Contains: Lomatium Dissectum “indianroot”, Quassia Wood, and Astragulus.
Lomatium dissectum: (Antiviral-bacterial Activity) is “a powerful antiviral plant used by Native Americans to survive the 1918 influenza epidemic may prove to be a strong modern-day cold and flu remedy” according to a report from the University of California. The root’s anti-viral action is combined with a respiratory clearing action that is especially useful for dealing with the secondary infections caused by many strains of influenza. Actions: Antibacterial, anticoagulant (possible), anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, (Candidia albicans, Clostridium (5 strains), Corynebacterium diptherium, Diplococcus pneumonia, E. coli, Hemophilus influenza, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Neisseria gonorrhea, Proteus vulgaris, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella, Shigella (3 strains), Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes), antiseptic, antiviral (DNA and RNA viruses), expectorant, immunostimulant, tonic.
Quassia Wood: [Bitter](one of nature’s star remedies, at its time was the greatest medical discovery ever made) Quassia reduces fevers quickly, heart tonic, and vermicide (kill parasites, worms) the discovery of the many properties of the Quassia Wood have led to its use in the treatment of fevers, colds, coughs and the flu. Because of its anti inflammatory properties, the Quassia Wood is used for the treatment of rheumatism. Joint pain, swelling, redness and immobility are also reduced with preparations made from this tree. As part of (or used as) an enema (bark dissolved in water for 24 hrs) will kill parasites in the colon. Specimens of the Quassia Wood were taken to Europe and were discovered to have many medicinal properties for the cure of fevers, gastrointestinal illnesses and many other ailments. Actions: Topnic, stomachic, antiseptic, febrfuge, parasiticide, vermicide, germicide, antispasmodic, hepatic, digestant, slighly narcotic, and help to increase blood hemoglobin and generate new blood when mixed with iron. Best action is to use tincture with dry herbal mix in hot water (as an herbal tea, two tablespoons per 20oz) divided to 2 to 3 times per day.
Astragulus Root: (Anti-inflammatory, Anti-Tumor, Anti-Microbial activity) that a simple preparations of this herb stimulate the immune system in several ways. It increases the number of stem cells (average of 23 percent) in bone marrow, It stimulates the “germ-eating” white blood cells known as macrophages, activates T-cells and natural killer (NIK) cells. As an anti-tumor agent, astragalus prevented cancer metastasis in 80 percent of mice tested. Still other studies have shown that astragalus stimulated T-cell activity and restores immune function in cancer patients with impaired immune functions. The action of astragalus is comprehensive. Robyn Landis and K. P. Khalsa note that “astragalus stimulates phagocytosis aggressiveness of their activity. Increased macrophage activity has been measured as lasting up to seventy-two hours. It increases the number of stem cells (the ‘generic’ cells that can become any type needed) in the marrow and lymph tissue, stimulates their maturation into active immune cells, increases spleen activity, increases releases of antibodies, and boost the production of hormonal messenger molecules that signal for virus destruction.” And as Rob McCaleb noted in HerbalGram 21 (summer 1988) researchers at the University of Texas Medical Center found that astragalus was able to completely restore the function of cancer patients’ compromised immune cells. (Note: the other herb which have shown similar results is Echinacea, more on that soon with a tincture and herbal tea formula…..)
The glyconutrients in the stem and branches of Astragalus are galactose, arabinose, xylose, fucose, rhamnose, and galcturonic acid. The benefits include action as an antioxidant, diuretic, anti-inflammatory. It inhibits tumor growth, offsets the immune suppression of cancer chemotherapy. Astragalus also stimulates synthesis of antibodies, delays the natural aging process of blastocysts (fertilized egg cells) by one-third, increases the number of stem cells in marrow and lymph and stimulates stem cell development into active immune cells.
Astragalus is used for various health conditions. For instance, it’s used to treat the common cold, upper respiratory infections, fibromyalghia, diabetes and for its heart benefits. Astragalus stimulates the spleen, liver, lungs, circulatory, and urinary system. It’s also used to treat arthritis, asthma, and nervous conditions as well as to lower blood sugar and blood pressure.
Research at the UCLA AIDS Institute focused on the function of cycloastragenol in the aging process of immune cells, and its effects on the cells’ response to viral infections. It appears to increase the production of telomerase, an enzyme that mediates the replacement of short bits of DNA known as telomeres, which play a key role in cell replication, including in cancer processes.
* Telomerase acts to maintain or lengthen telomeres, which extend the lifespan of your DNA. If you imagine DNA as a shoelace, telomeres are the plastic aglets at each end. It serves as a protector for your DNA because it keeps it from fraying or damaging. As you age, your telomeres shorten due to wear and tear, which gives your cells an expiration date. However, telomerase helps to preserve telomeres by making them longer. Telemerase is usually “off” in adult cells, except in immune cells, in egg and sperm cells, and in malignant cells, like those found in cancer. The length of your telomeres is important: Researchers have discovered correlations between telomere length and susceptibility to certain aging-related diseases, like cardiovascular diseases (heart attacks, atherosclerosis, and strokes), diabetes, and cancer.
The 2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to scientists Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Carol W. Greider and Jack W. Szostak, who co-discovered telomerase, the enzyme that rebuilds the telomere. They found that when they reignite the production of telomerase, telomere shortening is prevented — and oftentimes, telomeres even lengthen, thereby causing cells to age in reverse.
Herbs to use with these herbs to help kill fungus - Pau d’Arco, thyme, Echinacea Root, leaf, and clove. (Blood Purifier Tincture)