QuintessenceTM Herbal Tincture 4 fl oz By BioPure
Quintessence supports the immune system.
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QuintessenceTM includes five herbal tinctures, together creating a broad spectrum approach to immune system support. These five herbs have long histories of use in medicine for their anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and immune support benefits.The five herbs have been used to help with Lyme disease and its coinfections. Other properties associated with these herbs are discussed below.
Andrographis, an important Ayurvedic medicinal ingredient, has shown antiviral and hepatoprotective characteristics (1). Some studies have indicated effectiveness inhibiting HIV (2), Hepatitis (3), Dengue (4), and Herpes Simplex I (5) infections.
Various parts of the Ceanothus plant were widely used by Native Americans as a bitter astringent tonic and expectorant, helping with sore throats, flus, and gastrointestinal disorders. The roots, specifically, have been helpful for spleen problems, stimulating intertissue fluid circulation (6), promoting drainage of the lymphatic system (6,7,8,9) and detoxification. Root extract also shows the property of hastening blood coagulation and can help with wound healing and arrest hemorrhaging (10).
Stephania is a common ingredient in traditional Chinese medicine. It contains the alkaloid, tetrandrine, which research has shown to have anti-inflammatory(11), immunologic, antiallergenic, and vasodilating properties (12). The Drug Administration of China has approved Stephania as a treatment for the lung disease, silicosis (12). It also supports skin and joint health.
Smilax comes from a type of climbing vine that grows in the tropical forests. Experiments have shown it to exert hepatoprotective (13), anti-inflammatory, and detoxification properties (14). It also inhibited growth of several cancerous cell lines, as well as tumor growth in mice via mitochondrial regulation of apoptosis (14).
Japanese Knotweed is a tenacious bamboo-like shrub native to Asia that spreads easily from root fragments. It is considered an invasive pest in many areas (15). Several chemical compounds identified within Knotweed have shown potential health benefits. Polydatin lowered serum cholesterol in hamsters (16) and rabbits (17). An important antioxidant, resveratrol, is capable of decreasing the viscosity of blood (18). The presence of polydatin and resveratrol suggest Knotweed extract may be helpful in cardiovascular disease. Anti-inflammatory properties (19) also contribute to cardiovascular support, as well as skin health. Resveratrol has also been shown to demonstrate estrogen-like characteristics (20) suggesting it might be beneficial for some problems associated with menopause.
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