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, amphoteric, anabolic, analgesic, mild anodyne, anti-arthritic, antibiotic, anti-cachexic, anti-dyscratic, anti-infective, antioxidant, anti-rheumatic, antispasmodic, anti-stress, bacteriostatic (anti-bacterial), calmative, cytophylactic, cytotoxic, disinfectant, hypotensive, microbicidal (anti-microbial), nervine, neuro-tropic, rejuvenative, systemic 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], 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 an effective analgesic and mild anodyne for relieving the dull, heavy, tensive, intermittent and aching pains associated with arthritis, rheumatism, bursitis, gout, 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; eliminates any sacral aches and pains, and acts as a sedative in order to relieve any aching or painful throbbing sensations; exhibits sedative, antispasmodic and spasmolytic effects, due to the presence of valepotriates (iridoid molecules), valeric acid, and the sesquiterpene constituents in the volatile oil (such as borynl isovalerianate, borynl acetate, borynl formate, eugenyl isovalerate, and isoeugenyl isovalerate); demonstrates substantial antispasmodic activity upon both smooth (unstriped) and visceral (striped) muscle tissues in order to soothe and relieve any localized aches or pains associated with various arthritic and rheumatic disorders, and displays sedative effects (due to the presence of valeramic acid) upon the higher nerve-centers in those conditions characterized by excessive nerve strain; exhibits pronounced neurotropic action, as well as an equilibrating effect upon the central nervous system; possesses valepotriate compounds (valeriana-epoxy-triester), which exert powerful and refreshing tranquilizing effects upon the central nervous system by attaching themselves to individual receptor sites within certain portions of the brain, spinal column and nervous system in order to more effectively remove any aching or painful throbbing conditions or other forms of stressful tension; promotes gentle and soothing activity upon the nervous system (especially the cerebro-spinal centers), as well as predominantly equalizing and regulatory (amphoteric) effects upon the autonomic nervous system (due to the presence of valepotriates); penetrates directly into the locomotor tissues throughout the entire organism (especially the central nervous system), thereby providing a more subtle form of numbness in order to eliminate any aching or painful disorders; relieves the restless symptoms associated with Ekbom's Syndrome (restless legs) whenever the body is in a supine position, especially at night; relaxes the musculature in order to alleviate any muscular tension or spasms (knotted muscles), while inducing quieting and comforting sensations; reduces any stress throughout the body by utilizing the alkaloid valerine, along with valerianic acid, isovalerianic acid, and various sedative iridoid compounds (valepotriates) in order to calm and relax the nerves and balance the central nervous system; promotes restful sleep-states without any narcotic after-effects, and improves sleep quality while reducing any sleep latency (the amount of time required to attain the sleep-state); 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 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; 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.