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How I Got Cured of a Gastric Ulcer

I live with a gastric ulcer for over two years but was finally able to treat it using an alternative treatment.

How I Treated My Gastric Ulcer

I lived with a gastric ulcer for two to three years without finding a complete treatment. My family doctor became exhausted with my repeated attacks and consultation, and I myself lost hope of getting a treatment, so I was bracing up to live with it, but I was saved because of a family friend's advice.

I encourage you to always share your problems with others. I say this because I got my cure through a family friend whom my mom shared my ordeal with. She suggested a local therapy or what I like to call a natural treatment using fruit.

How to Treat a Gastric Ulcer Using Plantains

Here is what I used to cure my gastric ulcer.

  1. Get an unripe plantain fruit (two is okay).
  2. Peel off the bark and wash.
  3. Slice it into small portions or slices and pour into a clean water container (2 or 3 liters is okay).
  4. Fill the container with clean, drinkable water, but not to brim, and cover with a cork or cover.
  5. Store in a cool, dry place for two days
  6. After the two-day period, shake the container and its contents, fill a tumbler, and drink.

Dosage: Take it once in the morning and once at night until it's all finished. You should notice an improvement in attacks and symptoms. Repeat if symptoms persist.

How to Treat a Gastric Ulcer Using Unripe Papaya/Paw-Paw Fruit

Here is an alternative treatment my friend used.

  1. Get a big, unripe papaya fruit (also known as pawpaw).
  2. Cut into pieces and put in a clean water bottle.
  3. Store for four days.
  4. Sieve and put in half a glass (tumbler).

Dosage: 3x daily for two weeks.

What Doctors Will Never Tell an Ulcer Patient

  1. Medical doctors simply have no options other than antibiotics, but they will not tell you that they have no lasting solution for your ulcer condition when it comes to prescribing treatments for ulcers caused by H. pylori infections. The prescription will almost always be either a triple or quadruple therapy. A gastric ulcer caused by H. pylori has no treatment or cure using conventional medicine.
  2. H. pylori are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotic treatments. It is widely publicized that drug therapies have an average failure rate of up to 70% in the treatment of H. pylori infections.
  3. Many patients have been on more than four courses of the same antibiotic treatment, and they still have stomach ulcers and H. pylori. I have even heard of patients who have taken eight consecutive triple therapy treatments and are still infected.
  4. A majority of those suffering from this type of ulcer are infected with candida albicans, and they don't even know about it! Candida overgrowth is a life-threatening infection that is extremely difficult to treat. The last thing you want to take if you have candida is any form of antibiotics.

What Are the Symptoms of a Gastric Ulcer?

There is a big difference between gastric ulcer symptoms and that of a duodenal ulcer. Below are some of the symptoms you would experience if suffering from a gastric ulcer. Seek immediate medical attention before it gets severe and more difficult to treat or cure (not really possible through conventional modern medicine).

  • Abdominal pain is usually the most common symptom.
  • Indigestion and heartburn or acid reflux
  • Gastric ulcers generally cause a dull aching pain, often right after eating.
  • Eating will not relieve pain as is the case with other types of ulcers
  • A nagging pain in the upper abdomen area below your breastbone
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Another less common symptom is that about 30% of people are woken up at night by dull ulcer pains—this usually happens 3-4 hours after eating.

What Actually Causes a Gastric Ulcer?

I am going to be a bit more medical and scientific here, but everything you are about to read here is well-researched. Generally, a gastric ulcer occurs due to an imbalanced secretion of stomach enzymes and acids as well as the components released into the mucosal lining of the stomach.

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Gastric ulcers result when there is an imbalance between the quantity of stomach acid the body is secreting and an enzyme called Pepsin and the natural defenses of the stomach lining (called mucosal). Deep down in the gastric system, there are spiral-shaped bacteria living in the acid environment of the stomach (Heliobacter Pylori Bacterium) that can also cause gastric ulcers. We cannot also dismiss physical stress, starvation, and improper care for your health as factors that can lead to the development of a gastric ulcer.

It's important to note that a gastric ulcer is not caused by consuming spicy food, being stressed, or drinking alcohol. Instead, it is caused by Helicobacter Pylori, but many people have this bacteria in their body because it is transmitted through food, drink, or contact with someone infected. So, since many people have this bacteria, if you combine it with spicy food and stress, you have a gastric ulcer! Recent studies have also shown that anti-inflammatory medication (ibuprofen and aspirin) seriously contribute to the gastric ulcer's evolution.

How My Gastric Ulcer Started

My journey began in late 2003 or early 2004 after I gained admission into university to study mechanical engineering. Obviously, every sickness or disease in life is triggered by a certain condition or factor, and mine was triggered by hunger—don’t ever make this mistake, and if you are a parent, warn your children not to starve for any reason, including a crazy desire to shed weight or something else. Advise them to always eat but not to overindulge.

