Helicobacter Pylori, or H. Pylori, is a common bacteria estimated to reside in the bodies of 60% of the world’s human population. It is especially common among populations with poor water quality and sewage systems, but it is not exclusive to these populations. It can also be transferred via bodily fluids, so even if you shared a drink with someone that has the bacteria, you may have been infected.
Symptoms of H. Pylori Bacterial Infection
- Stomach pain
- Excessive gas
- Frequent burping
- Loss of appetite
- And/or unexplained weight loss
Fortunately, there are some natural, safe, and effective remedies to treat this bacterium.
Perhaps this doesn’t come as too much of a surprise since probiotics are well-known to help balance the good and bad bacteria in the gut. To treat H. Pylori with probiotics, aim for 2-3 servings of yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchi, or pickles, every week.
Studies have suggested that Manuka honey may be able to stop growth of the bacteria completely. If you do opt for this remedy, make sure you find a Manuka honey with a high MGO value. Add some to your tea or incorporate some into your baking when you can.
Cranberry juice is an excellent cleansing option and helps rid your body of many harmful bacterium. Some studies suggest that cranberry juice may actually prevent H. Pylori from attaching to the walls of the stomach. Additional studies show that cranberry juice inhibits the growth of the bacteria, even if it has been able to attach to the stomach wall. For best results, aim for two servings of organic cranberry juice daily.
Extra-Virgin Siberian Pine Nut Oil
Not only a gourmet cooking oil, but also an effective medicinal tool as well. You can use this oil for much of your cooking, or even use it as the base for many of your salad dressings. It can also be ingested by itself.
There are many herbs that will help prevent the growth of and/or kill the bacteria H. Pylori. You can easily add them to your cooking, baking, or even your tea to help your body fight the bacteria. Some of the most powerful antibacterial herbs include:
- Cayenne pepper
This is a great remedy because most people already have some olive oil on hand and it is so easy to incorporate into your diet. Lab tests have shown that various compounds in olive oil are effective in fighting many strains of H. pylori.
There are other natural remedies, such as green tea and red wine, that have begun to show promise as effective bacteria-fighting remedies, but more studies need to be done. In the meantime, if you do believe you are suffering from H. Pylori, include one or some of these natural remedies into your diet for a natural and effective remedy.
Even if you’re not a victim of Helicobacter Pylori, these items mentioned above will contribute to your overall health in a plethora of ways, so you really have nothing to lose by incorporating them into your diet.