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, alkalinizer, anabolic, alterative, anti-arthritic, antibiotic, anti-cachexic, anti-dyscratic, anti-infective, antiphlogistic (anti-inflammatory), anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, astringent, bacteriostatic (anti-bacterial), cytophylactic, cytotoxic, decongestant, depurative, detoxicant, disinfectant, nervine, microbicidal (anti-microbial), nutritive, rejuvenative, restorative 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 arthritic pain or muscle and joint inflammation or stiffness in those conditions involving arthritis, rheumatism, bursitis, gout, lumbago, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, and exhibits cardio-musculo tonic effects in various arthritic and rheumatic disorders; 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; 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 muscle tissues in order to provide a mildly antiseptic and protective coating (under which the regeneration of new tissue occurs) for the blood vessels, musculature or mucous membranes 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); relieves the painful aching sensations associated with arthritis and rheumatism, due to rich sources of steroidal saponins (which are precursors to cortisone); enhances the body's ability to produce its own natural sources of cortisone (due to the presence of the steroidal saponins sarsapogenin and tigogenin) by supplying certain essential materials that are required by the adrenal glands during the manufacturing process, and provides increased systemic alkalinity during any excessive overload of toxic impurities (such as uric acid); reduces the amount of toxins from the digestive system that are available for absorption (due to the presence of saponins) by allowing the various eliminative processes in the blood, kidneys, liver and lymph to remove greater quantities of toxic waste materials, thereby lowering the excessive accumulation of toxins (such as uric acid) that reside in the joints and muscle tissues which are directly related to certain degenerative disease-conditions (such as arthritis, rheumatism, etc.); 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 an effective nutritive and rejuvenative tonic to the blood vessels, tissue-systems and muscles (due to the presence of rich sources of calcium, carbohydrates, fats, zinc, and vitamins B1 and B2) 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 process of detoxification and elimination in order to cleanse and purify the bloodstream and tissue-systems, as well as to decompose and expel various metabolic waste materials (particularly urea and uric acid); 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.