At university, I ended up reading all day and night and most times forgot to eat something, and if I did remember, I would quickly go to a soft drink joint and get a bottle of Fanta and a snack before I went back to studying. This continued until my body started shutting down, but I ignored it since I was still able to walk and read. Remember to never ignore your body’s signs.

Note: Hunger or starving is not actually a major cause of a gastric ulcer, but it is a trigger, so it's important to regularly eat.

How I Ended up in the Hospital

It all started at the school library when I went to do some research on a paper. It first started with a kink, then a stomach uproar that gradually turned into a pinching pain, in less than five minutes, I was bending over with my hands on my belly, but I managed to get back to the hostel. Before I knew it, I was purging and vomiting. I was rushed to the emergency room of the school hospital, and the doctor prescribed some drugs that seemed to calm the situation down a bit: mixed mag (I guess magnesium or a similar liquid drug) and liquid milk. I asked the nurse why I had to take these medications. She told me to pray this isn't an ulcer. My heart skipped.

I didn’t know that my continuous food starvation and inconsistent eating had caused great damage to my gastric system. According to the medical description, my intestinal system was finding it difficult to get something to crush or digest, so it went ahead crushing itself: the fats, the flesh, etc. The final outcome was a severe wound in my gastric system, also known as a gastric ulcer.


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Sami on August 05, 2020:

Those asking if pregnant women can consume this remedy, please it is a BIG NO. You can't and you shouldn't. Unripe papaya contains substance that may cause uterus contractions (which may induce early labour). Do a thorough research on this.

Joe on December 22, 2018:

I'm pregnant can take it.

nenDare on August 03, 2018:

pls can this cure peptic ulcer?

Modesta on July 25, 2018:

Can it be taken by pregnant woman? Pls reply very urgent ma'm. Thanks.

nokwanda on June 14, 2018:

Do you boil water and do you remove the seed's

Marilyn on June 05, 2018:

I did as you said and it was working but today I started vomiting dark yellowish watery substance that was very bitter. I don't know if is the ulcer that is healing or is something else

Favour on May 15, 2018:

Hi ma thanks for your natural remedy,I have ulceration from my throat to intestine I have taken several antibiotics and antifungal but is not working, I was told the ulcers was caused as a result of toxic discharge from stepiloccocus bacteria pls I just prepared it now but have not started consuming it,can it cure or heal me? Kindly replay me ma

Cris on May 02, 2018:

I did it and felt relief almost 2 days later. I sliced it into thin pieces in water let it ferment for a couple of day like you said. I thank God fir leading me to your blog. Thank you. I have to tell you, you have tremendous amount patience, you reply and answer everyone’s questions and comments. You’re very helpful to everyone. You’re very kind God bless you.

Kgate on December 01, 2017:

Gr8 job, kindly post your facebook link

Nwokolo Ruth on November 30, 2017:

Thanks so much for the info i will definetly try the unripe plantain therapy. Am taking the 2nd Ulsakit pack right now but my loss of appetite and terrible taste in my mouth is not helping me at all. I do hope this your therapy will be of help.

Ada on June 10, 2017:

Hi Accofranco,

Thank you for the great suggestion! I had gastritis when was 8y old and 3 years ago. Now suddenly started back and is because I do not have a strong mucosa in the stomac maybe. I noticed your article on Plantain fruit and I am going to try it. Also on the basis of what you wrote, I decided to do more research on this and I found the below article from a medical trial journal. They confirm the benefits of unripe banana powder with ulceras and how other pharmaceutical treatments calm the acidity, heal a bit but don't make strong the mucosa and heal the ulceras.

Thank you again for posting your experience, you are in the thought of so many people while looking back the time and remembering how they got treated without chemical medicines.

Just one thing people: Africa and developing countries are providing naturally the medicine for certain illnesses that pharmaceutical corporations are not able to treat but only alleviate, take your money and sometimes cause you another disease. We should acknowledge the importance of the natural sources from developing countries and make the possible to protect their sustainability (not only to to bring from foreign fruit corporations that sell to your local shop)

Saving Africa and developing countries and the small farmers is the best gift you can do and you should think about that when you cut your papaya, avocado or Plantain fruit that you cannot make it grow in your garden in Eu, Us or UK. There's so many families that live where this from have origins but they cannot afford to eat them or cultivate them and they need a small land to afford to start cultivate them. Search for sustainable project online the way you search your natural and long term treatment and you will gel yours and other's long term wealth and health :)

Joelle on April 11, 2017:

I'll try this natural remedy. Do we need to put the papaya seeds too?

Desire on January 17, 2017:

Accrofranco God bless u richly for this humanitarian service you've rendered. Your article is the second I've read that really explained how this natural concoction is prepared. Keep doing the good work!

