Only found at Plum Dragon Herbs, this product was designed based on famous herbalist Stephen Buhner's ideology and research. Specifically formulated to support the body's immune system to resist a cytokine storm.
Cytokines are a part of the body’s immune system. Their main job is to cause inflammation because the inflammatory environment the cytokines create makes it difficult for pathogens to survive. Viruses and bacteria, however, have learned how to a glue-like substance called agglutinin (a hemagglutinin) to bind to specific cell types. Chinese skullcap and ginger are hemagglutinin inhibitors.
Once a virus or bacteria has attached to a cell, it begins to cause the softening and destruction of the skeletal structure of the cell using an enzyme called neuraminidase, which allows the pathogen to enter into the cell where it cannot be detected by the immune system. Therefore, neuraminidase inhibitors can inhibit the ability of a pathogen to enter the host cells. There are actually many known neuraminidase inhibitors. One pharmaceutical option is Tamiful/oseltamivir. Natural options include Chinese Skullcap, Elder, Licorice, Rhodiola, Ginger, Isatis and Quercetin.
Once inside the cell, the pathogen will stimulate the cell to create a vacuole - or a kind of sealed bubble - to protect the pathogen from damage. The pathogen will use its hemagglutinin to attach itself to the inside of the vacuole membrane using what is known as the M2 ion channel that allows food into the cell and waste to be removed from the cell. Inhibiting M2 stops this process and prevents the pathogen from replicating. One of the most potent M2 inhibitors known to date is Lomatium, and the pharmaceutical alternative called amantadine (which most influenza A strains have developed near complete resistance to).
Angelica Dahurica, Astragalus membranaceus, Salvia miltiorrhiza, Pueraria thomsonii, Cordyceps sinensis, Scutellaria baicalensis, Glycyrrhiza glabra
3 ml (and 1/2 tsp) 2-3 times daily mixed with 1-2 oz. of water, or as directed by your healthcare provider. Shake well before use.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.