The following is excerpted from The Professional's Herbal Formula Handbook No. 15, comprising 106 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, antibiotic, anti-cachexic, anti-catarrhal, anti-dyscratic, anti-infective, antioxidant, antiphlogistic (anti-inflammatory), antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, bacteriostatic (anti-bacterial), cytophylactic, cytotoxic, decongestant, demulcent, disinfectant, emollient, expectorant, microbicidal (anti-microbial), mucilaginous, rejuvenative, spasmolytic, stimulant (circulatory and secretolytic), tonic, constitutional tropho-restorative and viricidal (anti-viral).
Alleviates any general fluids dyscrasia (abnormal or pathological condition) within the blood vessels, tissue-systems or mucous membranes throughout the urogenital organs that leads to the onset of various degenerative or debilitative conditions associated with candida, leucorrhea, thrush, vaginitis, yeast infection and various other catarrhal or inflammatory conditions in the urogenital organs, and eliminates any form of cachexia (state of malnourishment and general debility) throughout the blood vessels, tissue-systems or mucous membranes of the entire genito-urinary tract; removes any catarrhal inflammatory conditions throughout the mucous membrane lining of the vagina (leucorrhea or vaginitis) accompanied by acrid whitish or yellowish viscid or muco-purulent discharges from the vagina or uterine cavity, due to the excessive formation or accumulation of toxic mucus in the female urogenital organs or passageways; displays anti-catarrhal and 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 genito-urinary tract (including the female urogenital organs, uterine cavity and vaginal passageways); removes any candidiasis in the mucous membranes of the mouth (thrush) characterized by the formation of whitish spots (aphthae) in the mouth region and accompanied by fever and gastro-intestinal irritation, due to the presence of the fungus Candida albicans; exhibits antispasmodic and spasmolytic activity upon the smooth muscles in order to reduce any reactions towards pain stimulus during various urinary tract infections or infectious conditions, and acts as a preventative against the onset of blood poisoning during any infections or infectious conditions; removes any general debility during convalescence from various infectious diseases, and acts as a constitutional or tropho-restorative during conditions involving atonic leucorrhea accompanied by irritated or inflamed mucous membranes throughout the urogenital organs; 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 in the mucous membranes of the genito-urinary tract accompanied by itching and painful burning sensations (including any acute or chronic yeast infections); demonstrates bacteriostatic and microbicidal properties, due to the presence of certain flavonoids (luteolin, quercetin, vitexin, etc.); 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 throughout the urogenital organs, as well as to inhibit the further development of any inflammatory or infectious conditions associated with the onset of candida, leucorrhea, thrush, vaginitis, yeast infections and various other forms of catarrhal conditions throughout the genito-urinary tract; exhibits significant viricidal effects, due to the presence of coumarin and nicotinic acid; acts as a circulatory stimulant in order to accelerate the removal of any infectious or inflammatory conditions throughout the mucous membranes of the genito-urinary tract by increasing the circulation of blood and lymph fluids, as well as by preventing the formation of any poorly-drained engorgements within the mucous membranes of the urogenital organs; displays demulcent, emollient and mucilaginous properties in order to soothe and protect any irritated or inflamed internal tissues during those conditions involving candida, leucorrhea, thrush, vaginitis and yeast infections, due to the presence of complex mucilaginous substances (mucins) that are composed of a polysaccharide containing glucose and fructose; 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 atonic vaginitis or leucorrhea and recurrent or systemic yeast infections 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 genito-urinary 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 of the immune system, genito-urinary tract and endocrine glandular 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 blood vessels and mucous membranes of the entire genito-urinary tract; acts as a circulatory stimulant by increasing the blood flows through the arteries, blood vessels and capillaries of the genito-urinary 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 female urogenital organs (including the uterine cavity and vaginal passageways); 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 debilitative or degenerative brain diseases or illnesses, while facilitating greater recovery response during convalescence in order to regain optimal health and well-being; strengthens all the tissue-systems while enriching and fortifying the blood, and facilitates the expulsion of various toxic waste materials through the lymphatic system; 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.