But how do you eradicate H. pylori? Well, you can take the pharmaceutical route and pump your body full of Antibiotics
, or you can try the gentle healing power of mastic. That's right, mastic! It is a potent killer of H. pylori not only in the mouth, but also in the stomach. In addition, it can kill a variety of other nasty bacteria, such as Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Sarcina lutea.5
Once H. pylori is eradicated from your stomach, however, you can become reinfected if it's still present in your mouth. In fact, eradicating H. pylori from the stomach is very difficult if there is an oral infection, as demonstrated in a recent Japanese study.6 The researchers showed that gastric eradication occurs in 91.6% of patients who have no oral infection, but in only 52.1% of patients who do have an oral infection. These results suggest that getting rid of H. pylori in your mouth dramatically increases the chances of doing the same in your stomach.
Since H. pylori infections are associated with a number of gastrointestinal ailments, it may be wise for you to employ the power of mastic to keep the bugs at bay.