The following is excerpted from The Professional's Herbal Formula Handbook No. 10, comprising 81 pages of traditional information and recent scientific data that describes the medical properties, physiological action and therapeutic uses for each of the 24 ingredients outlined in this formula.


Adaptogenic, alterative, anabolic, anti-asthmatic, mild antibiotic, anti-cachexic, anti-catarrhal, anti-exudative, anti-dyscratic, anti-infective, antioxidant, antiphlogistic (anti-inflammatory), antiseptic, antispasmodic, bacteriostatic (anti-bacterial), balsamic, biocatalyst, calmative, cell proliferant, cytophylactic, cytotoxic, demulcent, deodorant, depurative, detoxicant, diaphoretic, disinfectant, diuretic, emollient, immuno-modulator, immuno-potentiating, immuno-stimulant, microbicidal (anti-microbial), mucilaginous, pectoral, rejuvenative, relaxant, stimulant (circulatory and secretolytic), tonic, tropho-restorative and vasodilator (peripheral).



Alleviates any general fluids dyscrasia (abnormal or pathological condition) within the blood vessels, tissue-systems or mucous membranes throughout the entire respiratory tract (lungs, sinus cavities, bronchial or nasal passages and throat region) that leads to the onset of degenerative or debilitative conditions associated with various forms of asthma or asthmatic conditions (including allergic, bacterial, bronchial, cardiac, cutaneous, food, nasal or nervous), and eliminates any form of cachexia (state of malnourishment and general debility) throughout the blood vessels, tissue-systems or mucous membranes of the lungs, sinus cavities, throat and bronchial or nasal passages; relieves any chronic respiratory disorders that are directly associated with various forms of allergic asthma (or asthmatic reactions), infectious conditions or feverish states, and removes any infections or chronic catarrhal conditions throughout the upper respiratory tract by providing increased resistance towards any asthmatic or infectious conditions throughout the entire respiratory system; displays anti-catarrhal and diffusive expectorant properties in order to accelerate and strengthen the functional capabilities of the entire expectoration process, thereby facilitating the loosening and expulsion of any excessive gummy or viscid mucoid or phlegmatic accumulations from the entire respiratory tract (including the lungs, sinus cavities, throat and bronchial or nasal passages); acts as a secretolytic stimulant in order to facilitate the removal of any impacted (hardened) secretions or mucoid (mucus) deposits, and displays significant antioxidant effects in order to enhance the transport of additional oxygen directly into the cells and tissue-systems throughout the respiratory system; eases any chronic pectoral states associated with excessive catarrhal expectoration, and acts as a preventative at the onset of any catarrhal conditions; expels any excess mucus deposits or accumulations from the air and lung passages by chemically irritating the lining of the bronchioles in order to facilitate the expulsion of various toxic waste materials, and eases any catarrhal conditions in the sinuses and nasal passages accompanied by coryza (sneezing); tonifies the entire respiratory system, while strengthening and cleansing the pulmonary mucous membranes; exhibits significant antispasmodic, balsamic, calmative, relaxant and spasmolytic properties (due to the presence of certain flavonoids such as phenols and phenolic glycosides) upon the entire respiratory system in order to soothe and calm any irritative coughs (pertussis) or spasmodic throat conditions, as well as any chronic spasmodic bronchial cough (such as croup and whooping cough) and various spasmodic lung or tracheal conditions (such as tracheitis); displays demulcent, emollient and mucilaginous properties in order to soothe and protect any irritated or inflamed internal tissues in those conditions involving irritative coughs and various asthmatic or respiratory disorders, due to the presence of complex mucilaginous substances (mucins) that are composed of a polysaccharide containing glucose and fructose; displays antiphlogistic activity (due to the presence of a polysaccharide) in order to reduce any severe inflammatory conditions associated with various asthmatic disorders, and acts as an extremely effective broad-spectrum natural antibiotic (due to the presence of echinacin); exhibits cytophylactic and cytotoxic activity in order to provide stronger cellular defense mechanisms against many physical or chemical agents, and displays anti-infective and disinfectant properties in order to promote increased resistance by destroying any invasive or harmful pathogenic bacteria, microbes or viruses that are often responsible for various infectious states or inflammatory conditions; exhibits bacteriostatic and microbicidal activity in order to strengthen and increase the resistance of the blood vessels against any invasive or harmful pathogenic bacteria or microbes throughout the lung, bronchial or sinus mucosa, as well as to inhibit the further development of any inflammatory or infectious conditions associated with the onset of asthma and various other forms of catarrhal conditions throughout the respiratory tract; displays significant antiphlogistic activity in order to inhibit the formation of certain inflammatory compounds (such as histamine, leukotrienes, prostaglandin, serine proteases and thromboxanes), as well as to reduce any severe inflammatory swelling associated with various asthmatic conditions by exerting an extremely positive influence towards correcting any blood vessel or tissue inflammation and various other internal inflammatory conditions; exhibits significant antiseptic activity by destroying the vitality of any organized living ferments in order to prevent the onset of putrefaction