A current US study identifies possible triggers of tissue damage after …

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A runny nose, sore throat and cough are some of the relatively harmless symptoms of a cold. But beware: a cold can also lead to serious long-term complications. In an ongoing study, researchers from the University of St. Louis/USA have been able to determine the possible mechanisms that could be responsible for such lung damage after viral respiratory infections. [1]. In order to curb the development of acute respiratory tract infections and possible associated tissue damage as early as possible, phytotherapeutic agents are suitable, which support the body in the fight against infections thanks to their antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. . These include, for example, mustard oils based on nasturtium and horseradish (ANGOCIN® Anti-infective N), which is not only antiviral [2-4]but also antibacterial [5-7] and anti-inflammatory [8-13] works. Mustard oils are best used at the first signs of a cold. By taking these herbal active ingredients as early as possible, colds can be nipped in the bud. The combination of nasturtium and horseradish also shortens the duration of inflammation of the nasal lining and sinuses (rhinosinusitis) by two days and, if taken over a longer period, reduces the risk of another common cold. about 50%, as studies have shown. [14,15].

A link between acute respiratory infection and chronic lung damage has been discussed for some time. For example, long-term complications such as recurrent narrowing of the airways and persistent hypersensitivity of the bronchial system have been described for bronchiolitis caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which is widely distributed around the world – the most common respiratory infection in children in the first year of life [17]. RSV infection in infancy also increases asthma risk in young children, UK study shows [18]. The need for antiviral agents with the broadest possible spectrum of activity is therefore still great. But since viruses are able to modify their genetic information in a short time and very quickly develop resistance to possible new therapies, researchers are faced with a difficult task.

The combination of nasturtium and horseradish has a triple effect and shortens the duration of the disease

It is worth taking a look at the plant kingdom here. For example, the medicinal plants nasturtium and horseradish, which belong to the cruciferous family, produce anti-infective ingredients – mustard oils – which have been shown to have a triple effect on bronchial and sinus colds. : against viruses [2-4] and bacteria [5-7] as well as an anti-inflammatory [8-13].

The effectiveness and good tolerance of mustard oils have been proven in numerous research projects [14,15,19,20]. An ongoing study shows that typical symptoms of rhinosinusitis, such as increased secretion, nasal congestion and headache, improved two days faster when taking the combination of nasturtium and horseradish than in the placebo control group. [14]. Another study was able to demonstrate over a period of twelve weeks that during the cold season, patients taking the placebo caught a cold twice as often as patients who received herbal medicine. [15].

Avoid bacterial co-infections, reduce antibiotic use

Contrary to popular belief, antibiotics are not effective against viral illnesses like the common cold. These synthetic chemical drugs only fight bacteria. However, antibiotics are still used too often and often lightly for colds, which promotes increased bacterial resistance. Therefore, especially in the early stages of inflammatory respiratory diseases, herbal active ingredients such as nasturtium mustard and horseradish oils are the first therapeutic choice. Since mustard oils are characterized by a wide range of effects, the development of possible resistance mechanisms in bacteria is made much more difficult. Due to its complex active properties, the herbal medicine Nasturtium and Horseradish (ANGOCIN® Anti-infective N) is suitable for the complete treatment of acute respiratory infections and helps to avoid other bacterial infections. The combination of mustard oil is therefore also a good option to slow down the spread of resistant germs and save highly effective antibiotics for serious illnesses.

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ANGOCINE® Anti-infective N

Application area: To improve the symptoms of acute inflammatory diseases of the bronchi, sinuses and urinary tract. For risks and side effects, read the package leaflet and ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

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