The following is excerpted from The Professional's Herbal Formula Handbook No. 9, 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, anti-arthritic, antibiotic, anti-cachexic, anti-dyscratic, anti-infective, antioxidant, antiphlogistic (anti-inflammatory), antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-rheumatic, bacteriostatic (anti-bacterial), cytophylactic, cytotoxic, decongestant, depurative, detoxicant, disinfectant, diuretic, microbicidal (anti-microbial), rejuvenative, restorative, spasmolytic, stimulant (circulatory and secretolytic) and nerve tonic.



Alleviates any general fluids dyscrasia (abnormal or pathological condition) within the blood vessels, tissue-systems or musculature that leads to the onset of degenerative or debilitative conditions associated with various forms of arthritis or rheumatism (including bursitis, articular or muscular rheumatism [fibrositis], fibromyalgia, gout, lumbago, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis), and eliminates any form of cachexia (state of malnourishment and general debility) throughout the blood vessels, bone tissue and musculature; removes any sharp, needle-like uric acid crystals that are absorbed from the bloodstream and become lodged in the muscle and bone tissues, which results in the painful stiffness and diffused aching or throbbing sensations associated with arthritis, articular and muscular rheumatism (fibrositis), bursitis, gout, lumbago, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis; 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; displays bacteriostatic and microbicidal activity in order to strengthen and increase the resistance of the blood vessels, bone tissue or musculature against any invasive or harmful pathogenic bacteria or microbes throughout the entire organism, as well as to inhibit the further development of any inflammatory or infectious conditions associated with the onset of various arthritic or rheumatic disorders; displays antiphlogistic activity (due to the effects of certain anthocyanosides upon collagen structures) in order to eliminate a wide variety of inflammatory conditions associated with various arthritic or rheumatic disorders, including osteoarthritis (adjuvant-induced arthritis); 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 associated with various arthritic or rheumatic disorders by exerting an extremely positive influence towards correcting any blood vessel or tissue inflammation and various other internal inflammatory conditions; 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 blood vessels, bone tissue and musculature 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 and lymph glands); reduces any excessive accumulations of uric acid (due to the presence of flavonoid components) that result in tissue damage or destruction, and rebuilds any damaged collagen structures or capillaries caused by various inflammatory processes or degenerative states that occur during conditions characterized by rheumatoid arthritis, gout or bursitis; 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; displays antispasmodic and spasmolytic properties in order to soothe and relieve any localized aches or pains associated with various arthritic and rheumatic disorders, and acts as a circulatory stimulant 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; eliminates various arterial, venous or capillary insufficiency disorders through the ability of the anthocyanosides to provide protective mechanisms by increasing the barrier effect of the vein wall with enhanced stabilization of the cellular membrane structures, and by increasing the biosynthesis of the various components that reside in the connective "ground substance"; exhibits significant collagen-stabilizing activity (due to the presence of anthocyanidins, proanthocyanidins and other flavonoid compounds) in order to prevent the destruction of collagen, which is the most abundant protein in the body that is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the "ground substance" (as well as various connective tissues such as tendons, ligaments and cartilage); acts directly upon collagen metabolism by (1) the ability to crosslink collagen fibers in order to reinforce the natural crosslinking of collagen that forms the collagen matrix of various connective tissues, (2) preventing any free-radical damage (due to potent antioxidant or free-radical scavenging activity), (3) inhibiting any enzymatic cleavage of collagen from various enzymes secreted by leukocytes during any inflammatory or degenerative conditions, (4) preventing the release and synthesis of certain compounds that promote inflammation (such as histamine, leukotrienes, prostaglandins and serine proteases), and (5) promoting mucopolysaccharide and collagen synthesis (as well as stimulating the reticulation of collagen fibrils); inhibits any collagen catabolism or tissue destruction (due to the presence of bioflavonoids), and promotes increased peripheral circulation by enhancing the outward flow of blood; 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, bone tissue 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 tissue-systems throughout the entire organism; 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; strengthens and increases the resistance of the blood capillaries, and restores greater ionic balance to the walls of the blood vessels while promoting significant vascular smooth muscle-relaxing activity; 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 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.