or septicemia, and precipitates the proteins in any inflamed tissues in order to provide a mildly antiseptic and protective coating (under which the regeneration of new tissue occurs) for the mucous membranes throughout the respiratory tract; acts as an effective antiseptic in order to remove any septic conditions associated with tissue degeneration or ulceration, and promotes increased suppuration and a steady toning or restorative impression to the entire glandular system (especially the liver and lymph glands); exhibits anabolic activity in order to accelerate the production of DNA and RNA (which enhances the production of proteins in the form of antibodies), while increasing protein and lipid synthesis in the bone marrow and DNA/RNA content in the adrenals and lymph nodes (along with increased body weight and enhanced re-synthesis of glycogen and high-energy phosphate compounds); demonstrates powerful adaptogenic (balancing and strengthening) activity in order to increase the overall resistance of an organism towards any adverse influences or stressful conditions (whether they be physical, chemical or biological in nature), especially upon the mucous membranes, immune system, and both the central (cerebro-spinal centers) and peripheral nervous systems; displays biocatalytic activity in order to enhance greater assimilation of those essential nutrients that are necessary for the increased production of energy and vitality, thereby accelerating certain rejuvenative processes associated with the repair of any damaged blood vessels or mucous membranes throughout the respiratory system; acts as a biocatalyst in order to accelerate and accentuate the transport of all the other herbal ingredients throughout the entire organism to specific areas of the body (especially the bone tissue and musculature), and exhibits circulatory stimulant activity in order to permeate the entire organism (both internally and externally) with greater warmth and movement in order to support the innate warmth that resides in the blood and muscle tissues; acts as a cell proliferant in order to stimulate increased cellular mitosis (cell division and reproduction) in an adequate nutritional environment, as well as to accelerate the healing processes by promoting increased granulation and greater resolution during the repair of any damaged blood vessels, tissue-systems or mucous membranes throughout the respiratory tract; displays cell proliferant activity in order to inhibit the normal aging process within the mucous membranes of the lungs, sinus cavities and bronchial or nasal passages, thereby extending the overall lifespan of the various cells and tissue-systems throughout the respiratory system; eliminates various auto-immune system disorders (such as allergic asthma), thereby providing greater immunological support to the body in relation to its defense mechanisms against any internal or external invasive aggression; exhibits immuno-potentiating and immuno-stimulatory effects in order to enhance greater long-term immune potential and overall non-specific systemic immunity (or immune cell activity) and increased immune response (by activating the body's natural defense mechanisms), particularly in relation to the repair and restoration of any damaged or congested blood vessels or mucous membranes throughout the respiratory system; demonstrates significant anti-infective and disinfectant activity by inhibiting the secretion of the enzyme hyaluronidase in order to alter hyaluronic acid (which possesses cellular protective effects), and exhibits powerful immuno-stimulatory and immuno-potentiating effects (due to the presence of the water-soluble polysaccharide echinacin B); acts as a profound non-specific immuno-stimulant and potentially useful immune system modulator to the immune defense system in conditions involving allergic asthma, and enhances the body's ability to become resistant to many viral or bacterial infections by stimulating the production and subsequent activity of several chemical mediators of immunity (immune mechanisms that are not controlled or mediated by antibodies) in order to increase an organism's overall resistance towards various infectious conditions; initiates increased antibody production in response to the presence of any form of viruses, mold-like bacteria, yeasts, fungi, and various other microorganisms or invasive agents, and provides greater resistance to these pathogenic microbes and infective organisms by stimulating and strengthening the body's own defense mechanisms (or immune system) while eliminating poor immune response in order to ward off disease; prevents the spread of any harmful microorganisms by enhancing the body's ability to inhibit the secretion of hyaluronidase, which is secreted by various microbes for the purpose of increasing the permeability of the surrounding connective tissue (formerly referred to as the "spreading factor"); strengthens the natural immune defense mechanisms by releasing natural sources of insulin (inulin) and enhancing the production of the serum protein properdin (due to the presence of the mucopolysaccharides) in order to activate the alternative complement pathway, which increases non-specific host defense mechanisms such as the neutralization of viruses, the destruction of harmful pathogenic bacteria or microbes, and the increased migration of white blood cells (B-lymphocytes, neutrophils, basophils, eosinophils, monocytes, etc.) to specific areas of infection; accelerates the responsive capabilities of the white blood cells to attack and digest the bacterial membranes (opsonization) of harmful pathogenic bacteria, toxic immune-complex proteins, and the larger viruses associated with those conditions involving allergic asthma and various other asthmatic conditions; activates significant and potent immuno-stimulatory