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), balsamic, biocatalyst, cell proliferant, cytophylactic, cytotoxic, decongestant, demulcent, depurative, detoxicant, disinfectant, emollient, expectorant, microbicidal (anti-microbial), mucilaginous, nutritive, prophylactic, rejuvenative, restorative, 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], 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; relieves any general toxemia (chronic toxicity) or general blood dyscrasia, due to the presence of allantoin; removes any muscular rheumatism (fibrositis), and relieves any rheumatic pain or swollen joints associated with gout and rheumatoid arthritis; displays antiphlogistic properties, due to the presence of pyrollizidine alkaloids (such as echimidine, lycopsamine and symphytine); 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 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; exhibits antiphlogistic activity in order to reduce any severe inflammatory conditions associated with various arthritic or rheumatic disorders; 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; provides greater healing properties (due to the presence of allantoin) in order to relieve various inflammations in the joints (gout) or tissue-systems, while soothing and protecting any irritated or inflamed internal tissues by direct contact with varying amounts of complex mucilaginous substances; 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 significant antiseptic activity (due to the presence of pyrocatechol tannins), and acts as an effective analgesic and anodyne in order to relieve the dull, heavy, tensive, intermittent and aching pains associated with arthritis, rheumatism, gout, bursitis, lumbago, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and 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); demonstrates diuretic, astringent, antispasmodic, spasmolytic and expectorant properties, due to the presence of phenolic acids (such as caffeic, rosmarinic, chlorogenic and lithospermic acids) and phenols or phenolic glycosides (including tannins, flavonoids (isobauerenol) and allantoin); exhibits significant antispasmodic and spasmolytic activity in order to soothe and relieve any localized aches and pains associated with various arthritic or rheumatic disorders, and activates greater cellular proliferation (increased cell production) in order to accelerate the repair of any damaged tissue-systems; 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, bone tissue or musculature 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 bone tissue and musculature), and exhibits circulatory stimulant activity in order to permeate the entire organism (both internally and externally) with greater warmth and movement in order to support 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 bone tissue or musculature; displays cell proliferant activity in order to inhibit the normal aging process within the muscles and bone tissue, thereby extending the overall lifespan of the various cells and tissue-systems throughout the entire musculature and skeletal 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 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, 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; acts as an effective nutritive and rejuvenative tonic to the blood vessels, tissue-systems and muscles (due to the presence of rich sources of calcium, carbohydrates, chromium, fats, iron, magnesium, manganese, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, silicon, sodium, and vitamins A, B2 and B12) in order to enrich, nourish and replenish any nutritional deficiencies or insufficiency within the cells or tissues throughout the entire body, which leads to the development of degenerative or atonic conditions associated with various arthritic or rheumatic disorders; 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 promotes general cleansing processes throughout the entire organism; increases the secretion and elimination of urine, thereby providing 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.