Cure Helicobacter pylori: Herbal Remedies
DISCLAIMER: CONSULT WITH A DOCTOR BEFORE DECIDING ON A TREATMENT PLAN FOR ANY DISEASE OR INJURY.
NOTE to Readers: This is one article in a series that covers how to cure a Helicobacter pylori infection at home. Though I talk mostly about stomach ulcers and stomach cancer in this article, many digestive problems can be caused by an H. pylori infection. Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) and H. pylori are often related problems, for example. Indeed, digestive problems like vomiting that results from motion sickness, seasickness, or even morning sickness (hyperemesis gravidarum) may be seriously aggravated by Helicobacter pylori. If you’ve been put on antibiotics or if you’ve taken Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs), then you may have Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) that can put you at risk for various nutrient deficiencies and additional health problems that could be resolved by using natural treatments for H. pylori. And finally, some scientists have noted a correlation between angioedema, Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria and H. pylori, a believable relationship given that a chronic rash could be caused by the leakage of histamine into skin tissues when a low-level vitamin C deficiency is present. Vitamin C can become depleted easily in a world fully of toxins and a deficiency can lead to a general weakening of tissues throughout the body.
WARNING: SOME HERBAL TREATMENTS LISTED BELOW CAN CAUSE MISCARRIAGE OR STILLBIRTH. IF YOU ARE PREGNANT, SEEK THE ADVICE OF A KNOWLEDGEABLE HERBALIST BEFORE USING THESE MEDICATIONS.
The reason why plant-based medicines (i.e. essential oils and herbal supplements) are better than antibiotics at treating H. pylori is because antibiotics are typically very simple medications that are roughly equivalent to a pocket-knife while whole-plant medications contain a veritable tool-kits of blow-torches, pliers, electric saws, and crowbars to break down infectious organisms and bring them to their knees. In fact, many antibiotics were developed from plants and the chemicals used in these products identical except for a small change that was made only to make the chemical patentable for Big Pharma (a plant cannot be patented and therefore is not profitable). You might want to take an herbal or plant-based medicine to help you cure an H. pylori infection even if you’re taking 1000-6000 mg of vitamin C daily and alkalizing the body .
If you have stomach cancer, you will need to get high doses of vitamin B17 as part of your treatment regimen in addition to vitamin C. Ideally, you’ll want to seek out intravenous treatment with Laetrile, but if you decide to treat the problem at home, DO NOT OVERLAP VITAMIN B17 TREATMENT WITH VITAMIN C TREATMENT BECAUSE TO DO SO WILL CANCEL OUT BOTH THE VITAMIN C AND THE VITAMIN B17.
Herbal treatments for H. Pylori include:
- Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO–derived from trees)
- Shilajit / Humic Extracts / Fulvic Acids
- Papaya Leaf Extract (Carica papaya)
- Cranberry juice
- Noni juice
- Green tea
- Monolaurin (derived from coconut oil)
- Aloe vera
- Artemisia annua / Artemisinin
- Patchouli Alcohol Extract
- Essential Oils and DMSO
Other Natural H. pylori Cures
There are substances like Chlorine Dioxide (CDS/MMS) that reliably kill Helicobacter pylori at high enough doses. Used in combination with a substance like Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) to penetrate biofilm, a substance like CDS/MMS can reliably treat this infection. But if you have stomach ulcers, consider taking Shilajit first and following a protocol that won’t be as irritating to your stomach lining. Heal your stomach ulcers a bit first using vitamin C and alkalinity combined with DMSO and shilajit. Then you can use MMS / CDS to cure H. pylori if you still have an infection.
NOTE: Using vitamin C in combination with MMS/CDS will cancel out both treatments. I recommend using vitamin C FIRST because if you are deficient in this vitamin, your body will not be able to build enough collagen in the stomach lining to protect your body from becoming reinfected. Strengthen your stomach lining and your immune system first using high dose vitamin C and then, if you still have an infection after that (high dose vitamin C can cure H. pylori by itself), you can use an oxidant like MMS/CDS to kill the H pylori bacteria.
If you’ve already done a round of antibiotics and PPIs for H. pylori, you understand why plant-based medicines, food, and other harmless substances would be better than pharmaceuticals. Antibiotics and PPIs ultimately create a bigger problem than what you started with. It’s true that plant-based medicines, an FDA-approved substance like DMSO, and something like high-dose Chlorine Dioxide which is used for water purification world-wide will work differently than pharmaceuticals. You’ll have to learn about these medicines in order to use them properly. Here’s a link to our MMS/CDS page where you can begin learning about this medicine if you wish to use it as a natural H. pylori treatment.
At the end of this series I talk in depth about each herbal treatment for H-pylori bacteria listed above.
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