The following is excerpted from The Professional's Herbal Formula Handbook No. 24, comprising 128 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, alkalinizer, alterative, anabolic, analgesic, anodyne, antacid, antibiotic, anti-cachexic, anti-catarrhal, anti-dyscratic, anti-enuretic, anti-incontinant, anti-infective, anti-lithic, antioxidant, antiphlogistic (anti-inflammatory), antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, bacteriostatic (anti-bacterial), balsamic, calmative, carminative, cytophylactic, cytotoxic, decongestant, demulcent, deobstruent, depurative, detoxicant, disinfectant, diuretic, emollient, expectorant, lithotryptic, microbicidal (anti-microbial), nutritive, parasiticide, rejuvenative, relaxant, restorative, sialagogue, spasmolytic, stimulant (circulatory and secretolytic), stomachic, tonic, vasoconstrictor and viricidal (anti-viral).
Alleviates any general fluids dyscrasia (abnormal or pathological condition) throughout the blood vessels, mucous membranes and tissue-systems of the bladder accompanied by irritation, weakness, congestion, distension, hyperacidity, cystic catarrh, cystitis, cystorrhea, dysuria (painful or difficult urination), swelling, painful cramping or burning sensations, impacted (hardened) calculus, gravel, lithiasis, excessive accumulations of uric acid or oxalic acid crystals, pyelitis (inflammation in the pelvis of the kidney), paralysis, parasitic infestation (particularly worms) or various infectious or inflammatory conditions associated with the onset of multiple forms of enuresis or incontinence (active, fecal or rectal, functional, intermittent, neurogenic, nocturnal, overflow or paradoxical, paralytic, passive, psychogenic, stress and urinary), and eliminates any form of cachexia (state of malnourishment and general debility) throughout the urogenital organs and genito-urinary tract accompanied by prostatic enlargement (prostatitis), stricture, vesical irritation, catarrhal obstructions (mucoid or phlegmatic), hypertrophy, septicemia, spasms, phimosis (tightness of the foreskin in the clitoris or penile gland), urethral obstruction or weakened sphincter muscles; removes any form of enuresis or urinary incontinence characterized by an involuntary discharge of urine during sleep-states (bedwetting or nocturnal incontinence) associated with an overextended or distended bladder, due to paralysis or urethral obstruction (such as impacted calculus, stricture, enlarged prostate [prostatitis], phimosis [tightness of the foreskin in the clitoris or penile gland] or oxalic acid crystals in the bladder or kidneys; relieves any form of incontinence caused by cystitis, cystic catarrh, diabetes, hyperacidity of the urine, parasitic infestation (worms) or various irritative, infectious or inflammatory conditions throughout the urogenital organs or genito-urinary tract, and displays anti-lithic and lithotryptic activity in order to expel any gravel or impacted (hardened) calculus associated with the onset of urinary incontinence; demonstrates deobstruent properties in order to eliminate any impacted calculus or cholecystitis associated with the onset of various forms of enuresis or urinary incontinence (e.g., intermittent, overflow or passive), and alters any insoluble calcareous accumulations or concretions into more diffusible compounds; alleviates any dysuria (painful or difficult urination), as well as any diabetes, worms or gastro-intestinal irritation associated with the onset of incontinence in children; acts as a systemic alkalinizer in order to neutralize any excessive acidity in the urine, and displays antacid properties in order to eliminate any acidosis or uremic poisoning in the tissue-systems throughout the gastro-intestinal and genito-urinary tracts; exhibits antispasmodic, balsamic, calmative, relaxant and spasmolytic effects upon the smooth muscles in order to reduce various reactions towards pain stimulus during any urinary tract infections, as well as to increase renal volume during any inflamed urogenital organs or infectious or inflammatory conditions throughout the genito-urinary tract (including cystitis, dysuria, nephritis, pyelitis, urethritis, vaginitis, etc.); demonstrates antispasmodic and spasmolytic activity, thereby easing any painful spasms or spasmodic conditions associated with various infections or infectious states throughout the entire genito-urinary tract; displays analgesic and anodyne properties in order to soothe and relieve the painful burning sensations associated with any infectious or inflammatory conditions throughout the bladder that leads to the onset of enuresis or incontinence, as well as various other painful inflammatory conditions throughout the urogenital organs or genito-urinary tract; exhibits carminative activity in order to remove any excessive accumulations of gas or flatulence from the stomach and bowels caused by improper food combinations that leads to the onset of fecal or rectal incontinence associated with relaxed or weakened conditions in the bowels, and displays stomachic properties in order to enhance the functional capabilities of the stomach, duodenum and colon; soothes and protects any irritated or inflamed internal tissues (particularly throughout the bladder, urogenital organs and genito-urinary tract) by direct contact with varying amounts of complex mucilaginous substances (mucins), and possesses viscous fiber in order to (1) reduce bowel transit-time, (2) absorb additional amounts of toxic waste materials from the bowels, (3) regulate the production of colonic