Cat's Claw / Pau d' Arco Plus
This combination of herbs includes deep immune activators,
surface immune activators (anti-microbials) and adaptogens.
This specific combination can help support and strengthen
the body’s natural immune functions on all levels.
Contents: Peruvian Cat’s
Claw bark, Brazilian Pau d’Arco bark, Chinese Astragalus
root, Echinacea angustifolia root, Red Reishi mushroom,
Chinese Schizandra berry, Siberian Ginseng root, Chinese
Ligustrum (Privet) fruit and Licorice root. 20 to 45 drops
3-4 times daily. Recommended to be taken for 3-4 months
consecutively for best results. Not recommended if nursing
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Cat's Claw (Uña de Gato) bark (Uncaria tomentosa) Rainforest
Deep immune activator, tonic, anti-inflammatory, antirheumatic,
antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiviral, hypotensive, cardiac
Common Use: This amazing
vine from the Peruvian rain forest is offered in Peruvian
pharmacies. Do not use with anti-ulcer medications.
Not recommended if pregnant or nursing.
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Pau d' Arco bark
(Tabebuia impetiginosa) Rainforest
Alterative, antifungal, antibacterial, depurative, immune support.
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Astragalus root (Astragalus membranaceus)
Deep immune activator, diuretic, tonic, hypotensive, vasodilator,
Common Use: Used as a daily tonic when one
is not feeling well; it has the ability to build the energy
reserves in the body and exhibits several anti-stress properties.
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root (Echinacea angustifolia)
Antimicrobial, alterative, antiseptic, antibacterial, immune
Common Use: Echinacea
is the prime remedy to help rid the body of microbial infections.
This plant shows up in most herbal cold, flu and fever formulas,
for this purpose it combines well with golden seal. In conjunction
with other herbs it may be used for any infection, anywhere
in the body. Not recommended for long term use in large
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Reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum)
Adaptogen, deep immune activator, analgesic, anti-inflammatory,
hypotensive, antibacterial, antiviral, cardiac tonic, expectorant,
Common Use: Reishi
is in the most highly rated category of herbs ("Superior"),
in terms of multiple benefits and lack of side effects,
in Traditional Chinese Medicine.Reishi
greatly reduced the symptomsof oxygen
deprivation among Chinese workers who traveled to the high
plateau of Tibet, climbing 15,000 feet in 3 days in the
Reishi is a true adaptogen, enhancing health and normal
functions of the body. For example, while it increases some
components of immune response, it also
inhibits pathological immune functions. It has been reported to reduce
the histamine release associated with allergic reactions.
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Schizandra berry (Schizandra chinensis)
Tonic, adaptogen, aphrodisiac, mild stimulant, deep immune
Common Use: Schizandra
fruits or berries contain various lignans, mainly schizandrins,
these lignans have been found to prevent liver damage, stimulate
liver repair, and stimulate normal liver functioning. These
properties appear to be related to the various antioxidant
abilities of the various schizandrins. Schizandra also helps
in digestion, regulating gastric acid release. Other studies
have shown that extracts of schizandra are stimulating to
the central nervous system and are cholinergic. There have
been numerous reports on schizandra's ability to quicken
reflexes, increase work efficiency, control anger and combat
neurasthenias (headaches, insomnia, dizziness, palpitations).
Other reports have mentioned increased cognitive function
and increased memory. A recent study concluded that schizandra
may be a useful herb to reverse depression, particularly
that due to adrenergic exhaustion. Recent research studies
have indicated that schizandra has numerous biological activities,
including: anti-bacterial, mild stimulant, liver protective,
anti-depressant, antioxidant, adaptogen and cardiac tonic.
In Oriental Medicine, schizandra is recommended for the
lungs, liver and kidneys, including as an aphrodisiac (
kidney element). Schizandra is also a registered medicine
in Russia for vision problems since the herb has been found
to prevent eye fatigue and increase acuity.
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Ginseng root (Eleutherococcus senticosus) Chinese
Adaptogen, circulatory stimulant, tonic, vasodilator.
Common Use: This herb
may safely be used to increase stamina when under stress. After nearly
a thousand studies, Siberian Ginseng has been shown to increase energy
and stamina and to help the body resist viral infections, environmental
toxins, radiation and chemotherapy. In Chinese Medicine it has been used
to prevent bronchial, respiratory and viral infections, provide energy
and vitality, increase resistance to stress, treat rheumatic and heart
ailments, improve cardiovascular and neurovascular conditions and help
restore memory, concentration and cognitive abilities which may be impaired
from poor blood supply to the brain. Additionally Siberian Ginseng is
a popular remedy for debility, depression, fatigue and nervous breakdowns.
It has a growing reputation for increasing all kinds of body resistance.
Also used to regulate low blood pressure and increase circulation. Excellent
as a general tonic. Recommended to be taken for 3-6 months consecutively
for best results.
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Ligustrum Privet fruit (Ligustrum lucidum)
Nutritive tonic, deep immune activator, liver tonic, digestive
Common Use: Ligustrum,
or privet fruit, is an excellent digestive aid, it may be
of benefit in chronic bowel complaints and ulcerations of
the stomach and bowels. Also known to nourish and tone the
liver and kidneys, benefit the skin, and act on conditions
such as dizziness, spots in front of the eyes, lower back
pain and tinnitus. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, ligustrum
is often combined with astragalus root to combat long term
weakness, chronic illness or deficiency, and many degenerative
ailments such asgeneral immune weakness.
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Expectorant, demulcent, anti-inflammatory, adrenal agent, antispasmodic,
mild laxative, alterative, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antitoxic, tonic,
Common Use: In China,
licorice root has been called "The Great Detoxifier." It
acts on the endocrine system and the liver as an anti-hepatotoxic. Also as an
expectorant and anti-inflammatory it may be useful in coughs
and bronchitis. A recent study found that licorice root
actually stimulates the production of interferon, that critical
chemical in the immune system that could benefit the body in response to many immune response deficiencies.Licorice root also
possesses estrogenic activity, and is said to be beneficial
as a uterine tonic and to induce normal ovulation. This
herb is also included in the Hoxsey formula. 5 to 30 drops
2-3 times daily. Caution: Excessive and prolonged use of
licorice root can cause sodium retention and potassium depletion.
Potassium supplementation (75-100mg daily) prevents this
problem. Not recommended if nursing or pregnant.
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