ABiotic booster is a tincture containing proprietary blend of alcohol extracts from Piper aduncum and Schinus molle.
Piper aduncum has a long history of traditional use in South America, where it was valued especially for its antiseptic qualities and used to treat wounds etc. Modern botanical research has confirmed the presence of a range of medically active compounds in the plant, including flavonoids, sequiterpenes, monoterpenes, heterocycles, phenylpropanoids, alkaloids, and benzenoids.
A group of chemicals isolated from P. aduncum leaves, called chromenes and bezenoids, have been found to demonstrate broad spectrum antibacterial activity, which may help to explain its long history of use for various infections and infectious diseases. In various studies, the leaves and the essential oil extracted from the leaves or the fruits have demonstrated antibacterial actions against various gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. It has also been reported with actions against fungi and yeast. In addition, researchers in France reported it had antiviral actions against the polio virus. In two studies, the plant has been shown to be an effective treatment for leishmaniasis, a parasitic, tropical disease spread that is spread by the bite of infected sand flies. In the treatment of other parasitic infections, P. aduncum has been shown to be useful in the treatment of schistosomiasis, where it has a molluscicidal action against the fresh water snail that carry the parasite, as well as against the parasite itself. It also has insecticidal actions against the mosquito that carries and spreads yellow fever.
P. aduncum is also widely used as a remedy for various digestive disorders including stomach aches, vomiting, dyspepsia, diarrhea, gastric ulcers, intestinal gas and even stomach cancer; it is considered an excellent genitourinary tonic and is used in the treatment of kidney stones, urinary tract infections, cystitis, urethritis, leucorrhoea, vaginitis, and various venereal diseases such as gonorrhea and trichomonas. P. aduncum is also employed for various upper respiratory diseases such as bronchitis, pulmonary hemorrhages, pleurisy, pneumonia, colds and flu, and tonsillitis.
Schinus molle also known as Brazilian peppertree has been used medicinally by indigenous peoples throughout the tropics as an antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal remedy. The plant has a very long history of use and appears in ancient religious artifacts and on idols among some of the ancient Chilean Amerindians.
S. molle contains tannins, alkaloids, flavonoids, steroidal saponins, sterols, terpenes, and a large amount of essential oil. The essential oil present in the leaves, bark, and fruit is a rich source of chemicals (over 50 constituents identified thus far, including biologically active triterpenes and sesquiterpenes). The leaves can contain up to 2% essential oil.
In laboratory tests, the S. molle extract has demonstrated potent antimicrobial properties. It has displayed good-to-very strong in vitro antifungal actions against numerous fungi, including candida, as well as in vitro antibacterial activity against numerous bacterial strains, including methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Pseudomonas aureginosa and various species of Mycoplasma and Chlamydia.
A recently published study revealed one of mechanisms of S. molle antimicrobial activities utilizing MRSA as a model. MRSA produces an impressive array of enzymes, hemolysins, and toxins that are essential for its ability to spread through tissues and cause disease. The expression of all of these invasive factors is controlled by quorum-sensing, and the accessory gene regulator (agr) system in S. aureus mediates this mechanism through the production and sensing of a secreted cyclic peptide signal, also called an autoinducing peptide. The extract of Brazilian pepper tree was capable of inhibiting quorum sensing and reducing the virulence of MRSA.
Potential use for ABiotic Booster in humans:
- Adjunct antibiotic therapy
- Chronic infections
Potential Side Effects:
- None known
- Low blood pressure
Potential Drug Interactions:
SUGGESTED USE: 20-30 drops per glass of water twice a day
- Intestinal Parasites
- Intestinal Yeast/Candida