Chinese HY-C

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HY-C contains a blend of Chinese herbs which help strengthen glandular function and normalize hormone imbalances often connected with improper metabolism and blood sugar regulation. HY-C soothes inflammation, increases the production of digestive fluids and enzymes, encourages the production of mucosal fluids to moisten dry tissues, alleviates pain, and stimulates circulation and urine flow. HY-C contains herbs which both reduce and raise blood sugar levels, with the greater emphasis being on reducing blood sugar levels.

HY-C is commonly used for back pain, bronchitis, diabetes, discharges, dry coughs, dysuria, fatigue, fever, headache, insomnia, irritability, menstrual disorders, menopausal complaints, night sweats, respiratory problems, sore throat, thirst and urinary dysfunction.

Achyranthes root focuses much of its action on the lower body, stimulating the circulatory and digestive systems, enhancing kidney and liver function, reducing blood pressure, strengthening the bones and sinews, and acting as an analgesic (pain-reliever). Achyranthes root in traditionally prescribed for amenorrhea, bleeding gums, blood in the urine, blurred vision, dizziness, dysmenorrhea, headaches, hypertension, joint pain, leukorrhea, lower back pain, nosebleeds, postpartum pain, toothache, urinary dysfunction and urinary stones.

Alisma rhizome acts as an antiseptic, increasing urine flow, lowering blood pressure, and reducing blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Alisma helps cardiovascular disease, cholesterolemia, deafness, acute diarrhea, difficult urination, dizziness, edema, kidney problems, nephritis, tinnitus, and urinary tract infections.

Anemarrhena rhizome timulates production of digestive fluids, reduces blood sugar levels, fights bacterial and fungal infections, encourages production of mucosal fluids to moisten dry tissues, soothes inflammation, and acts as a diuretic and expectorant. Anemarrhena contains steroidal saponins which have been confirmed in studies to reduce fever. Anemarrhena is commonly used for bleeding gums, chronic bronchitis, coughs, diabetes, exhaustion, high fever in infectious diseases, irritability, leg pain, libido (abnormally heightened), mouth ulcers, night sweats, nocturnal emission, spermatorrhea, thirst, tuberculosis, painful urinary dysfunction, and wheezing. Anemarrhena is not recommended for individuals with diarrhea.

Asparagus root relieves bronchial congestion, controls coughs, reduces inflammation, increases production of mucosal fluids, stimulates production of digestive fluids and saliva, and acts as an antibacterial, diuretic, and expectorant. Asparagus is employed for treating bronchitis, coughs, debility, difficult expectoration, diphtheria, dry mouth, fever, rhinitis, sore throat, and tuberculosis.

Cornus fruit timulates kidney and liver function, lowers blood pressure, helps reduce menstrual flow and checks bleeding, enhances immunity, controls bacterial and fungal infection, and acts as an astringent and diuretic. It also acts as an antiseptic. Cornus has been used to help lower backache, diminished hearing, dizziness, dysuria, excessive perspiration, frequent urination, impotence, menorrhagia, night sweats, painful knee joints, spermatorrhea, tinnitus, urinary dysfunction, uterine bleeding, and vertigo.

Dendrobium herb reduces fever and inflammation, relieves pain, strengthens the lungs and stomach, stimulates production of digestive fluids and saliva, and moistens dry tissues. Dendrobium is generally used for diabetes, dry cough, dry heaves, fever (with abdominal pain and vomiting), stomach ache, and excessive thirst.

Eucommia bark tones the liver and kidneys, strengthens the bones and sinews, promotes circulation, and calms a restless child in the womb. Eucommia has traditionally been used for back pain during pregnancy, bleeding during pregnancy, dysuria, fatigue, frequent urination, impotence, muscular weakness, osteoporosis, spermatorrhea, and to prevent miscarriage when the child is agitated or restless in the womb. Eucommia is also used for painful, sore or weak lower back and knees.

Hoelen plant tones the bladder/kidneys and promotes urination, regulates fluid balance/production, relieves congestion, strengthens spleen function, improves digestion, and acts as a natural sedative to calm the nerves. Researchers have identified a substance in hoelen which may have anticancer properties. Hoelen has been used to treat diarrhea, dizziness, dyspepsia, edema, emotional upset, epigastric distension (bloating), forgetfulness, headache, heart palpitations, hypertension, insomnia, loss of appetite, nervousness in children and urinary dysfunction.

