Is Bye-Lori Effective for Esophageal Ulcers?
Q Dear Dr. V,
Will Bye-Lori help with ulcers in the esophagus?
Liverpool, New York
A Dear Sally,
Although the medical literature indicates that there is an association between the bacterium H. pylori and esophageal ulcers, I am not aware of any studies regarding the use of mastic (the main ingredient in Bye-Lori) for these particular ulcers. In my opinion, however, any ulcer in the digestive tract caused by or associated with H. pylori warrants a trial of mastic as a safe, natural, and effective alternative for killing this bug and thus healing the ulcer.