Aloe 22 treats intestinal parasites and other intestinal diseases. The formula balances dispersing, eliminative forces with contracting and building forces, thus it is useful for a braod range of applications. The black walnut (juglans nigra) is a native tree of North America. Black walnuts are smaller, harder, and more pungent than the English walnuts sold in grocery stores. The hulls without the meaty kernels inside are used in herbal medicine. Black walnut trees exude a sap that discorages growth of competing plants over their roots. Black walnut hulls contain juglone, a chemical that is antibacterial, antiviral, antiparasitic, and a fungicide. The hulls also contains tannins, iodine, vitamin C and zinc. Tannins act as a defense mechanism in plants against pathogens. The antihelmintic properties of tannins have been shown in scientific studies. Tannins are described to be antibacterial, and anti-diarrheic. Iodine is widely used as an antiseptic in medicine. It works by attaching itself to the pathogenic bacteria and thereby killing them. White cardamon (bai dou kou) treats abdominal pain and distension, and relieves intestinal spasms. It controls diarrhea caused by infections, but also treats constipation due to weak intestinal function. Astringent herbs such as mume (wu mei), terminalia (he zi), pomegranate (shi lui pi), nutmeg (rou dou kou), rubia (fu pen zi) treat diarrhea caused by infections, regulate intestinal secretions, and treat ulcers of the intestinal mucosa. Antihelmintics such as quisqualis (shi jun zi), omphalia (lei wan) torreya (fei zi), ulmus (wu yi), zanthoxylum (hua jiao), and aloe vera (lu hui) attack parasites in the bowels. Qi tonics such as codonopsis (dang shen), white atractylodes (bai shu), and licorice (gan cao), and digestive herbs such as ginger (gan jiang) enhance immunity and improve absorption of nutrients.
Black Walnut hulls (juglans nigra), Terminalia fruit (he zi), Ginger rhizome (gan jiang), Mume fruit (wu mei), Codonopsis root (dang shen), Poria sclerotium (fu ling), White Atractylodes rhizome (bai zhu), Vladimiria Souliei root (mu xiang), Pomegranate rind (shi liu pi), Melia fruit (chuan lian zi), Aurantium fruit (zhi shi), Nutmeg seed (rou dou kou), Cardamon fruit (sha ren), Ulmus fruit (wu yi), Zanthoxylum fruit (chuan jiao), Licorice root (gan cao), Aloe Vera herb (lu hui), Garlic (da suan), Polyporus (zhu ling), Fennel (xiao hui xiang), Raspberry (fu pen zi)
For more than a decade, Health Concerns has been in the forefront of research in herbal medicine, and was the first company to manufacture herbal products in the United States for practitioners. Its founder, Andrew Gaeddert, is an herbalist, lecturer, author of numerous books on herbal medicine, and committed to improving community health. He assisted in the development of clinical trials with HIV patients in 1992, and has been on the protocol team of a study to investigate the effects of Chinese herbs on chronic diarrhea, and an anemia study sponsored by the NIH Office of Alternative Medicine.
Health Concerns formulas are created on the basis of Traditional Chinese Medicine and modern biochemistry and developed by experienced practitioners such as Mr. Gaeddert, Dr. Fong, and Misha Cohen. They are targeted to treat specific disorders, and manufactured under strict quality control. All are continually tested to ensure optimum effectiveness, potency, and maximum bioavailability.