Added: salix alba (white willow bark), Mucuna pruriens
Added: Tangerine rind (chen-pi), red clover (Trifolium pratense), Pinellia (Ban Xia)
Added: Ju hua, Ling Zhi
Added: Salix alba (White willow bark), Panax ginseng (Ren Shen)
Added: Hemp Seed Oil (Virgin Organic), Evening Primrose Oil (Virgin Organic), Pomegranite Seed Oil (Virgin Organic), Frankincense Oil
About the Ingredients:
Chrysanthemum morifolium (Ju hua):
Anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic purposes. Chrysanthemum flower tea is used by the Chinese to relieve the body of excess build-up of toxins in the blood, according to the City University of New York. A study evaluating the effects of chrysanthemum against MPP+-induced cytotoxicity and neuronal cell viability, oxidative damage, the expression of Bcl-2 and Bax, caspase-3 and poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) proteolysis using SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cells showed that CM effectively inhibited the cytotoxicity and improved cell viability. CM also attenuated the elevation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) level, increase in Bax/Bcl-2 ratio, cleavage of caspase-3 and PARP proteolysis. These results demonstrate that CM possesses potent neuroprotective activity and therefore, might be a potential candidate in neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease.
Source: Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat (CM) extract protects human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells against MPP+-induced cytotoxicity by In Su Kim, Sushruta Koppula, Pyo-Jam Park, Ee Hwa Kim, Chan Gil Kim, Wahn SooChoi, Kwang Ho Lee, Dong-Kug Choi
Frankincense Oil (Boswellia carterii):
According to Dr. Joseph Mercola, “The monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes are the most valuable elements of frankincense oil. According to the book, “Reference Guide for Essential Oils,” by Connie and Alan Higley, monoterpenes help prevent and discharge toxins from your liver and kidneys, and have antiseptic, antibacterial, stimulating, analgesic (weak), and expectorant properties. Meanwhile, sesquiterpenes can go beyond the blood-brain barrier and simulate the limbic system of your brain, as well as your hypothalamus, and pineal and pituitary glands.” Its active component, boswellic acid, is an anti-inflammatory. It’s also thought that frankincense can help support cellular function, so it’s often used to soothe skin and reduce the appearance of blemishes. The findings of one 2015 study suggest that breast cancer cells may stop growing and die off when exposed to frankincense oil. Researchers concluded that, when administered, the oil appears to differentiate between healthy and cancerous cells. The oil can also suppress cancer cell viability. Frankincense oil can help break up phlegm deposits in your respiratory tract and lungs, and can potentially relieve bronchitis-related congestion.
Source: Can Frankincense Treat Cancer? By Traci Angel, Medically Reviewed by Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT; Frankincense Oil: The ‘King’ of Oils by Dr. Joseph Mercola.
Evening Primrose Oil:
Peripheral neuropathy is a common side effect of diabetes and other conditions. Older research has shown that taking linolenic acid (within the EPO) helps reduce neuropathy symptoms, such as hot and cold sensitivity, numbness, tingling, and weakness.
The GLA in EPO is thought to help acne by reducing skin inflammation and reducing the number of skin cells that cause lesions. It may also help the skin retain moisture.
According to a 2014 study, EPO may help relieve cheilitis, a condition that causes inflammation and pain in the lips caused by the acne drug isotretinoin (Accutane).
A separate study found that GLA supplementation reduced both inflammatory and noninflammatory acne lesions. An older study suggests that EPO is highly effective in treating premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms such as depression, irritability, and bloating. Researchers believe some women experience PMS because they’re sensitive to normal prolactin levels in the body. GLA converts to a substance in the body (prostaglandin E1) thought to help prevent prolactin from triggering PMS.
Source: 10 Benefits of Evening Primrose Oil and How to Use It by Annette McDermott, Medically Reviewed by Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT
Hemp Seed Oil:
Hemp seeds are rich in healthy fats and essential fatty acids. They are also a great protein source and contain high amounts of vitamin E, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron and zinc. Hemp seeds are rich in healthy fats. They have a 3:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3, which may benefit skin diseases. In some cases, this may provide relief from eczema and its uncomfortable symptoms.
Sources: Hempseed as a nutritional resource: An overview by J. C. Callaway; Nutritive quality of romanian hemp varieties (Cannabis sativa L.) with special focus on oil and metal contents of seeds by Mihoc M, Pop G, Alexa E, Radulov I; Efficacy of dietary hempseed oil in patients with atopic dermatitis by Callaway J, Schwab U, Harvima I, Halonen P, Mykkänen O, Hyvönen P, Järvinen T; Plants used to treat skin diseases by Tabassum, Hamdani. 6 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds by Adda Bjarnadottir, MS
“Mucuna pruriens has been shown to possess antiparkinson and neuroprotective effects in animal models of Parkinson’s disease. The antioxidant activity of Mucuna pruriens was demonstrated by its ability to scavenge DPPH radicals, ABTS radicals and reactive oxygen species. Mucuna pruriens significantly inhibited the oxidation of lipids and deoxyribose sugar. Mucuna pruriens exhibited divalent iron chelating activity and did not show any genotoxic/mutagenic effect on the plasmid DNA. These results suggest that the neuroprotective and neurorestorative effect of Mucuna pruriens may be related to its antioxidant activity independent of the symptomatic effect. In addition, the drug appears to be therapeutically safe in the treatment of patients with Parkinson’s disease.”