bacteria (intestinal flora), and (4) provide demulcent and emollient activity throughout the mucous membranes of the gastro-intestinal and genito-urinary tracts; exhibits demulcent, emollient and mucilaginous properties in order to lubricate the mucous membranes during conditions involving acute or chronic infectious or inflammatory disorders throughout the bladder, urogenital organs and genito-urinary tract, due to the presence of mucilage (which is composed of a polysaccharide containing glucose and fructose); displays astringent properties (due to the presence of tannins, such as egallitannin, gallic acid and plobotannin), which unite with the proteins and amino acids of various suppurative tissue-systems throughout the urogenital organs and genito-urinary tract in order to provide greater protection against any pathogenic bacterial invasion; acts as an astringent to the urogenital organs or genito-urinary tract by (1) reducing any excessive mucus discharges, (2) increasing the tonicity of the mucous membranes, and (3) providing sedative effects upon these structures during conditions involving prolonged irritation, and acts as a restorative to the blood vessels, mucous membranes and tissue-systems throughout the entire organism; demonstrates astringent activity in order to strengthen the functional capabilities of the spleen, thereby maintaining proper blood supplies within the blood vessels and capillaries throughout the mucous membranes and tissue-systems of the urogenital organs or genito-urinary tract; acts as an effective astringent in order to alleviate any chronic inflammatory conditions throughout the bladder or urogenital organs that leads to the onset of various forms of incontinence, and removes any thick or viscid secretions associated with excessive catarrhal accumulations that lead to the onset of bladder or urethral obstructions; reduces any catarrhal conditions or excessive mucus discharges from the bladder, and alleviates any acute catarrhal cystitis accompanied by dysuria (painful or difficult urination) and highly acidic conditions in the urine; cleanses any stale mucus accumulations from the tissue-systems throughout the bladder and kidneys, and acts as a secretolytic stimulant in order to loosen any impacted (hardened) mucoid or phlegmatic deposits; 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 urogenital organs and the entire genito-urinary tract (especially the bladder and kidneys); 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 of the bladder, urogenital organs and genito-urinary tract against any invasive or harmful pathogenic (disease-bearing) bacteria, microbes or viruses, as well as to inhibit the further development of any infectious or inflammatory conditions associated with the onset of various forms of enuresis or incontinence; displays 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 degenerative conditions by exerting an extremely positive influence towards correcting any internal inflammatory conditions throughout the tissue-systems of the bladder, urogenital organs or genito-urinary tract; exhibits significant urinary 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 tissue-systems throughout the bladder, urogenital organs or 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, spleen 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), especially throughout the tissue-systems of the bladder, urogenital organs or genito-urinary tract, 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, enteric, pancreatic or intestinal secretory and motor activity, and enhances greater peripheral circulation (due to its antioxidant activity); displays antioxidant properties in order to oxygenate the blood, thereby destroying any parasitic infections throughout the bladder, urogenital organs or genito-urinary tract; exhibits significant antioxidant effects in order to provide greater oxygen-transport capabilities throughout the tissue-systems of the bladder or urogenital organs, 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 flows throughout the circulatory system in order to enhance greater nutrient transport, absorption and utilization, thereby accelerating the healing processes associated with the repair of any nutritional deficiencies or insufficiency throughout the entire organism; acts as an effective nutritive and rejuvenative tonic to the tissue-systems of the bladder and urogenital organs during convalescence (due to the presence of rich sources of calcium, potassium, silicon, sulfur, zinc and vitamins C, K and T) in order to enrich, nourish and replenish any nutritional deficiencies or insufficiency throughout the genito-urinary tract, which leads to the development of various degenerative or debilitative conditions associated with enuresis or incontinence (such as irritation, weakness, congestion, distension, hyperacidity, cystic catarrh, cystitis, cystorrhea, dysuria [painful or difficult urination], swelling, painful cramping or burning sensations, impacted [hardened] calculus, gravel, lithiasis, excessive accumulations of uric acid or oxalic acid crystals, pyelitis [inflammation in the pelvis of the kidney], paralysis, parasitic infestation [particularly worms], urethral obstruction or various infectious or inflammatory conditions associated with excessive accumulations of toxic debris or metabolic waste materials [due to improper food combinations], pathogenic bacteria and microbes or excessive catarrhal conditions throughout the genito-urinary tract); 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.