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Alcohol-free liquid extract formula based on Desmodium adscendens (also known as Amor seco or Pega Pega in Peru). Each milliliter (ml) contains 1 gram of the extract of dried leaf.
Desmodium adscendens‚ is a widely used medicinal plant that ha been treasured for centuries in the Caribbean‚ Central and South America‚ and in West Africa. It is a small herbaceous‚ perennial‚ which likes sandy soil and grows to about 18 inches in height. The stems which support its small purple flowers turn upwards and face the sky‚ which is responsible for it species name 'adscendens'.
- Helps maintain healthy liver function. - Supports healthy liver enzyme levels. - Promotes lung health: fast-acting bronchial dilator. - Supports free flow of air through lungs & nasal passages (will not raise pule rate or cause heart palpitations like Ephedra).
Traditional Usage: Although known primarily for its support of healthy lung function in West Africa‚ it is also used to promote healthy liver function in the Amazon rainforest‚ and to relieve muscle pain in Jamaica and throughout the West Indies.
Traditionally uses now supported by scientific research
- Help maintain free and easy breathing. - Promote healthy lung function. - Promote healthy liver function.
DESMODIUM.a (Desmodium adscendens).
A Powerful and Safe Lung and Liver Support
Desmodium adscendens is another wondrous rainforest herb which has been traditionally used by native peoples for a wide variety of conditions including: hepatitis‚ protection of liver from cirrhosis‚ muscle‚ tendon‚ and spinal pain‚ rheumatism‚ asthma (has bronchial-dilating qualities)‚ allergic symptoms and eczema.
Desmodium adscendens (or adscendens) is a vine‚ which grows wild in the Amazon rainforest of Peru and other South American countries and on the West Coast of Africa as well. It is believed to have been used for thousands of years by peoples native to the areas where it grows for a variety of health issues‚ including the following: asthma‚ bronchitis‚ jaundice‚ hepatitis‚ muscle cramps and backache. In Peru it is called Amor Seco or Pega Pega or any of a half dozen other names; in Belize it is know as “Strong Back” herb. It is an herbacious‚ perennial plant which grows up the trunks of trees. The leaves and stems are the medicinal parts. The therapeutic phytochemicals in Desmodium a. include alkaloids of the family of indolic alkaloids. The plant contains 4 mg/kg of alkaloids expressed in tryptamine. Fatty acids are present in a concentration of up to 3%‚ which is relatively rich in unsaturated acids.
Research Findings: Desmodium a. has been studied in France‚ England‚ Canada and Ghana (one of its countries of origin) including bronchial dilation‚ relaxation of smooth muscles‚ anti-histamine effects‚ and its ability to help normalize elevated liver enzyme levels.
Effects on the Lungs:
These studies have shown an inhibition of the contraction generated by histamine on the smooth muscles of guinea pigs. Tests have targeted the ileum and the bronchial muscles‚ and it has been shown that the relaxation effect on the bronchials is very rapid (within a minute or two). These studies confirm the traditional usage for asthma‚ so well known that in Ghana the first line of treatment for patients in an acute asthma attack is the use of Desmodium a.
Other effects on the lungs include helping to clear the sinuses‚ clearing congested nasal passages rapidly‚ helping to stop a lingering cough after the flu and even helping to clear up snoring.
Dr. Cherkesian‚ a licensed acupuncturist and naturopathic doctor who practices in Boca Raton‚ Florida has found remarkable improvement in his patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) who were coughing a great deal because of the inability of their heart to clear their lungs‚ despite their taking different pharmaceutical lung-clearing drugs.
Effects on the Liver:
The nutritional support provided for people with jaundice and different kinds of hepatitis with Desmodium a. is well established in West Africa. Medical doctors have documented the gradual normalization of elevated liver enzyme levels over a period of months. Improvements in liver enzyme levels are noted even within a week. (For documentation of several cases‚ see below). This effect takes place because of the indolic alkaloids present in the plant. There are no anti-viral properties against the hepatitis virus in Desmodium a.‚ as there are in Phyllanthus niruri or “Break-Stone” herb). The normalization of elevated liver enzymes—including cases of chronic hepatitis C—is facilitated entirely by the nutrients in the herb which support liver repair.
Analgesic Effects on Muscles and Tendons (Anti-spasmodic):
Traditionally used for minor and occasional pain due to trauma and physical injury.
The studies are based on taking Desmodium a. capsules‚ but native peoples use this plant as a juice or a tea (aqueous extract) to get rid of jaundice‚ hepatitis‚ relieve asthma‚ relieve rheumatism and to clear up eczema.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not meant to diagnose‚ treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using these or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.
Serving size: 60 drops (2 ml) Servings per Container: 60
Amount per Serving / % Daily Value*
Desmodium adscendens leaves and stems 1:1 extract - 2 ml / **
*Percent daily values are based on a 2‚000 calorie diet. **Daily value established.
Other Ingredients: vegetable glycerin‚ purified water. Gluten Free.
Take on empty stomach. 1 servings = 60 drops.
For immediate and urgent use:
Liver: Take 1-2 servings at once in a glass of water‚ 2 to 3 times a day‚ or consult physician.
Lung: Take 2 servings at once in a glass of water‚ every 6 to 12 hours‚ or consult physician.
Maintenance (for both): Take 1-2 servings with water‚ up to 3x day.
Children's dose: 20-30 drops in water.
Consult your physician if pregnant or nursing. This product is gluten-free.
Secondary Effects: None. Drug interactions: None known.
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Domestic orders placed by 5 PM Eastern Time will be packed and shipped the same day, pending verification of billing information and the shipping method selected. Orders containing out-of-stock items or refrigerated items will be processed as quickly as possible, but won't necessarily be shipped out the same day.
Excludes all orders placed during weekends and on major US holidays (Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day).