Holy basil (Osimum sanctum) is a popular Ayurvedic herb. Holy basil is known as an adaptogen to increase the body’s resistance to stress. Traditionally it has been used for cardiovascular disease and respiratory disorders. Research supports its use as an antioxidant and for treating asthma and high blood sugar.
CurcuWIN™ is a novel curcumin product that demonstrates improved bioavailability compared to other curcumin preparations. Serum levels of curcuminoids were significantly higher with oral intake of CurcuWIN™ as compared to other curcumin supplements. Curcumin has potent anti-inflammatory actions. It inhibits the formation of the pro-inflammatory mediators thromboxane & prostaglandin. Turmeric does not interfere with beneficial prostaglandin production and therefore does not harm the stomach lining. This distinguishes it from pharmaceutical NSAIDs.
Ginger root (Zingiber officinale) is a tonic to the digestive system, as well has having analgesic and anti-inflammatory actions.
Green tea (Camellia sinensis) contains polyphenols and flavonoids (like EGCG) which reduce inflammation & oxidative stress. Since these play a role in the development of arthritis, green tea is used to manage joint destruction. Green tea also shows promise in preventing cancer, supporting weight loss, and lowering cholesterol.
Boswellia serrata is an Ayurvedic herb that targets inflammatory diseases like arthritis, asthma, & colitis. Boswellia does not cause the gastric side effects exhibited by pharmaceutical NSAIDs. Boswellia may help arthritis by improving blood supply to the joints and the prevention of connective tissue breakdown.
Bromelain is a proteolytic enzyme derived from pineapple. It is thought to reduce inflammation by inhibiting prostaglandin synthesis.
Baical skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis) is grown in China and Russia. Preparations of this herb have been used extensively to reduce inflammation associated with osteoarthritis, without the negative side effects characteristic of prescribed medications.
Resveratrol is an antioxidant that naturally occurs in red wine. It may have a variety of therapeutic applications in inflammation, cancer, aging and diabetes.
Berberine is a plant-derived alkaloid used for a wide range of ailments including infections, arthritis, and other chronic inflammatory disorders.
Bioperine® (Black Pepper Fruit Extract) enhances the absorption of other nutrients, like curcumin, into the bloodstream.