Detox Aid is a tincture containing proprietary mixture of alcohol extracts from Desmodium molliculum and Peumus boldus.
Desmodium molliculum is a perennial herb indigenous to many tropical countries. D. molliculum is popular in herbal medicine throughout South and Central America as a blood cleanser; to detoxify the body from environmental toxins and chemicals; as a urinary tract cleanser; and to treat ovarian and uterine problems such as inflammation and irritation, vaginal discharges, and hemorrhages.
The main biological activities of D. molliculum include:
- Detoxification activity and reducing body reaction to microbial and environmental toxins
- Anti-histamine and anti-allergic activity
- Anti-spasmodic activity
- Analgesic activity (pain relieving activity)
- Hepatoprotective (liver) activity
- Anti-oxidant activity
Medical research demonstrated that D. molliculum extract can be successfully used as an adjunctive therapy in combination with various chemotherapy drugs to mediate and reduce the damage to the liver and renal system caused by the chemotherapy drugs. D. molliculum extract also expresses neuroprotective and antipsychotic activities.
Peumus boldus is a slow-growing, shrubby evergreen tree that produces small, berrylike fruit. P. boldus is found in the Andean regions of Chile and Peru, and also is indigenous to parts of Morocco. P. boldus has been used by the indigenous peoples of Chile for liver, bowel, and gallbladder troubles. It is also widely used in Chilean folk medicine to expel intestinal worms, for insomnia, rheumatism, cystitis, colds, hepatitis, constipation, flatulence, poor digestion, gallstones, earaches, and it is considered a general tonic.
P. boldus has many biologically active chemicals. However, most of the biological activity of the plant has been attributed to a single alkaloid called boldine.
Clinical studies showed that boldine protects the liver, stimulates the production of bile in the liver, as well as stimulates digestion, increases the secretion of gastric juices and stimulates the production of bile and its secretion from the gallbladder. Also, boldine has demonstrated diuretic, fever reducing, and anti-inflammatory properties as well as the ability to reduce excess uric acid. In animal studies, boldine exhibited anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic activities, as well as the ability to protect against colon damage and inflammation in induced colitis and colon inflammation in animals. Other research on boldine indicates that it has a strong cellular protective and antioxidant effect in the blood and can normalize sticky blood (inhibits platelet aggregation).
The main indications of Detox Aid are:
- Facilitation of body detoxification from microbial and environmental toxins
- cholecystitis and gallstones
- Treatment of fatty liver
- Host cell protection during chemotherapy
- Adjunct therapy of intestinal helminthic infections (warms) and liver flukes
Potential side effects:
- None known
Potential drug interactions:
- Multiple drugs metabolized via CYP2B1/2B2 isozymes of cytochrome P450 mono-oxygenase
- Chronic anticoagulation therapy
Contents: 2 oz
10-15 drops per glass of water twice a day