Gastritis in Kids: 12 HOME REMEDIES That help

Does your child frequently experience stomach ache? Is your child burping all the time? Does your child eat less than usual because they feel full? Did your child have a enlarged or swollen belly? Does your child have a very limited appetite? These are some signs of “Gastritis”. More than half of the people around the globe have gastritis. It can cause serious illness by damaging the inner lining of the stomach. Can we fix it in a more convenient way? Let’s say goodbye to gastritis with these effective home remedies.

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Home remedies for gastritis

Here are 12 effective home remedies for gastritis that help to ease the symptoms:

1.Yogurt and turmeric 

Yogurt is one of the best sources of probiotics, which helps in strengthening the digestive tract and promotes gut health. It is high in protein, calcium, vitamins and probiotics which can enhance the good bacteria in the gut. Yogurt is the best food for kids’ gut health. Turmeric has antibacterial and also antiviral properties and acts as one of the best home remedies for gastritis. It helps to treat the inflammation of the stomach.

Ingredients

Yogurt and Turmeric powder

Things to do

Add a pinch of turmeric powder in yogurt and have it every day.

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2.Kanji

Kanji is a popular Indian fermented drink, which contains lots of gut friendly bacteria (probiotics) which aids in digestion, reduces bloating, gas and also promotes a healthy gut. It has a tangy, spice and tart flavor. In India, it is used as a detox drink after festival binge eating, which helps in digestive issues. 

Ingredients

  • Carrots and beetroots
  • Mustard seeds 
  • Asafoetida (Heeng)
  • Salt 
  • Turmeric
  • Water

Procedure

  • Wash the carrots and beetroot and chop them into small pieces.
  • Boil the water and add chopped carrots and beetroot, 1 teaspoon of salt and mustard seeds, a pinch of turmeric powder and asafoetida
  • Let it cool and blend the ingredients.
  • Fill it in a glass jar and allow it to ferment for 3-5 days.

Things to do

You can have 1 glass of kanji everyday.

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3.Kefir

Kefir is a combination of bacteria and yeast fermentation. The process of making is similar to yogurt, but the fermentation process in Kefir is for 24 hours. It has a tangy flavour and a consistency similar to a drinkable yogurt. It is a rich source of probiotics that can help maintain gut health, proper digestion and support the immune system. Kefir is one of the best foods for digestion problems.

Things to do

You can take 1-2 cups of kefir each day.

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4.Sprouted grains

Sprouted grains are fiber rich food. The concentration of fiber increases in sprouted grains. Fiber is one of the most important components for maintaining gut health. Fiber nourishes the good bacteria in the gut and promotes elimination and also detoxification of the colon. It also diminishes the symptoms of gastritis. 

Ingredients

  • Mung bean
  • Moth bean
  • Black chenna
  • Salt 
  • Turmeric

Procedure

  • Soak mung bean, moth bean, black chana overnight, let it sprout and grind it to make paste.
  • In a bowl, add the sprout paste, curd, chopped onion, tomato, salt, a pinch of turmeric and mix well.
  • Pour the batter on a hot pan and cook it for 2 minutes on low flame. 
  • Drop oil on edges and flip it to cook on the other side till it turns golden.

Things to do

You can have this sprouted grain pancake for breakfast and also for dinner.

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5.Banana stem 

Banana stem is a great home remedy for gastritis, as it is 60% fiber or it is a fiber rich food which helps in bowel movement and contributes to the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut. It helps in balancing the level of acid in the stomach. It also helps in flushing out toxins from the body and helps to maintain proper gut health. Banana stem is extremely high in Vitamin B6, which keeps haemoglobin high, gives ample energy and also help kids fight weakness, fatigue and crankiness.

Ingredients

  • Banana stem
  • Curd
  • Turmeric
  • Water
  • Salt

Procedure

  • Remove the outer layer of banana stem and chop it into tiny cubes.
  • Wash the chopped pieces in water for 2-3 times.
  • Remove the external fibers from the stem.
  • Strain the water and add curd, a pinch of turmeric and salt to taste.

