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· Used traditionally as a tonic for fatigue, to improve mental performance and memory, and to prevent and treat (adjunctively) early stage Alzheimer's

· Used traditionally as an adaptogen to improve physical performance, endurance, and resistance to the effects of stress

· Used traditionally to reduce inflammation

· Used traditionally for age-related or stress-related impotence

A first class tonic herb, ashwagandha has a long and distinguished history of use in Ayurvedic medicine, the traditional medical system of India. Dr. Michael Tierra calls ashwagandha India's wonder herb and is of the opinion that it compares favourably to herbs like ginseng and astragalus, for example, the world's most renowned herbal tonics.

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· Used traditionally as a tonic for fatigue, to improve mental performance and memory, and to prevent and treat (adjunctively) early stage Alzheimer's

· Used traditionally as an adaptogen to improve physical performance, endurance, and resistance to the effects of stress

· Used traditionally to reduce inflammation

· Used traditionally for age-related or stress-related impotence

A first class tonic herb, ashwagandha has a long and distinguished history of use in Ayurvedic medicine, the traditional medical system of India. Dr. Michael Tierra calls ashwagandha India's wonder herb and is of the opinion that it compares favourably to herbs like ginseng and astragalus, for example, the world's most renowned herbal tonics.

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• Used for a tendency to frequent colds and infection and to improve immune function • Used adjunctively to treat chronic nephritis (kidney inflammation) • Used adjunctively during radiation and chemotherapy to mitigate immune depression • Used for fatigue

Astragalus is an herb of utmost importance for its adaptogenic and immune-modulating properties. A classic tonic, it has been a mainstay of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for many centuries. These days, because of the scientific research that has corroborated its effectiveness, it has been adopted widely as a remedy in the West as well.

Astragalus is currently used as an immune stimulant and thought to be helpful for the common cold.

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• used as a tonic to the intestines for constipation • used as an antimicrobial for gastrointestinal and urinary tract infections • used to promote liver function, bile flow, to treat gallbladder inflammation and adjunctively for symptoms associated with gallstones • Used as an immune stimulant • Used as an adjunctive therapy for non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus Barberry is a herb with a long history of use in the West as both foodstuff and medicine. Classic British herbalist Mrs. M.
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Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus; 250 mg/ml) • used to treat diarrhoea • used to treat digestive disorders • used to treat circulatory problems, including varicose veins, haemorrhoids, and easy bruising • used for the treatment and prevention of eye conditions such as cataracts, macular degenerative myopia, eyestrain, retinopathy, and night blindness • Used adjunctively with dietary change for management of mild to moderate non-insulin dependent type two diabetes mellitus • Used adjunctively with dietary change for management of mild to moderate hyperlipidemia Bilberry is an herbal remedy that has been employed for nearly a thousand years in Western medicine. Bilberry has been traditionally used for cases of non-specific, acute diarrhoea.
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(Fucus vesiculosus; 250 mg per ml 118 mcg Iodine per ml) • used as a source of iodine, as a restorative of the thyroid gland and as a metabolic stimulant for weight loss • used to treat rheumatism and rheumatoid arthritis • used as a premenopausal prophylactic against hormonal cancers in women • used for its immunostimulatory and antioxidant properties Ryan Drum, PhD, establishes the essential need for supplementing the diet with healthy, stable iodine 127. He points out that, “Animals with (a) complete body complement of iodine127 tend to not take in radioactive iodine131.” Radioactive iodine131, a fallout product from nuclear power generation, is a primary reason for the massive prevalence of thyroid disease observed in the last few decades, contends Drum.
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Borage (Borago officinalis; 250 mg/ml) • used as an adrenal tonic for nervous exhaustion, depression, and fatigue In Western herbalism, Borage is classified as a nervine, that class of herbs that tonifies, calms and heals the nervous system. Borage is an especially effective tonic for the adrenal glands. Roman soldiers ate borage before going into battle, as it was believed to give one courage. In fact, a common catchphrase from antiquity was “I, Borage, bring always courage”. The dried leaves and flowers are very high in potassium.
 
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Burdock root (Arctium lappa radix; 250 mg/ml) • used to help alleviate the pain associated with rheumatism • used to treat skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis • used as a diuretic and blood purifier A blood purifier and diuretic, burdock root has a long and distinguished history of use in traditional Western medicine as a remedy for skin diseases and rheumatic ailments. Burdock is a valuable remedy for the treatment of skin conditions that result in dry and scaly patches. It may be most effective for psoriasis if used over a long period of time. It has value when used as part of a wider treatment program for rheumatic complaints, especially when associated with psoriasis.
 
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(Arctium lappa radix; 250 mg/ml) • used to help alleviate the pain associated with rheumatism • used to treat skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis • used as a diuretic and blood purifier A blood purifier and diuretic, burdock root has a long and distinguished history of use in traditional Western medicine as a remedy for skin diseases and rheumatic ailments. Burdock is a valuable remedy for the treatment of skin conditions that result in dry and scaly patches. It may be most effective for psoriasis if used over a long period of time. It has value when used as part of a wider treatment program for rheumatic complaints, especially when associated with psoriasis.
 
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Calendula salve, made from certified organically grown Calendula flowering tops infused in extra-virgin olive oil, is a natural herbal treatment traditionally used topically to aid wound healing and for minor burns and abrasions, lacerations, swellings, contusions and muscle and joint strains and sprains. Calendula salve is also valued for treating radiation-induced dermatitis, to aid healing of cutaneous ulcers, to relieve symptoms associated with fibrocystic breast disease and mastitis, and for diaper rash.
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