White Oak Bark [Immune] is rich in tannin. Tannins give white oak bark its bitter and astringent qualities and may have an astringent effect on tissues.
This herb is commonly used for supporting skin health.
Each capsule contains 460 mg white oak bark.
Take 2 capsules with a meal three times daily. Stock No. 730-7 (100 capsules) Can be constipating when taken internally. Can interfere with digestion (take between meals). Contains large amounts of tannin, which may be associated with mouth and stomach cancer with consistent, long term use. Use only for short periods internally.
Supports healthy digestion.
Â Soothes the digestive tract.
Â Helps maintain normal elimination.
Â Absorbs toxins from the bowel.
Slippery Elm [Digestive, Intestinal] is also known by the names Red Elm, Moose Elm and Indian Elm. It may help to relieve occasional digestive discomfort and provides mucilage, which may soothe the throat and digestive tract.
Mucilage is an easily digestible long chain of sugars (polysaccharides) that make a slippery substance when combined with water. Historically, early American settlers used slippery elm as a survival food; George Washington and his troops survived for several days on slippery elm gruel during the bitter winter at Valley Forge.
It may also be used externally as a poultice for the skin.
Adults: Take 2 capsules with a meal twice daily.
Each capsule contains 360 mg slippery elm. Stock 670-7. 100 capsules per bottle.
Psyllium Seeds [Intestinal] come from the psyllium plant, native to the Mediterranean region, Northern Africa and Pakistan. Psyllium is cultivated in those same areas, and its cultivation is being experimented with in the southwestern U.S. The word psyllium in Greek means flea,Â in reference to the shape, color and size of the seed. Both the seeds and their hulls are used in herbology.
The seeds are small and dull-colored, covered with a thin, white hull, and contain 10Â30 percent mucilage. When placed in water, their outer walls swell to form a layer of mucilage around the seed. The seed swells up to 14 times its normal size. This mucilage lubricates and cleanses the areas through which it passes.
The seeds have been used in Europe for intestinal health since the 16th century, but didnÂt catch on in the U.S. until the early 1900s. As an all-natural vegetable substance, psylliumÂs purely mechanical action to promote health and provide pure bulk fiber in the diet is unsurpassed. Psyllium has no harmful side effects. NatureÂs Sunshine offers the seeds in encapsulated form.
Each capsule contains 600 mg psyllium seeds. 100 capsules. Take 2 capsules with a meal twice daily.Stock No. 540-4 (100)
Description: Dong Quai [Glandular], pro-nounced don kwy,Â is considered the queen of herbs by the Chinese and is ChinaÂs most popular herb for women.
Chinese physicians use the herb to enrich the blood, promote circulation, regulate menstruation, calm nerves and soothe the intestines.
Each capsule contains 520 mg dong quai root.
Adults: Take 1Â2 capsules with a meal three times daily. 100 capsules.
Yarrow [Respiratory, Digestive]. Legend has it that yarrows unique virtues were discovered by Achilles. Yarrow contains an alkaloid principle called achillein, as well as flavonoids, volatile oils, potassium and calcium salts, and tannin. Its effects are mostly astringent, which make yarrow helpful for firming and tightening tissues.
Yarrow nutritionally supports the mucous membranes and has a soothing effect on the digestive system. It is closely related to chamomile, both botanically and chemically. Each capsule contains 300 mg yarrow.
NSP Yarrow is guaranteed to be 100 percent pure. It contains only the finest yarrow available anywhere on the market. NSP uses all aerial parts ; leaves, stems and flowers – of the yarrow plant when it is flowering. All these parts have been used traditionally in folk medicine.
Take 1 capsule with a meal twice daily. 100 capsules per bottle
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Nutritionally supports the digestive- immune and circulatory systems.
With its three herbal components- this combination offers botanical sources of phosphorus- potassium- sodium and zinc. Phosphorus is an essential component of bone mineral. Potassium plays many important roles in the body- including the transmission of nerve impulses and the maintenance of normal blood pressure. Sodium is important in the regulation of body fluids- and zinc plays several essential roles in the body including the regulation of normal growth and reproduction. Garlic has been in the spotlight recently for its nutritional benefits- and parsley is added to the formula for its chlorophyll content. Chlorophyll acts as a deodorizer. Take two capsules four times daily with meals.
Stock 832-3. 100 capsules per bottle
Pycnogenol is 50 times more powerful than vitamin E as an antioxidant. It can replace Vitamin C as a preventative for scurby and can cross the blood brain barrier. Pycnogenol strengthens connective tissues including blood vessels and capillaries to prevent bruising- for instance.
Pycnogenol is a trade name for proanthocyanidin bioflavonols which are derived from pine bark. The NSP product uses proanthocyanidin extracts from both grape seed and white pine bark. Use 1 mg per pound of body weight.
Butchers Broom [Circulatory]. Traditionally, the herb was taken to support the circulatory system.
ButcherÂs Broom contains important flavonoids (natural substances that strengthen capillary walls) such as rutin. It also contains saponins, which offer a variety of circulatory benefits.
Each capsule contains 400 mg of the dried, powdered root.
Take 2 capsules with a meal twice daily.