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Liver Enhancer™

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DOCUMENTATION OF INDIVIDUAL HERBS
Ganoderma (Ling zhi) (Reishi)

Liver Enhancer protects and restores the function of your liver while balancing your immune system. Take this formula to nurture and detoxify your liver and protect the liver from damage associated with autoimmunity, inflammation, oxidation and infections such as hepatitis viruses. This formula has been tested in a clinical trial in China with 100 people and demonstrated a 63% success rate in reduction and elimination of Hepatitis B Virus surface Antegins in the blood. Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that the liverenergy controls and balances the Spleen/Stomach energy. The Spleen plays a major role in the immune function. Liver Enhancer helps balance the immune system, thus assisting in the healing of psoriasis, and presents protective effects against liver damage. Liver Enhancer delivers maximum benefits of historically proven edible, precious and beneficial mushrooms including Ganoderma, Poria, Cordyceps, Grifola, Lentinus, and Hericium. Polysaccharides in these mushrooms have been scientifically proven effective for modulating the immune system.


Organ Affinity: Liver
Effects: Protects liver, calms nervous system, increases white blood cells, anti-microbial, lowers blood
pressure, reduces internal phlegm, strengthens digestive system.

Indications: Emphysema, bronchitis, irregular heart beat, liver infection, cirrhosis, ringing in ear, arthritis,
sleeping disorders, poor digestion.

Remarks: One clinical study (288 patients) in China on the treatment of chronic bronchitis using Ling zhi
extract indicated an 87% improvement. Another clinical study on the treatment of acute liver failure
indicated that 19 out of2l patients recovered their liver function after 45 day treatment using Ling zhi
extract.

Poria Cocos (Fu-Ling)

Organ Affinity: Kidneys and Spleen

Effects: Sedative, diuretic, anti-microbial, anti-parasitic.
Indications: Difficuft urination, swelling, lack of appetite, diarrhea, excess phlegm, coughs, insomnia,
nervousness.

Remarks: This herb has been used in TCM for lowering blood sugar and controlling stomach acids. Poria has anti-emetic activity, anti-carcinogenesis, anti-edema effect, and prevents toxicity. These medicinal
activities may be related to its immune modulating function. The polysaccharides are responsible for this
modulating function.

Cordyceps sinensis

Organ Affinity: Heart, Kidneys, and Liver

Effects: Blood tonic, strengthens adrenal glands, antitumor

Indications: Excessive perspiration, bronchitis, emphysema, low sexual vitality, pain in lower back and
knees, arthritis.

Remarks: This is one of the most popular and precious longevity-promoting herbs because it strengthens the
adrenal glands, increases sexual vitality, relieves bronchitis and emphysema, reduces blood fats and sugars,
lowers blood pressure and improves blood circulation.

Grifola (Maitake)
Organ Affinity: Liver

Effects: Protects liver, modulates immune system, lowers blood sugar, promotes balance of cholesterol.

Remarks: Contains a group of poly saccharides that have immuno-modulatory, lipid-lowering, antitumor
activities by stimulating cytokine production from macrophags.

Lentinus (Xiangxun) (Shiitake mushroom)

Effects: Anti-carcinogenic, anti-cholesterol emic, immune stimulating; reduces blood sugar, lowers blood
pressure, suppresses appetite.

Indications: Improving qi and blood, detoxification, cleansing blood fat, lowering blood sugar, acne.

Remarks: Approximately 200,000 tons of Lentinus are produced each year. The volume is expected to
increase as more benefits become known. The positive effects include anti-carcinogenic, anti
cholesterolemic, and inimune stimulating and modulating effects. They also contain rich minerals and amino
acid composition. Lentinus also prevents liver cancer cell metastasis.

Hericium
(Yamabusbitake) (Houtou)

Polysaccharides in Hericium increases proliferation of T & B lymphocytes in spleen cells and has antitumor
activities.

Schisandra (Schisandra chinensis)
Organ Affinity: Lungs, Kidney, Liver, Heart, Spleen

Effects: Astringent; tonic to kidneys; demulcent; anti-diarrhoeic; anti-tussive.

Indication: Chronic coughs; asthma; thrush; profuse perspiration due to "empty" ailments; spermetorrhoea; nocturnal emissions; profuse and frequent urination; chronic diarrhea.

Remarks: It is both astringent and demulcent. Excellent fluid balancer. Beautifies the skin. Strengthens liver
function and immune system.

Skullcap (Bacial Skullcap) (Scullallaria Bacicalensis)

Organ Affinity: Heart, Lungs, Gallbladder, Large Intestines, Small Intestines.

Effects: Antipyretic; antidote; refrigerant; drying; sedative to restless.

Indications: Excess heat, oppression in chest, thirst with no desire for water, dysentery and diarrhea,
jaundice, body heat, irritability, blood in stool and sputum, nosebleeds.

Remarks: Lowers blood pressure; sedative effects on central nervous system; antiseptic against many germs,
including candida.

Lo Han Kuo "Magic Fruit" (Cucurbitaceae fruit-Momordica grosvenori)

Organ Affinity: Spleen & Liver

Effects: Antipyretic, moist, calming and relaxing.

Indications: Digestive tract problems; sore throats, coughs, headache, and tension.

