The following is excerpted from The Professional's Herbal Formula Handbook No. 8, comprising 81 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, antibiotic, anti-cachexic, anti-dyscratic, anti-fatigue, anti-infective, antioxidant, antiphlogistic (anti-inflammatory), antiseptic, anti-sclerotic, anti-stress, anti-thrombotic, bacteriostatic (anti-bacterial), biocatalyst, calmative, cardiotonic, cell proliferant, cytophylactic, cytotoxic, decongestant, deobstruent, depurative, detoxicant, disinfectant, diuretic, estrogenic, hemodynamic, hormonagogue, hypotensive, microbicidal (anti-microbial), relaxant, rejuvenative, restorative, stimulant (circulatory and secretolytic), tonic, vasodilator and vasotonic.



Alleviates any general fluids dyscrasia (abnormal or pathological condition) within the blood vessels and tissue-systems throughout the circulatory and cardiovascular systems while regulating any general blood dyscrasia by purely qualitative means through the altering of any injurious processes, and eliminates any form of cachexia (state of malnourishment and general debility) associated with arteriosclerosis (arterial hardening) or atherosclerosis and hypercholesterolemia (excessive cholesterol formation); relieves any hypertension or congestion by reducing the total serum cholesterol, triglyceride, fatty acid and low density lipoprotein (LDL) levels while increasing serum high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels (which inhibits the formation of atherosclerosis) in those conditions involving hyperlipidemia (elevated lipids or fats in the blood), which is accomplished through the mechanism of accelerated degradation, conversion and excretion of cholesterol and triglycerides; promotes increased cholesterol and lipid metabolism by increasing the synthesis of cholesterol in the liver, and enhances greater synthesis of cholesterol by accelerating its decomposition or breakdown into other steroids (which provides increased protection against the formation of atherosclerotic disease); exhibits anti-thrombotic activity in order to prevent blood platelet aggregation or blood clotting by inhibiting any further exposure of the fibrinogen receptors located on platelet membranes, thereby enhancing greater overall effectiveness against the onset of atherosclerosis; displays hypotensive effects upon the cardiovascular system in order to reduce any abnormally high arterial pressure, and exhibits regulatory activity in order to normalize those conditions involving high blood pressure associated with excessive cholesterol, triglyceride and fatty acid formation; provides direct hemodynamic activity throughout the entire cardiovascular system accompanied by an increase in the force of cardiac contraction, especially during any acute circulatory failure or dysfunction; promotes increased tonicity throughout the heart, arteries, veins and capillaries while promoting increased capillary circulation, and generates greater protective effects against any oxygen deficiency damage to the heart muscle (due to the presence of ginsenosides Rb and Ro) caused by lipid peroxidation; enhances greater endocrine activity (due to the presence of panaquilon), and alleviates any adrenal insufficiency by inhibiting the development of adrenal atrophy or hypertrophy; enhances the overall functional capabilities of the endocrine glands, particulary the adrenal cortex (which produces hormonal secretions in order to regulate the proper metabolism of fats or lipids); stimulates the adrenal cortex, which produces an increased corticosteroid content in the urine and a decrease in the eosinophil cell count; acts predominantly upon the hypothalamus and pituitary glands by promoting the secretion of the adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) and related pituitary substances (e.g., beta-lipoprotein, endorphins, enkephalins, etc.) in order to enhance the manufacture and secretion of adrenal hormones, and exhibits a balancing effect upon the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis by adjusting the metabolic and functional systems that govern hormonal control of homeostasis; 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); 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; restores normal adrenal function, and provides greater elasticity or resilience to the functional capabilities of the entire organism; possesses mitogenetic radiations that effectively stimulate the chain of endocrine glands, thereby increasing their overall hormone-producing capabilities; emits organic radioactive rays in order to stimulate the vital processes in the cellular tissues, and enhances the breakdown of fatty acids into energy during prolonged exercise; exhibits cytophylactic and cytotoxic effects in order to increase cellular defense against any infection or infectious conditions, and displays significantly increased resistance towards any stressful conditions (particularly throughout the entire capillary system); displays bacteriostatic activity in order to arrest the growth of harmful pathogenic bacteria, as well as natural antibiotic properties in order to prevent the growth of certain microbes; exhibits bacteriostatic and microbicidal activity in order to strengthen and increase the resistance of the blood vessels against any invasive or harmful pathogenic bacteria or microbes throughout the arteries, veins and capillaries, as well as to inhibit the further development of any inflammatory or infectious conditions throughout the entire cardiovascular or circulatory systems; displays 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 by exerting an extremely positive influence towards correcting any blood vessel or tissue inflammation and various other internal inflammatory conditions; demonstrates significant antiseptic effects 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 blood vessels and tissue-systems throughout the entire cardiovascular and circulatory systems; 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 and lymph glands); 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 blood vessels or tissue-systems 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 cardiovascular system), 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 tissue-systems; 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 tissue-systems; displays cell proliferant activity in order to inhibit the normal aging process within the blood vessels or tissue-systems, thereby extending the overall lifespan of the various cells and tissues 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; 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 of the circulatory and cardiovascular systems; 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 tissue-systems throughout the entire organism; acts as an effective nutritive and rejuvenative tonic to the bloodstream and tissue-systems 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 and E) in order to enrich, nourish and replenish any nutritional deficiencies or insufficiency within the cells or tissues throughout the blood vessels or musculature, 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 and tissue-systems, and acts as an eliminative vasotonic to the blood, liver and splenic functions (as well as upon the eliminative functions of the lymphatic system); enhances the overall cleansing process by dilating the surface capillaries in order to more effectively remove any toxic debris or other metabolic waste materials through the pores of the skin; 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 growth processes, thereby enhancing the repair of any degenerated, deteriorated or 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.