H Pylori Natural Treatment & Remedies

Let me start by saying that there are far fewer studies conducted on h pylori natural treatment than pharmaceutical drugs? Why? Money. The potential for financial gain is far greater for a private company who can prove their drug can cure your pains versus, say, cabbage farmers.

Spices, herbs and other plant extracts have been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years. Recently, in several parts of the world there is a growing acceptance for using these agents to treat various conditions including PUD. Most of these extracts have been effective; however their safety and toxicity have not been well-evaluated. The increasing use of herbal medicine is expected to be more frequently associated with adverse reactions. Clinical evaluation of these adverse effects is not easy due lack of standardization, randomization, adequate number of patients and difficulty in using an appropriate placebo. Herbs are believed to be safe and have no adverse effect. However similar to other drugs they may induce intrinsic or extrinsic adverse effects.

 

Dosage :

The Example Dosage remarks for each treatment  is by no means an exact dosage that will work for all. The dosages are also meant for Adults not children.

(Natural Remedies Doesn’t Mean They’re Right For Everyone)

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Mastic Gum

Mastic gum is a resinous exudate obtained from the stems and leaves of the mastic shrub (Pistacia lentiscus) found in the Mediterranean and North Africa. Research shows that it inhibits growth of H. pylori and acts as antibiotic (Paraschos et al. 2007)

Mastic gum capsules became my best choice for treatment, based on supporting scientific research and for ease of use. Studies have shown negative stool tests from patients on a treatment for as little as two weeks, but recommended dosage is usually a minimum of 30 days.

Example Dosage :

Take a total of 1,000mg (1g) mastic gum daily, divided into 2 doses: one 500 g capsule in the morning before breakfast and another 500 g capsule in the evening  before bed for two months.

You can buy mastic gum in chewing gum form, but it is also available in capsules which I prefer since there are not a lot of additives and I prefer since there are not a lot of additives and I know I am just getting pure mastic gum.

 

Manuka Honey

Manuka honey is made from the manuka bush (Leptospermum scoparium) flowers of New Zealand. But you can’t just take any ol’ manuka honey .the sensitivity of Helicobacter pylori to honey was tested, using isolates of Helicobacter pylori from biopsies of gastric ulcers. All five isolates tested were found to be sensitive in an agar well diffusion assay to a 20% (v/v) solution of a manuka honey with an average level of nonperoxide activity, but none showed sensitivity to a 50% (v/v) solution of a honey in which the antibacterial activity was due primarily to its content of hydrogen peroxide. Assessment of the minimum inhibitory concentration by inclusion of manuka honey in the agar showed that the growth of all of a further seven isolates tested was completely inhibited over the incubation period of 72 h by the presence of 5% (v/v) honey (Al Somal et al., 1994).

You must take Active Manuka Honey with a Unique Manuka Factor (UMF) rating of at least 10. The UMF rating means that the honey contains the non-peroxide antibacterial activity from methylglyoxal (MGO) needed to kill H. pylori. There have been several studies demonstrating demonstrating antibacterial effects of manuka honey on H. pylori ( Al et al. 1994, McGovern et al. 1999, Weston et al. 1999)

DO NOT get a manuka honey that simply has a number on the label such as Active 10 + without the UMF logo next to the number or somewhere on the bottle.

 

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Oregano Oil :

Oil of oregano is a potent antiseptic, which means it kills a wide range of germs. It sterilizes septic water. Cornell University reports that no germs resist its antiseptic powers.Oil of oregano is highly active against the stomach ulcer bacteria. The organism is relatively difficult to destroy, so treatment may need to be prolonged. Destruction of the organism is critical; stomach infection by Helicobacter pylori increases the risk for gastric cancer by some 600%

High concentrations of thymol can be TOXIC so make sure you do not take more than the recommended dosage.

Example Dosage :

Take oil of wild oregano under the tongue, 2 to 5 drops twice daily. Also, take Oreganol gelcaps, 1 or 2 capsules twice daily. If desired, drink the Juice of Oregano, a potent water-soluble tonic, one ounce twice daily

Deglycyrrhizinated licorice

Deglycyrrhizinated licorice, or DGL, is a specific type of preparation derived from the licorice root. It is used differently than herbal licorice because it is much higher in agents that soothe or heal mucous membranes, and lower in other constituents found in licorice root and full extracts of licorice root. DGL may also be spelled, deglycyrrhizinated liquorice. The herb, licorice, from which DGL is derived, is known by the names Glycyrrhiza, sweet root, and Yasti-madhu with the glycyrrhizin removed.

Most licorice is grown in Greece, Turkey, and Asia. Licorice contains  a compound called glycyrrhizin (or glycyrrhizic acid). Licorice has  a long history of medicinal use in both Eastern and Western systems  of medicine. Licorice root has been used as a dietary supplement for stomach ulcers, bronchitis, and sore throat, as well as infections caused by viruses, such as hepatitis.

Side Effects and Cautions :

Deglycyrrhizinated licorice appears to be very safe. However, severe allergic reactions are possible. There has been one report of a case of nilk alkali syndrome in a patient who was drinking unusually large amounts of milk. This has led to a caution against taking calcium supplements and deglycyrrhizinated licorice at the same time. However, it is usually safe at normal dose levels. Although there have been few studies conducted to determine whether interactions between deglycyrrhizinated licorice and conventional drugs exist, research has failed to identify problems.

