This is a gram-negative bacterium that is normally found in the stomach. It has a helical shape, due to evolution’s intention of helping it to penetrate the stomach lining to establish infection. It can cause issues like inflammation, internal sores, and ulcers of the stomach and small intestine. As a matter of fact, it is one of the highest causes of ulcers. At one time it was considered to be a potential life-long infection for anyone that was affected by it but modern information, methods, and remedies help us to fight it off. It may cause a highly acidic stomach, the acidity that allows it, and other harmful species to thrive.
Symptoms that are associated with an H. pylori infection may be associated with stomach pain that seems to come and go, especially a few hours after eating and in the middle of the night. The pains seem to be mostly when the stomach is empty and this may go on for weeks at a time. It may cause burping, or bloating, due to the high acidity, which some say if you have an issue that is eased with the use of antacids, you may be suffering from it. Chronic weight loss and vomiting may be symptoms that indicate this type of infection as well. These types of symptoms may create holes associated with leaky gut, and immunity may play a role in the severity of the symptoms, and infection.
It is said to be transmitted, as most pathogens may be, by the oral and fecal routes or contaminated food and water. Regardless, it may be ideal to keep living spaces sanitary and constantly wash your hands to avoid any possible reinfection.
In Dr. Stephen Buhner’s book, “Herbal Antibiotics: Natural Alternatives For Treating Drug-Resistant Bacteria”, he discusses many plants that have compounds that are active against H. Pylori. In the discussions potent plants come up that are high in berberine like goldenseal, phellodendron, juniper, and usnea. He discusses synergistic plants that may act as adaptogens, as well as contain active compounds for this specific type of infection, like licorice and ginger roots. The systemics that were found to be active are wormwood and alchornea cordifolia (1). Ginger has a double purpose, as it is used by top herbalists to stimulate circulation so that other compounds can be carried further into the system and for any associated stomach pain and cramping (1). Mastic gum is a remedy, used since long ago, when H. pylori is suspected as well. Synergists are known for their potentiating abilities with other herbs, as well as some medications (1). Caution needs to be used. Therefore, always consult with your practitioner about anything you plan to use if you under the use of medications. Synergists are to be respected. We urge you to buy his book if you suspect this type of infection!
(1) Buhner, S. H. (2012). “Herbal Antibiotics: Natural Alternatives For Treating Drug-Resistant Bacteria”. North Adams, MA: Storey Publishing.
Tinctures – Herbal compounds extracted in an alcohol base. Tinctures offer the most superior absorption capabilities. We recommend to allow your dose to sit under the tongue for a minute or two, then swallowing it down with a drink of water. The microscopic, pre-extracted compounds are readily available to be absorbed through the tissue, into the bloodstream, then circulating to the organs.
Lipospheric Tinctures – Standard tinctures that are put through an energetic process, which collides the herbal compounds, encasing them in oxygenated bubbles. This method is an oxygenation process, which changes the color of the solution. The lipospheres’ are commonly referred to as nano-particles, which surpasses the bioavailability of a standard tincture.
Capsules – Size 00, vegetarian capsules, handmade, to order. We feel that the combination of a tincture, and capsules, of the same herb, or blend, may offer a saturation that cannot be surpassed otherwise. The duo is highly recommended for those that really want to see what an herb may do for them!
Herbal Tea – Each teabag can be brewed up to three times, resulting in three cups of tea, each. Generally, this means that you may get 60-75 cups of tea per 6 oz. order! Each label specifies the brewing instructions, which highly depends on the parts used in the tea.
Glycerites – Herbal compounds extracted in vegetable glycerin. This may be ideal for those most sensitive and for children.
Loose Herbal Powders – We keep an inventory of herbs in their whole-form. They are powdered down, to order. This ensures abundant, and present, compounds as well as superior freshness. Many of our herbs are wildcrafted, which is the most medicinal form one can attain, in our opinion.
Fresh Plant Material – “From Nature To Table™” We proudly wildcraft specific herbs to offer to you! When you order, we seek out our wildly-growing and available sources and harvest it for you. We offer fresh plant material in 4 oz., 8 oz., and 1 lb. variations. They will be shipped and to you within 2-3 days of harvesting.
All variations are animal & child-safe, at the appropriate dosage. Wherever possible, we always choose unprocessed, ethically wildcrafted plant material. “Full-spectrum” means that the product contains every part of the plant, including the roots, and wherever we can, we even add the seed, flower, and/or fruit!
We have had our products energetically tested by a practitioner, using the Zygo scanning system. The results were that our products tested 360% more energetic than any others! Over the years customers have continued to energetically test our products with their own body and they have passed every test they have ever been put through.
Always use herbals wisely and with common sense!