Passiflora edulis

The specific epithet caerulea means “blue” and refers to the blue coronal filaments.

Passionflower is a climbing vine native to South Texas, Mexico, and Central America.

β-Carbolines are all based upon the Carboline skeleton which is an indole moiety with an extra fused “pyridine” ring. It is not said to be present in Blue Passionflower. However, β-Carboline has a similar structure to Tryptoline and Pinoline, which are all related to the Tryptamines which like β-Carboline are all indole alkaloids.

Tryptamine plays a natural role in the human brain as a neurotransmitter and neuromodulator and Pinoline is produced in the pineal gland during the metabolism of “melatonin”. The chemicals present mimics the β-carbolines.

Blue Passionflower contains small quantities (up to 0.01%) of several beta-carboline harmala alkaloids which are Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOI) and have anti-depressant properties. “Harman” is the most common, but “Harmaline”, Harmine and “Harmol” have also been found within Blue Passion Flower.

Constitutes:

Chrysin, harmane, harmaline.

“Chrysin” is a flavone which is harvested from Blue Passionflower for its health properties, and assist reducing anxiety as well as insomnia.

Used for relieving Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome and Sciatica.

Chimaphila umbellata

Chimaphila umbellata/Pipsissewa is a diuretic with no irritating side effects.

Drinking Pipspssewa as a tea from the leaves and for a prolonged period can help to dissolves kidney stones as well as help dropsy (edema). It is helpful for conditions such as hematuria (presence of blood in urine), albuminuria (presence of albumin in urine) and chronic kidney problems.

Despite the many possible causes of obstructive neuropathy, in studies of elderly patients with acute renal failure, the most common cause among all patients was BPH Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (Kumar, Hill et al. 1973; Tseng and Stoller 2009).

Kumar et al., showed in their studies that acute renal failure in patients with obstructive neuropathy were due to BPH (38%), neurogenic bladder (19%),
obstructive pyelonephritis (15%).
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Earlier statistical study revealed that men presented for BPH treatment showed an average of 13,6% of renal failure (McConnell, Barry et al. 1994).

The Rochester Epidemiology Project also found a significant association between signs and symptoms of BPH and CKD in their population-based sample of 476 white men (Rule,
Jacobson et al. 2005; Rule, Lieber et al. 2005)

The most common renal pathology finding in men with obstructive neuropathy due to
BPH is chronic interstitial nephritis (Coroneos, Assouad et al. 1997; Rule, Lieber et al. 2005)

Bladder outlet obstruction probably makes the bridge between CKD and BPH (Hong, Lee et al. 2010).
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Pipsissewa helps to enhance the flow of urine and encourages the elimination of waste products from the body.

While only the leaves of pipsissewa are recognized by the pharmacopeia, the entire plant is used for various therapeutic purposes.

Pipsissewas active compounds include ursolic acids, sitosterol and arbutin. Arbutin is subject to hydrolysis to the toxic urinary antiseptic hydroquinone. Pipsissewa includes glycosides as well as an essential oil which are both an astringent and tonic.

Pipsissewa contains flavonoids, hydroquinones (counting arbutin), tannins and methyl salicylate. The hydroquinones have a disinfecting action inside the urinary system.

Cannabis indica

Cannabis oil is the most potent of three main cannabis products, which are the actual cannabis flower (marijuana), resin (hashish), and oil (cannabis oil).

Cannabis Oil has three administrations at IMH via a Nebulizer which is vaporized into the lungs, a Rectal Bolus used as a suppository and via Iontophoresis.

Nature has designed the perfect medicine that fits exactly with our own immune system of receptors and signaling metabolites to provide rapid and complete immune response for systemic integrity and metabolic homeostasis.

Stress is the body’s reaction to any stimuli that disturbs the bodies equilibrium. When the equilibrium of various hormones is altered the effect of these changes can be detrimental to the immune system.

