Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a type of bacteria that infects your stomach. It can damage the tissue in your stomach and the first part of your small intestine (the duodenum). This can cause pain and inflammation . In some cases, it can also cause painful sores called peptic ulcers in your upper digestive tract.
H. pylori is common. Many people have it. Most people who have it won’t get ulcers or show any symptoms. But it is a main cause of ulcers.
H. pylori attacks the lining that protects your stomach. The bacteria makes an enzyme called urease. This enzyme makes your stomach acids less acidic. This weakens your stomach’s lining. Your stomach cells then have greater risk of being hurt by acid and pepsin, strong digestive fluids. That can lead to sores or ulcers in your stomach or duodenum.
The H. pylori bacteria can also stick to stomach cells. Your stomach can’t protect itself very well. The area gets red and swollen (inflamed).
H. pylori can also get the stomach to make more acid. Health experts don’t fully understand how.
H pylori can also cause stomach cancer.
Despite advances in antimicrobial therapy, there is still no ideal treatment and indications for therapy continue to evolve (Suerbaum & Michetti, 2002). Increasing antimicrobial resistance, side effects, and falling eradication rates underline the importance of the updated guidelines on the management of H. pylori.
Plants have been used as medicines for thousands of years . Nature has been a source of medicinal agents since antiquity to date and an impressive number of modern drugs have been isolated from natural sources (Cragg & Newman, 2005). Isolation and biochemical characterization of pharmacologically active compounds from medicinal plants continue today (Soejarto et?al., 2012).
Nowadays, for developing new potential anti-H. pylori candidates, scientists in the medicinal chemistry field are also equally concerned with the creation of new synthetic drug compounds. Complementary and alternative modes of treatment, particularly non-toxic, natural, and inexpensive products are attractive. There are many studies on the antibacterial properties of vegetables and plant extracts. The focus of this review will be on those recent studied medicinal plants with potent anti-H. pylori activity.
Ayurveda is a powerful healthcare system that provides the natural cure for any disorder. Similarly, Ayurveda also offers treatment for H.pylori infection as well.
In Ayurveda, there are three doshas that are responsible for maintaining a good health. The three doshas are vata, pitta and Kapha doshas. H.pylori infection is caused by the aggravation of the pitta dosha of the body. This health problem starts with the problem of acidity which is known as Amla pitta in Ayurveda.
So the treatment involves the balancing of the pitta dosha with the help of herbs and a healthy diet. Ayurveda gives equal importance to regular exercise also.
Some of the commonly used herbs for H. Pylori are :-
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