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H. Pylori Cures - Alternative Medicine

Last Modified on Apr 22, 2016

What is H. Pylori?

Helicobacter pylori is a species of bacteria that can cause stomach infections, typically acquired during childhood. It's possible to have an infection and not get sick from it, and as a result it is believed that over half the world could be affected by H. pylori. How do you get H. pylori infections? H. pylori bacteria is easily spread through contact with contaminated saliva, vomit, fecal matter, and also through food or water.

H. pylori symptoms may or may not be present in those with an infection, but it is a common cause of ulcers and may cause aches or burning pains, nausea, vomiting, frequent burping, bloating, and weight loss. Once identified, H. pylori is easy to take care of.

Find a Natural Treatment for H. Pylori

On this page you can find user-submitted home and natural remedies to treat H. pylori. Some of our more popular cures are apple cider vinegar with aloe vera and lemon water, baking soda, broccoli, and coconut oil, oil of oregano, and manuka honey. Let us know what you try from Earth Clinic to cure your H. pylori. Know of a remedy not yet listed here? Please don't hesitate to share your story with us.

Remedies for H. Pylori

The Popularity of H. Pylori Remedies - Full List

Alphabetical Popularity Recent Post
Acidophilus, Coconut Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar12011-09-29
Antibiotics, Bismuth12010-01-02
Apple Cider Vinegar, Aloe Vera, Lemon Water22009-08-08
Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda, Cayenne12008-07-16
Apple Cider Vinegar, Coconut Oil, Manuka Honey12013-11-24
Apple Cider Vinegar, Water02009-12-04
Broccoli Sprouts for H. Pylori12007-10-29
Coconut Oil32012-07-14
Colloidal Silver22011-06-23
Colloidal Silver, Chaparral, Shitake12012-03-22
Cranberry Juice12012-09-09
D-Mannose, Omega 3 Fatty Acids12008-11-21
Dietary Changes02013-09-02
General Feedback02014-07-27
H Pylori and CEA Increases02014-03-16
Hydrogen Peroxide12009-11-27
Keep Your pH Alkaline12009-04-28
Light Meals After 4pm32012-07-19
Manuka Honey42014-03-16
Mastic Gum72016-03-28
Mastic Gum and Manuka Honey12008-06-19
Mastic Gum, Colloidal Silver, Yogurt22008-03-28
Mastic Gum, Digestive Aids12010-08-05
Matula Tea62009-01-31
Multiple Remedies52014-05-13
Oregano Oil42015-09-25
OTC Warning!12007-09-28
Ozonated Water02016-02-23
Ph Balancing12009-07-17
Pine Nut Oil12008-04-07
Pine Nut Oil, Turmeric12013-09-10
Slippery Elm12008-02-02
Swig of Tequila12013-04-23

Acidophilus, Coconut Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar  
5 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Lucy (Brisbane, Qld, Australia) on 09/29/2011

[YEA]  I hope my post helps someone. I had Helicobacter Pylori for almost 2years, I am not sure how I picked up although I do suspect it may have been at the nursing home where I spent many days with my mother before she passed. Anyway after 3 failed rounds of antibiotics I resorted to antibiotics which they used to give H, Pylori patients back in the late 70's made up at a compound chemist, you take 17 antibiotics and acid lowering drugs per day. I made it through one day and had a bad reaction which resulted in a migraine for 1 week. After I recovered, I tried to accept there was nothing I could do and live with it (as one doctor told me), so I went home depressed and feeling sorry for myself.

Then I thought I don't have to accept this I wasn't born with it so I can get rid of it. Long story short I started taking Acidophilus "I.... H..... " sold here in Australia the dosage is 1 per day but I took 5 - 6 per day for the first week then alternated between 1 - 4 after that (Please note this is the dosage I took I am not suggesting that you take that many) its what you feel comfortable with. Then I took VCO, the dosage varied from 1 teaspoon 3 x times a day to sometimes just 1 or 2 tablespoons the trick is to be consistant and take it every day no matter what dosage. I also took ACV with the mother regulary at first then every other day. And I am happy to say I cured it I no longer have Helicobacter Pylori, I have been tested and it came back negative and you couldn't wipe the smile off my face. If you have had no luck with antibiotics don't give up- this way may take a little longer but it was worth it. PS. I still take Acidophilus every day (1per day) and the occaional VCO & ACV.

