Immunomodulatory properties of a lemon-quince preparation (Gencydo®) as an indicator of anti-allergic potency.

@article{Grndemann2011ImmunomodulatoryPO,
  title={Immunomodulatory properties of a lemon-quince preparation (Gencydo®) as an indicator of anti-allergic potency.},
  author={Carsten Gr{\"u}ndemann and Menelaos Papagiannopoulos and Evelyn Lamy and Volker Mersch-Sundermann and Roman Huber},
  journal={Phytomedicine : international journal of phytotherapy and phytopharmacology},
  year={2011},
  volume={18 8-9},
  pages={760-8}
}
INTRODUCTION Gencydo®, a combination of lemon (Citrus limon) juice and aqueous quince (Cydonia oblonga) extract has been used traditionally in anthroposophical medicine for treating patients with allergic rhinitis or asthma. Because there are no reports about the mode of action, we investigated the anti-allergic effects of this preparation in vitro by using cell lines and primary cells in various biological and immunological endpoints. MATERIALS AND METHODS The release of soluble mediators… CONTINUE READING

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