When chronic stress impairs immune function Cannabidiol from Cannaibis Indica is recommended.

Cannabis oil (CBD) posses antioxidant properties used successfully for ischemic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Cannabidiol is an effective painkiller for peripheral neuropathy associated with diabetes, arthritis, MS, and other neuro-degenerative conditions. CBD is a 5-HT1A receptor (serotonin) agonist and has demonstrated antidepressant-like effects in animal models of depression.

Cannabidiol is an allosteric modulator of μ and δ-opioid receptors. Cannabidiol’s pharmacological effects have also been attributed to PPAR-γ receptor agonism and intracellular calcium release.

The use of CBD offers benefit to the approximately 25% of men in the U.S. who suffer from sleep apnea.

Studies have also shown CBD may reduce schizophrenic symptoms due to its apparent ability to stabilize NMDA receptor pathways in the brain, which are shared and sometimes contested by norepinephrine and GABA.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of at least 85 active cannabinoids identified in cannabis. It is a major phytocannabinoid, accounting for up to 40% of the plant’s extract.

Of six cannabinoids studied, CBD, cannabigerol (CBG) and cannabigevarin (CBGV) in their neutral forms and their acid forms, each demonstrated anti-cancer properties as effective as those seen in THC.

CBD has proved a successful adjunct anti-cancer therapy at IHM with the administration of Immune Modulation and Viscum album.

The constitutes are primarily amino acids, sugars, vitamins, fatty acids (including omega 3 & 6), flavanoids, ketones, nitrogenous compounds, alkaloid., alcohols, glycosides, pigments, hemp seed oil, water, and terpenes: Beta-caryophyllene, Caryophyllene Oxide, Myrcene, Terpinolene, α Bisabolol, α Pinene, Nerolidol, Ocimene and Phytol.

The tincture helps parturition, and is also used for chronic cystitis and for painful & frequent micturition. Provides a complimentary adjunct therapy with Ricinus Communis :

Unlike Medical Marijuana, Cannabinol does Not contain the psychoactive properties of THC and is therefore legal in the U.S.

CBD is considered to have a wider scope of medical applications than tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Triphala

Emblica-Officinalis-Fruit-Dry-Extracts-

Emblica officinalis commonly known as Indian Gooseberry or Amla.

As a tonic, Amla is prescribed for rejuvenation, recuperation and vitality.
Amla is well known for its anti-oxidant and detoxification properties along with tonifying and antiaging effect (Saini et al., 2008).

As an adaptogen, amla improves immunity and augments both cell mediated and humoral response. It enhances IL-2 and gamma-IFN production and inhibits apoptosis. It enhances NK cell activity and Antibody Dependent Cellular Cytotoxicity (ADCC).

Amla also acts as an immunomodulator in repeated respiratory infections in human beings. Amla possess anti-inflammatory and antipyretic properties.

It is a potent immunosuppressant as that of dexamethasone and can be used in arthritis (Ganju et al., 203). It helps to reduce inflammation and oedema (Baliga and Dsouza, 2011).

Inhibiting immunosuppressive effects of Chromium on lymphocyte proliferation.
(Chromate ion is transferred into the cell by a transport mechanism, by which also sulfate and phosphate ions enter the cell. K. Kahn 2015)

A high amount of Ascorbic acid is present in the fruits of amla. It is useful for anaemia, jaundice and dyspepsia in combination with iron (Sai Ram et al., 2002).

It can also be used to treat and prevent cancer (Baliga and Dsouza, 2011).