Replied by Mary
What is VCO?

EC: VCO is Virgin Coconut Oil.

Replied by Barb
So happy for you Lucy!

What was the strength of Acidophilus you took? How many billion per tablet? They come in different strengths...

Also did you take Coconut Oil at different times than the other 3 remedies or at the same time?

Many thanks!

Antibiotics, Bismuth  
1 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Linda (Cocoa, Florida) on 01/02/2010

[YEA]  H pylori - I suffered with this for twenty plus years. My weight was under 100 pounds and I could not keep a meal down. In the beginning no one knew what it was...then in 1983 my doctor did put me on an antibiotic and bismuth tablet three times a day for 30 days, after doing an endoscopy. It worked and I have never had it return. All tests have confirm that it has never returned.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Aloe Vera, Lemon Water  
4 User Reviews | 2 YEA

Posted by John (Denver, Co) on 08/08/2009

[YEA]  This remedy worked well! I have been using it for 2 weeks and continue to feel the improvements in overall digestive health. Most days, it has completely stopped my gas problem, bloating is gone, and bowel movements are frequent and healthy. I was a practicing alcoholic who had not gone more than a week without drinking for 3 years, so my digestive system was under a lot of stress, and this rebalancing remedy helped me along tremendously during my path to recovery. I drink up to 4 oz of Aloe Vera Juice, and just pay attention to bowel movements as a que to the right consumption levels. My diet is high in lean protein, fiber, greens, and essential fatty acids to combat inflamation. People say I look ten years younger since I started, and I am only 27.

Posted by Kinyata (Chicago, Illinois) on 05/15/2009

[YEA]  ACV WORKS! I have suffered from constipation,weight loss, cramping and bloating for about 5 years. Recently I had some lab work done and discovered that I have h.pylori. The doctor immediately prescribed me antibiotics. I have never been a pill popper,so I investigated other natural remedies thanks to my chemistry professor. He suggested ACV 2tbsp. before bed, 2 ozs. of aloe vera juice throughout the day & fresh warm lemon water in the am. After 1 day I saw the change in my bowel movements and my over all well being. I have noticed that I have shed 3lbs, but i know that was most of the toxins and impurities. I feel alot better overall. This is an amazing informative website.

Replied by Pat
San Diego, Ca
How long do you take the Apple Cider Vinegar, Aloe and lemon combination for the H. Pylori?

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda, Cayenne  
2 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Adil (New York, USA) on 07/16/2008

[YEA]  I've been diagnosed with H.Pylori a while ago and refused to see the doctor after one round of unhelpful antibiotics. My stomach would sometimes bleed a little. I could detect it from my saliva and stools. But it wasn't a big deal. Last week, I was trying to finish my dissertation and was really stressed. My stomach started bleeding constantly so I figured it probably turned into an ulcer, though I don't know the exact diagnosis. I started using ACV+baking soda (which had cured my acid reflux and stomach problems previously for 8 months but had then stopped working) along with Cayenne Pepper. I mix all of them in a bit of water and take it on an empty stomach. Within a day or two my bleeding stopped and I generally feel an increased sense of well-being. Thank you EC, and thank God for natural remedies.

