Ulcers are painful, open sores that develop on the lining of the stomach, small intestine and esophagus. They are caused by a bacteria called Helicobacter pylori. Ulcers that do not heal with treatment may indicate a resistant form of H. pylori or other factors interfering with the healing process like smoking, alcohol or NSAID use, and sometimes/rarely caused by extreme overproduction of stomach acid, stomach cancer, or Crohn's disease.
Between 80 and 90 percent of both duodenal and gastric ulcers are caused by a bacteria called Helicobacter pylori. LEMONGRASS - was found effective in a Japanese study against H. pylori bacteria. Whereas commercial antibacterial drugs developed a resistance, lemongrass essential oil did not. Study reference: Ohno T, et. al., "Antimicrobial activity of essential oils against Helicobacter pylori," Helicobacter. 2003 Jun;8(3):207-215.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is at least two, separate disorders that cause inflammation (redness and swelling) and ulceration (sores) of the small and large intestines. These two disorders are called ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Although they share some similarities, there are key differences between the two. View and share the CDHF's UC vs Crohn's #infographic for a quick reference to their differences #Crohns #UlcerativeColitis #IBD