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, mild anodyne, anti-cachexic, anti-dyscratic, anti-hypoxic, anti-narcotic, antioxidant, antispasmodic, balsamic, calmative, nerve depressant, diaphoretic, nervine, neurotropic, relaxant, rejuvenative, restorative, sedative, spasmolytic, stimulant (cerebral, circulatory and secretolytic), stomachic, stimulant tonic and tranquilizer.



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 stomachic tonic and replacement for various alcoholic stimulants during any conditions involving atonic dyspepsia, especially when accompanied by dipsomania; acts as a sedative and CNS-depressant during states of extreme agitation or emotional stress, and displays sedative effects upon the higher nerve-centers in those conditions characterized by nervous unrest or severe nervous strain (due to the presence of the iridoid valepotriate compounds and valeramic acid); exhibits powerful sedative and depressant activity, due to the presence of valepotriates and the sesquiterpene constituents in the volatile oils (such as bornyl valerate, bornyl isovalerianate, bornyl acetate, bornyl formate, eugenyl isovalerate and iso-eugenyl isovalerate); possesses iridoid valepotriate compounds (valeriana-epoxy-triester), which exert powerful 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 stress, tension, mental fatigue or nervous exhaustion; penetrates directly into the locomotor tissues of the body and the central nervous system in order to provide a more subtle form of numbness to both regions, and generates tranquilizing effects that are refreshing (rather than producing sluggishness); demonstrates an equilibrating effect upon the central nervous system, and promotes predominantly equalizing and regulatory (amphoteric) activity upon the autonomic nervous system (due to the presence of valepotriates); eases any nervousness, nervous tension, restlessness, irritability, figitiness, anxiety or nervous debility, weakness or prostration associated with various forms of dependency or addictive conditions, and alleviates any despondency, pessimism, mental apathy, depressive gloominess or hysterical forms of mental depression associated with excessive worry or imaginary wrongdoing that leads to substance abuse problems; eliminates any mental confusion or stupor associated with various nerve or brain deficiencies, due to the excessive use of alcohol or narcotics and other forms of substance abuse; eases any emotional insecurity, mental restlessness or paranoia that leads to various addictions or substance abuse disorders, and inhibits the open-field orientation reflex, spontaneous or caffeine-induced motor activity, or extreme sensitivity or susceptibility to any drug-induced convulsions; relieves the irritating and stressful withdrawal symptoms associated with alcoholism, excessive use of drugs or narcotics and other forms of dependency by promoting gentle and soothing effects upon the entire nervous system (especially the cerebro-spinal centers); eases any traumatic shock, as well as any tension or anxiety associated with various psychological or behavioral patterns; relieves any nervous disorders associated with over-excitable temperaments or hysterical states, and acts as a sedative and nervine stimulant in order to reduce any nervous or reflex excitability or functional nervousness; 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 upon the endocrine glands, immune system, and both the central and peripheral nervous systems, thereby increasing non-specific resistance towards any adverse influences or stressful conditions associated with the excessive abuse of various addictive substances (such as alcohol, caffeine, synthetic drugs, narcotics and other toxic chemicals); 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 (while providing greater systemic nutritional enhancement) throughout the entire organism, thereby increasing 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 conditions, while facilitating greater recovery response during convalescence in order to fully regain optimal health and well-being; promotes restful sleep-states without any narcotic after-effects; induces quieting and comforting sensations in order to generate greater mental clarity or tranquility; 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.