Things to do

You can have this banana stem raita with your meals.

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6.Honey

Honey is an excellent food for boosting digestion in children and treating digestive problems. It is a good prebiotic that aids in the maintenance of healthy gut flora. It also aids in the treatment of constipation and speeds up the process of digestion. In addition, it is considered as one of the best home remedies of gastritis and prevents stomach ulcers and inflammation. Honey can also help with indigestion, bloating, and flatulence.

Things to do

Mix 1-2 teaspoons of honey in warm water and drink every morning on an empty stomach.

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7.Garlic

Garlic is a prebiotic, naturally high in inulin, a type of non- digestible carbohydrate that feeds the good bacteria in your gut and also prevents disease promoting bacteria from growing at the same time. It alleviates the symptoms of gastritis.

Things to do

Chop the raw garlic into tiny cubes. Eat the garlic chunks directly or also have it with a teaspoon of honey each day.

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8.Green tea extract

Green tea contains polyphenols and it helps to improve your body’s digestive process. Studies on green tea extracts have demonstrated drinking the green tea with honey is an excellent home remedy that helps to reduce inflammation caused by gastritis. Green tea extract has high antioxidant content, which also helps to improve health and body composition.

Ingredients

  • Green tea 
  • Water
  • Honey

Procedure

  • Boil the water and pour in a glass
  • Add 1 teaspoon of green tea in the water and soak it for 3 minutes.
  • Filter the tea leaves and add 2-3 teaspoons of honey.

Things to do

You can drink a cup of green tea one or two times a day.

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9.Aloe Vera juice

The Aloe Vera plant is water-dense. It is the best way to detox your body. This plant keeps the body hydrated and provides a way to flush out impurities. It is a rich source of antioxidants, which helps fight free radicals and also lowers oxidative stress on your body. Aloe Vera is proven to clean toxins from the liver. It also decreases irritation in the stomach and intestine.

Ingredients

  • Aloe vera gel (1 leaf)
  • Honey (3-5 tea spoons)
  • Water (1 litre)

Procedure

  • Wash the sap from Aloe vera and remove the thorns
  • Peel the aloe skin
  • Cut the aloe vera gel into tiny cubes and wash it properly
  • Add aloe vera gel and honey in boiling water. 
  • Cook in simmering water for 10 minutes.
  • Let it cool for sometime
  • Also, you can store it in the refrigerator upto 1 week.

Things to do

Each day, you can drink 1 glass for one or two times.

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10.Cabbage and papaya juice

Cabbage is rich in vitamin C, flavonoids and antioxidants. It helps in treating the inflammation and improves gut health. Papaya contains enzymes like papain and chymopapain. It was believed that the natural enzymes present in papaya help to improve digestion and also reduce the inflammation caused by gastritis.

Ingredients

  • Cabbage 
  • Papaya
  • Turmeric
  • Water

Procedure

  • Wash and chop the cabbage into small pieces.
  • Peel the papaya, remove the seeds and cut into small pieces.
  • Blend the chopped papaya and cabbage in a mixer.
  • Add some water
  • You can also add a pinch of turmeric.

Things to do

Drink this juice two times a day.

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11.Jeera water

Cumin seeds (jeera) have anti-inflammatory and also anti-bacterial properties. Cumin contains bioactive compounds like polyphenols and antioxidants which helps to prevent oxidative stress. Jeera water has cooling properties that aids in digestion and also improves gut health. Jeera is easily available so it is one of the most convenient home remedies for gastritis.  

Procedure

  • Boil 1 litre of water and add 3-4 teaspoons of cumin seeds for 10 minutes.
  • Strain the water and remove the cumin seeds.
  • Let it cool and have it regularly
  • You can also store it in a pot.

Things to do

You can drink jeera water instead of normal drinking water everyday.

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12.Tender Coconut water

Tender coconut water is one of the simple home remedies for gastritis. Coconut water contains electrolytes, Vitamin B and minerals. It is proven to have cooling properties. It helps to reduce the inflammation of the stomach and also aids in digestion.

Things to do

Drink 2-3 glasses of coconut water after each meal.

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