Cell Saver is a unique herbal formula designed to nutritionally support cellular membrane function and cellular detoxification. Long used by the Hoang family of doctors, this synergistic blend utilizes herbs from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and the herbal tradition of Vietnam. Cell Saver can offer nutritional support for those undergoing oxidative challenge or other conditions of toxicity.
Chinese peony (Paeonia lactiflora) (Bai Shao) originated in Siberia, and is found throughout Northern Asia. Traditionally the roots were boiled and eaten in broth, and the seeds ground and used in tea. Chinese peony root has been used for centuries in TCM, where it is used to make 'Four Things Soup', a female tonic. It is traditionally used to support healthy liver function and to support the body's ability to handle stress and tension. A key active ingredient is paeoniflorin, which may potentially have a calming effect on the intestines.
Atractylodes alba (Bai Zhu) is a digestive, liver and gall bladder tonic. In TCM, it is thought to support the functions of the stomach and spleen, the organs responsible for food digestion. Traditionally atractylodes is also used for other things including detoxification.
Momordica cochinchinensis (Mu Bie Zi), also called bitter melon or balsam pear, is found throughout Asia and Australia. It is a traditional medicinal plant in Vietnam, commonly seen growing in gardens with its red fruit and red pulp. It is used in cooking, to make candy and jam and is thought to support the health of the eyes. More recently it has received attention as part of a program to support knowledge about traditional Vietnamese medicinal herbal mixtures and nutritional practices. In rural Vietnam, vitamin A deficiency is common.
Among the indigenous fruits and vegetables, Momordica cochinchinensis fruit has proven to have the highest beta-carotene concentration. Recent research at the University of California, Davis and the University of Hawaii show it to be a good source of provitamin A carotenoids. It also contains lycopene, alpha-tocopherol, vitamin F and minerals including iron and zinc.
Cudrania tricuspidata, also known as silkworm thorn, is found in East Asia. The fruit is similar to a mulberry, and the leaves are eaten by silk worms. The root has traditionally been used for women's health, to promote lacteal secretion and for amenorrhea. It is also used to stimulate circulation.
Shrubby sophora (Sophora flavescens) (Ku Shen), also from Asia, is an important herb in TCM, where it is used to support the health of the skin and hair, the urinary tract and gastrointestinal tract. The root is astringent, bitter, carminative, diuretic, febrifuge, microbial-balancing and tonic.
Chinese yam (Dioscorea oppositifolia) (Shan Yao) tubers are a traditional food source in Asia, and a key ingredient in the herb of eight ingredients, a traditional TCM preparation. In TCM, Shan Yao is considered a sweet substance that soothes and stimulates the stomach and spleen and tonifies the lungs and kidneys. It is thought to be digestive and has traditionally been used for energy, to support appetite, digestion and weight gain. Active ingredients include allantoin and diosgenin.