Only use deglycyrrhizinated, DGL licorice tablets that won’t cause high blood pressure.

The safety of using licorice as a supplement for more than 4 to 6 weeks has not been thoroughly studied.

Cat’s claw

 

How It Is Used

Cat’s claw is available in health food stores and herb shops in several forms: dry extract, crushed bark, capsule, tablet, tea, and tincture.

Example Dosage :

To prepare the tea, boil 1 g (0.4 oz) of the bark in 1 cup of water for 10–15 minutes. Strain the mixture before drinking. A suggested dose is one cup of tea three times daily.

 Side Effects and Cautions :

Cat’s claw is not recommended for pregnant or nursing women or for women who are trying to conceive. Children under the age of two should not take cat’s claw. Persons with a health condition should consult a qualified herbalist before taking cat’s claw.

European studies have reported low toxicity in the use of cat’s claw, even when taken in large doses. The only noted side effect was diarrhea. In 2001, however, one case study was reported from South America of a patient with lupus developing kidney failure after taking cat’s claw extracts.

Interactions:

Cat’s claw should not be combined with hormonal drugs, insulin, or vaccines. It may also cause the immune system to reject foreign cells. Persons who have received organ or tissue transplants should not use this herb. The dosage may need to be reduced when taken with other herbs. Cat’s claw has also been reported to potentiate, or intensify, the effects of antihypertensives (medications given to control high blood pressure). Persons taking such drugs should use cat’s claw only on the advice of a physician

Turmeric

Turmeric, a shrub related to ginger, is grown throughout India, other parts of Asia, and Africa. Known for its warm, bitter taste and golden color, turmeric is commonly used in fabric dyes and foods such as curry powders, mustards, and cheeses. It should not be confused with Javanese turmeric.

In traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric has been used to aid digestion and liver function, relieve arthritis pain, and regulate menstruation.  Turmeric has also been applied directly to the skin for eczema and wound healing.  Today, turmeric is used for conditions such as heartburn, stomach ulcers, and gallstones. It is also used to reduce  inflammation, as well as to prevent and treat cancer.

 Side Effects and Cautions :

  • Turmeric is considered safe for most adults.
  • High doses or long-term use of turmeric may cause indigestion, nausea, or diarrhea.
  • In animals, high doses of turmeric have caused liver problems. No cases of liver problems have been reported  in people.
  • People with gallbladder disease should avoid using turmeric as a dietary supplement, as it may worsen the condition.

Coconut oil

There are an incredible number of benefits to using coconut oil in everyday life. The moment I realized this, my life underwent a small revolution. Now, not a day goes by in my own family when we aren’t using it for a myriad of reasons. From minor infections to serious diseases, coconut oil cures it all. It does this in a completely delicious way, too! Coconut oil is one dose of “medicine” no one in your family will hesitate to take, especially once they’ve learned about the good it can do them.

How It Is Used

In technical terms, coconut oil is extracted from the cocos nucifera, or the coconut palm tree. Basically, the oil is taken from the meat, which is the solid part of a ripe coconut.

Healing Power

The healing power of coconut oil is unlike any other product on the market. The oil can be converted into monolaurin in the body, which is an anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-bacterial component that increases the immune system and protects against potential illness and disease. It is also believed to have healing components that allow the body to recover much faster when used topically. Monolaurin is only found in one other natural source: breast milk. Lauric acid, the component which the body converts to monolaurin, is one of the most powerful ways that mother’s milk protects breastfed infants.

 

The effect of coconut oil as a topical agent is also experienced by those suffering from an imbalance of Candida albicans yeast. You might not realize it, but this yeast is present in the human body naturally and is typically kept from doing any harm or making you feel sick by the other healthy organisms and bacteria in the body. If you have taken heavy doses of antibiotics or antimicrobial agents, you may lack necessary healthy bacteria and organisms to fight off excess fungi such as yeast.

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Probiotic

Probiotics are able to prevent infection by H. pylori. Research in animal models has shown probiotics prevent infection from this nasty bacterium. Researchers have found that pretreating animals with probiotics reduces the ability of H. pylori to infect them. The probiotics were also able to reduce the inflammation caused by an H. pylori infection. Less inflammation means less pain and damage to the stomach. Based on this and other research, probiotics are thought to be an effective defense against infection from H. pylori. The ability of probiotics to prevent against an H. pylori infection has yet to be confirmed in humans; however, probiotics are effective in treating people who are already infected. A half-dozen clinical trials investigating the ability of probiotics to treat people with H. pylori infections have showed a positive result.

It is a difficult task to eradicate H. pylori in the stomach. For a probiotic to be a good treatment for H. pylori infections it would have to be tolerant to the low pH of the stomach and have the ability to attach to the unique lining of the stomach. L. acidophilus, L. gasseri and L. rhamnosus show potential as effective probiotics to fight H. pylori infections and invasions. Another successful probiotic is L. reuteri. In Italy, researchers investigated the ability of L. reuteri to eradicate H. pylori in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 30 infected people. A dosage of only 800,000 (8 x 10 5) CFUs was administered twice daily, along with omeprazole to the infected subjects. The study found that L. reuteri was able to stop H. pylori infections by reducing the ability of H. pylori to attach to the stomach lining. As such, there appear to be a number of probiotic species that may be useful in the prevention of H. pylori infections and potentially in the eradication of an infection.

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