Gastric ulcer occurring in stomach, duodenal ulcers or any ulcer in the digestive system is called peptic ulcer. It is a hole in the gut lining of the stomach, duodenum, or esophagus. The peptic ulcer that occurs in the stomach it is called gastric ulcer and the one that occurs in the duodenum is called a duodenal ulcer. When this occurs, the digestive juices and acids erode the weak points of lining in the lining of the stomach and create a sore patch, which ultimately leads to ulcer formation Ayurveda, the ancient medicinal system of India, treats this disease in so many ways.
Symptoms of peptic ulcer
1) It starts with abdominal pain with a burning sensation and the paincontinues for two or three hours after eating.
2) It is aggravated when the stomach is empty. It can be relieved by antacids or milk. Pain at night is common.
3) Indigestion (dyspepsia), heartburn, belching, nausea, loss of appetite and weight loss are the symptoms of this ailment.
Ayurvedic cures for peptic ulcers
1) Ayurveda prescribes a wide range of drugs for ulcers. Ayurvedic medicines are prepared from herbal products.
Avipattikara Churna is a safe drug that can be used regularly.. It is a digestive, anti-flatulent and antacid powder. Regular use of it promotes ulcer healing by arresting excessive secretions of irritating acid and juices in the digestive system. It also clears the unwanted toxins from the gastro-intestinal tract by using purgation method.
2) Swarna Sutha Sekhara Rasa is a herbo-mineral compound with gold which is specifically indicated for such ulcers. But it is so powerful that it should be tried only under the guidance of an Ayurvedic physician.
3) Vomitab is an Ayurvedic tablet, to be taken thrice a day before meals for 3 months which cures ulcers successfully.
4) Alsarex is also another Ayurvedic tablet which should be taken as a regimen for 21 or 42 days before meals. It is very good in curing acidity and peptic ulcer.
5) Shatavari tablets prepared from a compound of shatavari (asparagus), amalaki. (Indian gooseberry), ghee and other herbs are generally prescribed in cases of peptic ulcers.