Hayfever. Can be helped already soon with a nature cure???. The troath, nose, ear, physician and Allergologe Andreas Schapowal from landquart (graubuenden/ Switzerland) checked an active substance from the Pestwurz (Petasites hybrydis) in comparison attempts, with good success and proved its use.
Also known as "bog rhubarb"
Unpleasant smell
In the past, used to treat plague and fever, coughs, asthma and skin wounds
Currently used to treat migraines
Believed to have anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties
Contains alkaloids believed to be toxic to the liver
These are removed in butterbur products


January, it starts with the first bloom, such as erle ( alder) and hasel (hazelnut). Trees, begins at the end of February, it starts again in March. Which connect the one with the smell of approaching spring, the others feel like they are in a nightmare. As the Landquarter Allergologe Andreas Schapowal says, suffer 40 per cent of the population at an allergy, however 15 per cent at hayfever and ten per cent at asthma. It brings or causes this Allergikern the eyes to watering, the nose to run, headache or asthma accumulations.

Scientifically established who is in such a way troubled can expect, to hear soon from a nature cure remedy. It concerns a new vegetable cure, whose active substance from the Pestwurz (Petasites hybrydis) was won and tested on scientific base and also proven. Schapowal occupied in investigations at patients with Hayfever, the clinical effectiveness and in a publication in the " British Medical journal " published. During Schapowals pilot attempt 125 Hayfever-allergiker took either the Pestwurz preparation or the standard tablet Zyrtec, a chemical Cetirizin preparation. With this dummy run, knew neither the physician nor the patients, who took which. But: In both groups the symptoms could be equally fought. A further study with the Pestwurz extract and placebo (tablets without any active substance), which is evenly analysed, acknowledges the result. While with the Zyrtec as expected tiredness appeared as side effect, the Pestwurz (Petasites hybrydis) group did not show typical side effects.

Effect in Davos decoded with the Pestwurz (Petasites hybrydis) was already tried in the Middle Ages - how the name betrays - the plague to fight. But the effect of this with large leafs, native plant was only decoded according to Schapowal in the last years, in the Swiss institute for allergy and asthma research (Siaf) in Davos. In the years 1988 to 1996 also Schapowal operated on the Siaf, before he structured 1997 at the medical university Hanover an allergy department and a medical practice opened to 1998 in land quart. The Pestwurz is actually poisonous or contains poisonous substances, which can harm the liver. Therefore Schapowal advises not to manufacture leafs even picked themselves as a medicament. Even preparing tea from the leafs is not recommendable from medical view.

The permission requests The antiallergische effect of the Pestwurz (Petasites hybrydis) be based on the Pestasinen in such a way specified, which prevent the production of allergy symptoms releasing material according to Schapowal. The company Zeller sons AG in Romanshorn(Thurgau) will produce the preparation against Hayfever, which will come under the designation Tesalin on the market, industrially. The permission of the cure has the company by the Swissmedic, which requests earlier Interkantonalen board of control for cures. Schapowal speculates in the fact that the publication of the comparative investigation study in the " British Medical journal " will somewhat accelerate the permission process, so that in this year 2002 can probably be counted on the permission.

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