This is a Fortner Original Formula that has long been in our inventory as it is beneficial for a variety of concerns. It is being featured in our 2016 Healthiest You product launch. It is a stimulant, and helps circulate not only the cardiovascular system, but the lymph and metabolic systems as well! These two systems don’t have their own pump, like the cardiovascular does [ie, the heart!], so there are limited ways that these systems can be stimulated. #1 is by exercise! And also dry brushing. But another way is with some of the herbs in this formula.
Let’s pick apart the individual herbs and see just why Victoria chose each one!
Ginger – Zingiber offininale – This is a common spice that is often used in baking. (Ginger Snaps, anyone?) But most people have no idea the beautifully tropical plant this useful root sports above ground. You’d be surprised when you Google “zingiber officinale flower image” at the fancy flowers you will see! This is an effective carminative, analgesic, sedative, stimulant, aromatic, sialagogue, orexigenic, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. It is commonly used for nausea and motion sickness, as well as poor circulation, fevers, colds, congestion and headache. Often mixed with laxatives to help relieve the ‘gripping’ commonly associated with strong laxatives.
Habinero/Jalapeno/Cayenne – Capsicum annuum – This spicy pepper gives this formula its kick! Capsicum stimulates circulation while feeding elements that may be lacking into the cell structure of the arteries, veins, and capillaries to give them the elasticity of youth again, as the blood pressure is adjusted back to normal. It influences the heart immediately, they extending it’s effects to the arteries, capillaries and nerves. Pulse frequency is not increased, but given more power. Produces warmth, stimulates peristaltic motion in intestines, aids in assimilation and elimination, rebuilds stomach tissue and heals stomach of intestinal ulcers. It is considered a stimulant, rubefacient, tonic, carminative, sialagogue, stomachic, alterative, antispasmodic, sudorific, emetic, antiseptic, antirheumatic, pungent diaphoretic, and condiment.
Red clover herb – Trifolium pretense – This native of Europe and Asia is anti-inflammatory, anti-angiogenic, phytoestrogen, tonic, anticancer, anti-tumor, antioxidant, alterative, and nervine. It contains isoflavones, silica, choline, lecithin, calcium, and coumarins. This beautiful sweet flowering plant is often recommend as an anti-inflammatory because of its high isoflavones content. Isoflavones are a type of phytoestrogen and antioxidant. It is a wonderful, general tonic herb to aid in overall health and wellness. This herb is a popular addition to many anti-cancer formulas as it is alterative [blood purifier] and anti-angiogenic.
Dandelion – Taraxacum officinale – This common weed is actually a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals in addition to being a fantastic detoxifier and blood cleanser. It aides the lymph and is a liver and digestive toinc. It is mildly laxative, alterative, diuretic, antibacterial, cholagoug and anti-rheumatic. It is helpful in clearing heat from the blod helpful in inflammatory condtions and stimulates the pancreas and helps rid the body of excess water and salt. Also useful in clearing obsturctions of the liver, spleen, pancreas, gallbladder, bladder and kidneys.
Burdock root – Arctium lappa – This herb is a strong blood purifier, it helps to eliminate build up of toxins, and helps clear lymph. It is also alterative, antipyretic, aperient, cholagogue, demulcent, diaphoretic, diuretic, tonic and generally detoxifying.
The information contained in this post is for educational purposes only; it is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure disease. It is simply for use in the maintenance and promotion of good health in cooperation with a licensed medical practitioner. Kerry Brock and Shawnee Moon are not licensed to treat or diagnose disease. Consult with your physician for diagnosis or treatment. By using this information you agree that the decisions regarding your health are your own responsibility and understand that Kerry Brock and Shawnee Moon are not liable for your health decisions.
Sources and continued reading:
Prescription for Nutritional Healing James & Phyllis Balch, Weiner’s Herbal Michael Weiner, The New Age Herbalist Richard Mabey The Way of Herbs Michael Tierra, The Scientific Validation of Herbal Medicine Daniel Mowery, Earl Mindell’s Herb Bible Earl Mindell, Victoria Fortner, The School of Natural Healing Dr. John Christopher, Back to Eden Jethro Kloss, The Complete Medicinal Herbal Penelope Ody, A Modern Herbal Mrs. M. Greieve, The Complete Illustrated Holistic Herbal David Hoffmann, The Green Pharmacy James A. Duke, Ph.D., 20,000 Secrets of Tea Victoria Zak, The Herb Book John Lust, Various informative websites containing herbal and health information, including Wikipedia.