Frank Anok (author) from L Island on January 15, 2017:

Yes, it should be air-tight

Frank Anok (author) from L Island on January 15, 2017:

Yes it is good. Join our facebook page here>> so you can get faster answers. We also discovered new reliable way to treat gastric ulcer, and we will be sharing it on our facebook fan page soon.

Santosh on December 26, 2016:

Hello sir,thanks for the suggestion !!I had been diagnosed with small amount and doctor had given me some medicines to try!!it looked temporary..can u tell me whether papaya banana and honey are good for taking??!!

Frank Anok (author) from L Island on November 27, 2016:

Hi Ted, plantain doesn't have lots of seeds....are you sure you bought the correct plantain specie? That also plays a role in whether this remedy works or not, and have you gone for a proper medical test to know if its gastric ulcer you are suffering from?

Ted on November 17, 2016:

hi accofranco, i just got the plantain from the market and to my surprise when i get to cut it i saw lots of seeds. Im not so sure what should i do with it. i wish to know your email so that i can show you the photos. Please advice me thank you

Frank Anok (author) from L Island on November 02, 2016:

Not the bark, peel off the bark and use the inner portion. Alternatively, you can sun-dry and grind to powder, then mix with pure honey, drink 3 teaspoons twice daily before breakfast and dinner meals. Wish you quick healing.

Frank Anok (author) from L Island on November 02, 2016:

Welcome Ted....wish you quick healing, and please do have faith while taking the remedy, it has worked for many people that tried it and I strongly hope and pray it works for you too so you can join the testifiers.

Frank Anok (author) from L Island on November 02, 2016:

Hi Suzanne, please find time and read through the article again, and also read through the previous comments, you will find answers to your questions. If you don't, then get back to me. Wish you quick healing.

Frank Anok (author) from L Island on November 02, 2016:

Sleepy? Yes....

Frank Anok (author) from L Island on November 02, 2016:

Yes, gradually, the earlier symptoms should start diminishing, and with time, you should be able to stop seeing the symptoms.

Frank Anok (author) from L Island on November 02, 2016:

First, have you gone for a proven medical test to certify that what you are suffering from is gastric ulcer? If yes, and it has not gone too bad, then this plantain should be able to treat it without issues. You can repeat this therapy three times consecutively, combining the treatment with cabbage juice and other remedies explained in some of the earlier comments (find time and read through all the comments).

Avoid foods and diets with high acid content like. If you can, reduce starch or carbohydrate foods. Natural yogurt is good for you. Read the comments, there are some diet recommendations that worked for some readers who shared their testimony on this article via comments and on the Facebook fan page.

I wish you quick recovery, have faith...but if symptom persist, please re-consult your doctor and discontinue the remedy and try something else.

Frank Anok (author) from L Island on November 02, 2016:

Wish you quick healing.

Ted on October 30, 2016:

hello sir accofranco

i have been suffering from H.phylori and gastritis for more than a month and had gone through a tripple treatment but they seem not to give any relief. i have been looking for a conventional therapy. This seem to me a bright hope for me. Im in Thailand and I found plantain in the open just excited reading the testimonies how they get better. I will be giving feedback as a embark my journey treatment. Praying all will work and bring healing to me. Thank you sir accofranco for sharing to the public. God bless you

Suzanne on October 26, 2016:

Can I ask you please how much to drink every morning and night of the plantain drink? And should I store it in the fridge meantime? In the morning should I drink for fasting or after breakfast?

Thanks a lot!

Pili Vreal on October 20, 2016:

Does the recipe sometimes make you feel tured and sleepy

Pili Vreal on October 19, 2016:

How to know your gastritis is getting better, does you're stool get normal again , does dizziness stop

Damilare1947 on September 19, 2016:

@accofranco, i have been taking this medication for two weeks now, but still feeling the symptoms but dont know how many times i am to continue on this.2. recently again i started using antibiotics amoxil and flagyl .2 i dont know if this is gonna affect negatively 3. eating meals like rice, beans, bread can they really trigger the symptoms?. tnks await ur reply

Damilare on September 19, 2016:

@accofranco, i have been taking this medication for two weeks now, but still feeling the symptoms but dont know how many times i am to continue on this.2. recently again i started using antibiotics amoxil and flagyl .2 i dont know if this is gonna affect negatively 3. eating meals like rice, beans, bread can they really trigger the symptoms?. tnks await ur reply

Cely on September 13, 2016:

Thank you so much for the home remedies may the good Lord bless you.l have suffered from gastric ulcer for almost a year now.l really want to try that plantation remedy.may l have the picture of the plantain that you are talking about serious I'm lost.thank you

Frank Anok (author) from L Island on June 05, 2016:

God bless you too Chima, there is no harm in trying...remember, plantain is not poisonous. I wish you quick healing, thanks for stopping by

chima on May 23, 2016:

Thank you so much for this info, God bless u richly, can this plantain method also work for duodenal ultimate ulcers.

