I never knew about H. pylori ( Helicobacter) infection until one day my friend said she was diagnosed with it. She had been having problems with her stomach and thought she had an ulcer. She had H. pylori. She showed me a list of all the foods she should avoid. She also complained about the medicine she would have to take each day.
Because she was so saddened by her situation, I decided to investigate to see if honey could help her. The reason I thought about honey is because of the antibacterial and antifungal properties it contained.
Do you have H. pylori? If you are reading this post, you, no doubt, want to know how to cure H. pylori naturally. Before I share the good news with you, for those of you who don’t understand what this infection is, I’ll briefly explain it first.
What is H. Pylori?
H. pylori is a bacterium commonly found in the stomach. The bacteria penetrates the stomach’s mucous lining, and that’s where they produce substances that weaken the lining of the stomach and make it more susceptible to damage from gastric acids. Another thing the bacteria can do is attach to the stomach cells, causing the stomach to become inflamed and cause too much stomach acid. The infection is believed to be contracted through water and/or food.
Symptoms of H. Pylori
Did you know most people infected with H. pylori don’t have ulcers, and they never have symptoms or problems with it? No one knows why some infected people develop ulcers and others don’t. But for those who do, the symptoms are usually a burning pain in the abdomen. Other symptoms are nausea, bloating, weight loss, poor appetite, or even vomiting.
How Is H. Pylori Usually Treated?
The infection is usually treated with antibiotics and other medications to reduce stomach acid. Surgery is also recommended in extreme cases. The problem with antibiotics is that they can become less and less effective against the bacteria. Not to mention the negative side effects.
Manuka Honey For H. Pylori?
Manuka honey has been researched extensively and shown to kill the H. pylori bacteria. How exciting! If you’d like to research it yourself, look at this report from the US National Library of Medicine.
How Much Manuka Honey Should I Take For H. Pylori?
Try one teaspoon of active Manuka honey on a piece of toast or bread 3 or 4 times a day. Some people use bread as a carrier for the honey and don’t have a problem, but others feel that carbs are not a good idea; in fact, carbs are not recommended at all because it feeds the bacteria. My friend used it for her condition and it did not hinder her healing. Make sure you take it at least 20 minutes before meals. You can take your last dosage just before bed so the honey is in your stomach during the night.
What Are The Benefits of Manuka Honey For H. Pylori?
Manuka honey has no known side effects, but antibiotics do. Plus, antibiotics work for a while, but in many cases, they don’t eliminate the bacteria over time. Manuka honey can be used long term, unlike certain medications, and it is cost effective, too.
What Else Can I Take to Help with H. Pylori?
Many have found relief from the following:
Broccoli sprouts, probiotics, aloe juice, apple cider vinegar, and blackstrap molasses, to name a few. And I cannot stress enough how important it is to eliminate sugar and carbs like white bread, cookies, etc, from your diet. But each person is different, so it’s good to do your research and do what works best for you. It is thought that carbs will be food for the bacteria, and you don’t want to feed them, you want to destroy them.
So, for those of you who are looking for information on how to cure H. pylori naturally, Manuka honey is truly a blessing for most. Why not give it a try. I hope you are feeling better soon 🙂
How many of you have used Manuka honey to cure H. pylori? What other remedies have you used that was successful? We’d love to learn from you.