The herbal alternative for temporary arthritic and joint pain relief

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Too many Australians suffer from joint pain, stiffness and inflammation. Arthritis means inflammation of the joints and this affects nearly 1 in 5 Australians. Although there are over 100 different types of arthritis the most common form is osteoarthritis present in nearly 1.4 million Australians. The main joints affected are the weight bearing joints such as the hips, knees and lower back, as well as the neck and hands. Many seek relief of their symptoms from traditional means such as dietary (e.g. herbal or plant) supplements, or from conventional means in the form of NSAIDs from their chemist or doctor.

Active Ingredients

Cararthron® contains a propriety blend of Scutellaria baicalensis and Acacia catechu, both of which have been used traditionally in oriental and ayurvedic medicine for their anti-inflammatory properties for over 15000 years.

The active ingredients of these plant extracts are natural anti-inflammatory agents called flavonoids and flavans. 

Scutellaria baicalensis contains the flavonoids baicalin, baicalein and wogonin, and Acacia catechu contains the flavonoids catechin and epicatechin. They work by inhibiting all 3 enzymatic pathways involved in inflammation (COX-1, COX-2 and LOX), and they also help slow the breakdown of cartilage in the joints. This blend of plant extracts has undergone extensive preclinical and clinical testing.


Recent randomized double-blind clinical trials confirm the encouraging results from preclinical studies. This naturally-derived product helps to reduce the symptoms of arthritis such as pain and stiffness, and increasing mobility.

Scutellaria Baicalensis

One of the 50 fundamental herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine, and called “huáng qín”, Scutellaria baicalensis contains wogonin, a flavone which was found in one study to have anxiolytic properties in mice at doses of 7.5 to 30 mg/kg, without exhibiting the sedative and muscle-relaxing properties of benzodiazepines.

Acacia Catechu

Acacia catechu contains the flavonoids epicatechin and catcechin, and has been used in traditional ayurvedic medicine practices. Widely used in treating skin related disorders, it is also a good anti-inflammatory herb, and offers relief from swelling.

What's in each CARARTHRON® capsule?

The combination of herbs in Cararthron® help provide short to mid-term relief of pain and stiffness associated with osteoarthritis.


Each capsule contains 250mg of a

proprietary blend:

  • Scutellaria baicalensis root extract (equivalent to dry root 2500mg)

  • Acacia catechu herb extract dry concentrate (equivalent to dry heartwood 715mg)

These herbs have both been used

traditionally in oriental and ayurvedic medicine for their anti-inflammatory properties.

A number of studies have been undertaken focussing on the effective properties of Univestin™ UP446 — Cararthron®’s active ingredient — and the anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects of Scutellaria baicalensis & Acacia catechu, concerning their use in the treatment of osteoarthritis.

A selection of these clinical scientific articles, and their abstracts can be found here

Directions for use:

Adults: Take 1 or 2 capsules daily with meals or as directed by your practitioner.

Not suitable for children. Store below 30°C.

Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.