The following is excerpted from The Professional's Herbal Formula Handbook No. 3, comprising 62 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-anxiety, anti-cachexic, anti-dyscratic, anti-fatigue, anti-hypoxic, antioxidant, antispasmodic, anti-stress, calmative, depurative, detoxicant, hypertensive, hypotensive, immuno-adjuvant, immuno-potentiating, immuno-stimulant, prophylactic, relaxant, spasmolytic, stimulant (circulatory and secretolytic), stomachic, tonic, constitutional tropho-restorative, vasodilator and vasotonic.
Alleviates any general fluids dyscrasia (abnormal or pathological condition) within the blood vessels, tissue-systems or mucous membranes that leads to various degenerative conditions associated with any addictive tendencies towards alcohol, caffeine, chemicals, drugs or food, 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 associated with the excessive use of synthetic chemicals, recreational drugs or alcoholic beverages; acts as a constitutional tropho-restorative for the circulatory (blood activator and tension balancer), glandular and nervous systems while balancing the functional capabilities throughout the glandular system, and displays adaptogenic (balancing and strengthening) activity (due to the presence of panaxosides such as eleutheroside E) in order to increase the resistance of an organism towards any adverse influences or stressful conditions (such as mental stress, anxiety or fatigue); 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); acts as a stomachic tonic and replacement for various alcoholic stimulants during any conditions involving atonic dyspepsia accompanied by dipsomania, and promotes increased cerebral blood flows while stabilizing the blood pressure and energy-levels; accelerates greater restorative processes following any intensive activity, and strengthens the body's defense mechanisms by promoting increased antibody production; 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 immuno-adjuvant activity, due to the presence of polysaccharides; encourages a more rapid response for stress hormone release by promoting greater adrenal gland capabilities during any extremely stressful conditions (such as alcohol or drug withdrawal), and reduces any activation of the adrenal cortex in response to stress (alarm phase reaction); increases the biogenic amine levels in the brain and adrenal glands, and aids in the transport of the stress-regulating amino acid (phenylalanine) across the blood-brain barrier; alleviates the narcotic effects of any long-acting synthetic drug sedatives (such as barbiturates), and prevents any stress-induced damage to the thymus gland or lymphatic system; promotes an overall sense of well-being (regardless of any underlying psychological disturbances) by improving the balance between the various biogenic amines (serotonin, dopamine, epinephrine, norepinephrine, etc.), which act as neurotransmitters throughout the entire nervous system; displays significant antioxidant effects in order to enhance the transport of additional oxygen directly into the cells and tissue-systems, and provides increased resistance towards the onset of hypoxemia (oxygen deficiencies in the blood); stimulates increased enzymatic activity in order to promote greater cellular repair, and promotes optimal functional capabilities throughout the brain; regulates the arterial blood pressure during those conditions involving hypertension or hypotension, and improves the overall functional capabilities throughout the cardiovascular system; 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; stimulates the production of specific enzymes that promote greater elimination of any toxic or foreign substances by the inactivation of xenobiotics, such as synthetic or recreational drugs, alcohol or food additives; activates the bodily processes of detoxification and elimination in order to cleanse and purify the bloodstream and tissue-systems, and 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 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.