Frank Anok (author) from L Island on April 27, 2016:

Eat light food....drink natural yogurt, it helps...avoid crispy foods, and don't eat late....drink enough water daily....make water drinking a routine practice through the day even when you are not that thirsty.

Frank Anok (author) from L Island on April 27, 2016:

2 unripe plantain to 1 liter of natural honey should be fine.

Frank Anok (author) from L Island on April 27, 2016:

Honestly, I don't know if it will....because I haven't tried it and neither has any of the persons I recommended this remedy tried and gave me feedback. I am so sorry I couldn't help or proffer a solution, I wish you quick healing.

Karan on April 18, 2016:

I am suffering from gastritis and stomach ulcer ... I m having med. Also in india and with that i am concentrating in my food also i avoid all the thngs lyk spicy foods, oily foods , drinking , smoking , but after that i am not getting off from all this i also got pain in my left side rins so kindly provide me with the best thngs wch i can eat and ll get relief from all this bull shit

hector ofori on April 18, 2016:

what is the quantity of dried plantain to the honey?

Mike on March 28, 2016:

I had an ulcer and had a scope done. Now I have uncontrollable belching since a week after the scope. Will this remedy also work for belching? If not, what can you recommend? Thanks

Frank Anok (author) from L Island on February 22, 2016:

Finish one first before starting another to avoid chemical interference......wish you quick healing.

S.T Star on January 23, 2016:

Thank you for your support on how to use plantain therapy to cure gastric ulcer. I have been suffering from gastric ulcer with acid reflux that cause me dizziness since May 2015. At this time i was writing my dissertation in the university. Since then i got throat, head and stomach pain with burning around my body especially my left side. I was placed on esomeprazole and antibiotics for one month but have done with antibiotics, still on esomeprazole. I want to know if the plantain therapy will interfer with esomeprazole or both can be taking.

Frank Anok (author) from L Island on December 12, 2015:

Yes it should. Gastritis seems to be an early stage of gastric ulcer, so try it.

johnphil2 on December 04, 2015:

Hi franco, i am suffering with my ulcer since march i think, until now, im still experiencing all the symptoms that u'v already mension, i have one question, can gastrisis heal with your solution? I've had an endoscopy last week the doctor's told me that my stomuch have an gastrisis.. please help me:'(

johnphil2 on December 04, 2015:

Hi franco, i am suffering with my ulcer since march i think, until now, im still experiencing all the symptoms that u'v already mension, i have one question, can gastrisis heal with your solution? I've had an endoscopy last week the doctor's told me that my stomuch have an gastrisis.. please help me:'(

Frank Anok (author) from L Island on December 01, 2015:

You are welcome Onyi. I wish you quick healing

onyi on November 21, 2015:

I will give it try ulcer has dealt with me. Thank u so sssssso much

Frank Anok (author) from L Island on November 03, 2015:

Okay....go ahead with your question Phil

Frank Anok (author) from L Island on November 02, 2015:

It should dissolve in the water after the drink everything together, its not harmful.

Frank Anok (author) from L Island on November 02, 2015:

Have faith, it will. It worked for you can also read testimonies here.

Nikolay on October 21, 2015:

Many thanks for sharing that.... I did not understand just one thing - are we supposed to eat the plantain pieces in the final solution after 2 days fermentation, or just drink the liquid?


Horlammy on October 06, 2015:

I hope this will work for me too by God grace

johnphil on September 25, 2015:

hi franco, i already post here.

Frank Anok (author) from L Island on September 15, 2015:

Thanks @chibuogwu for stopping by to share your wonderful testimony with us....I really appreciate you, and may you never have such painful illness agin.

I am sure your comment will encourage some readers to also have faith while taking drugs

chibuogwu on August 29, 2015:

The unriped plantain Really works . Ulcer tormented my life and l almost Lost hope of recovering . A friend introduced me to the unriped Plantain therapy . I did it for about 6 weeks and the ulcer cleared For your years now there has been no trace of ulcere again

Frank Anok (author) from L Island on July 31, 2015:

@sergio and SROTC, yes it should be able to treat duodenal ulcer.

Another way to prepare this unripe plantain remedy which some fans have tried and it worked for them too is using honey.

Get the recommended quantity of unripe plantain, say 2 mature but unripe plantain fruits.

Peel the bark off, sun dry or find a way to dry it naturally for some days or weeks. Grind or grate the dried inner portion into granules. Mix with half liter of pure natural honey.

Take 2 teaspoon thrice daily before meals.

This works very fast. Combine this remedy with cabbage juice and avoid the trigger factors.