A 53-year-old male asked:
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is there a herbal medicine for h pylori bacteria aside taking antibiotics?

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Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes: Mastic gum, an extract of a tree bark, is proven highly effective for H. pylori. See http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199812243392618 & http://theasummerdeer.wordpress.com/2013/12/27/think-you-have-an-ulcer-think-again-h-pylori-and-mastic-gum/ Olive oil & garlic can also help- see http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2007/03/03/a-new-natural-weapon-to-fight-h-pylori.aspx
Answered on Apr 17, 2019

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