Herbal Remedies Against Helicobacter Pylori Infection

H. pylori is detected using breath tests and stool sample analysis. Furthermore, a doctor must prescribe treatment for any symptoms.
Herbal Remedies Against Helicobacter Pylori Infection

Written by Solimar Cedeño

Last update: 11 June, 2022

According to MSD Manual data, Helicobacter pylori infection is the most common cause of gastritis and gastroduodenal ulcer (peptic ulcer) worldwide in older people (over 60).

Do you have upper abdominal stomach pain, an upset stomach, indigestion, and other discomforts? The main reason could be the presence of the bacteria Helicobacter pylori in your body. This bacteria lodges itself in the stomach mucous, damages the stomach and duodenal tissue, and causes inflammation.

50% of the world’s population suffers from stomach diseases due to H. pylori, so it’s the most common infection in humans.

The transmission of Helicobacter pylori

The possible means of transmission from one infected person to another are through saliva, fecal matter and infected medical instruments.

Infected people can have the bacteria in their dental plaque which is why it can be transmitted through saliva when making contact with unaffected people.

It can also be present in fecal matter and, if it is not disposed of correctly, it can contaminate our food and drinking water. That is why it is always recommended to wash your food very well and to filter your water.

Medical instruments such as infected nasogastric tubes can also transport the bacteria.

Stomach diseases or symptoms provoked by the bacterium

 

A woman in pain due to Helicobacter pylori.

Helicobacter pylori can cause many different problems, such as:

  • Chronic gastritis
  • Gastric lymphoma
  • Dyspepsia or poor digestion
  • Duodenal and gastric peptic ulcers

Herbal remedies against Helicobacter pylori infections

According to conventional wisdom, there are several herbal remedies that can help relieve symptoms caused by H. pylori in the body.

1. Ginger infusion

Ginger is highly recommended for treating stomach ailments such as gastritis. An infusion made with ginger has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and bactericidal properties, and is also a good antacid.

Ingredients

Preparation

  • Boil the water and add the ginger
  • Let it boil for a few minutes and then turn it off and let the infusion steep
  • Drink it up to two times a day

2. Rosemary infusion

A cup of rosemary tea to treat Helicobacter pylori.

Rosemary is an aromatic plant that has medicinal properties.

Ingredients

Preparation

  • Boil the water in a pot and then add the rosemary leaves
  • Let it boil for four more minutes and then remove the leaves
  • Drink in moderation

3. Turmeric and ginger tea

Turmeric contains antioxidant substances and has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, and some believe it can help reduce inflammation in the stomach and balance your intestinal flora. Also, it stimulates gastric juices, decreases flatulence and protects the gastric mucosa. You shouldn’t consume it in excess.

As you can see, the health properties of ginger can complement those of turmeric.

Ingredients

  • Honey (to taste)
  • Ginger (to taste)
  • 1 c. of water (250 ml)
  • 1 pinch of turmeric powder

Preparation

  • Boil the water in a pot and add a pinch of turmeric and ginger
  • Let it boil for a few minutes and then add the honey to sweeten
  • Remove the pot from the flame and let the tea rest; finally, strain and consume it

4. Lemon beebrush essential oil

Lemon beebrush is one of the best plants to counteract Helicobacter pylori according to some. The bacteria’s yet to show any resistance to the compounds of this plant, though.

Ingredients

  • 1 c. of water (250 ml)
  • 20 or 30 drops of lemon beebrush essential oil

Preparation

  • Dilute 20 or 30 drops of the oil in the cup of water
  • You can drink this after every meal
  • You can also make an infusion with lemon beebrush leaves
  • Drink in moderation
A cup of lemongrass tea to fight Helicobacter pylori.

Consult your doctor before taking any home remedies against Helicobacter pylori

It’s important to consult the treating physician before starting a treatment with medicinal plants (infusions, etc.). Furthermore, keep in mind that, for phytotherapeutic treatments to be useful, it’s essential to follow the instructions of a professional. In addition, remember that some plants, herbs, spices and related products are contraindicated in certain cases.

Finally, home remedies aren’t a substitute for treatment prescribed by a physician. You should only use them alongside medical treatments (as long as your health professional gives the go ahead).