Remarks: Effective for elimination of constipation, diarrhea, or other digestive problems; relaxes digestive
tract and, thus, relieves tension and helps to reduce headaches.

Selected References For Liver-Enhancer
CANODERMA (Ling zhi) (Reishi)
1. Par, E.J. and Ko, G. "Antifibrotic effects of a polysaccharide extracted from Ganoderma lucidum,
glycyrrhizin and pentoxifylline in rats with cirrhosis induced by billiary obstruction. Biol Pharm Bull 4 17-
20, Apr. 1997.

2 Yamawaki, M. and Shimada, A. "A lectin from mycelia of the fungus Ganoderma Lucidum"
Phytochemistry 44(1): 7-10, Jan 1997.

3. Cuella, M.J.J. and Giner, RM. "Two fungal lanostane derivarives as phospholipase A2 inhibitors. "JNat
Prod: 59(10): 977-9, 1996 0ct.

PORIA (Fu-Ling)

1. Cuellar, M.J. and Giner, R.M. "Effect of the basidonmycete Poria cocos on experimental dermatitis and
other inflammatory conditions." Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) 1997 Mar; 45(3): 492-4.

2 Yu, S.J. and Tseng, J. "Fu-Ling, a Chinese herbal drug, modulates cytokine secretion by human peripheral
blood monocytes." IntJ Immunopharmacol 1996 Jan; 18(1): 3744.

3. Li, J. and Lu, Z. "A scanning election microscopy and computer image processing morphometric study of the pharmacological regulation of patency of the peritoneal stomata." Anat Anz 1996 Act.; 178(5): 443-7.

CORDYCEPS SINENSIS
1. Kuo, YC and Tsai, W. J. "C ordyceps sinensis as an immunomodulatory agent" AmJChinMed.24(2):
111-25, 1996.

2 Manabe, N. and Sugimot, M. "Effects of the mycelial extract of cultured Cordyceps sinensis on in vivo
hepatic energy metabolism in a mouse." Jpn J Pharmacol 70(1): 85-8, 1996.

3. Yin, D. and Tang, X. "Advances in the study on artificial cultivation of Cordyceps sinensis." chung Kuo
Chung Yao Tsa Chih 20(12): 707-9, Dec. 1995.

GRIFOLA (Maitake)
1. Chang R. "Functional properties of edible mushrooms" {Review} [22refsj. Nutr Rev Nov: 54(11 Pt 2): S9
1-3, 1996.

2 MiuraNN, ect. "Blood clearence of(1-3) beta-D-glucan in MRL 1 per/lper mice." FBMS Immunol Med
Microbiol, 13(1): 51- 57, 1996 Jan.

3. Yadoma T. "Enhancement of cyokine production by macrophages stimulated with (l-3)-beta-D-glucan,
Grifcian (GRN), isolated from Grifola frodosa" Biol Pharm Bull; 17(12): 1554-60, 1994.

LENTINUS (Xiangxun) (Shiitake mushroom)

1. Tamura, R. and Tanebe, K. "Effects on lentinan on abnormal ingestive behaviors induced by tumor
necrosis factor." PhysiolBehav6l(3): 399-410, Mar. 1997.

2. Chang, R. "Functional properties of edible mushrooms" Nutr Rev 54(11 Pt @): S91-3 Nov. 1996.

3. Jin, M. and Kim, S. "Induction of B cell Proliferation and NF-kappa B activation by a water soluble
glycan from Lentinus lepideus." mt J Inmiunopharmocal: 18(8- 9): 439-48, 1996 Aug-Sep.

HERICIUM (Yamabushitake) (Houtou)

1. Xu Hm et. al. "Immunomodulatory function of polysaccharide of Hericium erinaceus." Chung Kou His I
Chieh Ho Chih 1994 Jul; 14(7):427-8.

2 Kawagishi H et. al. "A sialic acid-binding lectin from the mushroom Hericium erinaceum." FEBS lett
1994 Feb 23; 340 (1-2): 56-8.

3. Mizuno T et. al. "Antitumor-active polysaccharides isolated from the fruiting body ofllericium erinacuem,
an edible and medicinal mushroom yamabushitake or houtou.

SCHISANDRA

1. Doexycholic acid as an endogenous risk factor for hepatocarciagenesis and effects of gomisin A, a lignan
component of Schizandrin fruits. Anti-cancer Res 16:751, 1996.

2 Anti-human immunodeficiency virus ([flY) activities of halogenated gomisin J derivative, new
mononucleoside inhibitor of HIV type 1 reverse transcriptase. Antimicro Agents Chemother 1995 Sep. 36-
9:2000-7. fujihashi T. etc.

3. Inhibition by gomisin C (a Lignan from schizadra chinesis) of the respiratory burst of rat neutrophilis. Br
J Pharmacol 113:945- 53, 1994. Wang JPetc.
LOHANKUO (Cucurbitaceae fruit Momordica grosvenori)

1 .Lee C. "Intense sweetner from Lo Han Kuo (Momordica grosvenon)." Experientia 1975 May 15;31 (5):
533-4.

Information contained in this bulletin is for informational and educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advise from your physician. This information should not be used for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem. You should consult with a health care professional for treatment of any health issue.