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    • For more details visit: http://www.ashwagandha.tk Get Up and Go! Ingredient List:Dandelion leaf/root - Dandelion contains luteolin, an antioxidant, and has demonstrated antioxidantproperties without cytotoxicity.Ginger Root - The medical form of ginger historically was called "Jamaica ginger"; it was classified asa stimulant and carminative, and used frequently for dyspepsia and colic. It was also frequently employedto disguise the taste of medicines. Ginger is on the FDAs generally recognized as safe list, though it doesinteract with some medications, including warfarin. Ginger is contraindicated in people suffering fromgallstones as the herb promotes the release of bile from the gallbladder. Ginger may also decrease joint painfrom arthritis, though studies on this have been inconsistent, and may have blood thinning and cholesterollowering properties that may make it useful for treating heart disease. Ginger compounds are active againsta form of diarrhea which is the leading cause of infant death in developing countries. Zingerone is likely tobe the active constituent against enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli heat-labile enterotoxin-induced diarrhea.Ginger has been found effective in multiple studies for treating nausea caused by seasickness, morningsickness and chemotherapy, though ginger was not found superior over a placebo for post-operative nausea.A variety of uses are suggested for ginger. Tea brewed from ginger is a folk remedy for colds. Three to fourleaves of Tulsi taken along with a piece of ginger on an empty stomach is an effective cure for congestion,cough and cold. Ginger ale and ginger beer have been recommended as "stomach settlers" for generationsin countries where the beverages are made, and ginger water was commonly used to avoid heat cramps inthe US. Ginger has also been historically used to treat inflammation, which several scientific studiessupport, though one arthritis trial showed ginger to be no better than a placebo or ibuprofen. Research onrats suggests that ginger may be useful for treating diabetes. In the West, powdered dried ginger root ismade into capsules and sold in pharmacies for medicinal use.In Burma, ginger and a local sweetener madefrom palm tree juice (Htan nyat) are boiled together and taken to prevent the flu. In China, a drink madewith sliced ginger cooked in sweetened water or a cola is used as a folk medicine for the common cold. Inthe Congo, ginger is crushed and mixed with mango tree sap to make tangawisi juice, which is considered apanacea. In India, ginger is applied as a paste to the temples to relieve headache and consumed whensuffering from the common cold, people use ginger for making tea, in food etc. In Indonesia, a type ofginger known as Jahe is used as a herbal preparation to reduce fatigue, reducing "winds" in the blood,prevent and cure rheumatism and controlling poor dietary habits. In the Philippines a traditional healthdrink called "salabat" is made for breakfast by boiling chopped ginger and adding sugar; it is consideredgood for a sore throat. In the United States, ginger is used to prevent motion and morning sickness. It isrecognized as safe by the Food and Drug Administration and is sold as an unregulated dietary supplement.Gotu Kola- Gotu kola is a mild adaptogen, is mildly antibacterial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcerogenic, anxiolytic, a cerebral tonic, a circulatory stimulant, a diuretic, nervine and vulnerary. Wheneaten raw as a salad leaf, pegaga is thought to help maintain youthfulness. In Thailand cups with gotu kolaleaves are used as an afternoon pick me up. A decoction of juice from the leaves is thought to relievehypertension. This juice is also used as a general tonic for good health. A poultice of the leaves is also usedto treat open sores.Ashwaganda - In Ayurveda ashwaganda is considered a rasayana herb. This herb is also considered anadaptogen which is an herb that works to normalize physiological function, working on the HPA axis andthe neuroendocrine system. Fruits, leaves and seeds of the Indian medicinal plant withania somnifera havebeen traditionally used for the Ayurvedic system as aphrodisiacs, diuretics and for treating memory loss.
