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-aggregant, anti-cachexic, anti-dyscratic, anti-fatigue, antioxidant, antiphlogistic (anti-inflammatory), antiseptic, antispasmodic, balsamic, biocatalyst, calmative, cell proliferant, depurative, detoxicant, diuretic, eutrophic, immuno-potentiating, immuno-stimulant, relaxant, rejuvenative, restorative, spasmolytic, stimulant (circulatory and secretolytic), tonic and vasodilator.



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; 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; exerts profound general tissue effects, especially throughout the muscular and nervous systems; stabilizes the cellular membranes, which are fluid barriers or defense mechanisms against any form of cellular invasion; acts as an extremely effective inhibitor of any lipid peroxidation in various cellular membranes that is induced by oxygenated free radicals; displays antioxidant activity in order to inhibit systemic organ damage from any potentially dangerous chemical substances or harmful free radicals, and prevents any cellular damage from excessive accumulations of free radicals that are generated during chronic activation of the immune system; 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; prevents any free-radical damage to the myelin insulating sheath that surrounds the nerves and brain cells (as well as to all the cells and organs throughout the body), due to the presence of (1) heteroside flavonoids (quercetin, kaempferol and isorhamnetin), (2) coumarin esters of quercetin, kaempferol and glucorhamnoside, (3) proanthocyanidins (ionized flavonoids), and (4) catechins; stimulates the release of various chemical neurotransmitters known as "catecholamines" (epinephrine and norepinephrine), thereby improving the functional capabilities of the entire network of catecholaminergic glandular, cardiovascular and nervous systems throughout the body; demonstrates 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 in the muscles, cartilage, ligaments and tendons by exerting an extremely positive influence towards correcting any internal inflammatory conditions in the cells or tissue-systems throughout the musculature and connective tissue matrix; 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 musculature and connective tissue 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, spleen and lymph glands); 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 muscle 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; 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; displays a relaxant effect upon the arteries and arterioles in order to counteract any vascular spasms, and inhibits the release of certain enzymes in such a manner that leads to smooth muscle cell relaxation in the walls of the blood vessels; exhibits vascular effects primarily by directly affecting those cells that line the walls of the blood vessels, and by enhancing the tonicity of the smooth muscle cells in these vessels; acts as an inflammatory autacoid in order to mediate any local tissue response, such as smooth muscle contraction; actively utilizes anthraquinone glycosides in order to stimulate greater contractions in the muscle walls of the colon (or large intestine), thereby enhancing the normal bowel processes without any pain or tenesmus; alleviates any intermittent claudications (painful muscle cramps) in the lower extremities associated with arterial insufficiency (reduction of blood flow to a specific area) that leads to hypoxia (oxygenation deficiencies), which increases the production of toxic metabolites and cellular free radicals; provides greater tonicity to the vein that is essential to the dynamic elimination of various toxic metabolites that accumulate during lowered oxygen levels, and protects against any cerebral or peripheral arterial or vascular insufficiency (lack of adequate blood supply to the extremities) or peripheral arteriopathy (arterial insufficiency of the lower extremities); protects the brain tissues in those conditions characterized by low oxygen intake (oxygenation), and increases the absorption and utilization of oxygen and glucose throughout all the tissue-systems; prevents the formation of any metabolic or neuronal disturbances in those conditions involving cerebral ischemia or hypoxia by enhancing the utilization of oxygen and increasing the cellular absorption of glucose, thereby restoring aerobic glycolysis; activates the membranal enzyme Na + K + ATP - ase (or sodium pump) that is responsible for the exchange of intracellular sodium for extracellular potassium, thereby improving the process of membranal polarization (which is extremely important in excitable tissues such as the muscles and nerves); promotes greater cellular energy production by beneficially affecting the various intracellular components, 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; exhibits a direct effect upon endothelial cells in order to enhance greater blood flow in both the arteries and veins without any alteration in systemic blood pressure, and increases the perfusion rate to various areas of the vascular system (e.g., arterial arteriolar, microcirculatory, venular and venous components); improves the quality and quantity of the microcirculation in order to increase circulatory flows to all the vital tissues and organs, and displays vasodilator activity by directly stimulating the release of endothelium-derived relaxing factor (EDRF) and prostacyclin; stimulates the synthesis of prostacyclin, which is the natural anti-aggretory prostaglandin that is synthesized by the vascular endothelium (the cells that line the walls of the vessels); 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; 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 increases the secretion and elimination of urine in order to provide further support to the inner cleansing process; 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, eutrophic and metabolic 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.