The following is excerpted from The Professional's Herbal Formula Handbook No. 14, comprising 93 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, analgesic, antibiotic, anti-cachexic, anti-catarrhal, anti-dyscratic, anti-infective, antioxidant, antiphlogistic (anti-inflammatory), antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-tussive, bacteriostatic (anti-bacterial), balsamic, calmative, cytophylactic, cytotoxic, demulcent, disinfectant, diuretic, emollient, diffusive expectorant, microbicidal (anti-microbial), mucilaginous, pectoral, rejuvenative, relaxant, restorative, mild respiratory sedative, stimulant (circulatory and secretolytic) and tonic.



Alleviates any general fluids dyscrasia (abnormal or pathological condition) within the blood vessels, tissue-systems or mucous membranes throughout the entire respiratory tract that leads to the onset of various degenerative or debilitative conditions associated with bronchitis, colds, coughs, fever, influenza and various other catarrhal disorders, 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, bronchial or nasal passages and throat region; removes various respiratory disorders, including asthmatic bronchitis, bronchial catarrh, sinusitis (inflamed sinus cavities), nasal or sinus congestion, dyspnea (shortness of breath or difficult breathing conditions), phlegmatic coughs, croup, whooping cough or pleuritic effusions; relieves the initial stages of various infectious conditions characterized by a mild fever, raspy throat conditions, and sensations of extreme heat or dryness in the chest region, and removes any coughing or diarrhea associated with pulmonary phthisis; soothes and loosens any dry cough conditions, and eases any dry hacking coughs accompanied by secretions of scanty phlegm; exhibits significant antispasmodic, balsamic, calmative, relaxant and spasmolytic activity in order to soothe and relieve any irritating coughs (pertussis) or spasmodic throat conditions, as well as any chronic spasmodic bronchial cough and spasmodic lung or tracheal disorders (such as tracheitis); demonstrates powerful antitussive properties in order to relieve any paroxysmal coughing associated with bronchitis, laryngitis and pertussis, and promotes more restful sleep-states that have been disrupted by persistent coughing or congestion; displays demulcent, emollient and mucilaginous effects in order to soothe and protect any irritated or inflamed internal tissues during those conditions involving irritative coughs and various upper respiratory disorders, due to the presence of complex mucilaginous substances (mucins) that are composed of a polysaccharide containing glucose and fructose; 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 strengthen and increase the resistance of the blood vessels against any invasive or harmful pathogenic bacteria or microbes (such as Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus spp, and E. coli) throughout the bronchial and sinus mucosa, as well as to inhibit the further development of any inflammatory or infectious conditions associated with the onset of bronchitis, colds, influenza and various other forms of catarrhal conditions throughout the bronchial and nasal passages; exhibits 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 bronchitis, influenza, colds and bronchial or nasal catarrh by exerting an extremely positive influence towards correcting any blood vessel or tissue inflammation and various other internal inflammatory conditions; soothes any serous or mucous membranes by dispelling excessive heat or congestion from the lungs and nasal passages, and alleviates any painful inflammatory conditions in the mucous membranes of the throat, sinus cavities, nasal passages, and bronchial tubes of the upper respiratory tract (due to the presence of mucins); relieves any irritation or inflammation in the nerve tissues, and eliminates any influenzal conditions accompanied by chronic gastro-intestinal and respiratory catarrh; 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 entire respiratory system; 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, especially upon the entire respiratory tract, immune system and both the central and peripheral nervous systems; displays anti-catarrhal and expectorant properties in order to accelerate and strengthen the functional capabilities of the entire expectoration process, thereby facilitating the 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); stimulates increased fluid production in order to facilitate greater expectoration or expulsion of various toxic waste materials from the air or lung passages by chemically irritating the lining of the bronchioles, and acts as a secretolytic stimulant in order to facilitate the removal of any impacted (hardened) secretions or mucus deposits; eases any chronic pectoral states associated with excessive catarrhal expectoration, and acts as an emollient and pectoral in any chronic bronchial catarrhal disorders accompanied by a hard cough and glandular swelling (swollen or sore throat conditions); removes any aphonia (hoarseness) or lymphatic congestion caused by laryngeal irritation, and acts as an antiseptic in order to remove any inner ear infections, catarrhal deafness, earaches (otitis media), inflamed eardrum, or fetid discharges from the ear associated with excessive catarrhal accumulations in the sinus cavities; acts as a mild respiratory sedative, as well as a powerful disinfectant (due to the presence of saponins) in order to destroy those viruses that are usually responsible for various infectious or inflammatory conditions; 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 upper 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 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 debilitating or degenerative brain diseases or illnesses, while facilitating greater recovery response during convalescence in order to regain optimal health and well-being; cleanses the bronchi and lymphatic system, and tonifies the mucous membranes throughout the entire respiratory tract; 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.