Gastritis means inflammation of the mucus lining of the stomach.
Patients suffering from chronic Gastritis feel uneasy and uncomfortable during
most of the day, and might also experience a persistent feeling of weakness.
The main causative factors of chronic Gastritis include
excessive consumption of alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, sour, spicy, acidic foods
and white flour products. Stress, anger and exposure to heat also lead to the
aggravation of this condition.
Loss of appetite
Ayurveda, the condition of Chronic Gastritis is known as Urdhvaga Amla Pitta.
It is primarily caused by an aggravation of Pitta Dosha (Ayurvedic humor
representing Fire), which happens due to improper dietary habits and excessive
consumption of alcohol or tobacco. Aggravated Pitta impairs the body鈥檚
digestive fire, leading to improper digestion of food and production of ama
(toxins). Due to aggravated Pitta, this ama becomes heating in nature. This
heating ama gets accumulated in the body and increases the levels of gases in
the stomach, causing the condition of Gastritis.
Ayurvedic treatment of Chronic Gastritis involves the reduction
of aggravated body energies and the restoration of the digestive fire using
cooling herbal preparations and Pitta-pacifying diet. Ayurvedic techniques of
reducing tension and stress are also proven to be effective in treating this
Diet & Lifestyle Advice
Patients suffering from Gastritis should fast for one or two
They may be given warm water or juicy fruits such as grapes,
apples, oranges, water melons, etc. during these days.
The main idea is to detoxify the stomach by flushing out toxins.
Stay away from coffee and carbonated or alcoholic beverages.
Avoid processed and fermented foods.
Also avoid rich gravies, sour, salty, and spicy foods.
Do some amount of exercising daily; practicing Pranayama can be
Drink at least 8-9 glasses of water in a day. Water will relax
the stomach and clear all the toxins accumulated inside.
Chew 2-3 small pieces of ginger with salt before each meal. This
will give fast relief from the uneasiness caused by gastritis.
Have 1 glassfull of buttermilk with 1/8 teaspoonful each of
roasted cumin seeds powder and dried ginger powder with your breakfast and
lunch. Mix 2 tablespoon of coriander leaf juice, 录 teaspoonful roasted cumin
seeds powder and 2-3 pinches of rock salt to 1 glass of water. Have this juice
twice a day.
Take equal amount of (6 grams of each ) sonth, kalimirch (black
pepper), pippal (long pepper). Grind to a fine powder and add 1 gm of asafetida
and 2 gm of rock salt (sendha namak) in the mix. Add few drop of water and make
paste of thin consistency. Warm the paste mildly and apply on the stomach.
Remove this after 2 hours.