ABC Publishes Monograph on Scientific and Clinical Research of Sinupret(R)
Herbal Science Group Compiles Research on Multi-Herb Formula for Respiratory Tract Health
Studies of Sinupret reviewed in the monograph include four clinical trials regarding acute sinusitis, two clinical trials regarding chronic sinusitis, one meta-analysis of clinical trials evaluating treatment of sinusitis, two clinical trials regarding bronchitis, and a post-marketing surveillance study of patients with bronchitis.
Based on the review of the available scientific and clinical information from these studies, the monograph concludes that Sinupret has a relatively significant level of safety and efficacy data compared to many other natural products intended for use in maintaining the health of sinuses and the upper respiratory tract.
“Year after year Sinupret is one of the top-selling herbal products in
“The availability of this product, particularly the version for children, comes at a time when millions of parents are concerned about recent government advisories about the safety of conventional over-the-counter cough and cold medications in children,” he added. The Food and Drug Administration advised parents not to administer cold and flu remedies to young children under 2 years of age and is reviewing the safety of such products for older children. A leading OTC drug industry trade association has recommended that parents not administer such products to children under 4 years.
The ABC Sinupret monograph is published in three parts: The full monograph, a Clinical Overview (i.e., an executive summary) containing condensed information from the full monograph, and a consumer/patient information sheet, consisting of essential information for consumer education about the responsible use of the product. Each of these elements is accessible separately on the ABC website (www.herbalgram.org).
The full monograph contains an overview of Sinupret in the German market, the uses of the product, the chemistry of the product’s five herbal ingredients, dosage information, summaries of the product’s researched pharmacological actions, and safety data. The monograph also contains an extensive summary of human clinical research in both text and table form, among other data.
Sinupret contains extracts of five traditional European herbs: elder (Sambucus nigra) flowers, primrose (Primula veris) flowers with calyx, common sorrel (Rumex acetosa) herb, European vervain (Verbena officinalis) herb, and gentian (Gentiana lutea) root.
Sinupret is manufactured by Bionorica, a 76-year-old company in Neumarkt,
“ABC is recognized as an outstanding organization with an excellent reputation that plays a key part in educating and informing all relevant target groups in the US,” said Dr.
The monograph was written by
“This monograph is extremely valuable for the consumer and healthcare provider because it provides an unbiased review of the Sinupret literature,” said lead author Dr. Oliff, who is the principal in the Scientific Consulting Group, LLC, and holds a doctorate in toxicology and pharmacology. “The monograph includes numerous studies to which people in the US have limited access,” she continued, noting that some studies of Sinupret have been published only in German.
ABC emphasizes that the publication of the Sinupret monograph is not an endorsement or recommendation of the product or the manufacturer. “ABC has had a long history of documenting the specific herbal products and ingredients that have been clinically tested,” said ABC’s Blumenthal. “As part of our nonprofit educational mission, we believe it is in the public interest to identify clinically tested natural plant-based products and ingredients which the scientific literature indicates are safe and beneficial.”
ABC’s Sinupret monograph is the third in a series of product-specific monographs that the organization has initiated. Previous product-specific monographs developed by ABC have focused on the scientific and clinical trial data regarding the health benefits of CVT-E002(R) (the active ingredient in the ginseng-based dietary supplement COLD-fX(R)) and of POM Wonderful(R) Pomegranate Juice. Additional monographs concerning specific researched commercial products and ingredients are being developed by ABC.
ABC’s Sinupret monograph is available on the ABC website, one of the largest independent websites summarizing the scientific and clinical literature on herbs, medicinal plants, teas, and other plant-based ingredients: www.herbalgram.org
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About Bionorica and Sinupret
Founded in 1933, Bionorica is a respected leader in research, marketing, and distributing of plant-based, herbal remedies. The company is centered in Neumarkt,
Sinupret is registered and marketed in 38 countries all over the world, and approximately 16.25 million retail packages of Sinupret were sold in38 countries worldwide in 2008. It is consistently the top-selling herbal remedy in
Sinupret products are imported into
SOURCE American Botanical Council