Replied by Anu
For H. Pylori:

Could you please give the quantities of ACV, baking soda and cayenne pepper which should be taken.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Coconut Oil, Manuka Honey  
1 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Jess (Pittsburgh ) on 11/24/2013

[YEA]  I too have suffered from h pylori for some time now. The dr prescribed a shitload of meds that made me feel worse...nausea, loss of appetite, extreme weight loss, low energy.. The worse part was the antibiotics didnt even help. Refusing to put myself through that again, I read through all these comments and came up with what worked for me. All the ingredidents I found from my local food store. First it is vital that you switch up your diet. Anything made in a factory, dont put it in your mouth.. I elimiate all processed foods, refined sugars, meats, dairy, harmful fats. Basically my diet is organic, vegan. our bodies have the power to heal itself, I truly belive that. Everyday I follow the same regime, and now I have no symptoms, my energy is back, my appetite is back, and I saw results in ONE day!!!! Here is my regime as follows:

Everyday I swallow a teaspoon full of VCO(virgin coconut oil), ACV(apple cidar vinegar), and Manuka Honey (it costs about $50) 3 times a day. I sip licorice tea with ginger w manuka honey (for taste), 2 times a day, a take a probiotic twice aday, and a multivitamin

My diet is lots of green veggies, and fruits, tofu, assorted nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds) and lots of water.

Im not exaggerating when I tell you how amazing I feel thus far, even after the first day, my family was amazed the transition I made. So throw out those meds and put some good ol mother earth back in your bodies and heal yourself!

Apple Cider Vinegar, Water  

Posted by Joe (Columbia, Md, Usa) on 12/04/2009

I have been having heartburn and abdominal pain almost every day for the past 6 years. I have tried Prilosec/tums/mylanta etc but they provide only temporary relief. I have mostly stopped all that especially prilosec. I have been reading the posts from this site. And I decided to take matters into my hands with some decent success.

1) Water : I started drinking around 8 glasses of water per day. A couple of days later, I can observe a significant improvement. Except for frequenting the bathroom, this is a must for everyone who is concerned about digestive health.

2) ACV: I take a tablespoon of Organic ACV with the mother before going to bed.This mostly took care of all my sleep issues.

Besides the above, I have cut my coffee and limited spicy food intake and added yoghurt to my lunch which also helps.

Now I am not saying my ulcer/h.pylori has been cured. But the associated symptoms/pain have been vastly reduced just from the above two solutions alone.

6 User Reviews | 1 YEA | 1 SIDE EFFECT

Posted by Bill (Chicago, Il) on 01/18/2012

The Antibiotic for H-pylori is Bioxin ask your doctor for breath test to find out if you have the bacti in your stomach first. Hope this helps out.

Replied by Lou
Tyler, Tx
I believe it is Biaxin. It is a very strong antibiotic. I became deathly ill taking it. It mimicked a heart attack in my case. I got the sweats, heart palpitations, had to "evacuate. " Was not pretty. Had to go to the ER.
Replied by Copenhagun
Wichita, Ks
[SIDE EFFECTS]   My last dose of Bioxin was last night after I woke up with my heart pounding through my chest. That was after the fifth dose of my $128 and change PrevPac.
Replied by Doreen
Corner Brook, Nl, Canada
I also took that antibiotic and became very ill.cutting abdominal pain, unbearable. Weak spells, faint, felt like heart was going to stop. Deathly feeling. Had to go to emergency.almost passed out. Stopped taking drug. Druggist said it was rare for that to happen, but another druggist said others had strong abdominal pain.
Replied by Arun
Surrey, Bc
[YEA]   Twice I was given Bioxin and both the time it worked. I became H.Pylori free. This time I am looking for some natural cure though.

4 User Reviews | 2 YEA | 1 BETTER BUT NOT CURED

Posted by Ben (Kansas City, Mo) on 04/02/2013

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  Broccoli also helped reduce my Hpylori problem, although so have several other things. Broccoli worked in the same day for me too. BUT if you really cook it for a long time, it doesn't help. Just boil it really quick to get rid of any bacteria it may harbor (you never know what the people picking it are like). It should be BRIGHT NEON-ISH GREEN when you eat it. Don't boil or steam for over two minutes. In most cases 30seconds to a minute is just fine, maybe even less than that is needed. It should still be CRUNCHY when you eat it as well. If it is cooked to much it will not help you at all.

