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-dyscratic, antioxidant, antiphlogistic (anti-inflammatory), antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, balsamic, biocatalyst, calmative, cell proliferant, depurative, detoxicant, nutritive, rejuvenative, relaxant, sedative, spasmolytic, stimulant (circulatory and secretolytic) tonic, tropho-restorative, vasodilator 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 valvular deficiency (mitral valve insufficiency), palpitations, fibrillation, arrhythmia or functional derangements of the heart muscle; eliminates any cardiac or myocardial weakness or failure, and acts directly upon the heart muscle in order to provide greater and more efficient functional capabilities during any damaged heart conditions (without straining the vascular system); 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; displays cardiac tropho-restorative activity in order to restore the functional capabilities of the heart muscle tissues, and promotes increased availability and utilization of energy in order to facilitate long-term and sustained effects upon any degenerative alterations in the myocardium (heart muscle); possesses flavonoid components that inhibit several key enzymes within the myocardium (e.g., cyclic adenosine monophosphate phosphodiesterase), which increases the force of contraction; demonstrates significant improvement in energy production within the heart muscle, resulting in increased blood and oxygen supply to the myocardium and improved flavonoid-enzyme interactions; displays vasodilator effects, due to the presence of flavonoids (hyperoxide, procyanidin, quercitin and vitexin); exhibits hypotensive, cardiotonic and vasodilator activity in order to (1) improve the blood supply to the heart muscle by dilating the coronary blood vessels (by relaxing the smooth muscle components of the vessel), (2) improve the metabolic processes in the heart (which increases the force of contraction in the heart muscle and eliminates certain types of rhythm disturbances, and (3) inhibit the production and activity of the angiotension-converting enzyme (ACE) by procyanidins; possesses flavonoids (anthocyanidins and proanthocyanidins) with powerful vitamin P activity in order to increase intracellular vitamin C levels, stabilize vitamin C (by protecting it from destructive influences or oxidation), and decrease capillary permeability and fragility; prevents any tissue or collagen destruction by (1) crosslinking collagen fibers (which reinforces the natural crosslinking of collagen that forms the collagen matrix of connective tissue), (2) preventing any free-radical damage (due to potent and free-radical scavenging or antioxidant activity), (3) inhibiting any enzymatic cleavage by those enzymes secreted by white blood cells during various inflammatory conditions, and (4) preventing the release and synthesis of those compounds that promote inflammation; maintains the overall integrity of the "ground substance" (tendons, ligaments and cartilage), due to the presence of certain flavonoid components with significant collagen-stabilizing action; 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 (due to the presence of certain flavonoids) in order to remove any spasmodic conditions or cramping sensations by providing smooth muscle-relaxing effects upon the entire musculature; 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 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 (due to the presence of asiaticoside) 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; 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 calcium, carbohydrates, chromium, fats, iron, magnesium, manganese, niacin, phosphorus, protein, selenium, silicon, sodium, zinc, and vitamins A, B1, B2, B12 and C) 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 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 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.