Natures Pharmacy: Angocin, Antibiotic Resistance and UTIs

November 25, 2023 5 mins to read
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As a student of Integrative nutrition, I’m always on the lookout for new research on herbs from natures pharmacy. In this article I look at Angocin, a German herbal medication that’s gained some traction as a potential competitor to bigpharma antibiotics.

What is Angocin?

Angocin is a product of mother nature’s pharmacy, primarily made of two powerful ingredients: garden nasturtium (monk’s cress powder) and horseradish root powder. These plants are not just common garden variety herbs; they have been used in Germany for nearly two decades​​​​ for their myriad of health benefits.

Nutritional and Medicinal Properties

Garden nasturtium is loaded with vitamin C as well as essential minerals including: potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper, and iron. Horseradish, on the other hand, is a rich source of dietary fiber, as well as vitamins, minerals, and bioactive compounds like polyphenols and flavonoids, which contribute to its antioxidant and prebiotic potential​​. These are two very nutrient dense herbs, but they aren’t just natures multivitamin, they are far more then that.

Antibiotic Resistance and Angocin’s Role

Antibiotic resistance is rising at an alarming rate, and becoming a very concerning problem. Angocin presents a promising alternative by showning effectiveness against antibiotic-resistant bacteria like Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a notorious cause of infections in healthcare settings​​. This ability of Angocin to fight resistant pathogens is critical in today’s healthcare landscape and in the face of rising antibiotic resistance.

Angocin for Respiratory and Oral Health

With respiratory issues being a widespread and serious concern, Angocin has demonstrated its effectiveness in treating conditions including: tonsillitis, acute sinusitis, and bronchitis. It offers a natural treatment alternative, especially important considering the over-prescription of antibiotics for these conditions​​, which is only adding fuel to the anti-biotic resistance fire.

Additionally, oral health, an often-overlooked aspect of wellness, can benefit from Angocin. It helps in managing oral pathogens and periodontitis, thanks to its antimicrobial properties​​.

UTIs and Women’s Health

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a common and serious ailment, especially among women, Angocin has shown potential as a prophylactic (preventative) treatment. Antbiotics are overused in many places for UTIs. Considering the side effects of antibiotics for UTIs, many people look to Natures Pharmacy for alternaties: colloidal or structured silver, cranberry, D-Mannose and now Angocin, can be added to the toolbox of potential natural remedies for UTIs.

The Science Behind Angocin

The key to Angocin’s effectiveness lies in mustard oils (isothiocyanates) found in both nasturtium and horseradish. These mustard oils have direct antibacterial, antiviral, and fungistatic effects (inhibits fungal growth). Equally as important, they are reabsorbed in the small intestine, minimizing the chance of resistance development or harm to the intestinal flora​​; a big deal because antibiotics absolutely destroy the gut microbiome and intestinal flora.

DIY Herbal Remedy

For those interested in a DIY approach, creating an Angocin-inspired tincture at home is easily done. The process involves fresh garden nasturtium, horseradish root, and vodka. The preparation, though simple, requires patience and careful handling to ensure effective extraction of the beneficial compounds​​.

Conclusion

In a world where antibiotic resistant bacteria are on the rise, and people are waking up to the myriad of side effects in antibiotics…Natural remedies are gaining more recognition; many people forget most meds were made from or still contain compounds found in nature. Angocin stands out as a testament to the power of herbal medicine, especially against UTIs. It underscores the need for more research and acceptance of herbal and homeopathic remedies in mainstream healthcare. For those seeking alternatives to conventional medications, especially in the context of antibiotic resistance and for Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs), Angocin can be a powerful ally from natures pharmacy.

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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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