Antibiotic resistance one of the leading causes of death worldwide / Current …

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Antibiotic resistance one of the most common causes of death worldwide / Current laboratory tests show the effect of mustard oil on problem MRSA

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In the shadow of the corona crisis, an increasing danger is developing with ever-increasing bacterial resistance. According to recent data, antibiotic-resistant germs in 2019 were responsible for at least 1.2 million deaths worldwide. [1]. To avoid the problem of resistance, experts have for many years not called antibiotics for simple infections, such as bladder infections or colds, but prefer proven anti-infective herbal substances, such as mustard and horseradish mustard oils (in ANGOCIN® Anti-infective N) as a means of choice [2]. A new international laboratory study now provides further evidence that the benzyl mustard oil contained in licorice even has a significant antibacterial effect against problem germs, such as e.g. MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) cap [3]. “Our previous laboratory studies at the University of Freiburg [4] as well as several international research papers [5-7] confirm a wide range of antibacterial effects of mustard oils even against dangerous bacteria, such as MRSA, a resistant species of Escherichia coli like Klebsiella pneumoniaewhich have become insensitive to many antibiotics and can cause life-threatening diseases, “says microbiologist and hygienist prof. Uwe Frank from Freiburg to stop resistant pathogens.

Antibiotic resistance is one of the leading causes of death worldwide [1]. In 2019, more than 100,000 deaths worldwide were caused by infections alone MRSA attributed. The pathogen occurs where antibiotics are often used, especially in hospitals. Mostly settle down MRSA only on a person, such as the skin, without being sick. Only when bacteria enter the body through wounds or urinary catheters can infections such as the urinary or respiratory tract occur. Bladder catheters are used to artificially drain urine. In the hospital, they are necessary after surgery in bedridden patients or in unconscious people. A recent study from the USA shows this MRSA-Carriers significantly increased mortality [8]. For example, those who carried the bacteria on their skin were twice as likely to die within the next 10 years as MRSA-Non carriers. Study participants who wore staphylococcus on their skin did not MRSAno increased risk of premature death was identified.

Extensive study situation – a wide range of antibacterial activity

Mustard and horseradish mustard oils have been used for centuries in traditional medicine to treat urinary and respiratory tract infections. Numerous studies prove a wide range of antibacterial effects of plant substances [4-7]. In the current study of the University of Shaanxi / China [3] Benzyl mustard oil from licorice, even at low concentrations of the active substance, was able to inhibit growth MRSA-They contain pathogens. An earlier study by Portuguese scientists found that benzyl mustard oil has a significant bactericidal effect MRSA established [7].

Laboratory studies at the University of Freiburg confirm that the combination of mustard oil and horseradish mustard has a significant inhibitory effect on all 13 pathogens of respiratory and urinary tract infections that are relevant in practice. [4]. Research by Freiburg researchers has also shown that only a combination of two plants and the mustard oils they contain (mixing ratio as with ANGOCIN® Anti-infective N) has a particularly broad antibacterial spectrum of action. In addition, plant substances inhibit the mobility of bacterial pathogens, their attachment to bladder wall cells and act against bacterial biofilms (protective mechanism of some bacteria, eg against antibiotics). [9-12]. These pathogen survival strategies are often responsible for recurrent infections and the development of resistance. “Due to the diverse range of effects of mustard oils, the development of possible mechanisms of resistance in bacteria is significantly hampered by [13-15]. The anti-infective potential of mustard oils is therefore very valuable, “Frank concludes. Numerous other research projects also confirm that the herbal medicine has a strong anti-inflammatory effect, which contributes significantly to improving symptoms. [16-18].

Mustard oils recommended in medical instructions

Based on comprehensive scientific data on the effects of mustard and horseradish mustard oils, their use has been recommended since 2017 in the treatment guidelines for the treatment of recurrent cystitis in adults. [19]. The good study situation and the tolerability of the mustard oil mixture have also been taken into account since 2021 by the updated guideline “Urinary tract infections in childhood”. The directive recommends: Mustard oils made from licorice and horseradish can be used as an adjunct in the case of frequent recurrent cystitis in late childhood and adolescence [20].

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Areas of application: To improve the symptoms of acute inflammatory diseases of the bronchi, sinuses and urinary tract. Read the package leaflet and the advice to your doctor or pharmacist about the risks and side effects.


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