A possible natural treatment against Helicobacter pylori

Helicobacter pylori y el aceite de oliva

The latest research on extra virgin olive oil has found other benefits. A compound in this oil, Oleocanthal, has the ability to inhibit Helicobacter pylori bacteria in the stomach. Furthermore, anyone suffering from this bacterium should not follow any restrictions. A balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle are also recommended.


  1. Symptoms of stomach bacteria Helicobacter pylori
  2. A diet to get rid of Helicobacter pylori
  3. Olive oil and Helicobacter pylori
  4. Can homeopathy eliminate Helicobacter pylori?

Summary: Helicobacter pylori is a bacterium that grows in our stomach. A good diet and olive oil can help to eliminate it. Also, in our shop in Las Rozas de Madrid you will find the best selection of olive oils from Jaén, Córdoba and other areas of Spain.

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1. Symptoms of the stomach bacteria Helicobacter pylori

Among the most common symptoms when the stomach bacterium Helicobacter pylori develops are the following:

  • Pain or burning in the abdomen
  • Stomach pain, especially when the stomach is empty and we have not eaten for a long time.
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Loss of appetite
  • Frequent belching

campo de plantones en Jaén

Photo 1: Field of olive tree seedlings in Jaén.

2. A diet to get rid of Helicobacter pylori

People suffering from this bacterium should not follow any restrictions. It is advisable to follow a balanced diet, such as the Mediterranean diet, and to follow a healthy lifestyle. However, if there is a food that is unpalatable to you, you should stop taking it.

Although helicobacter pylori is often associated with peptic ulcer in the stomach, sufferers can benefit from the following tips:

  1. Avoid large meals: Therefore, it is better to eat 5 or 6 smaller meals a day than fewer meals with higher intake.
  2. You should eat more slowly and chew more.
  3. Rest in a seated position after meals.
  4. Drink water frequently: You should also avoid acidic drinks such as orange juice and sugary drinks such as soft drinks.
  5. Eat food that is not overcooked.
  6. Do not abuse spices and salt
  7. Avoid stimulants such as caffeine and theine in coffees, teas and other stimulating drinks.

3. Olive oil and Helicobacter pylori

The composition of extra virgin olive oil can be divided into two fractions: a majority saponifiable fraction (about 98%) consisting mainly of triglycerides; and a minority unsaponifiable fraction (about 2%) consisting of numerous compounds that give colour and flavour to extra virgin olive oil.

The saponifiable minority fraction contains pigments, volatile compounds, polyphenols, tocopherols, sterols, oleuropein, tyrosol, hydroxytyrosol, oleocanthal and its derivatives. The latter compounds may have antibacterial, antiviral and anti-parasitic properties according to preliminary in vitro studies.

In vitro studies have shown that extra virgin olive oil has antibacterial properties, especially oleuropein, tyrosol and hydroxytyrosol. In these studies, tyrosol and hydroxytyrosol were found to reduce the bacterial activity of listeria. Listeria is a bacterium found in contaminated food and can cause serious infections, particularly in the elderly, pregnant women, newborns and adults with weakened immune systems.

Oleocanthal, another component of extra virgin olive oil, has been shown to inhibit Helicobacter pylori bacteria. This bacterium infects the human gastric epithelium, and can cause ulcers, gastritis and even lead to stomach cancer.

Hydroxytyrosol and oleuropein have also been shown to have antiviral activity and to inhibit the spread of HIV. In addition, hydroxytyrosol disrupts the influenza virus and oleuropein has anti-hepatitis B activity.

All these new properties that have been found in extra virgin olive oil are in the preliminary stages, as they are the results of in vitro research, and therefore more research is needed to certify these properties.

These new antiviral, bactericidal and antimicrobial properties of extra virgin olive oil would not be a substitute for existing antibiotics, but the consumption of these oils could prevent infections.

4. Can homeopathy eliminate Helicobacter pylori?

Homeopathy is frowned upon by government authorities. However, it is best to ask your doctor or homeopath.

Nowadays, there are medicines and antibiotics to eliminate it. However, if your partner is a carrier of this bacterium. The moment he or she receives a kiss, he or she will pick it up again.

According to other research sources, manuka honey would help to eliminate the bacteria.



Revista Olive Times: http://www.oliveoiltimes.com/olive-oil-health-news/olive-oil-and-infection/51057

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