Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Licorice Treats Peptic Ulcers and Helicobacter Pylori Infection

Licorice Treats Peptic Ulcers and Helicobacter Pylori InfectionDeglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) is a natural treatment for ulcers and has been used with great success to treat gastric and duodenal ulcers. Licorice treats the cause of the ulcers and promotes healing of the digestive tissues. Peptic ulcers are created by sores in the lining of the stomach or intestines, which need the enzyme pepsin in order to form. One in every ten American has ulcers, mostly in the small intestines. Ulcer symptoms can alternate every few days, and occur a few hours after eating. They are often relieved by food.