Eleuthero, otherwise known as Siberian Ginseng, has been historically used to improve athletic performance and the ability to do work. Also used to support sleep problems (insomnia) and the symptoms of infections caused by herpes simplex type 2. It is also reputed to boost the immune system, prevent colds, and increase appetite.
Beetroot is a good source of iron and folate (naturally occurring folic acid). It also contains nitrates, betaine, magnesium and other antioxidants (notably betacyanin). More recent health claims suggest beetroot can help lower blood pressure, boost exercise performance and prevent dementia.
Fenugreek has been used historically for female hormonal issues, relief from anaemia, loss of taste, fever, dandruff, stomach disorders, billousness, respiratory disorders, mouth ulcers, sore throat, diabetes, inflammation, wounds and insomnia. It can be beneficial in lactation and supports improved digestion.
Echinacea is thought to flush the spleen, thus increasing white blood cell production, which helps you get over colds and flu quicker. It also helps combat anxiety and obsessions which are both spleen related disorders.
Dandelion root has been used to improve bone health. Dandelion is rich in calcium, which is essential for the growth and strength of bones. Useful for liver disorders. Dandelion can help the liver in many ways - it has been used historically for controlling blood sugar levels and urinary disorders, skin care, acne and weight loss.
Burdock has been historically used as a blood purifier, lymphatic system strengthener, natural diuretic and skin healer. It also defends against diabetes, combats cancer, improves arthritis, helps treat enlarged spleen and fights tonsillitis.
Alfalfa has been historically used for high cholesterol, asthma, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, upset stomach, and a bleeding disorder called thrombocytopenic purpura. People also take alfalfa as a source of vitamins A, C, E & K4; and minerals calcium, potassium, phosphorous, and iron.
Royal Agaricus has higher levels of beta glucans and another polysaccharide called alpha glucas. It is used to support a healthy immune system, healthy liver function and healthy blood sugar levels.
Shiitake has been traditionally used to support healthy adrenal function and to overcome the effects of stress. Other studies show it being useful for cardiovascular issues, brain health and liver function.