Minerva Med. 2021 Jun 28. Epub 2021 Jun 28. PMID: 34180638
Pycnogenol®-Centellicum® supplementation improves lung fibrosis and Post-Covid-19 lung healing.
AIM: The aim of this study was the evaluation of the combination of Pycnogenol® (150 mg/day) and Centella asiatica (Centellicum® 3 x 225 mg/day) (PY-CE) for 8 months in subjects with sequelae of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP). Recently, post-COVID-19 lung disease is emerging with large numbers of patients left with chronic lung conditions. Considering the antifibrotic activity of the combination PY-CE, we also tested this supplementary management in post-COVID-19 lung patients.RESULTS: 19 subjects with idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP) were included in the study. High Resolution CT scans at inclusion confirmed the presence of lung fibrosis: 10 patients were treated with the Pycnogenol® Centellicum® combination and 9 subjects with standard management (SM) served as controls. Oxidative stress that was very high in all subjects at inclusion, decreased significantly in the supplement group (p