Carduus Marianus Pentarkan®
The liver is the largest and functionally most complex gland of the body. It plays a major role as an intermediary in the body metabolism. Furthermore, as an exocrine gland, it is the organ of bile production. It is also responsible for detoxification and elimination of endogenous as well as foreign substances. It takes part in immune reactions and in the synthesis of coagulation factors.
Hepatitis can be caused by viral or bacterial infections or by infestation with parasites. Diseases of the blood or immune system may interfere with hepatic metabolism. Many different types of medication (e.g. acetaminophen, oral contraceptives, chlorpromazine, isoniazid, halothane, androgens) can produce an adverse liver reaction in certain people. Possible symptoms are jaundice, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, headache, abdominal pain, dark urine, generalised itching, fever and depression. Clinical findings include hepatomegaly, abdominal tenderness and liver enzyme abnormalities. Fungal toxins and unhealthy diet may cause liver damage. Alcohol-induced hepatic injury is a common problem. The fatty degeneration of the liver is the most common abnormality observed in chronic alcoholics. In patients with underlying cirrhosis, manifestations of portal hypertension may predominate.
Carduus Marianus Pentarkan® a combination of 4 proven homoeopathic remedies, is a suitable product for the treatment of chronic diseases of the liver such as fatty degeneration of the liver or as a supportive therapy in cases of advanced or serious hepatic disease.
Indications: Chronic diseases of the liver (hepatopathia) and their concomitant symptoms.
Each tablet of 250 mg contains:
Acidum hydrofluoricum 5×25 mg
Aurum muriaticum natronatum 4×25 mg
Carduus marianus Q75 mg
Quassia Q25 mg
Excipients Q. S. to make 250mg
Proven indications of the individual ingredients in the sphere of claimed action:
Acidum hydrofluoricum is a remedy which covers digestive dysfunctions of the old or prematurely old due to chronic diseases. It is indicated for abdominal discomfort, enlarged liver, liver deterioration due to alcohol, flatulence, eructation, itching and distended blood vessels.
Aurum muriaticum natronatum finds its place in the management of fatty degeneration of the liver, hepatic cirrhosis and ascites. It acts on some metabolic dysfunctions of nervous origin, depression and mental derangement, arteriosclerosis and hypertension.
Carduus marianus is known for its action on the liver and the portal system. It is indicated for enlarged liver, hepatitis, gall-stone disease, hepatic cirrhosis and ascites. It acts on congestion of the portal vein, varicose veins and ulcers. Small appetite, nausea, retching, vomiting of green acid fluids, pain and sensitiveness in the region of the liver and spleen, jaundice, itching and apathy are covered.
Quassia is considered as a gastric organ tonic. Quassia is indicated for pain above the liver and spleen, pressure and sharp pain in the liver, and cirrhosis of liver with ascites. It acts on dyspepsia, acidity, heartburn, gastralgia and regurgitation of food.
Directions for use
Dosage: Unless otherwise prescribed, Carduus Marianus Pentarkan® ® (WSI) should be taken as follows:
For acute complaints, 1 tablet should be taken at hourly intervals until an improvement occurs, up to a maximum of 12 times a day. For subsequent treatment, 1 tablet should be taken 3 times a day.
Children should be given half of the adult dose.
Note: Please note that this product is not indicated in cases of acute intoxication.
Side effects: No side effects of Carduus Marianus Pentarkan®) are known.
Contra-indications: Do not use this product during pregnancy.
Interactions: No interactions between Carduus Marianus Pentarkan® and other products are known.
Presentation: Bottle of 20 g.
1. Homoeopathic Materia Medica & Repertory by William Boericke, B. Jain Publishers, Delhi.
2. Encyclopedia of Med. Plants, Andrew Chevallier,Dorlin Kindersley,London, 1996 Ed.
3. CRC Handbook of Medicinal Herbs, James A. Duke, CRC, Florida; Salvati 1996; Yamamato 1983.