    • The New England Deaconess Hospital, has taken a patent on an Ashwagandha formulation claimed toalleviate symptoms associated with arthritis.Siberian Ginseng - Eleutherococcus senticosus is an adaptogen which has a wide range of healthbenefits attributed to its use. E. senticosus contains eleutherosides, triterpenoid saponins which arelipophilic and which can fit into hormone receptors. Supporters of E. senticosus as medicine claim itpossesses a variety of medicinal properties, such as:  increased endurance  memory improvement  anti-inflammatory  immunogenic  chemoprotective  radiological protectionEleutherococcus senticosis is more tonifying than the true Ginsengs (Panax sp). It is neutral energeticallyand so is appropriate for daily use. Taken regularly, it enhances immune function, decreases cortisol levelsand inflammatory response, and it promotes improved cognitive and physical performance]. In humanstudies Eleuthero has been successfully used to treat bone marrow suppression caused by chemotherapy orradiation, angina, hypercholesterolemia, and neurasthenia with headache, insomnia, and poor appetite.Interactions and side effects  People with medicated high blood pressure should consult their doctor before taking E. senticosus as it may reduce their need for medication.  E. senticosus may cause light sleep in some people, principally those who are "wired". Users are recommended not to take it in the evening.  E. senticosus will enhance the effectiveness of mycin class antibiotics.  E. senticosus when purchased from non-GMP sources has occasionally been adulterated with Periploca graeca which can potentiate digoxin or similar drugs: however this is not an interaction of E. senticosus.Chamomile - German chamomile is used medicinally against sore stomach, irritable bowel syndrome,and as a gentle sleep aid. It can also aid in the assistance of defecation. It can be taken as an herbal tea, twoteaspoons of dried flower per cup of tea. For a sore stomach, some recommend taking a cup every morningwithout food for two to three months. It is also used as a mouthwash against oral mucositis. It hasacaricidal properties against certain mites, such as Psoroptes cuniculi. The primary known active ingredientof the essential oil from German chamomile is the terpene bisabolol. Other active ingredients includechamazulene, flavonoids (including apigenin, quercetin, patuletin and luteolin) and coumarin.[A 2006 review of the medical literature reported a number of beneficial effects for chamomile in in vitroand animal tests, but added that more human clinical trials are needed before firm conclusions can bedrawn. Research with animals suggests antispasmodic, anxiolytic, antiinflammatory and someantimutagenic and cholesterol-lowering effects for chamomile. Chamomile has sped healing time ofwounds in animals. It also showed some benefit in an animal model of diabetes. In vitro chamomile hasdemonstrated moderate antimicrobial and antioxidant properties and significant antiplatelet activity, as wellas preliminary results against cancer. Essential oil of chamomile was shown to be a promising antiviralagent against herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) in vitro. Potential risks include interference withwarfarin and infant botulism in very young children. Chamomile is a relative of ragweed and can causeallergy symptoms and can cross-react with ragweed pollen in individuals with ragweed allergies. It alsocontains coumarin and thus care should be taken to avoid potential drug interactions, e.g. with blood
    • thinners.While extremely rare, very large doses of Chamomile may cause nausea and vomiting. Even morerarely, rashes may occur. An type-IV allergic reaction with severe anaphylaxis has been reported in a 38-year old man who drank chamomile tea.Nettles - Nettle is believed to be a galactagogue[2] and a clinical trial has shown that the juice is diureticin patients with congestive heart failure. Extracts can be used to treat arthritis, anemia, hay fever, kidneyproblems, and pain. Nettle leaf is a herb that has a long tradition of use as an adjuvant remedy in thetreatment of arthritis in Germany. Nettle leaf extract contains active compounds that reduce TNF-α andother inflammatory cytokines. It is also said to be high in Vitamin K and rich of Calcium and Iron.Boswellia - Boswellia has long been used in Ayurvedic medicine. Recently, the boswellic acids that are acomponent of the resin it produces have shown some promise as a treatment for asthma and variousinflammatory conditions (Gupta I, Gupta V, Parihar A, et al. Effects of Boswellia serrata gum resin inpatients with bronchial asthma: results of a double-blind, placebo-controlled, 6-week clinical study.European Journal of Herbal Medicine 1998; 3:511-14.) In West Africa, the bark of Boswellia dalzielii isused to treat fever, rheumatism and gastrointestinal problems. Boswellia incense may even relievedepression.Cat’s Claw - U. tomentosa is used in nootropic drugs, as