Q Dear Dr. V,
Is Bye-Lori used mainly for the stomach, or is it also used for the small or large intestines? Thanks.


A Dear EC,
I am not sure what it is you really want to know, but will take a guess. Studies on the herb mastic have shown that it eradicates the bacterium H.pylori, which is the primary culprit in duodenal ulcers. The duodenum is part of the small intestine, which is where almost all of our nutrients are absorbed.

H. pylori can infect any part of the gastrointestinal tract, meaning the mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, and anus.1 Most of the conditions people complain about are related to the mouth and stomach, but even if they have a duodenal ulcer, they will complain of stomach distress. If your stomach is infected with H.pylori, chances are that most or all of your entire gastrointestinal tract is infected as well. But wherever the infection may be, taking mastic is prudent.

Hope this helps.

Dr. V


  1. Cellini L, Marzio L, Ferrero G, Del Vino A, Di Campli E, Grossi L, Toracchio S, Artese L. Transmission of Helicobacter pylori in an animal model. Dig Dis Sci 2001 Jan;46(1):62-8.

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