How to Fight Helicobacter Pylori Bacteria

Helicobacter Pylori is known to be the cause of most stomach ulcers, gastritis, and other stomach infections. • To fight this bacteria, it's best to increase your consumption of foods with high antibacterial powers.
How to Fight Helicobacter Pylori Bacteria
Elisa Morales Lupayante

Reviewed and approved by the pedagogue in physical education and nutritionist Elisa Morales Lupayante.

Last update: 26 May, 2022

Helicobacter Pylori is known to be the cause of most stomach ulcers, gastritis, and other stomach infections. According to studies, they estimate that approximately two-thirds of the world’s population is infected with Helicobacter Pylori. This is because it is very easy to transmit, although sometimes it does not have any symptoms or problems. Fortunately, there are many ways to fight this bacteria and relieve the health problems it causes.

If you are suffering from a problem like stomach ulcers or gastritis because of Helicobacter Pylori Bacteria, we recommend the following natural remedies to fight it, eliminate it, and improve your health.

Essential Lemon Verbena Oil

Verbena oil is a plant that belongs to the Gramineae family. It is characterized by its carminative and digestive properties, as well as it’s effect on curing flatulenceAccording to various studies, essential lemon verbena oil can help with getting rid of Helicobacter Pylori Bacteria.

Propolis

Propolis is known to be a natural antibiotic and bactericide that has the ability to strengthen your defenses, fight infections, and treat problems like gastritis. This food, also known as bee resin, is a substance used to protect hives from infection. We assure you that propolis has the ability to eliminate Helicobacter Pylori Bacteria because of its amazing properties.

Ginger

Grounded ginger to help fight Helicobacter Pylori Bacteria

This root is known worldwide for its many medicinal properties, especially for its effects and benefits on the digestive system. We recommend eating ginger to fight stomach acid, nausea, dizziness, stomach problems, ulcers, etc. Besides having a bactericidal ability, it could eradicate Helicobacter Pylori Bacteria.

White Cabbage

This food also has properties that help fight and get rid of Helicobacter Pylori. However, you have to eat it raw. Just like broccoli, it can cause flatulence, but you can try it in small amounts to see how you handle it. Try making a salad with finely diced cabbage leaves with a little bit of vinegar and lemon dressing. Another option is to make a fresh juice diluted in water.

Broccoli

Broccoli to help fight Helicobacter Pylori Bacterias

This food can help fight Helicobacter Pylori Bacteria thanks to its high content in a phytonutrient called sulforaphane. According to various studies, it shows that frequent consumption of broccoli eliminates the bacteria.

The same component that eliminates Helicobacter Pylori is also related to the prevention of gastric cancer. Remember, that the consumption of broccoli can produce a lot of flatulence. However, you can prepare it cooked and mixed with cumin and ginger in order to reduce this annoying effect.

Turmeric

This Asian spice is full of medicinal properties that have been the focus of research in the last few years. It is used to treat dyspepsia, which is a disease that includes other digestive disorders like distension, stomach issues, nausea, or gas. Also, its properties help stimulate gastric juices which protect stomach mucus by prohibiting the actions of Helicobacter Pylori. However, experts recommend not overeating this.

Other Elements that Can Help with this Treatment

  • To fight this bacteria, it’s best to increase your consumption of foods with high antibacterial powers like in garlic, onion, coneflower, ginger, thyme, rosemary, mint, and honey.
  • Other foods that can help are those that have probiotics. Although they don’t destroy the bacteria itself, they can inhibit it, as well as counteracting headaches, morning sickness, and dyspepsia.
  • For people who don’t have stomach ulcers or gastritis, but do have the bacteria, you can drink lemon or pineapple juice or apple cider vinegar.
  • A person affected by Helicobacter Pylori Bacteria should try to keep certain foods out of their diet like sugars, refined flours, and rice. Instead of this, you should increase your consumption of fruits, vegetables, and water.
  • Lastly, you can make an alkaline drink to fight Helicobacter Pylori by mixing raw potatoes, celery, and carrots, which can be drunk before every meal.
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