well as in treatment of cancer and HIVinfection. It contains several alkaloids that are responsible for its overall medical effects, as well as tanninsand various phytochemicals. The chemotype of the plant determines the dominant type of alkaloid itproduces, and thus its properties in vivo. One chemotype has roots which produce mostly the pentacyclicalkaloids that are responsible for the immune-strengthening effects desired by most consumers. Someingredients appear to act as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anticancer agents.As an herbal treatment,Cats Claw is used to treat intestinal ailments such as Crohns disease, gastric ulcers and tumors, parasites,colitis, gastritis, diverticulitis and leaky bowel syndrome, while manufacturers claim that U. tomentosa canalso be used in the treatment of AIDS in combination with AZT, the treatment and prevention of arthritisand rheumatism, diabetes, PMS, chronic fatigue syndrome, prostate conditions, immune modulation, Lymedisease and systemic lupus erythematosus. A 2005 review of the scholarly literature on Cats Claw indicatesthere is supporting evidence toward its use in treating cancer, inflammation, viral infection and vascularconditions, and for its use as an immunostimulant, antioxidant, antibacterial and CNS-related agent. It hasalso been shown to be a powerful MAO-B inhibitor.Marshmallow Root - In herbalism mallow is used as a gargle to treat mouth and throat ulcers. It isalso useful for gastric ulcers.The flowers and young leaves can be eaten. They are often added to salads or boiled and fried. They arealso used in cosmetics for the skin.The root has been used since Egyptian antiquity in a honey-sweetened confection useful in the treatment ofsore throat.Solomon’s Seal - Revolving primarily around the root, "Solomons Seal" are traditionally used in arange of afflictions from menopause to broken bones. As a topical application, the root are said to expeditethe healing of cuts and bruises, skin irritations and inflammations, and as a face wash is good for acne,blemishes and all kinds of imperfections of the skin. When consumed as a tea, it is said to alleviate a rangeof symptoms associated with menopause, indigestion, diabetes, broken bones, insomnia, kidney pains, andeven infertility.
    • Its use to fight diabetes was first observed in 1930 by Langecker. After experiments, he concluded that itwas effective in fighting nutritional hyperglycemia, though not that caused by adrenaline release, probablydue to its content in glucokinin.Kelp – In Europe and North America, many claims have been made for the effectiveness of seaweeds onhuman health. It has been suggested, amongst other things, that seaweeds have curative powers fortuberculosis, arthritis, colds and influenza, worm infestations, and may even improve ones attractiveness tothe opposite sex. Digenea (Ceramiales; Rhodophya) produces an effective vermifugal agent (kainic acid).Recently, aqueous extracts from two red algae of the family Dumontiaceae have been found to inhibit theherpes simplex virus but no tests have been carried out on humans. Carrageenans have been patented asanti-viral agents. Many of the reported medicinal effects of marine algae have not been substantiated.Corallina is being used used in bone-replacement therapy. Stein & Borden (1984) provide an extensivereview.  Some kelps may have polysaccharides that may reduce the incidence of breast cancer. Is rich in Iodine. Over consumption of iodine, can cause hypertrophy of thyroid gland. An iodinedeficiency can slow body growth and development.  potassium 6100mg  calcium 710mg  iron 3.9mg  carotene 1100µg  vitaminB1 0.48mg  vitaminB2 0.37mg  dietary fiber 27.1g  energy 145kcal (per 100gram)  promote of the thyroid gland hormone  blood pressure is lowered  effect for intestinal disorders  cholesterol is lowered  prevent a sudden rise of the blood sugar levelTurmeric - In Ayurvedic practices, turmeric is thought to have many medicinal properties and many inSouth Asia (particularly India) use it as a readily available antiseptic for cuts, burns and bruises.Practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine say it has fluoride which is thought to be essential for teeth. It is alsoused as an antibacterial agent.It is taken in some Asian countries as a dietary supplement, which allegedly helps with stomach problemsand other ailments. It is popular as a tea in Okinawa, Japan. Pakistanis also use it as an anti-inflammatoryagent, and remedy for gastrointestinal discomfort associated with irritable bowel syndrome, and otherdigestive disorders. In Afghanistan and North West Pakistan, turmeric is applied to a piece of burnt cloth,and placed over a wound to cleanse and stimulate recovery. Indians, in addition to its Ayurvedic properties,use turmeric in a wide variety of skin creams that are also exported to neighboring countries. It is currentlybeing investigated for possible benefits in Alzheimers disease, cancer and liver disorders.
