This is a brand new formula to the Shawnee Moon line and is featured in our 2016 Healthiest You product launch. This is a formula I’ve put together to be a daily general health support formula. It includes herbs that are high in vitamins and minerals to be a general ‘multi-vitamin’ of sorts! But also have some adaptogens to reduce stress and immune supporting herbs to help ward of illness. Check out all the info below about the herbs included in this Brock original formula.

 

Astragalus root – Astragalus membranaceus – This herb has been used by Chinese Herbalists for more than 2,000 years for its beneficial medical properties. It is highly rejuvenative, immuno-stimulant, anti-tumor, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, aids digestion and helps balance blood sugar. Because Astragalus strengthens the body’s resistance to disease, increases energy, and balances the energy of all the internal organs, it is useful in wasting and exhausting diseases. Possibly increases the phagocytotic activity of the white blood cells of the immune system and appears to restore T-cell counts to relatively normal ranges in some cancer patients.

Eleuthero root – Eluethro senticosus – Formerly known as Siberian Ginseng. Eluethro is Adaptogen, anti-inflammatory, hepatic tonic, anti-coagulant, improves short term memory and is an immuno-modulator. Increasing energy and stamina, Eleuthero helps the body resist viral infections, and environmental toxins such as radiation and chemo. It is used in cardiovascular and neurovascular conditions to restore memory, concentrations and cognitive ability. It is a popular natural remedy for depression, fatigue, and nervous breakdowns. Sited to prevent stress-related illnesses, increase male and female fertility and reduce male impotence.

Nettle leaf (Stinging) – Urtica dioica – This herb is found plentifully all over the world. It has a painful sting when collected fresh from the small ‘hairs’ that appear on the spine of the leaves and stem of the plant. This herb is free of this stinging sensation when dried or boiled and often eaten as a boiled spring green. It is rich in vitamins, A and C in addition to minerals such as iron, potassium, manganese, calcium and glucoquinine. It is useful for arthirits, hay fever, asthma, and to stimulate hair growth. It is consisdered astringent, hemostatic, diuretic, galactagogue, expectorant, tonic, nutritive.

Alfalfa herb – Medicago sativa – Contains 8 enzymes; lipase (fat splitting), amylase (acts on starches), coagulase (coagulates/clots blood), emulsin (acts upon sugar), invertase (converst cane sugar to dextrose), perxidate (oxidizing effect of the blood), pectinase (forms vegetable jelly), protase (digests proteins). It also contains, vitamins, A, E, U, K, B6, and D. As well as minerals, such as, calcium, iron, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, silicon, and magnesium, plus biotin and proteins. Aides in digestion, reduces acidic conditions, helpful for skin disorders, imbalanced hormones, high blood glucose, heart disease, artery plaque, malnutrition, swelling from excessive water accumulation, high cholesterol and much more.

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.

Red raspberry leaf – Rubus idaeus – Contains many nessicary vitamins and minerals, such as; vitamins A, B, C, and E, pectin, volatile oil, iron, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, magnesium, silicon, sodium, zinc and niacin. Considered very helpful as a pre-natal aid, as it prepares mothers for birth by toning the uterin and pelvic muscles also enriches and encourages flow of mother’s milk. Often used as an astringent, antispasmodic, anti-emetic, tonic, and alterative.

Kerry Brock, Certified Herbalist and owner at Shawnee Moon, is a researcher of plants, an eater of herbs, a drinker of coffee and a formulator of remedies. She keeps busy trying out pinterest diy’s and often failing at cooking in her backwoods home in rural southeast Missouri with her fantastic husband, Davy, two dogs, an assortment of cats and a unbelievably supportive family near by.

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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.

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