Item number: 03723
HOUTTUYNIA / MICROBIAL DEFENSE is an extract of the leaves of Houttuynia cordata. Nutramedix utilizes a proprietary extraction and enhancement process that yields a highly bio-active product.
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. A study published in November, 2008 demonstrated that Houttuynia cordata is non-toxic to laboratory animals.
SELECTED STUDIES PUBLISHED FROM 2003 TO 2009:
Biological and antibacterial activities of the natural herb Houttuynia cordata water extract against the intracellular bacterial pathogen salmonella within the RAW 264.7 macrophage - Conclusion: H. cordata is stable and beneficial in the treatment of bacterial infection including intracellularly replicating pathogens and may solve antimicrobial misuse and overuse.