Gastritis is an inflammation (swelling) of the lining of the stomach.


The most common are:

*  Swallowing food without mastication.

* Eating frequently in the absence of hunger.

*.Frequent and indiscriminate eating. Excessive consumption of non- vegetarian                                                                                                                                          food, whole grams, dhalls and certain varie ties of vegetables.

*Taking too much of fried and condimented stuff, roots and high starchy articles.

*Over eating and eating of food with protein content. Want of physical labour to digest these kinds of food.

*Coffee drinking, excessive coffee drinking, drinking coffee on an empty stomach.

* Smoking, tobacco chewing.

*On account of these reasons, excessive loss of saliva and the salivary glands stopping secretion.

* High starching food getting into the stomach and the intestinal tract without having proper

starch digestion in the mouth.

  • Alcohol
  • Erosion (loss) of the protective layer of the stomach lining
  • Infection of the stomach with Helicobacter pylori bacteria
  • Medications (such as aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs)
  • Smoking

Less common causes are:

  • Autoimmune disorders (such as pernicious anemia)
  • Backflow of bile into the stomach (bile reflux)
  • Eating or drinking caustic or corrosive substances (such as poisons)
  • Excess gastric acid secretion (such as from stress)
  • Viral infection, especially in people with a weak immune system

Gastritis can occur suddenly (acute gastritis) or gradually (chronic gastritis).


  • Abdominal pain
  • Abdominal indigestion
  • Dark stools
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Vomiting blood or coffee-ground like material



[1] Shatkarma                            {Purificatory techniques}

{a} Nauli                             {Massage to abdominal visceral organs}

{b}Kunjal                           { Volitional stomach wash}

                    {c} Jalneti                          {Nose wash by water}

                    {d}Kapalbhati                  {Lungs & brain wash by breathing}

                    {e} Shakhaprakshalana{Mouth to anus gut wash}


            [2] Yogasanas                       {Posture}

{a} Sarvangasana                           {Shoulder stand }

{b} Shalbhasana                             { Locust}

{c} Dhanurasana                            {Bow}

{d} Paschimottanasana                 {Posterior strech}

{e} Halasana                                     {Plough}

{f} Mayurasana                                {Peacock}

{g} Matsyasana                                {Fish}

{h} Shirshasana                               {Head stand}

{i} Padmasana                                  {Lotus}

{j}Shavasana                                     {Corpse}

{k} Tadasana                                 {Palm Tree}

               {l}Katichakrasana                      {wheel}

              {m}Suptapwanamuktasana     {Wind release}

              {n} Bhujangasana                          {cobra}

             {o} Mandukasana                           {Fog


            {q} Chakrasana                                {wheel}

  [3] Pranayama             {Body-mind energising breathing practices}

{a}Nadi shuddhi

{b} Suryabheda         {Right nostrilar pranayama}         

{c} Bhastrika              {Bellow Pranayama}

     [4]Bandhas:-                                 { Bands}

{a} Uddiyana bandha                   {Abdominal lock}

{b} Moolbandha                            {Anal lock}  



{a} Viparitakari


 [6]Dhayan                                                        {Meditation}

  {7}Yogic diet:-

  Foods to be Avoided by Gastritis patients

  • Avoid large, heavy meals, fried foods and any item of food that disagrees with you.
  • Avoid foods that are mechanically and chemically iritating, like pickles spices, condiments, strong tea, cof­fee, vinegar, tamarind, raw vegeta­bles, raw fruit, seeds and skin of vegetables and fruit, cucumber, on­ions, radish tomatoes, dried fruit (like currants, raisings, figs), non-vege­tarian foods, fatty foods, curried dishes, rich and heavy puddings, hot buttered toast,  coarse  cereals  , wholemeal bread, cakes containing dried fruit or peals, all heavy Indian sweets, wholemeal biscuits, cream biscuits, crisp bread and rusks.
  • Alcoholic and other aerated drinks.
  • Chewing tobacco in any form.
  • Green leafy vegetables.
  • Marketed chaats, sauces, chutneys etc.
  • Hot food drinks like tea, coffee, cocoa, ovetime etc.
  • Hot items like very hot soups and cooked food.
  • Pulses with skin and whole pulses like moong-sabut  (Green  Gram) channas, lobhia etc.
  • Chillies in any form.


