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-cachexic, anti-dyscratic, anti-fatigue, anti-infective, antineoplastic (anti-tumor), antioxidant, antiphlogistic (anti-inflammatory), anti-stress, mild astringent, bacteriostatic (anti-bacterial), cytophylactic, cytotoxic, depurative, detoxicant, disinfectant, immuno-potentiating, immuno-stimulant, microbicidal (anti-microbial), rejuvenative, constitutional restorative, stimulant (circulatory and secretolytic), tonic, vasodilator, vasotonic 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; acts as an adaptogenic and immuno-stimulant, thereby generating increased non-specific immunity by strengthening the entire defense mechanism of the body; increases the number of antibodies in order to enhance greater immune response, and displays immuno-potentiating activity associated with phagocytosis and immuno-adjuvant effects in B-lymphocytes (due to the presence of polysaccharides); exhibits powerful adaptogenic activity (in relation to biochemical individuality) in order to produce a state of non-specific resistance against any adverse influences or stressful conditions (whether they be physical, chemical or biological in nature), as well as a normalizing effect (irrespective of the direction of the pathologic state) and the ability to inhibit the alarm phase (fight or flight response) of the stress reaction; alleviates any mental stress or fatigue, due to the presence of panaxosides (e.g., eleutheroside E); reduces any activation of the adrenal cortex in response to stress (alarm phase reaction), and encourages a more rapid response from stress hormonal release; possesses various constituents that disrupt the negative processes involving stress-induced hormonal release, which inhibits any energy-producing substances from penetrating into cell membranes or interfering with normal cellular activities; prevents any stress-induced damage to the thymus gland and the lymphatic system, and aids in the transport of the stress-regulating amino acid (phenylalanine) across the blood-brain barrier; increases the biogenic amine content in the brain, urine and adrenal glands, and improves the balance between the various biogenic amines (serotonin, dopamine, epinephrine, norepinephrine, etc.) that act as transmitters in the nervous system; reduces any unfavorable functional shifts in the cardiovascular, heat regulatory, and central nervous systems, and acts as a constitutional restorative for the circulatory (blood activator and tension balancer), gastro-intestinal, genito-urinary, glandular (enzyme activator), respiratory and nervous (energizes and sensitizes functional responses and coordination) systems; displays significant antioxidant activity in order to inhibit or inactivate any free radicals, as well as prevent any free-radical damage; exhibits cancer-inhibiting effects that weaken the vitality of cancer cells, as well as prevent the spread of metastases into adjacent healthy tissues; exhibits 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; displays 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; promotes increased resistance to any viral or microbial infection or infectious conditions, and enhances the effectiveness of the cells to become more resistant to any reduced cellular oxygenation, excessive heat or cold conditions, or various toxic factors in the environment; 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; 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 greater protective action against exposure to both single or prolonged harmful X-ray radiation, and removes any acute or chronic poisoning effects from certain insecticides or industrial toxic chemical compounds by stimulating greater metabolic inactivation; 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; 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 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 enhances the overall cleansing process by dilating the surface capillaries in order to more effectively remove any toxic debris or metabolic waste materials through the pores of the skin; acts as an eliminative vasotonic to the blood, liver and splenic functions, as well as upon the eliminative functions of 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 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.