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New research: How hemorrhoids and similar complaints can be treated even more effectively

For over 90 years our family business exhibits bath products Pharmacy quality plant extracts here. In order to be able to offer even more effective products, we rely not only on textbooks, but also on research in cooperation with the University of Innsbruck and the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) for new innovations . Our goal is to enable you and you to live a more comfortable life through our products Solutions to various everyday problems to offer – in the case of oak bark, especially for hemorrhoids, eczema and diaper rash.


Discover the creation of HELFE oak bark extract

Dr. Rüdiger Heller discovered very early on that many people had to deal with these unpleasant conditions deal with complaints must. As a result, he developed an oak bark extract in the family business To support the healing process of the complaints . The product was immediately well received by those affected. Current studies by the German Society for Coloproctology (DGK) illustrate that almost 70% of adults Hemorrhoids once in their life affected are. A very high value that encourages us to research a product for you that is, on the one hand, easier to use and... even more profound is.


Healing effects of oak bark: A semi-solid dosage form the solution?

The traditional remedies Oak bark (Cortex Quercus Robur) has a unique Combination of tannins , especially is used externally to treat skin diseases such as eczema and diaper rash, inflammation of the mouth and throat and postpartum complaints as well as hemorrhoids. (EMA – Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC)) A conventional emulsion highly concentrated oak bark extract is already an innovation – but we go one layer deeper.


Find out what research brings – only the best for our customers

Through the Experiences from decades With our existing product, HELFE oak bark extract, we don't want to just settle for a conventional emulsion. We are currently researching one Nanoemulsion. You may be wondering what advantages the nanoemulsion offers over conventional emulsions? The crucial difference lies in the size of the droplets. This influences which layer of skin can be reached and how deep the active ingredients of our product into the skin penetrate. That's why we're hoping that the smaller droplets of the nanoemulsion will achieve even more more effective effect the tannins. To prove this, we conduct skin penetration studies as part of our research. This allows us to find out which type of emulsion – taking all factors into account – is best suited to our customers' ailments.

Here you can follow the process of how the HELFE oak bark extract is created in comparison to the nanoemulsion:

Process comparison of HELFE oak bark extract and nanoemulsion


You can find further information about our HELFE oak bark extract below Magazine article. If you would like to learn more about oak bark or other herbs, take a look at our helpful herbs over.


We will keep you updated on the results of our research.
Your HELFE team