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Ulcers and Headaches

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Herbal treatments needed!
pain releiver that mimics the action of NSAIDS

I have ulcers. I'm sure they are due to the misbehavior of my plants. The little buggers.
Beacause of the ulcers I am not supposed to ingest Excedrin, or any other NSAID product.

I get headaches that are bad enough to drastically effect my ability to think, and function. Tylenol barely touches the pain. Common sense evaporates when these headaches show up. I don't often need to be in a dark room without interuption of my misery, so probably not migraines. Perhaps caused by the alignment of my neck. Chiropractic adjustments often help: for the remander of the day.

Today I did a no no. Nexium, with Excedrin chaser. I can think well enough now to say BAD GIRL!

Any suggestions for treatment?
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hello joylynn, with ulcers you could try with green clay, it works miracles
headaches...first of all be sure of drinking quite enough of water (many time we develop headaches because we are dehydrated), and i mean water, no teas or herbal teas, plain water, second you can try a poultice made of fresh basil leaves and apply it on forehead and temples (it works with basil essential oil as well) and if you have essential oil of mint yoou can use it too (careful with the eyes)
sometime headaches are linked to hormonal fluctuation too, maybe it might be helpful to monitor the episodes according to your menstrual cycle
hope it will help
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Years ago I learned that cayenne will heal ulcers.  I don't have any personal experience with it, it's just something I learned a while back.  And it's not just cayenne, it is all spicy chiles.  Basically it's the capsaicin in the chiles that you're after, BUT I would still look for ripe chiles instead of green ones.  It seems that the ripeness is of importance as well.  There were a lot of people on the internet talking about how effective this was when I was reading about it.  If it is really effective then I would imagine that there are many more personal stories on the internet now of people praising it.

I've read about wild lettuce being a pain reliever.  I don't know how effective it is, I've never tried it.  White willow bark is another one, which I've also never tried.  I'm sure there are quite a few more I'm unaware of.

If you want to really dig deep and get rid of the ulcers and headaches then you can do a little more than just relieving the pain.  If you do a cleanse you will remove TONS of inflammation, your body will get a nice rest, and during that resting period it will cleanse and heal.  And consider this a way of life and something that you'll do many times instead of just once.  It takes time for the body to cleanse and heal, and the amount of healing and cleansing that takes place will depend on what you are eating.  The best way to cleanse and dig deep to get serious results, in my experience, is to juice feast, you'll still have energy to get things done.  I prefer to juice feast instead of juice fast, then I'll dry fast during the juice feast.

There are also anti inflammatory foods.  Turmeric is the first one I always think of.  Most all fruits are anti inflammatory...actually I would imagine that they all are if they're ripe.....and uncooked.  Actually, from what I've experienced and through everything I've learned, eating anything that has been cooked will cause inflammation to a greater or lesser degree....<---I know, kind of a pain, many of my favorite foods are cooked dishes.  Speaking of cooked food causing inflammation, there are also lots of foods that cause inflammation....grain for example.  But most all inflammatory foods require cooking as well....so I don't know if it's primarily the cooking causing it, or if it is the food as well.

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