The following is excerpted from The Professional's Herbal Formula Handbook No. 2, comprising 82 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, anti-allergy, antibiotic, anti-cachexic, anti-dyscratic, anti-hepatotoxic, anti-infective, anti-neoplastic (anti-tumor), antioxidant, antiphlogistic (anti-inflammatory), anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, bacteriostatic (anti-bacterial), cytophylactic, cytotoxic, depurative, detoxicant, disinfectant, diuretic, immuno-potentiating, immuno-stimulant, microbicidal (anti-microbial), nutritive, rejuvenative, stimulant (circulatory and secretolytic), tonic and viricidal (anti-viral).



Alleviates any general fluids dyscrasia (abnormal or pathological condition) within the blood vessels, tissue-systems and mucous membranes throughout the entire organism during the onset of any immuno-depressant or immuno-suppressant conditions, and eliminates any form of cachexia (state of malnourishment and general debility) within the blood vessels, tissue-systems or mucous membranes throughout the entire organism in order to provide increased protection against any nutritional deficiencies or insufficiency that leads to various forms of immuno-depression or immuno-suppression; demonstrates anti-infective properties, thereby inhibiting the formation of various infectious conditions; displays cytophylactic and cytotoxic properties in order to provide stronger cellular defense mechanisms against many physical or chemical agents and infectious conditions, including various brain, skin or intestinal infections; exhibits bacteriostatic, microbicidal and viricidal activity in order to strengthen and increase the resistance of the blood vessels against any invasive or harmful pathogenic bacteria or microbes, as well as to inhibit the further development of any inflammatory or infectious conditions associated with the onset of various auto-immune disorders; displays significant antibiotic and bacteriostatic (anti-bacterial) effects against several forms of harmful pathogenic bacteria (due to the presence of glycyrrhizin and various isoflavonoid compounds), including Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus mutans, Mycobacterium smegmatis, Candida albicans, tuberculosis or diphtheria bacilli, tetanus or tetrodotoxin, and various colon bacilli, amoebas and trichomonads; inhibits the growth of several viruses (including vaccinia, herpes simplex, Newcastle disease and vesicular stomatitis), while irreversibly inactivating the herpes simplex 1 virus; reduces the healing time and pain associated with any oral or genital herpes lesions, and prevents any further growth or infectivity of several DNA and RNA viruses (due to the presence of glycyrrhizin or glycyrrhizic acid); displays 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 any blood vessel or tissue inflammation and various other internal inflammatory conditions; accelerates the healing process during various inflammatory conditions, and reduces any fevers or feverish states; 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 organism; 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 immune system and both the central (cerebro-spinal centers) and peripheral nervous systems; exhibits immuno-potentiating and immuno-stimulatory effects in order to enhance greater long-term immune potential and overall non-specific systemic immunity (or immune cell activity) and increased immune response (by activating the body's natural defense mechanisms), particularly in relation to the repair and restoration of any damaged or congested blood vessels, tissue-systems or mucous membranes throughout the entire organism; displays profound immune-enhancing effects that are mediated by the thymus gland, as well as direct macrophage-enhancing capabilities; contains an oleanane triterpene (glycyrrhizin) and its agylcone (glycyrrhetinic acid), which bind themselves to cellular surfaces (glucocorticoid receptors) in order to enhance greater antibody production by stimulating the manufacture and synthesis of intracellular proteins (interferon and interleukin) that inhibit viral infection (followed by the activation of white blood cells); possesses direct white blood cell-enhancing qualities that increases the removal of any bacterial or viral infections of the liver (such as infectious hepatitis), intestines or urogenital organs, as well as any respiratory tract infections (including bronchitis, pharyngitis, pneumonia and tuberculosis); inhibits any allergenic reactions while acting as an antidote in order to mediate the poisonous characteristics of various harmful toxic substances, due to the presence of glycyrrhizin; displays antineoplastic (anti-tumor) activity in order to inhibit the formation of tumors (due to the presence of glycyrrhetic acid), and induces the adrenal cortex to produce increased amounts of natural cortisone and aldosterone; antagonizes the negative effects of cortisol, which stimulates cholesterol synthesis in the liver and damages the thymus gland; inhibits any liver damage that is produced by alcohol or various toxic chemicals, and prevents any immuno-suppression associated with extended periods of stress or the excessive use of synthetic cortizone; facilitates the absorption of compounds such as carotenes and anthraquinone glycosides (due to the emulsifying activity of saponins), while modulating the actions of glycyrrhizin (due to the presence of cysteine and glycine); stimulates optimal thymus gland activity, prevents thymic involution or shrinkage, and insures proper thymic hormone levels; 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 flows through the arteries and blood vessels 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; acts as an effective nutritive and rejuvenative tonic during convalescence (due to the presence of rich sources of calcium, carbohydrates, chromium, iron, magnesium, manganese, niacin, potassium, protein, silicon, sodium, and vitamins B1, B12 and C) in order to enrich, nourish and replenish any nutritional deficiencies or insufficiency within the cells or tissues throughout the mucous membranes, which leads to the development of numerous degenerative conditions associated with various auto-immune disorders; 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; 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 or 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.