Antibiotic Resistance One of the Leading Causes of Death Worldwide / Current …

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In the shadow of the corona crisis, an even greater danger is progressing with bacterial resistance steadily increasing. According to recent data, antibiotic-resistant germs were responsible for at least 1.2 million deaths worldwide in 2019 [1]. To counter the problem of resistance, for many years experts have not asked for antibiotics for simple infections such as bladder infections or colds, but prefer proven anti-infectious plant substances such as nasturtium and horseradish mustard oils (in ANGOCIN® Anti-infection n) as a means of choice [2]. A new international laboratory study now provides further evidence that the benzyl mustard oil contained in nasturtium also has a pronounced antibacterial effect against problem germs such as MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) hat [3]. “Our first laboratory studies at the University of Friborg [4] as well as numerous international research papers [5-7] confirm the broad spectrum of antibacterial effects of mustard oils, even against dangerous bacteria such as MRSA, resistant species of Escherichia coli how Klebsiella pneumoniaewhich have become insensitive to many antibiotics and can trigger life-threatening diseases, “says microbiologist and hygienist Prof. Uwe Frank, Freiburg, to stop resistant pathogens.

Antibiotic resistance is a leading cause of death worldwide [1]. In 2019, over 100,000 deaths worldwide were due to infections alone MRSA attributed. The pathogen occurs where antibiotics are often used, especially in hospitals. Mostly settle for it MRSA only on human beings, for example on the skin, without making them sick. Only when bacteria enter the body through wounds or urinary catheters can an infection, such as the urinary or respiratory tract, break out. Bladder catheters are used for artificial urine drainage. In hospital, they are needed after an operation in bedridden patients or in unconscious people. A recent US study also demonstrates this MRSA-Carriers significantly increased mortality rates [8]. For example, those who carried the bacterium on their skin were twice as likely to die within the next 10 years than MRSA– Not carriers. In study participants who wore staph on their skin, but not MRSAthere was no increased risk of premature death.

Extended study situation – broad spectrum of antibacterial activity

Nasturtium and horseradish mustard oils have been used in traditional medicine for centuries to treat urinary and respiratory tract infections. Numerous studies demonstrate the broad spectrum of the antibacterial effects of plant substances [4-7]. In the current study of the University of Shaanxi / China [3] Nasturtium benzyl mustard oil, even with a low concentration of the active ingredient, was able to inhibit the growth of MRSA– They contain pathogens. In a previous study by Portuguese scientists, it was already found that benzyl mustard oil has a pronounced bactericidal effect MRSA established [7].

Laboratory studies at the University of Freiburg confirm that the combination of nasturtium and horseradish mustard oils has a pronounced germ-inhibiting effect on all 13 analyzed pathogens of respiratory and urinary tract infections that are relevant in practice [4]. The investigations of the researchers from Freiburg also showed that only through the combination of the two plants and the mustard oils they contain (mixing ratio as in ANGOCIN® Anti-infection n) a particularly broad spectrum of antibacterial action is obtained. Furthermore, the plant substances inhibit the mobility of bacterial pathogens, their attachment to the cells of the bladder wall and act against bacterial biofilms (protective mechanism of some bacteria, for example against antibiotics) [9-12]. These pathogen survival strategies are often responsible for recurrent infections and the development of resistance. “Due to the wide range of effects of mustard oils, the development of possible resistance mechanisms in bacteria is made considerably more difficult. [13-15]. The anti-infective potential of mustard oils is therefore of great value, “sums up Frank. Numerous other research projects also certify that herbal medicine has a pronounced anti-inflammatory effect, which contributes significantly to the improvement of symptoms. [16-18].

Mustard oils recommended in treatment guidelines for doctors

Based on comprehensive scientific data on the effects of nasturtium and horseradish mustard oils, their use has been recommended in medical treatment guidelines for the therapy of recurrent cystitis in adults since 2017. [19]. The good study situation and the tolerability of the mustard oil mixture has also been taken into consideration since 2021 by the updated guideline “Urinary tract infections in childhood”. Guideline recommends: Nasturtium and horseradish-based mustard oils can be used as a supportive measure in case of recurrent cystitis in late childhood and adolescence [20].

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