What herbs effectively against
Helicobacter pylori?
Zaidi SF and co-workers from University of Toyama, Japan, evaluated 50 Pakistani medical plants.
They found that 70% aqueous-ethanol extracts of Curcuma amada Roxb., Mallotus phillipinesis
(Lam) Muell., Myrisctica fragrans Houtt., and Psoralea corylifolia L. demonstrated strong anti-
Helicobacter pylori activity with MBC value ranged from 15.6 to 62.5mug/ml. The most potent
bactericidal activity was exhibited by Mallotus phillipinesis (Lam) Muell. which completely killed the
bacteria at the concentration of 15.6-31.2mug/ml. [5]

Wang YC at National Chung-Hsing University Taiwan found Paederia scandens Merr. , Plumbago
zeylanica L, Anisomeles indica,  O. Kuntze , Bombax malabaricum DC. and Alpinia speciosa, K.
Schum. and Bombax malabaricum DC. demonstrated strong anti-H. pylori activities. [4]

Stamatis G and co-workers at School of Pharmacy, Panepistimiopolis, Zografou, Greece studied
the anti-Helicobacter pylori effect of 70 Greek plant extracts and a number of commercially
available herbal products. They found the extracts of Anthemis melanolepis, Cerastium
candidissimum, Chamomilla recutita, Conyza albida, Dittrichia viscosa, Origanum vulgare and
Stachys alopecuros were effectively against one standard strain and 15 clinical isolates of H.
pylori. [3]

Yesilada E and co-workers at Gazi University, Turkey, studied the anti-Helicobacter pylori effect of
seven Turkish plant extracts. They concluded that flowers of Cistus laurifolius was the most
prominent to against Helicobacter pylori. Cones of Cedrus libani, flowers of Centaurea solstitialis,
ssp. solstitialis, fruits of Momordica charantia, herbaceous parts of Sambucus ebulus, and
flowering herbs of Hypericum perforatum were also effective to against Helicobacter pylori. [2]

In an animal study/ bacteriostatic test of 53 Chinese herbs, Zhang L and co-workers from
Heilongjiang Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Harbin, found Coptis chinensis, Rheum
palmatum, Panax notogenseng and Magnolia officinalis were effective to against Helicobacter
pylori. Prunus mume and Corydalis yanhusuo were moderate effective. [1]


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