Foods Allowed for Gastritis patients:

All food drinks at room temperature.

Milk and its products like cottage cheese, butter, cream, sweet curd etc.

Fresh bread, cornflakes and rusks properly soaked in milk.

Plain biscuits and plain cakes like sponge cake.

Honey, jellies, sugars etc.

Cereals Refined and well cooked e.g., cornflour, arrowroot, samolina, ground rice, oat flour, porridge, dalia, rice, macroni, spaghetti etc.

Light home made custards, kheers, puddings jellies souffle, Potatoes boiled and baked, green and yellow vegetables, properly cooked and pureed.

Fruit stewed and finely sieved, served as purees, fruit juices strained, sweatened and diluted with water or fruit used in jellies. Ripened fruit without skin and seeds.

Fats and oils in moderate quantities.

All clear soups (without spices) and thin soups at Room temperature.

All washed pulses.


 Home remedies:

Gastritis treatment using Coconut

Coconut water is an excellent remedy for gastritis. It gives the stomach the necessary rest and provides vitamins and minerals. The stomach is greatly helped in returning to a normal condition if nothing but coconut water is given during the first twenty-four hours.

Gastritis treatment using Rice

Rice gruel is another excellent remedy for acute cases of gastritis. One cup of rice gruel is recommended twice daily. In chronic cases where the flow of gastric juice is meagre, such foods as require prolonged vigorous mastication are beneficial as they induce a greater flow of gastric juice.

Gastritis treatment using Potato

Potato juice has been found valuable in relieving gastritis. The recommended dose is half a cup of the juice, two or three times daily, half an hour before meals.

Gastritis treatment using Marigold

The herb marigold is also considered beneficial in the treatment of gastritis. An infusion of the herb in doses of a tablespoon may be taken twice daily.


Fasting, Water

The patient should undertake a fast for two of three days or more, depending on the severity of the condition. He should be given only warm water to drink during this period. This will give rest to the stomach and allow the toxic condition causing the inflammation to subside.

All-Fruit Diet

After the acute symptoms subside, the patient should adopt an all-fruit diet for the next three days and take juicy fruits such as apples, pears, grapes, grapefruit, oranges, pineapple, peaches, and melons.

Avoid Alcohol, Tobacco, Spices, Meat, Sweet, Strong Tea/Coffee

The patient should avoid the use of alcohol, tobacco, spices and condiments, meat, red pepper, sour foods, pickles, strong tea and coffee. He should also avoid sweet, pastries, rich cakes, and, aerated waters.

Have Curd and Cottage Cheese

Yoghurt and cottage cheese should be used freely. Too many different foods should not be mixed at the same meal. Meals should be taken at least two hours before going to bed at night. Eight to ten glasses of water should be taken daily but water should not be taken with meals as it dilutes the digestive juices and delays digestion. Above all, haste should be avoided while eating and meals should be served in a pleasing and relaxed atmosphere.

Well-Balanced Diet

He may, thereafter, gradually embark upon a balanced diet consisting of seeds, nuts, grains, vegetables, and fruits.

Further suggestion:-

  1. Alcoholic Drink,cigar, cigarettes,use of tobacco, coffee,chillies,pepper and mustard must be eliminated from one’s life immediately.
  2. Non-vegetarian diet also should be excluded.
  3. High starchy foodstuffs and such articles as would produce gas like potatoes and whole grams must be eliminated.
  4. Don’ts use purgatives.
  5. The caloric needs should be skillfully programmed.