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Natural Remedy for H-pylori

Posted by Stanley (North Shield, Tyne and Wear, England) on 02/23/2007

I have helibactor pylori but antibiotics don't seem to have worked, is there any other combination that works or natural remedy? Trying hydrogen peroxide at the moment. Manuka honey seems to alleviate discomfort. Also trying squatting position as opposed to normal toilet method.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

Yes there are many natural remedies that deal with helicobacter pylori, but often works best in combination. The list is quite long, but briefly, cayenne pepper is one of them.

Studies here in Thailand also found nutmeg or Myristica fragrans, to be quite inhibitory against the H. pylori, but in their research they used the nutmeg oil extracts. There are others that were found also, but those are generally more difficult to obtain.

Another that can be combined is the curcumin (found in turmeric), which also have antibiotic properties and was shown to have inhibitory effects on H. pylori.

Cinnamon spices taken frequently is also quite effective. Part of the reason why Thais do not have H. Pylori compared to the more developed countries is due to tendency to eat spicy foods which are high in peppers, curcumin, cinnamon, clove and others.

Most spices in fact generally have antibiotics properties anyway. I suspect also that even something as simple as eating orange peels, which contain orange oil also have antibiotic properties, but the same is also true for eating certain seeds of fruits such as apricot pits, cherry seeds, etc.

Since I eat spicy foods almost everyday, helicobacter pylori or ulcers is never the problem. Any spices that have preservative properties are considered antibiotics and you have a good chances of killing the H. pylori.

However, in case of an acid reflux, those have more to do with acid base imbalances which generates h. pylori by fermentation in the stomach instead. So resolving these by taking baking soda, still remains the basic requirement in removing the h. pylori in my opinion.

Therefore a simple remedy is to take 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water taken twice a day on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before food. While during meals you can take the spices along with the food. Such as taking several spices of your choice three times a day, about 1/8 teaspoon each such as cinnamon spices, curcumin, clove, thyme, oregano and cayenne peppers.

I might also add nutmeg oil just to be sure. If you want to reduce treatment time to rid of helicobacter pylori, the key appears to be the frequency of application. That means if the stomach is constantly filled with a small amounts of spices throughout the day (such as taking a tiny amount cinnamon and oregano combo every hour less than 1/10 of a pinch), you might achieve record time of actually killing them in less than 2-3 days. A maintenance dose is necessary I think after the "cure" or "remission" by taking at least once or twice a day to keep them in check.

Basically the baking soda formula is designed to decrease the amount of time food spends in the digestive system, thus reducing fermentation of h. pylori and kill them by starvation and replication. If the h. pylori DON'T get a chance to ferment the foods in the stomach, they have little chances for growth. If fermentation is zero because the stomach doesn't store the food long enough, H. pylori have little chances of causing ulcers.

To help healing of ulcers, consider drinking some aloe vera juice, which contains allantoin and may help healing of ulcers once the h. pylori is gone. Ted"

P.S. One study in the Journal of Gastroenterology suggests turmeric to be most effective against Helicobacter pylori. So perhaps turmeric might be considered. However, foods such as licorice extracts, ginger, cumin or wasabi horseradish are probably effective also. So there are many ways you can reduce the helicobacter pylori.

Replied by Pconstantinescu
South Bend, In

Are you saying it is possible to completely eradicate h pylori in 3-5 days where antibiotics take 2 months?