Licorice root increases the production of digestive fluids and bile, soothes mucus membranes (especially in the stomach), relieves pain and inflammation, relaxes muscle spasms, enables the body to expel phlegm, strengthens the adrenal glands, stimulates the adrenal cortex, lowers cholesterol, and acts as a mild laxative. Licorice is also particularly beneficial for gastrointestinal problems such as gastritis, peptic ulceration, and excessive stomach acid. Licorice is a powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic, and has been proven as an effective treatment for chronic hepatitis B and liver cirrhosis. Licorice has also been shown in numerous studies to be quite effective in treating hypoglycemia, especially due to adrenal stress. Additionally, licorice exhibits antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiviral, and possible anticancer properties

Moutan root bark stimulates digestive fluids, reduces inflammation, lowers blood pressure, enhances circulation, breaks up congested blood and liver congestion, relieves pain and swelling, and acts as an anti-allergenic, antibacterial, and mild sedative. Moutan is helpful for abnormal bleeding, amenorrhea, boils, bruises from traumatic injury, dysmenorrhea, eye pain, fever, gastrointestinal infection, headache, irritability, leg pain, lumps, menstrual problems, nosebleed, tumors, and ulcers.

Ophiopogon root relaxes muscle spasms, reduces blood sugar, encourages regeneration of pancreatic cells, stimulates mucosal fluid production to lubricate the bronchial and digestive tracts, and acts as an antiseptic and sedative. Ophiopogon is often used with anxiety, coronary heart disease, coughs, dry constipation, dry coughs, fear, fever, heart palpitations, insomnia, irritability, and thirst.

Phellodendron bark relieves inflammation in mucous membranes, purifies the blood, relieves pain and swelling in the legs, stimulates liver and gallbladder function, reduces blood pressure and blood sugar levels, strengthens the kidneys, and acts as a diuretic and antiseptic, especially against bacterial infections. Phellodendron is used for abscesses, acute urinary tract infections, boils, enteritis, diarrhea, dysentery, excessive perspiration, fever, inflammatory skin conditions, jaundice, leukorrhea, night sweats, and nocturnal emission.

Pueraria root increases perspiration to lower fever, relaxes muscle spasms, reduces blood pressure, soothes the digestive system, encourages measles to surface, and relieves pain. Pueraria is recommended for colds, sudden deafness, diarrhea, feverish illness, headache, influenza, measles, muscular tension in neck/shoulders, stiff neck/upper back, and thirst in diabetes.

Rehmannia root contains astringent substances which help stop bleeding and reduce inflammation, specifically in the liver. Chinese researchers have found rehmannia protects the liver, preventing poisoning and liver damage. In fact, clinical trials show rehmannia to be particularly effective for treating hepatitis. Other studies show rehmannia helps reduce blood pressure and blood cholesterol, as well as lowers blood sugar. Rehmannia is also known to strengthen fragile capillaries, regulate menstruation, reduce fever, and provide mild antibacterial and diuretic effects. Rehmannia is often used to treat anemia, constipation, diabetes, fever, heat rash, hemorrhage, infertility, insomnia, irritability, liver problems, menorrhagia, mouth and tongue sores, rheumatoid arthritis, sore throat, thirst associated with feverish illness, and ulcers.

Schizandra fruit is an adaptogen and nervous system tonic which helps the body to handle stress more effectively with less fatigue. Schizandra also increases blood circulation and blood sugar, reduces blood pressure, controls coughing, and stimulates bile flow and the production of mucosal fluids to moisten dry and irritated tissues. Schizandra contains substances which are both astringent and antiseptic, and which help strengthen heart and kidney function. Schizandra has been found to benefit anxiety, asthma, chronic diarrhea (associated with kidney weakness), diabetes, dry coughs, excessive perspiration, frequent urination, hepatitis, hyperacidity, insomnia, leukorrhea, nervous exhaustion, night sweats, nocturnal emission, palpitations, poor memory, spermatorrhea, urinary disorders, and wheezing.

Trichosanthes root reduces inflammation, cools the body to lower fever, moistens dry tissues, reduces swelling, purifies the blood, stimulates the uterus, and expels pus (used externally). Trichosanthes is commonly used for abscesses, childbirth (second stage of labor), coughs with excess mucus, diabetes, dry coughs, inflammatory skin conditions and sores, irritability, and tuberculosis. Trichosanthes is not recommended for pregnant women as it can stimulate abortion.

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