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Antispasmodic Herbal Formula Tincture


Description:  This formula is effective towards many types of spasms in the body.  I have used it for hiccoughs and muscle spasms. I have also used it for coughs related to asthmatic issues.  It will help relax tension thereby reducing sore muscles.  It works very quickly.  I have also used it for tinnitus, although I had to be careful not to use too much and used it in conjunction with a good oil, such as olive, coconut or garlic oil.  It is a Dr. John R. Christopher formula.  He has had many successes using it for a variety of disorders, including psoriasis.


Ingredients:  Blue Cohosh root, Black Cohosh root, Blue Vervain leaf, Skullcap, Lobelia, ionized water, grain alcohol



Botanical name:  Cimicifuga racemosa

Origin:  USA/China

Therapeutic actions:  Alterative; Antidote; Anti-inflammatory; Anti-rheumatic; Antispasmodic; Astringent; Birthing aid; Cardiotonic; Diaphoretic; Diuretic; Emmenagogue; Expectorant; Hypnotic; Hypoglycemic; Sedative; Tonic; Vasodilator. 

Nutrients:  Calcium, chromium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, zinc, Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C and K.

Drug interactions:  No known drug interactions.

Description:  Black Cohosh is a specific for menopausal symptoms and a restorative for the nervous and cardiovascular system and lungs. Studies have shown that Black Cohosh is similar to the drugs used in hormone replacement therapy.

Internal uses:  It has helped regulate blood pressure, cholesterol, tinnitus, and been useful in childbirth. Traditionally important in the treatment of women's complaints. It promotes menstruation and when used in conjunction with St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum), it is 78% effective in treating hot flashes and other menopausal problems. Other uses include: asthma, bee stings, blood cleanser, epilepsy, estrogen deficiency, hysteria, insect bites, measles, neuralgia, rheumatism, spinal meningitis, St.Vitus Dance and whooping cough.

Suggested dosage:  250 mg, 3 times daily. Tincture 2 –4 ml 3 times daily. 

Caution:  Do not use in early pregnancy or nursing. Do not take large amounts.



Botanical name:  Caulophyllum thalictroides

Origin:  USA

Therapeutic actions:  Anthelmintic; Antispasmodic; Birthing aid; Diaphoretic; Diuretic; Emmenagogue; Oxytoxic; Sedative.

Nutrients:  Calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C and E.

Drug interactions:  No known drug interactions.

Description:  It has been used for menstrual difficulties, regulating and promoting menstrual flow. It has been able to stimulate childbirth safely when imminent. 

Internal uses:  Good for neuralgia, spasms, fits and epilepsy. It is high in potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, silicon and phosphorus. Combined with other herbs, it has been beneficial in the treatment of nervous disorders and rheumatism.

Suggested dosage:  300—1000 mg daily. Tincture:  1—2 ml 3 times daily.

Caution:  Pregnant women should not use except in the last month of pregnancy. Large amounts cause headaches, nausea and high blood pressure




Botanical name:  Verbena hastata

Origin:  USA

Therapeutic actions:  Alterative; Analgesic; Anti-inflammatory; Anti-pyretic; Astringent; Anti-periodic; Antispasmodic; Diaphoretic; Diuretic; Emetic; Emmenagogue; Expectorant; Galactogogue; Nervine; Parasiticide; Relaxant; Stimulant; Tonic; Vermifuge; Vulnerary. 

Nutrients:  Calcium, manganese, vitamins C and E.

Drug interactions:  No known drug interactions.

Description:  A natural tranquilizer and counteracts periodic disorders of the nervous system such as ADD and ADHD. It is an alternative to Lobelia.

Internal uses:  Expectorant action to help with congestion in the throat and chest; aids with fevers and colds. It may be effective in eliminating intestinal worms.  It has also been used for epilepsy, asthma, convulsions, cystic fibrosis, depression, fatigue, headache,  insomnia,  nervous disorders, seizures, swellings.

Suggested dosage:  5—10 ml 3 times daily.

CAUTION:  Do not use if pregnant, unless under supervision of a health professional during the last 2 weeks of pregnancy.



Botanical name:  Lobelia inflata

Origin:  USA/India

Therapeutic actions:  Antispasmodic; Anti-venomous; Astringent; Cathartic; Counter-irritant; Diaphoretic; Diuretic; Emetic; Expectorant; Emmenagogue; Nauseant; Nervine; Relaxant; Stimulant. 

Nutrients:  Calcium, choline, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B12 and C.

Drug interactions:  Check with physician if on nicotine alternatives.

Description:  Lobelia is commonly used both externally and internally to relax all spasms. 

Internal uses:  In small doses, it is used for lung congestion. In large doses, it acts as a powerful emetic. It has been used for abscesses, asthma, angina pectoris; for digestion, smoking cessation and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Suggested dosage:  1 ml 3 times daily. More than that could cause nausea or vomiting. Do not use for more than 4 weeks.

Caution:  Use in small amounts and with other herbs during pregnancy.



Botanical name:  Scutellaria lateriflora

Origin:  USA

Therapeutic actions:  Antispasmodic; Anti-bacterial; Anticonvulsive; Anti-pyretic; Anti-venomous; Astringent; Calmative; Diuretic; Nervine; Sedative; Tonic. 

Nutrients:  Calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, selenium,  silicon, zinc, vitamins A,  B1, B2, B3, C and E.

Drug Interactions: No known interactions.

Description:  Skullcap is an excellent tonic for the nervous system. 

Internal uses:  It has been used for nervousness, insomnia and for withdrawal from drugs and alcohol. It helps to induce an inner calm and to help lessen negative mind chatter. Other uses: hysterical fits, convulsions, spinal meningitis, epilepsy, nervous headache, facial neuralgia, insanity, poisonous insect and snake bites, cranial and uterine neuralgia, spasms.  Its bitter qualities help to strengthen the digestive system.

Suggested Dosage: Tincture– 2—4 ml 3 times daily.

Caution:  High doses may cause dizziness, mental confusion and/or irregular pulse rate. Do not give to children under six years of age. 

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