The following is excerpted from The Professional's Herbal Formula Handbook No. 11, comprising 82 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-aggregant antibiotic, anti-cachexic, anti-dyscratic, anti-infective, antioxidant, antiphlogistic (anti-inflammatory), antiseptic, bacteriostatic (anti-bacterial), cytophylactic, cytotoxic, disinfectant, immuno-potentiating, immuno-stimulant, microbicidal (anti-microbial), rejuvenative, relaxant, restorative, stimulant (circulatory and secretolytic), tonic and vasodilator.



Alleviates any general fluids dyscrasia (abnormal or pathological condition) within the arteries, blood vessels or capillaries throughout the circulatory system that leads to the onset of various degenerative or debilitative conditions associated with any blood disorders or blood impurities involving the presence or persistence of various pathogenic bacteria or microorganisms and their toxins in the blood (sepsis) or the retention of excessive by-products of protein metabolism in the blood that leads to various toxic conditions (uremia), and eliminates any form of cachexia (state of malnourishment and general debility) within the arterial, venous or capillary system while removing any chronic fatigue or exhaustion associated with excessive accumulations of toxic waste materials throughout the bloodstream and tissue-systems; 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 arteries, blood vessels and capillaries against any invasive or harmful bacteria or microbes, as well as to inhibit the further development of any infectious or inflammatory conditions associated with the onset of sepsis, septicemia or uremia; demonstrates significant antiphlogistic effects 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 sepsis, septicemia or uremia by exerting an extremely positive influence towards correcting any internal inflammatory conditions within the arteries, blood vessels or capillaries; exhibits significant antiseptic activity by destroying the vitality of any organized living ferments in order to prevent the onset of putrefaction or septicemia (including puerperal), 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 arteries, blood vessels and capillaries throughout the entire organism; 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, spleen and lymph glands); relieves any cerebral vascular insufficiency (geriatric dementia) by increasing cerebral perfusion (proper infiltration of blood through the brain tissues), and eliminates any diminished intellectual capacity or alertness associated with circulatory insufficiency; displays significant regression of the major symptoms associated with cerebral vascular insufficiency and impaired cerebral performance, including short-term memory loss, vertigo, headache, tinnitis (ringing in the ears), lack of vigilance ("get up and go") and depression; promotes more balanced activity upon the arterial and venous systems by exerting greater tonifying effects that are capable of restoring increased circulation (in cases of vasomotor paralysis), as well as relaxant effects upon the arteries and arterioles (in cases of vasomotor spasms) in those conditions involving cerebral insufficiency; improves the quality and quantity of the microcirculation, thereby increasing blood circulation to all the vital tissues and organs (such as the heart and brain); re-establishes effective tissue perfusion by increasing the perfusion rate to various areas of the vascular system (e.g., arterial, arteriolar, microcirculatory, venular and venous components), and enhances greater cellular energy production by beneficially affecting the various intracellular components; acts as a restorative to the blood circulation, and strengthens the entire cardiovascular system by increasing arterial tone, retarding blood cell "clumping", and reducing any inflammation in the walls of the blood vessels; regulates both capillary and venous blood flows to the brain and outer extremities, and provides increased protection against any damage to the walls of the blood vessels; increases the tonicity of those capillaries that transport blood directly to the brain tissues, and provides greater tonicity to the vein that is essential to the dynamic elimination of various toxic metabolites that accumulate during lowered oxygen levels; eliminates any peripheral arteriopathy (arterial insufficiency of the lower limbs) and other peripheral disorders, including Raynaud's syndrome (a vasospastic disorder characterized by pallor and cyanosis of the fingers), acrocyanosis, postphlebitis syndrome, obliterative arterial disease (vascular disorder of the lower extremities), and diabetic peripheral vascular disease; prevents any peripheral arterial insufficiency or peripheral arteriopathy (lack of adequate blood supply to the extremities), thereby reducing any cramping or numbness throughout the extremities; alleviates any intermittent claudications (painful leg cramps) associated with arterial insufficiency (reduction of blood flow to a specific area) that leads to hypoxia (oxygenation deficiencies), which increases the production of toxic metabolites and cellular free radicals; provides prophylactic protection against transient ischemic attacks (by increasing cerebral blood flow), and prevents the formation of any metabolic or neuronal disturbances associated with hypoxia by enhancing the utilization of oxygen and increasing the cellular absorption of glucose (thereby restoring aerobic glycolysis); inhibits any systemic organ damage from potentially dangerous chemicals (free radicals), and acts as a powerful antioxidant for the neutralization and removal of any excess free radicals throughout the entire organism; exhibits significant vascular activity primarily by directly affecting those cells that line the blood vessels, and secondarily by enhancing the tonicity of the smooth muscle cells in the blood vessels; inhibits the release of certain enzymes in such a manner that leads to greater relaxation of the smooth muscle cells in the walls of the blood vessels, and improves both blood and plasma viscosity; acts as an inflammatory autacoid in order to mediate any local tissue response (such as blood coagulation), and normalizes the blood circulation in those areas (namely, the hippocampus and striatum) that are primarily affected by microembolization (small deposits of blood clots); displays vasodilator effects by stimulating the release of endogenous relaxing factors (such as endothelium-derived relaxing factor [EDRF] and prostacyclin) directly into the arterial endothelium; stimulates the synthesis of prostacyclin, which is the natural anti-aggretory prostaglandin that is synthesized by the vascular endothelium (the cells that line the inside of the blood vessels); displays direct effects upon endothelial cells, which enhance greater blood flow to the penile arteries and veins without any alteration in systemic blood pressure; possesses certain compounds (terpenes) that inhibit the platelet activating factor (PAF-acether) from activating various immune cells (neutrophils, eosinophils, macrophages and other phospholipids) and endothelial cells, which can over-stimulate the immune system and lead to conditions involving toxic shock from bacterial sepsis (poisoning); displays potent inhibitory effects against the platelet activating factor (known as ginkgolide B>A>C) by competing with PAF-acether for binding (receptor) sites, and significantly reduces any platelet aggregation, adhesion and degranulation (caused by direct membranal and antioxidant effects, the increased synthesis of prostacyclin, inhibition of the enzyme phosphodiesterase, and the antagonism of the platelet activating factor) by stabilizing the platelet's membranes and scavenging any damaging free radicals; 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 arteries, blood vessels or capillaries throughout the circulatory system; 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) properties 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 throughout the arteries, blood vessels, capillaries and the entire circulatory system; 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 arteries, blood vessels, capillaries and the entire circulatory system; acts as a circulatory stimulant by increasing the blood flows throughout the circulatory system in order to enhance greater nutrient transport, absorption and utilization, thereby accelerating the healing processes associated with the repair of any damaged arteries, blood vessels or capillaries throughout the entire organism; 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 diseases or illnesses, while facilitating greater recovery response during convalescence in order to fully regain optimal health and well-being; balances the chemical composition of the blood, and improves the overall characteristics and condition of the blood; 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 protects against any tissue or organ damage from certain environmental toxins (such as herbicides and pesticides); 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 to establish 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.