The following is excerpted from The Professional's Herbal Formula Handbook No. 12, comprising 85 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, analgesic, anodyne, anti-cachexic, anti-dyscratic, antioxidant, antiphlogistic (anti-inflammatory), antiseptic, antispasmodic, calmative, bacteriostatic (anti-bacterial), biocatalyst, cell proliferant, cytophylactic, cytotoxic, depurative, diaphoretic, detoxicant, diuretic, immuno-potentiating, immuno-stimulant, microbicidal (anti-microbial), nervine, rejuvenative, restorative, sedative, spasmolytic, stimulant (circulatory and secretolytic) and tonic.
Alleviates any general fluids dyscrasia (abnormal or pathological condition) within the bone tissue or skeletal structure that leads to conditions involving osteomalacia (skeletal deformities), osteomyelitis (infectious pathogenic bone disorders), osteoporosis (brittle bone conditions) or spinal degeneration, and eliminates any form of cachexia (state of malnourishment and general debility) throughout the bone tissue or marrow and skeletal system in order to provide increased protection against any nutritional deficiencies or insufficiency that leads to various degenerative bone disorders (such as osteomalacia and osteoporosis); removes any autonomic nervous system disorders or nerve irritation, and repairs any nerve injuries to the extremities; displays antispasmodic and spasmolytic properties in order to soothe and relieve any localized aches or pains associated with any physical or bone injuries (such as broken bones or fractures), as well as various degenerative bone or marrow conditions (including osteoarthritis, osteomalacia and osteoporosis); acts as a preventative against the onset of any convulsions, lower back spasms and muscular stiffness or twitching associated with injuries to the spinal cord, and soothes the aching or painful throbbing sensations associated with any exposed or pinches nerves along the vertebrae of the spine; relieves the painful conditions associated with compound fractures, and eliminates any spinal irritation accompanied by burning pains or dull throbbing sensations along the spinous processes of the vertebrae; eases any post-operative pain, and removes any aching or painful conditions associated with spinal concussion or shock; relieves any excessive nerve pain located within the nerve-centers along the spinal column, and repairs any severely damaged nerve tissue associated with various traumatic injuries involving broken bones, fractures or crushed limbs; exhibits regenerative and restorative activity upon any damaged nerve tissue or nervous system dysfunctions, including all their related emotional manifestations (e.g., traumatic shock, hysteria, etc.); eases any aching or painful throbbing sensations associated with injuries to the sacral spine or coccyx (vertebrae located at the base of the spine), and removes any violent shooting pains along the spinal column that are directly associated with severe spinal injuries to the coccyx; relaxes and strengthens the central nervous system (cerebro-spinal centers) in order to alleviate the discomfort associated with any painful injuries to the sacrum and coccyx, including spinal irritation or shock accompanied by burning pain, throbbing sensations or deep soreness (upon pressure) along the spinous processes of the vertebrae (as well as any circumscribed areas of intense soreness over the spinal cord or ganglia; 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; displays bacteriostatic and microbicidal activity in order to destroy any harmful pathogenic bacteria or microbes, as well as to inhibit the further development of any inflammatory or infectious conditions associated with the formation of osteomyelitis; 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 any broken bones or degenerative bone conditions by exerting an extremely positive influence towards correcting any internal inflammatory conditions within the bone tissue or marrow; 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 bone tissue throughout the entire skeletal structure; 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); 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 bone tissue or marrow throughout the entire skeletal structure; acts as a biocatalyst in order to accelerate and accentuate the transport of all the other herbal ingredients throughout the entire organism to specific parts of the body, including the bone tissue and skeletal structure; 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 conditions involving the repair of any broken bones or fractures; displays cell proliferant activity in order to inhibit the normal aging process within the bone cells and tissue-systems, thereby extending the overall lifespan of the bone tissues or marrow, spinal column and the entire skeletal structure; exhibits powerful adaptogenic (balancing and strengthening) activity in order to increase the overall resistance of an organism towards any adverse influences or stressful conditions, especially upon the immune system, skeletal structure, and both the central (cerebro-spinal centers) and peripheral nervous systems; displays immuno-potentiating and immuno-stimulatory effects (due to the presence of high levels of vitamin A) in order to enhance greater long-term immune potential and overall 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 broken bones and various other degenerative bone or marrow conditions; 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, especially upon the immune system, skeletal structure, and both the central (cerebro-spinal centers) and peripheral nervous systems; 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 entire skeletal system; acts as a circulatory stimulant by increasing the blood circulation throughout the capillaries in order to enhance greater nutrient transport, absorption and utilization, thereby accelerating the healing processes associated with the repair of any broken bones or fractures; demontrates 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 debilitating or degenerative bone diseases or illnesses, while facilitating greater overall recovery response during convalescence in order to regain optimal health and well-being; activates the bodily processes of detoxication and elimination in order to cleanse and purify the bloodstream and tissue-systems, as well as to alter any catabolic waste products into more easily diffusible compounds; increases both sensible and insensible perspiration in order to more effectively enhance the eliminative capabilities of the body, 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 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.