When you’ve got a gastric ulcer, you’re not just in pain.
You’re bleeding on the inside… and ON FIRE in your chest and throat!
You’ve got a 1 in 10 chance of developing a stomach ulcer at some point in your life…
And some folks NEVER recover.
It’s not poor hygiene… stress… or even “bad luck” that leaves you STRUGGLING with this whammy of a condition.
It’s an infection!
And you’re not alone.
Fortunately, there’s a secret from the East Indies that’s been used to treat all sorts of gut infections and more… for MILLENNIA.
It’s a delicious, aromatic spice beloved in Southeast Asian cuisine…
But it’s practically UNHEARD OF here in this country!
Beat the odds
It’s been called the “queen of spices”… perhaps because it’s the world’s third most expensive spice (by weight).
Native to Himalayan countries like India, Nepal, and Bhutan, cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) isn’t just delicious in savory dishes and sweet pastries.
And it’s not just one of the world’s most ANCIENT spices, with records of it dating back to the 16th century B.C.
It’s one of the most POWERFUL and PROTECTIVE herbal medicines you could put in your belly!
A member of the ginger family, it’s traditionally been used to treat IBS… heartburn… gas… and other digestive complaints.
But where it REALLY shines is in REVERSING gastric (or “peptic”) ulcers.
In a 2006 animal study out of India, cardamom extract treated gastric ulcers more effectively than a pharmaceutical ulcer medication.
I’m talking about SLAMMING THE BRAKES on open sores in the gastric lining!
In fact, one experiment showed that the extract could make existing lesions DISAPPEAR… almost ENTIRELY.
In other experiments, cardamom extract inhibited gastric lesions AT LEAST by 50%.
That may be because it’s a potent bacteria BUSTER…
Particularly when it comes to the BIGGEST culprit of gastric ulcers, the bacterium known as Helicobacter pylori.
H. pylori infections can be found in human populations all over the world… and CHRONICALLY affect up to HALF of us!
Worse yet, it’s been PROVEN to lead to gastric cancer.
But the gastric cancer rate is LOWER where cardamom is MOST popular – such “developing” Southeast Asian countries like India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.
Scientists call it the “Asian enigma” – because the gastric cancer rate ISN’T lower in nearby Asian countries that are more developed (and presumably healthcare is better).
And that’s been PUZZLING researchers!
The only significant difference they’ve come up with is how much MORE the Southeast Asians eat this “curry spice.”
So, the theory is that if you can RID yourself of H. pylori… you’ll BANISH gastric ulcers… and ESCAPE the crosshairs of gastric cancer.
Where you live, the most common food you’ll find cardamom in is probably sausage. You might also find it included in some herbal tea blends.
You can also purchase the dried seed (in whole or powdered forms) in the spice aisle… or a capsule, tincture, or essential oil in the supplement aisle.
Look for labels that say “green” or “true” cardamom.