Item number: 03723
Size: 1 fl oz (30 ml)
Serving size: 30 drops
Servings per container: 20


HOUTTUYNIA / MICROBIAL DEFENSE is an extract of the leaves of Houttuynia cordata.  Houttuynia cordata is a Chinese medicinal herb that is found throughout Eastern Asia.  It has been used traditionally to treat various types of infections, inflammation, hypertension, sinusitis, pulmonary tuberculosis, etc.  Dr. James Schaller has found Houttuynia to be effective against Bartonella in vitro and in vivo and Dr. Lee Cowden has found Houttuynia to be effective against Bartonella clinically in patients who have resistant strains of Bartonella.

Cognitive impairment is a result of dementia of diverse causes, such as cholinergic dysfunction and Alzheimer's disease (AD). Research results indicate that water extracts of H. cordata herb (HCW) improved cognitive impairment, due to cholinergic dysfunction, with inhibitory effects against tauopathies and cholinergic antagonists, suggesting that HCW may be an interesting candidate to investigate for the treatment of AD.  Huh, E, "Houttuynia cordata Improves Cognitive Deficits in Cholinergic Dysfunction Alzheimer's Disease-Like Models." Biomol Ther (Seoul). 2014 May;22(3):176-83. doi: 10.4062/biomolther.2014.040. 

The results of this study provided scientific data to support the efficient and safe use of H. cordata to combat severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).  Lau, KM, "Immunomodulatory and anti-SARS activities of Houttuynia cordata." J Ethnopharmacol. 2008 Jun 19;118(1):79-85. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2008.03.018. Epub 2008 Mar 30. 

Recently, the emergence of multidrug-resistant strains of Salmonella sp. has caused more serious problems in public health.  H. cordata is stable and beneficial in the treatment of bacterial infection including intracellularly replicating pathogens and may solve antimicrobial misuse and overuse.  Kim, GS, "Biological and antibacterial activities of the natural herb Houttuynia cordata water extract against the intracellular bacterial pathogen salmonella within the RAW 264.7 macrophage." Biol Pharm Bull. 2008 Nov;31(11):2012-7.


"Houttuynia Microbial Defense by NutraMedix helps my chronic mono when it flares up." -C.H.

"This product was recommended for mycoplasma. It really was a slam dunk for my child and made and is making a huge difference in his recovery from it as well as from digestive distress from chronic food sensitivities and allergies. I can't recommend it enough for those with these issues."

30 drops twice daily at least 30 minutes before a meal (start with 1 drop in 4 oz. of water adding a drop with each dose).

Various Reported Medicinal Properties of HOUTTUYNIA: