Cayenne for ulcers?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao,
Can cayenne help to clear up the bacteria that causes an ulcer?

A: Contrary to some reports, neither cayenne nor garlic appear to be helpful against Helicobacter pylori, the stomach bacteria implicated as a major cause of ulcers. However, some evidence suggests that cayenne can protect the stomach against damage caused by anti-inflammatory drugs.

Additionally, I might like to try try the Traditions of Tao herbal supplement “Abundant Energy”. Of course, discuss with your physician before beginning any new health regime.

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