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, analgesic, anodyne, anti-arthritic, antibiotic, anti-cachexic, anti-dyscratic, anti-infective, antioxidant, antiphlogistic (anti-inflammatory), anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, bacteriostatic (anti-bacterial), cytophylactic, cytotoxic, decongestant, depurative, detoxicant, diaphoretic, disinfectant, diuretic, microbicidal (anti-microbial), nervine, rejuvenative, relaxant, restorative, sedative, spasmolytic, stimulant (circulatory and secretolytic) and 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], 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; acts as a stimulating and relaxing diffusive nervine (nerve sedative) directly upon the unstriped muscles in order to provide greater muscular relaxation, as well as overcome various muscular aches and pains; relieves the aches and pains associated with acute articular or muscular rheumatism, and eliminates any acute or sub-acute rheumatic arthritis accompanied by lithemia; removes any localized rheumatic disorders, such as wry-neck, pleurodynia, lumbago, and intercostal or abdominal rheumatism; displays antispasmodic properties in order to soothe and relieve any localized aches or pains, and exhibits chorea-like spasmolytic activity in order to eliminate any rheumatic pains resembling those of lumbago, torticollis, pleurodynia and rheumatoid gout; 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; 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 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); displays antiphlogistic effects in order to reduce any severe inflammatory conditions associated with arthritis, rheumatism, bursitis, gout, lumbago, osteoarthritis (adjuvant-induced arthritis) and rheumatoid arthritis, and alleviates any rheumatic colds accompanied by coryza (sore throat) and severe pain in the upper and lower jaw (of a neuralgic character); removes any rheumatic neuralgia, diaphragmatic rheumatism, muscular rheumatism of the chest walls, and various forms of cephalalgia associated with rheumatic conditions (rheumatic headaches), and exerts pressure upon the kidneys and bladder in order to remove any excessive uric acid accumulations associated with arthritic or rheumatic aches and pains in the various bones, muscles and joints; acts as an effective analgesic and anodyne for relieving the dull, heavy, tensive, intermittent and aching pains associated with various arthritic and rheumatic disorders, as well as various forms of backache accompanied by extreme soreness within the muscular tissues (especially throughout the abdominal region and in the extensor and flexor muscles of the extremities); eases the severe aching and throbbing sensations within the deep muscle tissues of the upper or lower back region, and eliminates any rheumatic muscular or neurological aches and pains associated with gastralgia, enteralgia, and tenesmic vesical pain; removes the aching sensations associated with rheumatic or catarrhal colds, as well as the aching pains in conditions involving uric acid diathesis; eliminates the aggravating rheumatic pains during the latter stages of pregnancy (parturition), which simulate those characteristics associated with rheumatic diathesis; alleviates any rheumatic carditis or chronic cardiac rheumatism, as well as the pain associated with uterine rheumatism; relieves the intense muscular aches and pains (abdominal and intestinal) associated with any acute infectious or non-infectious diseases (such as rheumatoid influenza), as well as the aching sensations in the musculature associated with the preliminary stages of any acute inflammatory disorders; 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 capabilitiesthroughout 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; activates the bodily processes of detoxification and elimination in order to cleanse and purify the bloodstream and tissue-systems, and increases both sensible and insensible perspiration in order to more effectively enhance the eliminative capabilities of the body; increases the secretion and elimination of urine in order to provide further support to the inner cleansing process, and promotes increased blood flow through the kidneys; 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.