Echinacea is added for immune boosting properties and many people take it when they feel a cold coming on because it is believed that it helps the body quickly recover from such illnesses.
Echinacea is also used to help combat many other infections such as: tonsillitis, flu, gum disease, yeast infection, urinary tract infection, and bloodstream infections.
Capsicum (also called cayenne) has antioxidant properties and helps fight the cancer causing agent nitrosamine. Capsicum helps get nutrients to all parts of your body through the digestive process.
It has been shown to decrease appetite according to a 2005 study conducted in the Netherlands, and published in theInternational Journal of Obesity. The study found that when subjects took capsicum with their meals, it decreased their appetites and increased their energy levels for longer periods of time. It is great for circulation and helps to increase the effectiveness of other herbs when taken together. Capsicum is high in Vitamin A and C, contains calcium and potassium and the complete B-Complex.
Uva Ursi (sometimes called bearberry because bears like to consume the plant) has been used by Native Americans for healing kidney and urinary tract infections. This practice was also used by early physicians until antibiotics and sulfa drugs became the prescribed medicine for these issues. For some alternative health practitioners, Uva Ursi is recommended for people who have developed a resistance to antibiotics or an allergy to sulfa drugs. Uva Ursi is most effective at the first sign of infection and has also been used to help calm arthritis inflammation, dissolving kidney stones as well as other liver and pancreas issues. The antiseptic powers of this herb may even help oral infections.
Externally, Uva ursi can be applied to cuts, burns, herpes, and other sores. It seems to be beneficial for urinary and prostate health.
Saw Palmetto Berry may be beneficial with prostate problems. For many, this berry is more easily tolerated and less expensive than the prescription drug Finasteride, which is prescribed to treat benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH). Both saw palmetto and Finasteride were studied and both had very similar, positive effects on urination.
Dihydro-testosterone (DHT) is a form of testosterone that contributes to enlargement of the prostate gland. Prostate Health Formula works by helping to inhibit the production of DHT. Prostate Health Formula may also increase sexual function and sexual desire in men without developing any addiction to the herbal-formula.