    • It is only in recent years that Western scientists have increasingly recognised the medicinal properties ofturmeric. In the latter half of the 20th century, curcumin was identified as responsible for most of thebiological effects of turmeric. According to a 2005 article in the Wall Street Journal, research activity intocurcumin is exploding. In that year supplement sales increased 35% from 2004, and the U.S. NationalInstitutes of Health had four clinical trials underway to study curcumin treatment for pancreatic cancer,multiple myeloma, Alzheimers, and colorectal cancer.Licorice Root - Powdered liquorice root is an effective expectorant, and has been used for this purposesince ancient times, especially in Ayurvedic medicine where it is also used in tooth powders and is knownas Jastimadhu. Modern cough syrups often include liquorice extract as an ingredient. Additionally,liquorice may be useful in conventional and naturopathic medicine for both mouth ulcers and peptic ulcers.Non-prescription aphthous ulcer treatment CankerMelts incorporates glycyrrhiza in a dissolving adherenttroche. Liquorice is also a mild laxative and may be used as a topical antiviral agent for shingles,ophthalmic, oral or genital herpes. Liquorice affects the bodys endocrine system as it contains isoflavones(phytoestrogens). It can lower the amount of serum testosterone,[12] but whether it affects the amount offree testosterone is unclear. Consuming licorice can prevent hyperkalemia. Large doses of glycyrrhizinicacid and glycyrrhetinic acid in liquorice extract can lead to hypokalemia and serious increases in bloodpressure, a syndrome known as apparent mineralocorticoid excess. These side effects stem from theinhibition of the enzyme 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (type 2) and subsequent increase in activity ofcortisol on the kidney. 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase normally inactivates cortisol in the kidney; thus,liquorices inhibition of this enzyme makes the concentration of cortisol appear to increase. Cortisol acts atthe same receptor as the hormone aldosterone in the kidney and the effects mimic aldosterone excess,although aldosterone remains low or normal during liquorice overdose. To decrease the chances of theseserious side effects, deglycyrrhizinated liquorice preparations are available. The disabling of similarenzymes in the gut by glycyrrhizinic acid and glycyrrhetinic acid also causes increased mucus anddecreased acid secretion. It inhibits Helicobacter pylori, is used as an aid for healing stomach and duodenalulcers, and in moderate amounts may soothe an upset stomach. Liquorice can be used to treat ileitis, leakygut syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome and Crohns disease as it is antispasmodic in the bowels.Liquorice is an adaptogen which helps reregulate the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. It can also beused for auto-immune conditions including lupus, scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis and animal danderallergies.In traditional Chinese medicine, liquorice is commonly used in herbal formulae to "harmonize" the otheringredients in the formula and to carry the formula into all 12 of the regular meridians and to relieve aspasmodic cough.In traditional American herbalism it is used in the Hoxsey anti-cancer formula.The compounded carbenoxolone is derived from liquorice. Studies indicate it may inhibit an enzyme in thebrain that is involved in making stress-related hormones, which have been associated with age-relatedmental decline.In a base of sweet vegetable glycerine.***********************************************************************All information gathered here is from Wikipedia Online athttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_PageNon-relavant information has been removed for reading ease. If you have concerns pleasefeel free to search these ingredients and read the entire description.
    • As with any supplement, if you have concerns, check with your Doctor. Product has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, cure,treat or prevent disease. Before beginning any herbal or heath regime, consult yourdoctor.************************************************************************