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, amphoteric, anabolic, mild anodyne, anti-cachexic, anti-dyscratic, antioxidant, antispasmodic, balsamic, biocatalyst, calmative, carminative, cell proliferant, depurative, detoxicant, diuretic, nervine, rejuvenative, relaxant, restorative, sedative, spasmolytic, stimulant (circulatory and secretolytic), stomachic, tonic and tranquilizer.


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; exhibits sedative properties, due to the presence of valepotriates (iridoid molecules), valeric acid and the sesquiterpene constituents in the volatile oil; acts as a mild anodyne and sedative in order to relieve any aching or painful throbbing conditions or agitation, as well as an antispasmodic, nervine and sedative in order to reduce any reflex excitability or functional nervous disorders; demonstrates substantial antispasmodic activity upon both smooth (unstriped) and visceral (striped) muscle tissues, and displays sedative effects upon the higher nerve-centers in those conditions characterized by nervous unrest, neuralgic pain (especially facial and reflex neuralgias) and excessive nerve strain; exhibits pronounced neurotropic action, as well as an equilibrating effect upon the central nervous system; possesses valepotriate compounds (valeriana-epoxy-triester), which exert powerful and refreshing tranquilizing effects upon the central nervous system by attaching themselves to individual receptor sites within certain portions of the brain, spinal column and nervous system in order to more effectively remove any aching and painful throbbing conditions or other forms of stressful tension; promotes gentle and soothing activity upon the nervous system (especially the cerebro-spinal centers), as well as predominantly equalizing and regulatory (amphoteric) effects upon the autonomic nervous system (due to the presence of valepotriates); alleviates any weakened cerebral circulation by exciting the cerebro-spinal system, and reduces any circulatory excitement; penetrates directly into the locomotor tissues throughout the entire organism (especially the central nervous system), thereby providing a more subtle form of numbness in order to eliminate any aching or painful disease-conditions; relaxes both the organ and skeletal muscles, and eases any severe forms of nerve strain or tension; relieves the restless symptoms associated with Ekbom's Syndrome (restless legs) whenever the body is in a supine position, especially at night; relaxes the intestinal musculature in order to alleviate any intestinal cramps (or flatulent gas) and muscular tension or spasms (knotted muscles), while inducing quieting and comforting sensations; relieves the aches and pains associated with joint inflammation, rheumatic conditions or hysterical dyspepsia (accompanied by frontal or temporal headaches, irritability and abdominal flatulent distension), and eliminates any nervous headaches, backaches, toothaches, nerve tremors, epigastric pain, and kidney or sacral aches and pains; alleviates any headaches characterized by nervousness or hysteria, as well as those associated with profuse or painful menstruation; promotes restful sleep-states without any narcotic after-effects, and improves sleep quality while significantly reducing any sleep latency (the amount of time required to attain the sleep-state); controls any form of distress or imaginary aches and pains, and instills greater relaxation that leads to increased vigor and mental clarity; 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; 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; 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 both sensible and insensible perspiration in order to more effectively enhance the eliminative capabilities of the body; 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.