Amla exhibits neuroprotective properties. In addition, experimental studies have shown that amla and some of its phytochemicals such as gallic acid, ellagic acid, pyrogallol, some norsesquiterpenoids, corilagin, geraniin, elaeocarpusin, and prodelphinidins B1 and B2 also possess antineoplastic effects.
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Haritaki: (Terminalia chebula)

Researchers have isolated a number of glycosides from Haritaki, including the triterpenes arjunglucoside I, arjungenin, and the chebulosides I and II. Other constituents include a coumarin conjugated with gallic acids called chebulin, as well as other phenolic compounds including ellagic acid, 2,4-chebulyl-β-D-glucopyranose, chebulinic acid, gallic acid, ethyl gallate, punicalagin, terflavin A, terchebin, luteolin, and tannic acid. Chebulic acid is a phenolic acid compound isolated from the ripe fruits. Luteic acid can be isolated from the bark.
Haritaki has laxative, rejuvenative, purgative, astringent and dry properties. The paste of its fruit is effective in reducing swelling.
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Bibhitaki: (Terminalia Belerica )

Main chemical constitutes are tannins mainly include ß- sitosterol, gallic acid, ellagic acid, ethyl gallate, galloyl glucose and chebulaginic acid. Terminalia belerica extract reduces the levels of lipids in hypercholesterolemic models. It causes significant decrease in liver lipids and heart lipids.

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Triphala powder is made of a blend of equal parts Amlaki (Emblica officinalis) Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) and Bibhitaki (Terminalia Belerica)

Triphala is an Indian Ayurvedic Formulation, which is known for its anti-cancer properties. Toxicity study showed that triphala was non-toxic up to a dose of 240 mg/kg. It is also a good radioprotective agent.

It is useful in reducing the growth of cancerous tumours cells in the body. It is useful in the prevention of cancer and it also possesses antineoplastic, radioprotective and chemoprotective effects.

Triphala’s active ingredient chebunilic acid have been found to have the anti-tumour activity through suppression of vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF) action.

Triphala has a strong taste. It is recommended to drink it with juice or to mix with raw honey. While it is possible to find triphala in pill form, the powder is fresh and more effective. It can be drank in water or juice, cold or warm or simmered and drunk as a medicinal tea.

When used as a digestive tonic or laxative, it is best taken in the evening, about two hours after eating, and at least 30 minutes before bedtime. No food should be eaten for one and a half hours after ingestion. (Do Not use if you are pregnant or breast feeding.)

Mucuna pruriens

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Mucuna pruriens benefits is one of the highest natural sources of a unique amino acid called L-dopa (levodopa), an essential precursor to the neurotransmitter dopamine.

M. pruriens significantly ameliorates psychological stress and seminal plasma lipid peroxide levels along with improved sperm count and motility. Restoring levels of SOD, catalase, GSH and ascorbic acid in seminal plasma of infertile men.

M. pruriens not only reactivates the anti-oxidant defense system of infertile men but it also helps in the management of stress and improves semen quality.

Mucuna beans are now being recognized by the conventional medical community to be an alternative to the pharmaceutical medication levodopa. In several human studies Mucuna beans were given instead of the pharmaceutical L-dopa medication. The result of the studies gives positive and promising result – symptoms of Parkinson’s disease were significantly reduced.

The studies also have proven its virtues in nervous system disorders.

Mucuna beans reduce blood-sugar levels that make it very effective for diabetes. Studies have shown a 30 % reduction of blood sugar levels.

High levels of L-dopa in Mucuna beans stimulates the release of growth hormone by the pituitary gland. L-dopa and dopamine are also effective inhibitors of prolactin – a hormone released by the pituitary gland. Increased levels of prolactin are considered to cause erection failure in males and a viable alternative to testosterone replacement.

The seeds of the M pruriens velvet bean are high in protein (20-29 %), lipids (6-7%), dietary fiber (8-10%), ash (3%), carbohydrates (50-60%) and minerals. Also they are extremely rich in alkaloids, saponins, and sterols.

The seeds of the plant contain about 3.1–6.1% L-DOPA, with trace amounts of serotonin, nicotine, dimethyltryptamine-n-oxide, bufotenine, 5-MeO-DMT-n-oxide, and beta-carboline.

M pruriens is a sacred plant, an Entheogenic Herb that should be respected when taken.