Gastritis is an inflammation of the stomach. The most common form of gastrointestinal disorder is "viral gastritis" Better known as "The Stomach Flu." The stomach flu cause inflammation of the stomach and intestine... So here are some alternative treatments that may help to restore balance in your system before damaging the lining of the digestive tract. If damage occurs it can lead to pernicious anemia (An anemia due to the interference of vitamin B12 obsorpstion.)
Diet and Nutritional Help:
- Shiitak Mushrooms activate the immune system and have a strong anti viral effect.
- Vitamin C, (Highest dosage that does not cause diarrhea), Beta Carotene, Zinc. Helps the lining of the GI tract repair and regenerate itself.
- Bismuth as an antibiotic and antiprotozoal agent against Helicobacter pylori (a bacteria) if a bacteria is present. (In the early 1990s, researchers began to evaluate bismuth as a nontoxic replacement for lead in various applications...Bismuth subsalicylate is used as an antidiarrheal; it is the active ingredient in such "Pink Bismuth" preparations as Pepto-Bismol, as well as the 2004 reformulation of Kaopectate.
- Echinacea and Goldenseal stimulate the immune system while reducing inflammation and encourages repair of the stomach lining.