Here are some new formulas we are working on – Please read the “FINE PRINT” down below and do not mistake the purpose of these synergistic blends.
These formulations are based on the work of Buhner (see link at bottom of page) and many others, and should not be construed as a cure for any virus or illness. The formulas are designed to assist the body to maintain its own healing abilities. They offer immune support and cellular protection. 

Human lung anatomy

CORE SUPPORT Defense Formula (specifically anti-viral for SARS-group viruses)
• 3 parts – Chinese Skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis)
• 2 parts – Japanese Knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum)
• 1 part – Houttuynia (H. cordata)
IMMUNE SUPPORT Formula to reduce auto-immune response & assist immune function
• 3 parts – Cordyceps (C. sinensis)
• 1 part – Rhodiola (R. rosea)
• 1 part – Astragalus (A. membranaceous)
CELLULAR SUPPORT Formula including spleen, lymph, lung, endothelium, cilia
• 3 parts – Red Sage (Salvia miltorrhiza)
• 2 parts – Red Root (Ceanothus spp.)
• 1 part – Chaga (Inonotus obliquus)
Why these herbs?
Chinese Skullcap – specific anti-viral, blocking viral attachment to cellular tissue; modulates cytokine response; anti-inflammatory.

Chinese Skullcap

Japanese Knotweed – specific anti-viral, helps prevent viral attachment to cells; modulates cytokine storm; anti-inflammatory; protects against endotoxin damage. Synergistic (helps the individual herbs come together as more than the sum of their parts).

Japanese Knotweed

Houttuynia – specific anti-SARS activity, prevents damage to lung tissue.

Houttuynia, or “fishy-smelling herb”!

Cordyceps – specific SARS anti-viral; protects lung cilia; encourages dendrite cell maturation (for transport of viral material to lymph) and increases T-cells; encourages the body’s ability to produce ATP “energy currency”.
Rhodiola – protects lungs from hypoxia (oxygen starvation); helps to reduce auto-immune response.

Rhodiola, also known as “roseroot” because of its aroma

Astragalus – modulates cytokine cascade; assists in immune function and reduces auto-immune sabotage. Primary TCM immune support.

Astragalus in flower

Red Sage – prevents cytokine cascade; protects spleen & lymph; protects & assists “warrior cells” (ACE-2 molecules).

Red Sage, “Dan Shen”

Red Root – stimulates dendritic cell maturation and increases T-cells; anti-inflammatory to liver & spleen

Red Root (Ceanothus)

Chaga – immune stimulant with beta-glucans to enhance macrophage activity; anti-viral; prohibit inflammatory cytokines.

Chaga, “birch mushroom”

*FINE PRINT: The Wild & Weedy Apothecary is in the business of making and selling herbal products. We are not doctors, nor do we pretend to be. We do not diagnose, prescribe, advise, recommend or suggest a cure for any illness or condition. Responses may vary. Please consult an experienced herbalist or health care professional when in question.