The following is excerpted from The Professional's Herbal Formula Handbook No. 5, comprising 80 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, analgesic, anodyne, anti-cachexic, anti-dyscratic, anti-fatigue, antioxidant, antispasmodic, anti-stress, balsamic, biocatalyst, calmative, cell proliferant, depurative, detoxicant, hormonagogue, immuno-potentiating, immuno-stimulant, nutritive, rejuvenative, relaxant, restorative, spasmolytic, stimulant (circulatory and secretolytic), tonic and vasotonic.



Alleviates any general fluids dyscrasia (abnormal or pathological condition) within the muscles or connective tissues (e.g., cartilage, ligaments or tendons) that leads to the onset of various degenerative or debilitative conditions throughout the musculature (muscular structure), and eliminates any form of cachexia (state of malnourishment and general debility) throughout the muscles, cartilage, ligaments and tendons; displays significant antioxidant effects in order to enhance the transport of additional oxygen directly into the cells and tissue-systems throughout the entire musculature and connective tissue matrix, and removes any chronic fatigue or exhaustion associated with various degenerative conditions throughout the musculature or connective tissues; reduces any muscle fatigue or shortness of breath associated with spontaneous diaphoresis caused by strenuous exercise or heavy workloads, and eases any form of depressive states associated with physical exhaustion or other general debilitative conditions; 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 muscles and connective tissues, immune system, and both the central (cerebro-spinal centers) and peripheral nervous systems; acts as an adaptogen in order to increase the resistance of the musculature or connective tissue towards any adverse physical influences or stressful conditions, and provides greater resistance towards any increased demands upon the musculature or connective tissues (due to heavy workloads or strenuous exercise); demonstrates adaptogenic (balancing and strengthening) activity in order to enhance long-term immunity, as well as reduce any stress-induced damage by directly influencing the higher nerve-centers; 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 muscles or connective tissues throughout the entire organism; displays anti-fatigue properties (due to its stimulating effects upon the central nervous system) in order to enhance overall physical performance, and provides greater protective effects against any form of temperature- or noise-induced stress; acts predominantly upon the hypothalamus and pituitary glands in order to promote the secretion of the adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) and related pituitary substances (e.g., beta-lipoprotein, endorphins, enkephalins, etc.) that are responsible for its anti-fatigue and anti-stress activity, and encourages a more accelerated response of the stress hormone (adrenaline) and a more rapid rapid return to normality; acts directly upon the peripheral site of the stress mechanism (the adrenal glands) as opposed to a central cerebral site (the hypothalamic or pituitary activity), which facilitates a more efficient and regulated output of adrenaline in order to better mobilize the body's reserves (especially in the musculature and connective tissues); acts directly through various nervous system control mechanisms in order to adjust the metabolic and functional systems that maintain the overall capabilities of the muscle and connective tissues during any stressful conditions, and exhibits a balancing effect upon the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis by adjusting the metabolic and functional systems that govern hormonal control of homeostasis; exhibits analgesic and anodyne properties in order to soothe and relieve any aches, dull pain or throbbing sensations throughout the cells or tissues of the entire musculature, and displays significant antispasmodic, balsamic, calmative, relaxant and spasmolytic activity in order to remove any spasmodic conditions or cramping sensations by providing smooth muscle-relaxing effects upon the entire musculature; enhances both cellular proliferation and function on a variety of cell types (epithelial, fibroblast, hepatic, lymphocyte, neural, thymic, etc.), due to potentiation of the nerve growth factor (NGF) by ginsenosides; possesses a complete mixture of triterpenoid sapogenins (panaxosides, ginsenosides and the chiku-setsusaponins) and steroidal glycosides (acetal derivatives of sugar) that include (1) panaxinol or panaxin (which stimulates the cerebellum (or midbrain), heart and blood vessels), (2) panaxic acid (which energizes the heart and the metabolic processes), (3) panaquilin (which activates all the internal secretions), (4) panacene (which stimulates the central nervous system), and (5) ginsenin (which displays hypoglycemic activity by lowering blood sugar levels); possesses ginsenosides (water-soluble polysaccharides) that increase the levels of superoxide dismutase (SOD) in the heart muscle, and tonifies the heart in order to increase the contractive capabilities of the heart muscle; possesses ginsenosides Rb and Ro in order to provide a protective effect against any oxygen deficiency damage to the heart muscle (caused by lipid peroxidation), as well as against any form of anoxia (suffocation) or re-oxygenation damage; alleviates any adrenal atrophy or hypertrophy, and displays anabolic activity in order to (1) stimulate accelerated DNA, protein and lipid production and synthesis in the bone marrow, (2) promote increased body weight or muscle mass (including enhanced re-synthesis of glycogen and high-energy phosphate compounds), and (3) increase both the DNA and RNA levels in the adrenal glands and lymph nodes (which further enhances the metabolic process and the production of proteins such as antibodies); acts as a biocatalyst in order to directly affect the expenditure of energy-reserves that are stored in muscle ATP, thereby allowing for increased weight gain and improved skeletal muscle tone; displays biocatalytic activity in order to enhance greater assimilation of those essential nutrients that are necessary for the increased production of energy and vitality, thereby accelerating certain rejuvenative processes associated with the repair of any damaged muscles or connective tissues throughout the entire organism; acts as a biocatalyst in order to accelerate and accentuate the transport of all the other herbal ingredients throughout the entire organism to specific areas of the body (especially the musculature and connective tissues), and exhibits circulatory stimulant activity in order to permeate the entire organism (both internally and externally) with greater warmth and movement by supporting the innate warmth that resides in the blood and muscle tissues; acts as a cell proliferant in order to stimulate increased cellular mitosis (cell division and reproduction) in an adequate nutritional environment, as well as to accelerate the healing processes by promoting increased granulation and greater resolution during the repair of any damaged musculature or connective tissues; displays cell proliferant activity in order to inhibit the normal aging process within the muscles, cartilage, ligaments and tendons, thereby extending the overall lifespan of the various cells and tissue-systems throughout the entire musculature and connective tissue matrix; activates both aerobic and anaerobic glycolysis in the liver and kidneys without any significant increase in oxygen consumption, and regulates the utilization of glycogen in muscular tissue by increasing the use of fatty acids as an energy source; enhances the breakdown of fatty acids into energy during periods of prolonged exercise (thereby sparing the muscle glycogen reserves), and provides greater elasticity or resilience towards the functional capabilities of the entire organism; possesses organic radioactive rays in order to stimulate the vital processes in the cellular tissues, as well as regenerative or rejuvenative properties associated with increased vitality and greater longevity; 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 muscle and connective tissues; acts as a circulatory stimulant by increasing the blood flows through the arteries and blood vessels of the muscles in order to enhance greater nutrient transport, absorption and utilization, thereby accelerating the healing processes associated with the repair of any damaged tissue-systems throughout the entire musculature and connective tissue matrix; acts as an effective nutritive and rejuvenative tonic to the muscles, cartilage, ligaments and tendons during convalescence (due to the presence of rich sources of biotin, carbohydrates, choline, chromium, copper, manganese, pantothenic acid, potassium, protein, sulfur, and vitamins B1, B2, B12 and E) in order to enrich, nourish and replenish any nutritional deficiencies or insufficiency within the cells or tissues throughout the musculature or connective tissue matrix, which leads to the development of various degenerative or atonic conditions throughout these areas of the body; 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, tissue-systems and musculature, 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.