Age Old Tonic Herbs
Acts on the cardiovascular, nervous, and digestive systems. Used to
stimulate appetite, increase peristaltic action of the stomach and
bowels. It is highly nutrient dense and rich in important minerals.
(Angelica archangelica L.)
Is effective for appetite loss, digestive
ailments, urinary systems and gastrointestinal tract spasm.
considered to have antibiotic, analgesic, diaphoretic and
expectorant properties. It is used to treat menstrual conditions and helps
maintain a woman’s health and well being during and after menopause. It
also serves as a blood mover and has immune system enhancing properties.
(Apium graveolens L.)
Used as a
diuretic, for blood purification,
for regulating elimination of the bowels, for glandular stimulation,
pneumatic complaints. Celery Seed is also used for weight loss due to
malnutrition, for loss of appetite, exhaustion, and as a prophylactic
Chamomile, German (Matricaria Chamomilla)
carminative, used to treat flatulent nervous dyspepsia, nasal
catarrh and nervous diarrhea. Chamomile is effective for
gastrointestinal spasms and inflammatory diseases of the
gastrointestinal tract. It has antiphlogistic and
Naturally promotes relaxation and acts as a reinforcement for stress.
(Taraxacum officinale L.)
Promotes a healthy liver. Improves function
of the pancreas, spleen, stomach, gallbladder and kidneys. It is used for
disturbances in bile flow, as a
diuretic, for loss of appetite, and
dyspeptic problems. It acts as a blood purifier by straining and
filtering toxins and wastes from the bloodstream.
(Gentiana lutea L.)
Used for digestive disorders,
such as loss of appetite, fullness, and flatulence and dyspepsic
complaints. Good for liver and spleen function.
(Humulus lupulus L.)
Naturally promotes relaxation
and exerts calming effects, thereby inducing rest. Effective for
treating sleep disorders, nervous conditions, anxiety and mood problems.
Also, good for pain, stress, circulation and muscle cramps.
(Marrubium vulgare L.)
Used for dyspepsia, loss of
appetite, bloating and flatulence, liver and gallbladder complaints. It
has long been noted for its efficiency in the lung.
(Equisetum arvense L.)
Strengthens bones, connective
tissue, hair, nails and teeth. Increases calcium absorption. Used for
post-traumatic and static edema.
(Glycyrrhiza glabra L.)
Effective for blood
purification and detoxification, circulation, fatique, weight loss,
environmental related conditions, thyroid and mental alertness. Also has
soothing benefits for the stomach, digestive tract and as an
(Malva rotundifolia L.)
Used for the inflammation and
ulceration of the digestive tract, hiatal hernia, excess mucus, asthma,
urinary tract infections, irritating coughs. Digestive system
stimulator. Has a soothing effect on inflammation and irritation of the
alimentary canal and of the urinary and respiratory organs.
(Malva moshata L.)
Used for the respiratory tract
and the gastrointestinal tract. A mucilaginous herb that is an
expectorant, soothes irritated tissues in the throat and chest and
reduces inflammation. Has a calming effect on the body.
Passion Flower Herb
(Passiflora incarnata L.)
Used for the treatment of
nervous anxiety, stress, sleep disorders and neuralgia. The
anxiolytic, sedative and mood elevation qualities have
Peppermint Herb (Mentha
Used internally for cramps of
the upper gastrointestinal tract and bile ducts, irritated colon,
catarrh of the respiratory tract and loss of appetite. Aids the liver
and assists circulation at the capillary level.
(Quassia amara L.)
Recommended to treat the
formation of acid substances during digestion. Improves appetite, aids
stomach and digestion. Used to help relieve irregularities (diarrhea or
constipation), bloating, low energy levels and menstrual difficulties.
Also aids sinus infections and certain types of eczema.
Sarsaparilla Root (Sarsaparillae
Known as a blood purifier that
facilitates the removal of wastes from the blood, either by promoting
better circulation, or improving liver and kidney. Used as a
Saw Palmetto Berry (Serenoa
health and “well being”. Maintains proper urinary function. Considered
expectorant, sedative and
Effective for symptoms of congestion of the
upper respiratory tract. Acts as a bronchial
Boron was shown to be an essential element for plants early this century
and there is now evidence that it is also necessary for humans. Boron is
distributed throughout the human body with the highest concentration in
the bones and dental enamel.
Calcium is removed from the tightly bound part of the
bone to maintain blood levels only when dietary intake is inadequate and
the more mobile stores are exhausted. Bone undergoes a constant
remodeling process with 20 percent of an adult’s bone calcium
re-absorbed and replaced every year.
Iodine is an essential trace element for humans. The average adult body
contains between 20 and 50 mg iodine, and more than 60 percent of this
is concentrated in the thyroid gland situated at the base of the neck.
The rest is in thyroid hormones in the blood, ovaries and muscles.
Worldwide soil distribution of iodine is extremely variable and food
grown in areas of low iodine does not contain enough of the mineral to
meet requirements. Such areas include a band across the middle of the
USA, the Midlands and South West England, and areas of China,
Continental Europe, Russia and South America.
The therapeutic use of iron dates back thousands of years. The Egyptians
prescribed it as a cure for baldness and the Greeks recommended iron in
wine as a way to restore male potency. Iron is the most abundant element
on earth and is an essential trace mineral for humans. The human body
contains about 3.5 to 4.5 g of iron. Two thirds of this is present in
blood and the rest is stored in the liver, spleen, bone marrow and
Magnesium is one of the most abundant minerals in soft tissue. The
average adult body contains about 20 to 28 g of magnesium with about 60
percent of this present in the bones, and the rest in the muscle, soft
tissue and body fluids. Magnesium is found in high concentrations inside
cells, particularly those of the brain and heart. Research into the role
of magnesium is increasing in clinical importance as growing evidence
suggests that magnesium deficiency may play a role in a number of
Potassium has many functions. It is essential for protein synthesis and for the
conversion of blood sugar into glycogen. It activates a number of
enzymes, particularly those concerned with energy production. It
stimulates normal movements of the intestinal tract.