Ulcers are the bane of my existence. They burn. They ruin my appetite. They drain my energy. They keep me up at night. The sooner they fade into the sunset, the better.
Ulcer medicines from conventional pharmacists have a daunting list of side effects. Antacids often contain aluminum which triggers future ulcers. This leaves me back in the arms of my faithful herbal friends. This blend is simple and when taken regularly, quickly effective. I start taking it at the first hint of an ulcer. It doubles as a stress reliever when the going gets tough.
Alcohol is usually a no-no during an ulcer attack but tinctures are still on my list. I brew a cup of green tea and add a dropperful of Ulcer Remedy Blend to it. As the liquid cools, the alcohol dissipates leaving the herbal constiuents in the cup. Problem solved.
Be sure to watch the acid content in your diet to help your body heal. Potatoes, oatmeal and cabbage help sooth ulcers from the inside out. Although it seems counter-intuitive, I add hot salsa to most dishes during ulcer time as cayenne is healing to ulcers as well. I have noticed that hot foods don’t taste as hot when I am suffering from a peptic ulcer. Also remember to get plenty of rest. Your body needs it.
- 2 part Licorice root tincture
- 1 part Marshmallow root tincture
- 1 part Chamomile flower tincture
- measuring cups
- a spatula
- a funnel
- a label
- a large dark bottle with lid
I like to fill a small 1 ounce bottle with a dropper, also labelled, as a usage bottle then refill it with the larger bottle that I reserve for bulk storage.
- Gather the ingredients along with the equipment in a clean, well lit, work space.
- Pour the individual ingredients, one at a time, into a clear measuring cup.
- Mix the ingredients carefully.
- Using a funnel, pour the mixture into a darkly-colored glass bottle and cap it securely.
- Label the bottle with the name of the tincture blend and add the date.
Storage and Use
Store your tincture bottle in a cool dark place. Tinctures have a shelf life of 5 to 7 years depending on the quality of your storage conditions.
Recommended dosage for adults: 20 drops, 4 times daily.
Substitute Deglycyrrhized Licorice tincture (DGL) for regular licorice root tincture if you have high blood pressure.
This recipe doubles as an ulcer tea blend when dry herb is substituted for the tinctures.