Source: Antiparkinson drug – Mucuna pruriens shows antioxidant and metal chelating activity by Muralikrishnan Dhanasekaran, Binu Tharakan, Bala V. Manyam
Supports the body’s ability to handle stress
Supports a healthy central & peripheral nervous system
Is a natural source of levodopa (L-dopa)
Supports physical balance & posture
Promotes healthy motor skills & coordination
Improves energy & endurance
Revitalizes both the male & female reproductive systems
Panax ginseng (Ren Shen):
“The basis of ginseng’s prowess is its’ many active constituent ginsenosides. Ginseng has extensive pharmacological activities and specific mechanisms of action. Ginsenosides can inhibit ROS production, stimulate NO production, increase blood circulation, ameliorate vasomotor tone, and adjust lipid profile. Additionally, many studies indicate that ginsenosides have a multitude of activities in both physiological and/or pathologic conditions concerning with CVD.”
-Cardiovascular Diseases and Panax ginseng: A Review on Molecular Mechanisms and Medical Applications by Jong-Hoon Kim
Pinellia (Ban Xia):
“1. Eliminates Dampness and resolves Cold phlegm:
For treating profuse phlegm accumulation, coughs, and the adverse upward flow of Qi and vertigo due to malfunction of the spleen and Dampness… (Wang, 1994)
2. Relieves stuffiness and distension in the chest, and resolves masses: for treating globus hystericus, manifested clinically as a feeling of a foreign body remaining in the throat that seems neither able to be swallowed or spat out (Wang, 1994)”
Source: The Healing Power of Chinese Herbs and Medicinal Recipes by Joseph P. Hou, Youyu Jin
Pomegranate Seed Oil:
Pomegranate seed oil stimulates “keratinocytes,”major cells found in the outer layer of the skin. This helps to reverse skin damage, revive skin and reveal a more youthful appearance.
Fights Against Free Radicals:
Pomegranate seed oil contains a unique polyunsaturated oil called “punicic acid”, an omega 5 fatty acid, which has strong anti-inflammatory properties. The oil fends off free radicals to keep skin ageing at bay. It also provides protection against sun damage. A study concluded that pomegranate seed oil significantly decreased the occurrence of skin cancer in mice exposed to cancer- causing chemicals.
Perfect for All Skin Types:
Like most essential oil, pomegranate seed oil penetrates deeply into the skin, creating lasting and healthy moisture. The oil absorbs deeply into the skin without leaving any greasy residue behind. The oil is perfect for all skin types, including oily and acne prone skin. The oil is used in products meant for oily skin, to control acne breakout, reduce scarring and soothe minor irritation.
Pomegranate seed oil provides a soothing and hydrating relief to people suffering from eczema, psoriasis and sunburned skin. The anti-inflammatory properties of the oil calm irritation and redness of the skin. It also heals the wounds and restores skin health. It helps channel nutrient directly into the cell, accelerating the process of cellular regeneration and rejuvenation.
Improves Skin Texture:
Pomegranate oil contains a human compatible form of pro-estrogen, which supports hormonal balance in both men and women. This helps to improve the texture of the skin.
Red clover (Trifolium pratense):
Contains high levels of isoflavones, which exhibit antioxidant, anticancer, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties. Increasing evidence has highlighted the potential for isoflavones to prevent the chronic diseases in which inflammation plays a key role. It’s also a source of many valuable nutrients including calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, and vitamin C. Red clover has been shown to improve the flow of blood through arteries and veins.
Reishi (Ling Zhi):
“Recent studies have shown that the carcinostatic substance in Reishi is a polysaccharide, B-(1–>3)-D-glucan. This polysaccharide seems to have promise as a new type of carcinostatic agent which might be useful in immunotherapy. Unlike chemicals used in chemotherapy, it has few toxic side effects because its effect is based on immuno-logical enhancement in the host. Reishi also seems to contain other substances which reduce blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and blood sugar levels; and inhibit platelet aggregation, etc.” -Reishi, Ganoderma Lucidum and Ganoderma Tsugae: Bioactive Substances and Medicinal Effects by Takashi Mizuno, Guanying Wang, Jie Zhang, Hirokazu Kawagishi, Tsuyoshi Nishitoba, and Jingxuan Li
Salix alba (white willow bark):
According to Dr. Joseph Mercola, salix alba is “the most potent longevity-extending pharmacological intervention ever described in scientific literature… A recent study with liver cells found that both aspirin and salicylic acid, by itself, increased the total concentration of mitochondria by two to three times.” Analgesic, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory.
Tangerine rind (chen-pi):
“For accumulation of Phlegm and Damp in the Middle Jiao (Spleen and Stomach) with symptoms such as fatigue, low appetite, loose stool, diarrhea, abdominal fullness, chest oppression, and a greasy thick tongue coating. For accumulation of phlegm and Qi in the Lungs due to a weakness of the Spleen’s transforming function with symptoms such as cough with profuse phlegm, wheezing, dyspnea, and stifling sensation in the chest.”
-THC Acupuncture Clinic
“Dissolves Phlegm and Stops Cough. For accumulation of phlegm and Qi in the Lungs due to a weakness of the Spleen’s transforming function with symptoms such as cough with profuse phlegm, wheezing, dyspnea, and stifling sensation in the chest.”
-Sacred Lotus Chinese Medicine
*These comments have not been approved by the FDA. This product is not intended to treat, diagnose, or address disease. All of the products in the Jernigan Nutraceutical product line work to enhance and support the restoration of the structure and function of the body’s crystalline matrix. Always consult with your healthcare professional before beginning this or any other dietary supplement.