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, antibiotic, anti-cachexic, anti-dyscratic, anti-stress, astringent, antispasmodic, bacteriostatic (anti-bacterial), balsamic, calmative, cytophylactic, cytotoxic, diuretic, hypotensive, microbicidal (anti-microbial), nervine, neuro-motor depressant, rejuvenative, systemic relaxant, nerve sedative, spasmolytic, stimulant (circulatory and secretolytic), tonic, tranquilizer and tropho-restorative.



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; acts as a neuro-motor depressent, and removes any restless or fitful sleep-states caused by various aches, dull pain or painful throbbing sensations associated with arthritis, rheumatism, bursitis, gout, lumbago, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis; acts as an effective analgesic and anodyne for relieving the dull, heavy, tensive, intermittent aches and pains associated with gout, rheumatism 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), and reduces any muscle or joint swelling in conditions involving 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; 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; acts as a systemic relaxant, thereby exhibiting mild sedative and medium-strength spasmolytic effects upon any aching or painful throbbing conditions; demonstrates antispasmodic and spasmolytic properties (due to the presence of scutellarin) in order to soothe and relieve any localized aches or pains associated with various arthritic and rheumatic disorders, and exhibits tropho-restorative and relaxant activity upon the nerve tissue in order to repair the debilitating effects of any longstanding or continuous nervous over-activity associated with any chronic arthritic or rheumatic disorders; acts directly upon the cerebro-spinal centers (brain and central nervous system) in order to control any nervous irritation (due to the presence of the flavonoid scutellarin) by encouraging the production of natural endorphins, which serve as tranquilizing agents; acts as a restorative during any stressful conditions by soothing, nourishing, regenerating, stimulating, strengthening and tonifying the central nervous system (including the brain, spinal cord and sympathetic nervous system), and displays diuretic activity in order to expel any excessive uric acid accumulations that may adversely affect the nervous system (especially in those conditions involving arthritis, rheumatism, bursitis, gout, lumbago, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis); 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; 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; 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.