Extracts of burdock root, sorrel, echinacea, artichoke, sarsaparille, mahonia, nettle, wild yam, cleavers, iris, Culver's root and cascara in a water and organic grain alcohol base.
Organically-grown or wildcrafted herbs.
This traditional blend of herbs improves the skin in several ways. It reduces the skin's acidity and promotes repair. In addition, it promotes liver activity, which reduces the elimination of toxins through the skin.
According to Health Canada's official monographs, burdock is "traditionally used in herbal medicine as an alterative to help remove accumulated waste products via the kidneys, skin and mucus membranes." Burdock is also excellent for reducing the body's acidity.
Milk thistle is one of the most well-documented herbs. Official texts by the European Union, German government (Commission E) and World Health Organization recognize its ability to help protect the liver and stimulate liver cell regrowth. It has also been shown to have significant antioxidant effects.
Sorrel is a mild laxative and diuretic. This herb also contains high doses of antioxidants, which can help the body protect itself against free radicals.
Echinachea is well documented for helping to support the immune system and is recognized for its benefits by the Commission E and WHO. It is also known for its ability to promote mucosa and skin repair.
Artichoke has been traditionally used in herbal medicine to promote bile secretion and improve digestion. The European Union's ESCOP has also recognized these two properties.
Sarsaparille improves the skin in several ways. It helps protect the skin from damage that can be caused by toxins. Some studies suggest that it improves fat metabolism, making the skin less greasy. It has also been used for hundreds of years in traditional Native American medicine to treat acne. In addition, it is well documented for its positive effects on psoriasis.
Mahonia has been shown to have antifungal properties and to improve fat metabolism in the liver.
Nettle is included in this formula because of its ability to reduce acidity in the body (and, therefore, the skin) and because it is an excellent source of nutrients.
Cleavers' properties are well documented in traditional herbal medicine. It is included in this formula due to its ability to promote detoxification and improve the lymphatic system.
Iris has also been used in traditional herbal medicine for hundreds of years. It helps detoxify the liver and, according to traditional use, improves blood quality. Its most common traditional use is for skin improvement.
Culver's root also helps invigorate the liver and improve bile production. In addition, this North American herb has mild laxative properties.
Cascara is a well-documented herb that helps in bile production and has a laxative effect. These two properties help promote detoxification.
The amount of cascara (and other herbs with laxative properties) in the formula improves stools without causing diarrhea or abdominal discomfort.
Rosacea and other skin problems.
Warning / Notes
Not to be taken when pregnant or breastfeeding.
Not recommended for individuals under 16.
May be used in conjunction with DC 53 for stronger results.