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Formula List
AI # 3 Capsule
Allicin Capsule
Artemisia Capsule
Artemisia 2 Capsule
(Double Potency)
BM Capsule
Capillaris Combination
Circulation P Capsule
Copmine Formula
Coptis Capsule
Cordyceps Capsule
DH-Artemisinin Capsule
Gall Formula 1
Gineseng and Atractylodes Formula
Glycyrrhizin Capsule
GL2
Hepa Formula 1A
Hepa Formula 2
HerbLipido
HerbSom Capsule
HerbZac Capsule
HH Tablets
HH 2 Capsule
(Double Potency)
Ligustrin Capsule
Milk Thistle Plus
MVM Formula
Olivessence Capsule
Puerarin Capsule
R-5081 Capsule
R-OBG Capsule
Schisandra Plus
Sedin
TGP formula
Yunan Paiyao Capsule
 
AI #3 Capsule
Recommended Daily Dose:
1 capsule, 3 times a day; or follow health care provider's advice

(Individual Dosage May Vary. Please Consult Health Care Professional)
 

A.   Herbal Composition:

       Mucunae Caulis, Sargentodoxae Caulis, and Paederiae Caulis

B.    Clinical Pharmacology:

                 

Mucunae Caulis:  Its botanical name is Spatholobus suberectus Dunn.  In TCM it is considered to be bitter sweet and warm property.  It is used for promoting blood circulation, activating collateral flow, treating irregular menstruation and lassitude in loin and legs. [1]

Pharmacological studies found that it can noticeably suppress the arthritis caused by formaldehyde in rat models.  It has sedative and sleeping inducing effects.

Clinically, it has been used for amenorrhea and leukemia caused by radiation. [2]

 

Sargentodoxae Caulis:  Its botanical name is Sargentodoxa cuncata (Oliv.) Rehd et Wils.  In TCM it is considered to be bitter and mild and to have following actions: detoxification, subsiding swelling, promoting blood circulation, and activating collateral flow.  Clinically, it is used for treating acute and chronic appendicitis, irregular menstruation, and rheumatism.

Pharmacological studies found it can suppress various bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, etc.  In modern clinical applications, it has been used to treat leprosy, rheumatic arthritis and appendicitis. [3]

 

Paederiae Caulis: Its botanical name is Paederia scandens (Lour.) Merr.  In TCM, it is considered to be sweet with a slightly bitter aftertaste, and a "mild" property.  It is anti-rheumatic, digestant, anti-tussive, mucolytic and analgesic.  It is used to treat rheumatic pain, injuries due to impact, fractures, contusions and strains, eczema, and pyogenic infections or ulcers of the skin.

Pharmacological studies found that it has analgesic and sedative actions.  It can elevate the pain threshold and inhibited the spontaneous activity in mice experiments, and prolong the pentobarbital sodium-induced sleep.  The total alkaloids of this herb inhibited the contraction of the isolated intestine and antagonized spasm due to acetylcholine and histamine.  It has expectorant, antibacterial, hypotensive, and local anesthetic actions.  It has a high LD50 and has virtually no toxicity.  Clinically, it has been used for many skin diseases, such as eczema, neurodermatitis, lepromatous leprosy, and respiratory tract diseases, such as bronchitis, and whooping cough.  It has corticoid-cortisone like effects. [4]

C. Clinical Usage:

1. Autoimmune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel diseases, systematic lupus erythematosus.

2. For allergic reactions, skin rashes.

3. For reducing the strength of the Herxheimer's reaction, releasing fibromyalgia, and joint pain.  

 

Package:  Each capsule contains 100mg of the extracts of the formula. One bottle contains 50 capsules.                                                  

 

 

References:

1.        The Great Dictionary of Chinese Materia Medica, Shanghai Science and Technology Press, 1988, p.1206-1207

2.        Xu J et al., Pharmacology and Clinics of Chinese Materia Medica, 1993, 9(4): 30

3.        The Great Dictionary of Chinese Materia Medica, Shanghai Science and Technology Press, 1988, p.122-123

The Great Dictionary of Chinese Materia Medica, Shanghai Science and Technology Press, 1988, p.1214-1215