BioPure Quintessence Herbal Tincture offered in a 4 fl oz bottle with dropper.
Quintessence® is a combination of five herbal tinctures that work together, creating a potent broad spectrum approach to immune system support. The formula includes: Andrographis Andrographis paniculata (arial parts) extract, Astragalus Astragalus membranaceus (root) extract, Chinese Smilax Smilas glabra (root) extract, Japanese Knotweed Polygonum cuspidatum (root) extract, Red Root Ceanothus americanus (root) extract. All five of these herbs have long histories of use in traditional cultures for their health benefits, including supporting the immune system.*
Andrographis, an important ingredient in Ayurvedic traditions, has shown the ability to support normal functioning of the liver.*
Various parts of the Ceanothus plant were widely used by Native Americans as a bitter astringent tonic. The roots, specifically, are used to support certain organs, the lymphatic system and detoxification.*
Astragalus is a superior tonic for rebuilding depleted immune activity, supports liver function, and helps the body naturally adapt to physical and emotional stressors.*
Smilax comes from a type of climbing vine that grows in tropical forests. Experiments have shown it to support the liver and detoxification.*
Japanese Knotweed is a tenacious bamboo-like shrub native to Asia. It spreads easily from root fragments and is even considered an invasive pest in many areas. Several chemical compounds identified within Knotweed have shown potential health benefits. Polydatin can support normal cholesterol levels.* Japanese Knotweed is also a source of resveratrol, an important antioxidant. The presence of polydatin and resveratrol in Knotweed extract make it helpful supporting the cardiovascular system as well as skin health.*
Nagalekshmi R, Menon A, Chandrasekharan DK, Nair CK. Hepatoprotective activity of Andrographis paniculata and Swertia chirayita. Food Chem Toxicol. 2011 Dec;49(12):3367-73.
Moore, M. Ceanothus Red Root. Southwest School of Botanical Medicine Medicinal Plant Folio.
Taylor LA. Plants Used as Curatives by Certain Southeastern Tribes. Botanical Museum of Harvard University. 1940.
Du J, Sun LN, Xing WW, Huang BK, Jia M, Wu JZ, Zhang H, Qin LP. Lipid-lowering effects of polydatin from Polygonum cuspidatum in hyperlipidemic hamsters. Phytomedicine. 2009 Jun;16(6-7):652-8.
Xing WW, Wu JZ, Jia M, Du J, Zhang H, Qin LP. Effects of polydatin from Polygonum cuspidatum on lipid profile in hyperlipidemic rabbits. Biomed Pharmacother. 2009 Aug;63(7):457-62.
Wang Z, Huang Y, Zou J, Cao K, Xu Y and Wu JM. Effects of red wine and wine polyphenol resveratrol on platelet aggregation in vivo and in vitro. International Journal of Molecular Medicine. 9: 77-79, 2002.
Bralley EE, Greenspan P, Hargrove JL, Wicker L and Hartle DK. Topical anti-inflammatory activity of Polygonum cuspidatum extract in the TPA model of mouse ear inflammation. Journal of Inflammation. 2008 Vol 5:1.
Gehm BD, McAndrews JM, Chien P-Y, and Jameson JL. Resveratrol, a polyphenolic compound found in grapes and wine, is an agonist for the estrogen receptor. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. Vol. 94, pp. 14138–14143, December 1997 Physiology.