Non-pharmacological treatment of Helicobacter pylori

World J Gastrointest Pharmacol Ther. 2016 May 6;7(2):171-8. doi: 10.4292/wjgpt.v7.i2.171.


Many food and plant extracts have shown in vitro anti-Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) activity, but are less effective in vivo. The anti-H. pylori effects of these extracts are mainly permeabilitization of the membrane, anti-adhesion, inhibition of bacterial enzymes and bacterial grown. We, herein, review treatment effects of cranberry, garlic, curcumin, ginger and pistacia gum against H. pylori in both in vitro, animal studies and in vivo studies.

Keywords: Cranberry; Curcumin; Garlic; Ginger; Helicobacter pylori; Pistacia gum.

Publication types

  • Review