effects or activity via the alternative complement pathway by utilizing specific types of polysaccharides that are able to adhere or bind themselves to certain carbohydrate receptor sites located on the cellular surface of the T-lymphocytes (or T-cells) and other white blood cells in various cellular membranes (that viruses attach themselves to in order to gain control), resulting in non-specific T-cell activation (including the increased production or secretion of interferon and any other system-potentiating compounds), enhanced T-cell mitogenesis (reproduction), increased blood- or tissue-produced macrophage phagocytosis (general cellular immunity involving the scavenging, engulfment and destruction of harmful pathogenic bacteria or viruses by specialized cells), antibody binding, natural killer (NK) cell activity, and increased levels of circulating neutrophils (white blood cells that are primarily responsible for defending the organism against harmful invasive bacteria); increases T-cell transformation in order to enhance the cytotoxic destruction of any virally-infected cells and the release of interferon (which blocks the replication of both DNA- and RNA-containing viruses or bacteria by binding itself to the cellular surfaces and stimulating the synthesis of proteins in the form of antibodies), thereby preventing the further invasion of any pathogens or the increased development of viral infections while stimulating the growth of fibroblasts (in order to increase the production of new tissue) by inhibiting intercellular diffusion and inflamed swelling (due to decreases in hyaluronic acid activity); inhibits any inflammatory response through the use of an extremely complex water-soluble polysaccharide (echinacin B), thereby increasing the integrity of the connective "ground" substance (hyaluronic acid) in order for it to act as a barrier against the intrusion of pathogenic microbes into the bodily tissues; acts as a powerful tropho-restorative towards those mucous membranes that are irritated, inflamed or ulcerated, and produces a tightening or binding effect upon the mucous membranes and other exposed tissue in order to reduce any surface inflammation or irritation and act as a barrier against the further spread of infection; accelerates lymphocyte replication and the process of resolution (repair of tissue damage) during the healing process, and neutralizes any acid conditions in the blood that are characteristic of lymphatic stagnation; cleanses any congested lymph nodes (accompanied by swollen glands), while invigorating the lymph fluids by improving circulatory activity throughout the entire lymphatic system; activates the coding of T-cells, thereby enhancing greater immune system activity; acts as a secretolytic stimulant in order to promote increased gastric, pancreatic or intestinal secretory and motor activity, and enhances greater peripheral circulation (due to its antioxidant activity); exhibits significant antioxidant effects in order to provide greater oxygen-transport capabilities throughout the bloodstream, as well as enhance the transport of additional oxygen directly into the cells and tissue-systems throughout the blood vessels and mucous membranes of the entire respiratory tract; acts as a circulatory stimulant by increasing the blood flows through the arteries and blood vessels of the respiratory tract in order to enhance greater nutrient transport, absorption and utilization, thereby accelerating the healing processes associated with the repair of any damaged mucous membranes or tissue-systems throughout the lungs, sinus cavities, throat and bronchial or nasal passages; demonstrates significant rejuvenative and restorative properties upon the basic plasma tissue-systems throughout the entire organism, thereby enhancing the production of vital bodily fluids while providing greater enrichment through increased assimilation of the various organic mineral salts; accelerates the recuperative processes that are essential in order to overcome any chronic degenerative or debilitative illnesses, while facilitating greater recovery response during convalescence in order to fully regain optimal health and well-being; activates the bodily processes of detoxification and elimination in order to cleanse and purify the bloodstream and tissue-systems, and increases both sensible and insensible perspiration in order to more effectively enhance the body's eliminative capabilities; enhances the overall cleansing process by dilating the surface capillaries in order to more effectively remove any toxic debris or metabolic waste materials through the pores of the skin, and increases the secretion and elimination of urine in order to provide further support to the inner cleansing process; displays alterative activity in order to correct any disordered bodily function, thereby activating increased alterations in both metabolic and tissue functions as a defensive measure against the onset of acute or chronic disease; exhibits restorative effects in order to regain increased vigor or vitality and greater strength, while enhancing normal tissue and metabolic functional capabilities; demonstrates alterative and restorative properties in order to re-establish healthy systemic functional capabilities, as well as greater vascular tone throughout the entire organism (due to its ability to stimulate increased secretory flows); exhibits alterative effects in order to stimulate the anabolic growth processes, thereby enhancing the repair of any degenerated, deteriorated and debilitated cells or tissues (while promoting the elimination of any catabolic waste materials); displays tonifying effects in order to permanently enhance the overall energy-levels throughout the entire organism, without adversely affecting the functional capabilities of any particular organ or system.