The following is excerpted from The Professional's Herbal Formula Handbook No. 1, 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, analgesic, anodyne, antibiotic, anti-cachexic, anti-dyscratic, anti-fatigue, anti-infective, antioxidant, antiphlogistic (anti-inflammatory), antiseptic, antispasmodic, bacteriostatic (anti-bacterial), balsamic, biocatalyst, calmative, carminative, cell proliferant, cytophylactic, cytotoxic, decongestant, depurative, detoxicant, disinfectant, diuretic, microbicidal (anti-microbial), nervine, rejuvenative, relaxant, restorative, mild sedative, spasmolytic, stimulant (circulatory and secretolytic), stomachic, nerve tonic, tranquilizer and viricidal (anti-viral).
Alleviates any general fluids dyscrasia (abnormal or pathological condition) within the blood vessels, tissue-systems and mucous membranes that leads to the onset of those conditions involving various aches, dull pain or throbbing sensations throughout the regions of the back, ears, extremities, feet, head, muscles stomach or teeth, and eliminates any form of cachexia (state of malnourishment and general debility) throughout the blood vessels, tissue-systems or mucous membranes of the back, ears, extremities, feet, head, muscles stomach or teeth; 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; soothes the nervous system in those conditions involving various aching sensations or painful discomforts throughout the entire organism, and eases any general nerve irritation associated with bone and muscle bruises, headaches, toothaches, arthritic and rheumatoid disorders (including gout, bursitis and lumbago), and various other swollen or inflamed conditions; 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, microbicidal and viricidal activity in order to strengthen and increase the resistance in the bloodstream against any invasive or harmful bacteria or microbes, as well as to inhibit the further development of any infectious or inflammatory conditions; displays significant antiphlogistic activity in order to inhibit the formation of certain inflammatory compounds (such as histamine, leukotrienes, prostaglandin, serine proteases and thromboxanes), while reducing any severe inflammatory swelling associated with various aching or painful 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 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, spleen and lymph glands); acts directly upon the nervous system control mechanisms, thereby adjusting the metabolic and functional systems that maintain the body during any stressful or painful conditions; promotes greater defensive mechanisms (including a decrease in sensitivity) against many types of stressful conditions, including the aching sensations and dull pain associated with various painful disorders; exhibits mild sedative and tonifying effects upon the nerve centers, thereby improving the overall response to various forms of stimuli while increasing capillary circulation to the brain; activates greater brain activity over the occipital and sensorimotor regions, and stimulates the functional capabilities of the cerebrum, spinal cord and central nervous system (due to the presence of the volatile oil panacene); stimulates the hypothalamus and pituitary glands in order to activate the secretion of the adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) that promotes the manufacture and secretion of adrenal hormones, as well as associated pituitary substances (e.g., beta-lipoprotein, endorphins, enkephalins, etc.) that are responsible for enhancing the ability to cope with various forms of discomforting or stressful physical disorders; 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, mucous membranes, musculature or tissue-systems throughout the entire body; 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, especially the entire circulatory system; 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 growth of healthy new cells by promoting increased granulation and greater resolution during the repair of any damaged blood vessels (arteries, veins and capillaries) throughout the circulatory system; displays cell proliferant activity in order to inhibit the normal aging process throughout the entire organism, thereby extending the overall lifespan of the various cells and tissue-systems in the blood vessels; enhances cellular proliferation and greater functional capabilities on a variety of cell types (epithelial, fibroblast, hepatic, lymphocyte, neural, thymic, etc.), due to the potentiation of the "nerve growth factor" (NGF) by various triterpenoid saponins (known collectively as ginsenosides); 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), especially throughout the immune system, bloodstream, musculature, and both the central (cerebro-spinal centers) and peripheral nervous systems; demonstrates sialagogue activity in order to promote increased salivation from the salivary glands, especially during the onset of various 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 entire organism; acts as a circulatory stimulant by increasing the blood circulation in order to enhance greater nutrient transport, absorption and utilization, thereby accelerating the healing processes associated with the removal of any aching or painful conditions; enhances the activity of specialized macrophages in the liver (known as Kupffer cells), which are responsible for filtering various toxins and related debris from the circulatory system; 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; activates the bodily processes of detoxification and elimination in order to cleanse and purify the bloodstream and tissue-systems, 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.