Angocin Inspired DIY Herbal Tincture Recipe for UTIs, Respiratory and Oral Health

November 25, 2023 4 mins to read
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In a previous article I went over a German herbal remedy helping combat antibiotic resistance and which is commonly used to help with respiratory infections, support oral health and combat UTIS. In this article I go over easy DIY at-home Herbal Remedy inspired by Angocin, it features garden nasturtium, horseradish root, and vodka.


Ingredients:

  • Fresh garden nasturtium (flowers and leaves)
  • Fresh horseradish root
  • High-proof vodka (at least 40% alcohol)

Instructions:

1. Prepare the Ingredients

  • Thoroughly wash the nasturtium flowers, leaves, and horseradish root to remove any soil or debris.
  • Chop the nasturtium flowers and leaves into small pieces.
  • Slice the horseradish root into quarter-inch thick pieces.

2. Layering

  • In a clean, dry glass jar, layer the chopped nasturtium and sliced horseradish root.

3. Adding Vodka

  • Pour vodka over the nasturtium and horseradish, ensuring all the plant material is completely submerged.

4. Infusion Time

  • Seal the jar tightly with a lid.
  • Store the jar in a cool, dark place for 4 to 6 weeks.
  • Shake the jar gently every day to help the infusion process.

5. Straining

  • After the infusion period, strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth.
  • Discard the plant material.

6. Storage

  • Transfer the strained tincture into dark-colored glass bottles to preserve its potency.
  • Store the bottles in a cool, dark place.

7. Usage

  • The tincture can be taken in small doses (typically around 30 drops, three times a day), either directly or diluted in a small amount of water.

Notes

  • This tincture is intended for occasional use as a herbal supplement and should not replace professional medical advice.
  • If you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or have health concerns, consult with a healthcare professional before using.

This recipe provides a natural remedy inspired by the herbal medicine Angocin. Remember, while herbal remedies can be beneficial, they should be used responsibly and in conjunction with professional medical advice.


What is it used for? | Use Cases

  • General Wellness: Used as a general wellness tonic due to its high vitamin and mineral content.
  • Respiratory Infections: Effective against conditions like acute bronchitis and sinusitis.
  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs): Used as a prophylactic treatment for UTIs, particularly in women.
  • Oral Health: Assists in managing oral pathogens and conditions like periodontitis.
  • Antibiotic Resistance: Acts as an alternative to antibiotics, especially for antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
  • Immune System Support: Strengthens the immune system due to its antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Digestive Health: May aid in digestive health due to its prebiotic functions.
  • Skin Health: Sometimes used topically for skin conditions due to its antimicrobial properties.
  • Tonsillitis in Children: Offers a safer natural alternative for tonsillitis, especially in pediatric cases.

References

  • Antimicrobial Activity Against Oral Pathogens:
  • Efficacy in Respiratory Infections:
    • Clinical study comparing Angocin (nasturtium and horseradish) to standard antibiotics for acute sinusitis, bronchitis, and UTIs demonstrated comparable efficacy and a better safety profile (PubMed) [Link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16807684/].
  • Prevention of Recurrent UTIs:
    • Research on non-antibiotic prophylaxis for recurrent UTIs, including Angocin, in patients with neurogenic bladder dysfunction, aims to evaluate its effectiveness (PubMed) [Link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33906818/].
  • Treatment of Catheter-Associated UTIs:
    • Observational study on Angocin for catheter-associated UTIs found that it substantially reduced recurrence compared to antibiotic therapy, indicating potential prophylactic efficacy (PubMed) [Link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33423089/].

Disclaimer

The information provided in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website. The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any health care agency or government entity in Canada or the United States.

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