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Asian plant treatments for Helicobacter pylori under investigation

A biopharmaceutical company has announced plans to investigate a number of plant extracts from Asia that have shown promise in the selective eradication of Helicobacter pylori during in vitro investigations.

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The plants have been found in both China and India, according to Xechem International, of New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.

Plant extracts showed activity against:
- H. pylori
- vancomycin-resistant bacteria
- methicillin-resistant bacteria
Xechem International
The company did not identify the plants involved in the research, but said it had filed applications with the US Patent and Trademark Office to protect its findings.

Animal studies have shown the compounds appear to be safe, the company said.

The plant extracts are said to have shown activity against H. pylori, and also vancomycin-resistant bacteria and methicillin-resistant bacteria.

"The plant extracts isolated by Xechem's scientists are natural products that have the potential to be a preferred medication in this important area of ulcer treatment," a Xechem statement said.

Xechem President, Dr Ramesh Pandey, said, "We are very excited about these findings in the anti-infective area.

"The company has been researching in this important area of anti-infectives steadily for the past six years. This area has just started budding and we expect it will start bearing fruits in the near future."

Report Copyright: Englemed Health News at http://www.internationalmedicalnews.com

Xechem International Inc
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