The following is excerpted from The Professional's Herbal Formula Handbook No. 6, comprising 85 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-aggregant (venous or arterial thrombi), anti-anemic, antibiotic, anti-cachexic, anti-dyscratic, antioxidant, antiphlogistic (anti-inflammatory), antiseptic, bacteriostatic (anti-bacterial), biocatalyst, cell proliferant, cytophylactic, cytotoxic, disinfectant, eutrophic, immuno-potentiating, immuno-stimulant, microbicidal (anti-microbial), rejuvenative, restorative, stimulant (circulatory and secretolytic), tonic, vasodilator, vasotonic and viricidal (anti-viral).



Alleviates any general fluids dyscrasia (abnormal or pathological condition) within the blood vessels or musculature that leads to the onset of degenerative or debilitative conditions associated with various forms of anemia or anemic disorders (including aplastic, cerebral, hypochromic, nutritional, pernicious or sickle cell), and eliminates any form of cachexia (state of malnourishment and general debility) throughout the blood vessels and musculature; displays significant antioxidant effects in order to enhance the transport of additional oxygen directly into the cells and tissue-systems throughout the blood vessels (due to lowered hemoglobin levels in the blood), and removes any chronic fatigue or exhaustion associated with various form of anemia or anemic conditions throughout the blood vessels, tissue-systems, or musculature; relieves any chronic arterial obliteration, arterial circulatory disturbances, sclerosis of the cerebral arteries, or cerebral vascular and nutritional insufficiency, and reduces any pain associated with obstructive arteriopathy; prevents the formation of any peripheral arterial or vascular insufficiency (lack of adequate blood supply to the extremities) or peripheral arteriopathy (arterial insufficiency of the lower extremities), and reduces any cramping sensations or numbness throughout the extremities; eliminates any other vascular peripheral disorders, such as Raynaud's syndrome (a vaso-spastic disorder characterized by pallor and cyanosis of the fingers), acrocyanosis, postphlebitis syndrome, or obliterative arterial disease (a vascular disorder in the lower extremities); removes any sensitivity to cold or pallor in the lower extremities (especially the toes), due to peripheral circulatory insufficiency; alleviates any intermittent claudications (painful leg cramps) 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; prevents the formation of any metabolic or neuronal disturbances in those conditions involving cerebral ischemia and hypoxia by enhancing the utilization of oxygen and increasing the cellular absorption of glucose, thereby restoring aerobic glycolysis; provides prophylactic protection against any transient ischemic attacks by increasing cerebral blood flows and oxygen or glucose utilization, and eliminates any cerebral impairment associated with vascular or degenerative conditions; removes any cerebral vascular insufficiency (geriatric dementia) associated with lowered vitality or anemic conditions (cerebral anemia), and increases the tone of the capillaries that transport blood directly to the brain tissues; produces balanced activity upon the arterial and venous systems by exerting or restoring greater tonicity and increased circulatory flows in those inconditions involving vasomotor paralysis, as well as relaxant effects upon the arteries and arterioles in order to counteract any vascular or vasomotor spasms in those conditions involving cerebral insufficiency; alleviates any focal or diffuse cerebral vascular disease, and increases the number of appropriate cholinergic receptor sites in the brain in order to revitalize any decreasingly ineffective cerebral tissues; exhibits a direct effect upon endothelial cells in order to enhance greater blood flow throughout the arteries and veins without any alteration in systemic blood pressure, and displays vasodilator activity by directly stimulating the release of various endogenous relaxing factors in the arterial endothelium (such as endothelium-derived relaxing factor [EDRF] and prostacyclin); provides direct membranal and antioxidant effects in order to significantly reduce any platelet aggregation, adhesion or degeneration by stabilizing the platelet's membranes, scavenging any damaging free radicals, increasing the synthesis of prostacyclin, inhibiting the enzyme phosphodiesterase, and antagonizing the platelet activating factor (PAF-acether), and displays potent inhibitory effects against the platelet activating factor (known as ginkgolide B>A>C) by competing with PAF-acether for binding (or receptor) sites; stimulates the synthesis of prostaclycin, which is the natural anti-aggretory prostaglandin that is synthesized by the vascular endothelium (the cellsthat line the inside of the blood vessel); 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; 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 entire organism; alleviates any severe cochleovestibular disturbances associated with certain vascular dysfunctions, and increases the perfusion rate to various areas of the vascular system (e.g., arterial, arteriolar, microcirculatory, venular and venous components); displays antioxidant properties in order to inhibit any systemic organ or tissue damage from potentially dangerous chemicals known as free radicals, as well as to remove these chemicals from the entire organism; acts as an extremely effective inhibitor of any lipid peroxidation in various cellular membranes that is directly induced by oxygenated free radicals, and prevents any cellular damage from excessive free radicals that are generated during chronic activation of the immune system; prevents any free radical damage to all the cellular tissue 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; stabilizes the cellular membranes, which are fluid barriers or defense mechanisms against any form of cellular invasion; 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 damage to the blood vessel walls by inhibiting 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 the cells that line the blood vessel, and by enhancing the tonicity of the smooth muscle cells of the vessel; improves the quality and quantity of the microcirculation, thereby increasing circulatory flows to all the vital tissues and organs (such as the heart and brain); exhibits cytophylactic and cytotoxic activity in order to provide stronger cellular defense mechanisms against many physical or chemical agents, and displays anti-infective and disinfectant properties in order to promote increased resistance by destroying any invasive or harmful pathogenic bacteria, microbes or viruses that are often responsible for various infectious states or inflammatory conditions; exhibits bacteriostatic, microbicidal and viricidal activity in order to strengthen and increase the resistance of the arteries, blood vessels and capillaries against any invasive or harmful bacteria or microbes, as well as to inhibit the further development of any infectious or inflammatory conditions associated with the onset of sepsis, septicemia or uremia; demonstrates significant antiphlogistic effects 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 associated with sepsis, septicemia or uremia by exerting an extremely positive influence towards correcting any internal inflammatory conditions within the arteries, blood vessels or capillaries; 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 arteries, blood vessels and capillaries 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 blood vessels and musculature), 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 blood vessels or musculature; displays cell proliferant activity in order to inhibit the normal aging process within the blood vessels or muscles, thereby extending the overall lifespan of the various cells and tissue-systems throughout the entire organism; 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 blood vessels, musculature, immune system, and both the central (cerebro-spinal centers) and peripheral nervous systems; exhibits immuno-potentiating and immuno-stimulatory effects in order to enhance greater long-term immune potential and overallnon-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; enhances greater cellular energy production by beneficially affecting the various intracellular components, 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 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 blood vessels and musculature; 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 blood vessels or tissue-systems throughout the entire musculature; displays 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; 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.