Authors : Abdulrahim Aljamal
Abstract: The study examined patients who had symptoms indicating peptic ulcer. A bacterium called Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a major cause of peptic ulcers. Fifty five patients diagnostic as peptic ulcer patients. Thirty five patients, aged between 22-50 years, 20 males and 15 females were positive Helicobacter pylori were included in the study. Capsule-filled turmeric was given orally in the dose of 2 capsules (250 mg each) 4 times daily, 1 h before meals for 4 and 8 weeks. After 4 weeks of treatment showed that ulcers were absent in 35 cases 20 cases were positive Helicobacter pylori and 13 cases had absence of ulcer after 8 weeks of treatment, 8 cases of them were positive Helicobacter pylori. About 7 cases remain positive. The patients they received turmeric capsules in the 1st and 2nd week, they could take normal foods instead of soft meals.
Abdulrahim Aljamal , 2011. Effects of Turmeric in Peptic Ulcer and Helicobacter pylori. Plant Sciences Research, 3: 25-28.