
Flax seeds are the next effective natural agent in the fight against gastritis. Put a tablespoon of flax seeds in a glass of lukewarm water overnight, strain in the morning and drink. Take this beverage every morning on an empty stomach for at least a week.
Consume foods that are full of vitamins A and C.
Vitamin A restores damaged gastric mucous membranes so that hydrochloric acid can no longer harm it. In addition, it supports immune defense. Vitamin A can be found in spinach, pumpkin, cabbage, and carrots.
Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is one of the most important vitamins for the immune system and is therefore indispensable for preventing and treating mucosal inflammation.
Foods high in vitamin C are often very acidic, which can lead to problems, as the contents of the stomach and duodenum are also acidic. Therefore, it is preferable to use foods that contain ascorbic acid and neutralizing agents for ascorbic acid.
Vitamin B 12 supports the immune system to overcome the Helicobacter pylori, as it gives it a “magnifying glass” to make it easier to find an enemy. In addition, vitamin B 12 belongs to the most important natural materials for metabolism.
Support your immune system and stomach
Inflammation of gastric mucosa or gastritis is a common symptom that occurs in people. There are different reasons for it. It can occur due to psychological burden, stress, usage of medicines, alcohol and more.
It is important that you find the reason for having inflammation and to prevent it. If the inflammation is already present, you can use my tips to help yourself.
I recommend drinking ginger tea. If my tips don’t help, you should talk to your doctor who will help you to find the right reason for the condition and appropriate treatment.