Today I’d like to share some information about one of the most popular formulas at Shawnee Moon:



Immunoboost is by far our most sold product. And for very good reason! This Fortner Original Formula is loaded with immune-stimulating herbs. In this post, I am going to give an herb-by-herb explanation on the research and science behind the choices of herbs in this formula.

Immunoboost is an all herbal support therapy for use when one experiences a depressed immune system. There are many situations where the immune system becomes depleted or compromised. This can be due to lack of nutrition in the diet, to stressful life styles, degenerative, contagious and infectious diseases. From colds and flus to cancer, HIV and AIDs.

The herbs found in the Immunoboost formula have been found to aid healthy cellular formation, reduce prolonged inflammation, and increase the wellness of the entire immune system while encouraging a healthy immune response to foreign bodies/injury/infection.

Here are just a few of the specific reasons each of these herbs were chosen for this formula.

Suma pfaffa paniculata – Combats anemia, fights fatigue, stress and diabetes. It is an immunomodulator, adaptogen, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, cellular protector, nervine, anti-oxidant.

Cut, dry, peony root.

Peony root – cut and dry

PeonyPaeonia albiflora  – induces production of interleukin 1 and 2, acts as a liver tonic and blood purifier. It is analgesic, anodyne, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, depurative, vulnerary.

Gotu kolaCentella asiatica – Decreases fatigue, stimulates hair and nail growth, acts as a liver and heart tonic, improves brain function and purifies blood. It is an alterative, diuretic, antispasmodic, nervine, sedative, tonic.

ChrysanthemumDendranthema  indicum, D . grandiflorum – Clears liver heat and counteracts inflammation, helps purify blood and detoxifying to the body in general. It is antiseptic, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, alturative and antimicrobial.

Astragalus – Astragalus membranaceus – Increases energy, a tonic for the spleen, kidneys, lungs and blood. As an immunomodulator, it increases T-cell production, aids adrenal gland function and fights cancer. Rejuvenative, immuno-stimulant, anti-tumor, anticancer, anti-inflammatory and aid digestion. [Astragalus is also available in a single tincture here]

Licorice root – Glycyrrhiza glabra – Stimulates the adrenal cortex, counteracts stress, fights flues and colds, supports the liver and detoxifies the blood. It has anti-inflammatory cortisone-like effects, and stimulates the production of interferons. It is demulcent, phytoestrogen, diuretic, expectorant, laxative, emetic, emollient, pectoral, alterative, anti-arthritic, sedative, tonic, stimulant and anti-viral.

Kelp – Ascophyllum nodosum – Promotes healthy thyroid and is beneficial to sensory nerves and membranes surrounding the brain and spine. Improves intestinal flora and protects the body from radiation, while boosting the immune system and increasing energy. It is an anti-oxidant, demulcent, emollient, alterative, nutritive, anti-rheumatic, anti-inflammatory and metabolic stimulant.

pau d'arco

Pau d’Arco inner bark – cut and dry


Pau d’arco / Tahibo/ La Pacha –Tabebuia impetiginosa – Fights lymphocytic leukemia and candida, as well as allergies, AIDS, diabetes, tumors, yeast, fungus, cancer, warts and liver problems. It is antimicrobial, anti-tumor, immuno-modulator, analgesic, anodyne, diuretic, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory.

Red clover tops - whole, dried flower heads.

Red clover tops – whole, dried flower heads.

Clover flowers (Red) – Trifolium pretense – Is anti-inflammatory, anti-angiogenic, phytoestrogen, tonic, anticancer, anti-tumor, antioxidant, alterative, and nervine.

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.


­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­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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