This formula originates from one of Dr. John R. Christopher's formulas. I added Bilberry and Bitter Melon to make this a more powerful formula to strengthen the Pancreas.
Herbs: Cedar Berries, Uva Ursi, Mullein, Licorice root, Bitter Melon (Mormordica), Bilberry, Cayenne and Goldenseal
Herb: CEDAR BERRY
Botanical name: Juniperus monosperma
Therapeutic actions: Anti-phlogistic; Anti-viral; Anti-fungal; Birthing aid; Expectorant; Diuretic; Febrifuge; Laxative; Odontalgic; Pectoral; Poultice; Stomachic.
Nutrients: Vitamin C.
Description: It increases venous blood flow.
Internal uses: It has been used for pulmonary catarrh, rheumatism, diabetes. It has been known to naturally balance blood sugar levels.
Herb: UVA URSI LEAF
Botanical name: Arctostaphylos uva ursi
Therapeutic actions: Antiseptic; Astringent; Birthing aid; Disinfectant; Diuretic; Hypnotic; Kidney; Lithontriptic; Mucilage; Nephritic; Poultice; Skin; Tonic.
Nutrients: Calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3 and C.
Drug Interactions: Interacts with Acetaminophen with Codeine, Atropine, Cardec DM, Codeine, Ephedrine and Pseudo ephedrine, Lomotil/Lonex, Loop Diuretics, Spironolactone, Theophylline/Aminophylline, Thiazide diuretics and Triamterene.
Description: Uva Ursi has a specific affinity for the genito-urinary organs, especially for gravel or ulcerations of the kidney and bladder.
Herb: MULLEIN LEAF
Botanical name: Verbascum thapsus
Therapeutic actions: Anodyne; Antiseptic; Astringent; Demulcent; Emollient; Expectorant; Narcotic; Vulnerary.
Nutrients: Calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, silicon, selenium, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C and D.
Drug interactions: No know drug interactions.
Description: A valuable herb for respiratory disorders.
Internal uses: It has been uses for coughs, hoarseness, bronchitis, catarrh, hay fever, and whooping cough. It may also be used for catarrh in the gastrointestinal tract, glandular swellings.
Herb: LICORICE ROOT
Botanical name: Glycyrrhiza glabra
Therapeutic actions: Demulcent; Expectorant; Emollient; Pectoral; Aperient; Stimulant; Sialagogue.
Nutrients: Biotin, calcium, choline, iron, lecithin, magnesium, manganese, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C and E.
Drug interactions: Interacts with Digoxin, loop diuretics, Thiazide diuretics. Supports those taking Aspirin, Etodolac, Ibuprofen, Interferon, Isoniazid, Nabumetone, Naproxen and topical corticosteroids.
Description: This herb is one of the favorites in Chinese herbal medicine. It has general effects on the whole body.
Internal uses: Its stimulating action helps to counteract stress, supplies energy to the body, making it especially useful for those recovering from illness. Licorice works with the lungs, stomach, intestines, spleen, liver and adrenals.. Contains substances similar to the adrenal cortical hormones and has an estrogenic effect; therefore, it is an important herb for treating adrenal insufficiency, other glandular problems and female disorders.
Botanical name: Momordica charantia
AKA BITTER MELON
Therapeutic actions: Antibiotic; Anti-bacterial; Anti-viral; Anti-cancer; Anti-tumor; Anti-cholesterolemic; Anti-inflammatory; Aperients; Blood purifier; Hypotensive; Immunesuppressive; Vermifuge.
Drug interactions: No known drug interactions.
Description: It has been used for cancer and diabetes.
Internal uses: Reduces blood sugar, enhances libido, detoxifies, fights infection, balances hormones, promotes milk flow, fights free radicals, kills leukemia cells, rheumatoid arthritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus.
Herb: BILBERRY FRUIT
Botanical name: Vaccinium myrtillus
Therapeutic actions: Antispasmodic; Antiseptic; Antioxidant; Astringent; Diuretic; Kidney; Sedative; Tonic.
Nutrients: The nutrients it has are calcium, inositol, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, sulfur, zinc, vitamins B1, B2, B3 and C.
Drug interactions: No known drug interactions.
Description: Bilberry is a powerful antioxidant that strengthens veins and arteries. It has been helpful with many different diseases of the eyes as well as being nourishing to the pancreas and lungs.
Internal uses: Bilberry is widely used as a possible preventive treatment for complications of diabetes because of its ability to balance the blood sugars. It has been helpful in vascular retinal disturbances, cataracts, myopia and all forms of eye strain. Research, done mostly in Italy, has also uncovered Bilberry's potential for treating retinal problems from poor blood circulation, diabetes-caused glaucoma and day blindness.
Herb: CAYENNE ROOT
Botanical name: Capsicum minimum
Therapeutic actions: Anesthetic; Anti-hemorrhoidal; Anti-bacterial; Alterative; Astringent; Antispasmodic; Anti-rheumatic; Antiseptic; Carminative; Diaphoretic; Digestive; Emetic; Irritant; Pungent; Rubefacient; Sialagogue; Stimulant; Stomachic; Sudorific; Tonic.
Nutrients: Amino acids, calcium, essential fatty acids, folate, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, C, E and G.
Drug interactions: Supports interaction with aspirin.
Description: It is considered by many to be the strongest stimulant known.
Internal uses: It has been used for colds, sinus, respiratory ailments, indigestion, hangover, diabetes, cramps, circulation problems, asthma, rheumatism, kidneys and high blood pressure. It is used to help stimulate the other herbs to work better.
Herb: GOLDENSEAL ROOT
Botanical name: Hydrastis canadensis
Therapeutic actions: Anti-bacterial; Anti-periodic; Antiseptic; Antispasmodic; Astringent; Alterative; Cholagogue; Diuretic; Detergent; Ophthalmic; Aperient; Deobstruent; Antiemetic; Nervine; Hemostatic; Laxative; Sedative; Stomachic; Tonic.
Nutrients: Calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3 and C.
Drug interactions: Interacts with Tetracycline, check with physician if on Doxycycline.
Description: The golden, yellow root of this plant gives it its name. It has antibiotic properties stronger than many prescription medicines and is able to target "unwanted" bacteria, as well as protozoa and yeasts. Unique in that it does not harm the "beneficial" bacteria that are necessary in the digestive tract. By many herbalists it is considered one of the most powerful herbs. This has been substituted for quinine.