Too many Australians suffer from joint pain, stiffness and inflammation. Arthritis means inflammation of the joints and this affects nearly 1 in 5 Australians. Although there are over 100 different types of arthritis the most common form is osteoarthritis present in nearly 1.4 million Australians. The main joints affected are the weight bearing joints such as the hips, knees and lower back, as well as the neck and hands.
Cararthron is a time tested treatment based on a traditional remedy, providing a natural way to help manage osteoarthritic pain and symptoms. It is based on two herbal species with an established history of use in the relief of joint inflammation and associated symptoms.
- Scutellaria Baicalensis (Chinese skullcap)
- Acacia Cathechu (Black cathechu)
Each herb has been used for thousands of years in the Orient and Ayuverdic medicine. The pharmacological actions of these herbs are well documented in both traditional medical books and modern scientific publications.
Cararthron ® — a herbal alternative for the relief of joint pain. Cararthron is a time tested treatment based on a traditional remedy, to help manage osteoarthritic pain and symptoms.
Cararthron® contains a propriety blend of Scutellaria baicalensis and Acacia catechu, both of which have been used traditionally in oriental and ayurvedic medicine for their anti-inflammatory properties for over 15000 years.
The active ingredients of these plant extracts are natural anti-inflammatory agents called flavonoids and flavans. Scutellaria baicalensis contains the flavonoids baicalin, baicalein and wogonin, and Acacia catechu contains the flavonoids catechin and epicatechin. They work by inhibiting all 3 enzymatic pathways involved in inflammation (COX-1, COX-2 and LOX), and they also help slow the breakdown of cartilage in the joints. This blend of plant extracts has undergone extensive preclinical and clinical testing.
Recent randomized double-blind clinical trials confirm the encouraging results from preclinical studies. This naturally-derived product helps to reduce the symptoms of arthritis such as pain and stiffness, and increasing mobility.
One of the 50 fundamental herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine, and called “huáng qín”, Scutellaria baicalensis contains wogonin, a flavone which was found in one study to have anxiolytic properties in mice at doses of 7.5 to 30 mg/kg, without exhibiting the sedative and muscle-relaxing properties of benzodiazepines.
Acacia catechu contains the flavonoids epicatechin and catcechin, and has been used in traditional ayurvedic medicine practices. Widely used in treating skin related disorders, it is also a good anti-inflammatory herb, and offers relief from swelling.
Directions for Use
Adults: Take 1 or 2 capsules daily with meals or as directed by your practitioner.
Not suitable for children. Store below 30°C. Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.