Between 11-14% of all men and 8-11% of women develop a peptic ulcer at a certain point in time. Peptic ulcers are open wounds on the mucous membrane, stomach or duodenum. They can be a very unpleasant health obstacle.
The main factors of peptic ulcer formation
The most common symptoms are a pain in the stomach and chest, burnout, nausea, vomiting, poor digestion. Then, bleeding and dark stool, and similar unpleasant and painful conditions.
Studies have shown that peptic ulcer most commonly arises due to infections caused by Helicobacter pylori bacteria, as well as with common usage of certain medicines without protection such as acetylsalicylic acid (Aspirin, Baier) or ibuprofen (Advil, Nurofen, Motril).
Other factors that cause peptic ulcer are bad habits, such as smoking or drinking alcohol, unhealthy diet, and excessive consumption of spicy and fried foods and processed foods.
How can cabbage juice help?
Cabbage juice has long been known as the best natural way to cure stomach ulcers. It has been used for more than seven decades, after a San Francisco doctor, Garnett Cheney, published a brilliant article dealing with this topic.
In his study, thirteen subjects aged between 26 and 72 years had stomach ulcers and cortices that were visible on the X-ray. They ranged from small (3 to 5 mm in diameter), medium (6 to 8 mm) and large (9 to 21 mm).
The test subjects followed a specific diet and drank 1 liter of green cabbage juice each day (5 servings per 200 ml), and were encouraged to use salt, pepper and tomato juice.
Only three participants received juices containing 75% of cabbage and 25% celery.
The test was completed within five months and resulted in the following results:
– 11 out of 13 people did not have short-term X-ray images after 6-9 days of therapy. One person who had a large ulcer cortex showed a curative sign in 14 days, and the other with a large duodenal ulcer with a deformity on a stroke for 23 days.
On average, it took about 9 days for healing.
What is vitamin U in cabbage juice?
This refreshing juice contains a substance, an anti-ulcer factor suggested to be called vitamin U. It is also called S-methylmethionine, and it has been found to improve the production of mucin with a role to protect the surface of the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, and prevents the formation of ulcers. It also has powerful properties for cell protection and balances local immunity.
Vitamin U speeds up wound healing. It restrains the formation of adipocytes (fat cells) at the molecular level, cures depression, and has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal properties that prevent and inhibit kidney damage.
Cabbage juice is also rich in another anti-stomach ulcer, sulforaphane, a potent bactericide that kills Helicobacter pylori and prevents the gastric ulcer. It is rich in glutamic non-essential amino acid. Its disadvantage in the body can lead to gum leak syndrome and poor immune function.
It abounds with vitamin C, has significant amounts of vitamins K, A, E and C, phosphorus, iodine, vitamin B family, phytonutrients, enzymes, calcium, iron, potassium, glutamine, and antioxidant compounds. That’s why it offers many other health benefits.
Daily consumption of cabbage juice can:
– Strengthens the immune system
– Lowering the level of LDL cholesterol
– Improving heart health
– Improving brain function and lower plaque deposition in neuronal pathways, preventing neurodegenerative disorders
– It is rich in antioxidants, including sulfur compounds and isocyanates, which prevent oxidative stress and carcinogens from adverse effects
– Regulating thyroid function and hormone production
– Detoxication of the body and enhance the function of the kidneys and liver
– lowering blood pressure,
– Improving skin care, and treats wrinkles, stains and reduces signs of aging
– Quite rich in nutrients and low in calories, that help you lose weight
How to make your homemade cabbage juice to treat stomach ulcers?
1 small head of green cabbage
6 celery ribs
Piece of ginger
Rinse the parts, cut them, and mix in the juicer. Consume daily for 7-21 days, but in most cases, you will experience initial relief in 2-3 days.