Posted by Lee (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) on 12/06/2011

[YEA]  Yes, thank you all you guys for sharing this truth that broccoli really cures H Pylori without any surgeries performed! My daugther of 14 years old was suffering from severe H P for 7 days. All medicine didn't cure it. Almost gave up. Then she tried your broccoli method and it works almost instantly! While eating it, she felt the pain just gone almost instantly! After eating the broccoli for the rest of the day, she was cured within that day itself!!!! Our entire family have been eating more broccoli since then to kill all bacteria in the stomach and body. Now even scientists say broccoli can cure cancer, not just prevent it. So guys, please eat more broccoli.


Replied by Alpesh
Phoenix, Az
Can you tell me more about how broccoli helped treat h pylori?

Posted by Linda (Memphis, Tn) on 08/08/2010

[YEA]  For H. Pylori broccoli juice cured my daughter. She went to the hospital about 3 times in one month. She could not keep anything down. I took a stalk of broccoli to her on her sick bed. She felt great within 10 minutes. She has been better since.

Broccoli Sprouts for H. Pylori  
1 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Carrie (Los Angeles, California) on 10/29/2007

[YEA]  What about the use of eating 3 1/2 ounces of broccoli sprouts a day for at least 8 weeks to kill off the H. pylori. A study was done at Johns Hopkins saying it even eradicated H. pylori that was antibiotic resistant? I have been putting it in the blender with fresh carrot juice, fresh cabbage and drinking it twice a day..I am also taking NAC twice a day..Anybody else tried this?

2 User Reviews | 2 YEA

Posted by Bev (Long Beach, Ca, Usa) on 07/04/2013

[YEA]  Someone posted this cure on Earthclinic but I can't find it now. I took 3 capsules daily, 40,000 H.U. (450mg) for 2 months with and without food. I still suffered with pain for the first week but since then, I have not had any pain. What a wonderful relief.

Posted by Dougdesignsit4u (Chicago, Illinois) on 11/07/2012

[YEA]  The natural cure for h pylori infection is cayenne pepper capsules between 500-1000 mg a day usually one or two capsules for 30 days and the cayenne needs to have a heat value of 90,000 btu's or greater. Works every time!

Coconut Oil  
5 User Reviews | 3 YEA

Posted by Joel (Washington, Dc) on 07/14/2012

[YEA]  I've had problems with H. Pylori due to multiple overseas tours. Got it in Iraq in 2006, had it untreated for a couple of years and then a doctor friend who had also been over there told me to get checked for h. Pylori. Sure enough, there it was. Went on antibiotics for a month and it went away. My symptoms were frequent, multiple attacks of almost purely liquid diarrhea, no matter what I ate. After raw/pure foods like sushi, it was less than 20 minutes between eating and elimination. Probably got it again last year in either Iraq or Afg. It's gotten really bad again, with frequent, uncontrollable, and watery eliminations. Between four and six a night after eating. My wife was telling me to go to the doctor, but I wanted to beat it naturally and I, like many of you, hate antibiotics.

Saw someone talking about coconut oil. I always have some on standby. The kind I used was unrefined, cold-pressed, whole kernel. Two nights ago, before eating dinner (I fast about 16 hours every day), I scooped about 1.5-2 tablespoons of coconut oil into my mouth and ate it. I had my first solid elimination in I can't remember how long. I make sure to have a large scoop every day before breaking my fast, and I haven't had a problem since. I am so happy. To all sufferers out there, I'm telling you, this is the cure. No meds, no big pharma, just good old fashioned Mother Nature. Don't be afraid to have too much. Organic coconut oil is a miracle food. Just take a big dumb scoop before you eat. Thank you for this site.

Replied by Bobbylew
Woodstock N.b.
[YEA]   I have H. Pylori and I hate taking medications as well. I tried some of my sister's pure virgin coconut oil for it and it improved, not only that, but I felt healthier and light on my feet. I really liked your testimony (story) about PVCO. I have also read many good things about it. I am actually going to buy a container of it again tomorrow after reading your story. :)