Nestmann & Co. is located near Bamberg in the state of Bavaria. The Company is surrounded by the largest biodynamic farms of medicinal plants in Germany. The Nestmann homeopathic and herbal formulas have been developed from the knowledge gained by three generations of naturopathic physicians and pharmacists.
The excellent results that doctors in Germany and other European countries have achieved with Nestmann formulas are based on the combination of homeopathic prepared tinctures (1x) together with higher potencies. Plant extracts (1x), as concentrated substances, stimulate the organ function approximately 20 minutes after administration. For example, Solidago relieves burning while urinating, and Aesculus increases circulation in the legs and relieves cramps. The (1x) tincture stimulates the organ function, and the accompanying higher potencies normalize conditions and can heal.
Based on this unique concept, Nestmann formulas work on two levels simultaneously: supplementing and healing. All their remedies are standardized* and pharmaceutical grade, controlled by high pressure liquid cromatography which guarantees that the active ingredients are present in the same concentrations at all times. Nestmann has insisted on the highest quality and standards of their products for over 50 years.
*The term "standardized" is not exactly defined. For the German Nestmann Company it stands for:
1. The extraction process must be reproducible in relation to a precise concentration of one or more active ingredients. This does not mean isolated ingredients; all herbs have a natural composition ratio of their chemicals.
2. Uncontrolled variations which can occur from harvest to harvest are not accepted. Nestmann's emphasis is to exclude extreme high or low variations so that the same effectiveness of each remedy is always guaranteed.
HISTORY OF GERMAN REMEDIES
An interesting question regarding medical history: When did medicine actually begin in human evolution? The answer is quite remarkable because it did not develop, as one would suspect, based on extraordinary human intelligence. Rather, primitive man, close to nature, observed animals. Animals, through instinct and inherited intelligence, search for certain medicinal herbs and plants. For example: "The dog taken by fever seeks rest in a quiet corner, but is found eating herbs when his stomach is upset. Nobody taught him what herbs to eat, but he will instinctively seek those that make him vomit or improve his condition in some other way." - Henry Sigerist, American physician, 1951.¹
Presently in Germany there are more than 100,000 biological remedies available. These remedies are manufactured by several hundred companies and are distributed by thousands of pharmacies. This development started as early as, or even before, the nineteenth century. One has to remember that doctors from the "old school" wrote an individual prescription, and the patient himself went to the pharmacist where the prescription was prepared from scratch solely for that particular ailment.
When a formula became very popular because of its good results, and when the demand increased, the pharmacist then began to prepare a certain quantity in advance. Naturally this process led into small, and later, larger manufacturing facilities.
It should be understood that the development of these pharmaceutical companies evolved purely and solely on the basis of good, consistent results and demand. Consequently, these remedies and companies established themselves on results and reputation. They were not "cook book" formulas put together quickly to make a fast and easy sale using clever marketing tactics. The ideal circumstance for health care professionals with limited time on their hands is to rely on remedies which for many decades have proven themselves to be safe and effective.
Of course all remedies are standardized² and pharmaceutical grade. This means each particular active ingredient is always present in the same concentration, tested via high pressure liquid chromatography and registered with the German BfArM (Germany's equivalent of our FDA).
We now benefit from decades of the fine work these great pharmacists and physicians accomplished. This Physicians' Reference Guide presents a selection of medicines and supplement specialties carefully chosen by German and American physicians experienced in biological therapies
¹ "Wild Health, How Animals Keep Themselves Well and What We Can Learn From Them,"
Cindy Engel, 2002, Houghton Mifflin Company.
² For German companies, the term "standardized" means:
The extraction process must be reproducible in relation to a precise concentration of one or more active ingredients. This does not mean isolated ingredients; all herbs have a natural composition ratio of their chemicals.
Uncontrolled variations, which can occur from harvest to harvest, are not accepted. For example, Nestmann's emphasis is to exclude extreme high or low variations so that the same effectiveness of each remedy is always guaranteed.