"The New England Journal of Medicine".

  title={"The New England Journal of Medicine".},
  author={Farhad U. Huwez and Debbie Thirlwell and Dlawer A.A. Ala'Aldeen},
  journal={British medical journal},
  volume={1 5271},
  • Farhad U. Huwez, Debbie Thirlwell, Dlawer A.A. Ala'Aldeen
  • Published 1962 in British medical journal
To the Editor: Even low doses of mastic gum 1 g per day for two weeks can cure peptic ulcers very rapidly, but the mechanism responsible has not been clear. We have found that mastic is active against Helicobacter pylori, which could explain its therapeutic effect in patients with peptic ulcers. Mastic is a resinous exudate obtained from the stem and the main leaves of Pistacia lentiscus. It is used as a food ingredient in the Mediterranean region. Clinically, mastic has been effective in the… CONTINUE READING

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