I will take this question one step further.
What is the recommended regimen for peptic ulcers with H Pylori?
The licorice root with mastic gum would be my first choice. Small amounts of dried comfrey root powder can be taken in addition to help speed the healing process.
Cabbage juice is also very good for healing ulcers.
Not all ulcers are caused from H. pylori though. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are also well known for causing ulcers, so these need to be avoided as well.
What things (foods, drinks, activities, etc) should be avoided when on the regimen?
The main things that should be avoided are caffeine sources, alcohol, dairy, and strong spices like cayenne since you do not want to irritate the ulcer if that is what is present.
Am planning to eliminate my H Pylori infection. Which is more effective licorice root or DGL??
I prefer plain licorice root powder so the anti-inflammatory component is still present.
I will also use mastic gum. I am 100% sure is the cause of all my problems.
How Long does it usually take to eliminate H Pylori completely??
About 2 months.
Is there any other bacteria that may inhabit the stomach that needs to be eliminated??
In general most bacteria will not survive the stomach's acidity. But stomach acid naturally declines with age and people often increase their risk of stomach infection by taking antacids, acid blockers (proton pump inhibitors), alkaline waters, or certain supplements such as calcium carbonate (oyster shell, coral, dolomite) or magnesium oxide. Reducing stomach acid allows more pathogens to survive in the stomach or passage through the stomach where they can cause disease. This can not not only mean bacteria, but also other pathogens such as Candida.
This is good info for me too. My ulcer started screaming last night again and ended up in my recliner on my heating pad for several hours until the pain finally stopped. I ate half a banana and didn't know what else to try beyond that, since eating seems to make it feel better. I BELIEVE it's an ulcer because the pain is in the stomach in the same place and radiates outward from there. No clue what 'sets it off'.
I have mastic gum and plan to start using it regularly until this heals! Would licorice powder be a better option tho? Where would I find that? Could I take both or would that be overkill?
I recommend both mastic and licorice root. Both help to eradicate H. pylori and the licorice root would be a better choice in case the issue is gastritis rather than an ulcer.
You can find licorice root in any health food store or we have it on our website. It is a very common herb. Keep in mind that there are different species. "American" licorice root (G. glabra) is slightly stimulating, while "Chinese" licorice root (G. uralensis) is calming. We carry the Chinese licorice root in powder.