Core-Own A™ “28“ Herbal Adaptogenic Enhancer The physical core of the human body is its skeleton, the core of the bones their marrow, producing and housing progenitor cells of the body’s immune system. When we own our core, we unite with ourselves, mind with body, immunologically competent, lympho-neurically tuned.
Core-Own A™ “28” combines extracts of twenty-eight natural or, whenever possible, certified organically grown, herbs to help the individual “own his / her core,” to be in tune with one's immunological self as well as one’s psychological self. The formula is led by the flowers of the pomegranate tree, Punica granatum Flos, and followed by the peels of the tree’s fruit, Punica granatum Pericarp, and twenty-six additional herbs including one medicinal mushroom, as listed below. A brief notation on each herb, including references, follows the list. 1. 100 Punica granatum Flos 2. 100 Punica granatum Pericarp 3. 1000 Zingiber officinale Rhizome (fresh) 4. 1000 Astragalus membranaceus Radix 5. 1000 Pueraria montana Radix 6. 15 Ceanothus americanus Radix 7. 1000 Scutellaria baicalensis Radix 8. 15 Lonicera japonica Flos 9. 300 Atractylodes macrocephala Radix 10. 50 Cinnamomum cassia Cortex 11. 30 Acorus calamus Rhizome 12. 90 Panax ginseng Radix 13. 200 Citrus reticulata Pericarp 14. 5 Peganum harmala Semen 15. 9 Cordyceps militaris Sporocarp 16. 100 Humulus lupulus Flos 17, 100 Ginkgo biloba Folium 18. 50 Urtica dioica Folium 19. 20 Hypericum perforatum Folium 20. 10 Olea europaea Folium 21. 30 Schisandra chinensis Fructus 22. 80 Musa acuminata Pericarp 23. 40 Oldenlandia diffusa 24. 100 Eriobotrya japonica 25. 10 Tripterygium wilfordii Cortex Radix 26. 20 Commiphora myrrha Resina 27. 80 Glycyrrhiza glabra Radix 28. 10 Curcuma longae Rhizoma 29. 100 Angelica sinensis Radix Core-Own A™ Herbal Adaptogenic Enhancer Punica granatum Flos These are the beautiful flowers of the pomegranate tree, rich in ursolic acid and related pentacyclic triterpenoids, dietary compounds with great healing power.
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Tohmé MJ, Giménez MC, Peralta A, Colombo MI, Delgui LR. Ursolic acid: A novel antiviral compound inhibiting rotavirus infection in vitro. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2019;54(5):601–609. Core-Own A™ Herbal Adaptogenic Enhancer Punica granatum Pericarp The antiviral activity of pomegranate fruit peel extracts was early recognized for its potential in the treatment of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and was the subject of a patent promoting its antiviral actions acquired by pharmaceutical giant Merck.
Houston DMJ, Bugert JJ, Denyer SP, Heard CM. Potentiated virucidal activity of pomegranate rind extract (PRE) and punicalagin against Herpes simplex virus (HSV) when co-administered with zinc (II) ions, and antiviral activity of PRE against HSV and aciclovir-resistant HSV [published correction appears in PLoS One. 2017;12(11):e0188609]. PLoS One. 2017;12(6):e0179291.
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Lin TJ, Yeh CF, Wang KC, Chiang LC, Tsai JJ, Chang JS. Water extract of Pueraria lobata Ohwi has anti-viral activity against human respiratory syncytial virus in human respiratory tract cell lines. Kaohsiung J Med Sci. 2013;29(12):651–657.
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Seong RK, Kim JA, Shin OS. Wogonin, a flavonoid isolated from Scutellaria baicalensis, has anti-viral activities against influenza infection via modulation of AMPK pathways. Acta Virol. 2018;62(1):78–85.
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Mi HJ, Wang YX, Meng J, Wang XH, Tao YH, Wang ZZ. [Preliminary Analysis on Spectrum-Efficient Correlation Model for Anti-Influenza Virus of Lonicerae Japonicae Flos by Partial Least Squares Method]. Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 2015;40(23):4650–4654.
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Zhou W, Yin A, Shan J, Wang S, Cai B, Di L. Study on the Rationality for Antiviral Activity of Flos Lonicerae Japonicae-Fructus Forsythiae Herb Chito-Oligosaccharide via Integral Pharmacokinetics. Molecules. 2017;22(4):654. Core-Own A™ Herbal Adaptogenic Enhancer Atractylodes macrocephala Radix Bai zhu rhizome is a safe, nourishing, ancient Chinese medicinal tonic.
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Gu S, Li L, Huang H, Wang B, Zhang T. Antitumor, Antiviral, and Anti-Inflammatory Efficacy of Essential Oils from Atractylodes macrocephala Koidz. Produced with Different Processing Methods. Molecules. 2019;24(16):2956. Published 2019 Aug 15.
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Yeh CF, Chang JS, Wang KC, Shieh DE, Chiang LC. Water extract of Cinnamomum cassia Blume inhibited human respiratory syncytial virus by preventing viral attachment, internalization, and syncytium formation. J Ethnopharmacol. 2013;147(2):321–326. Core-Own A™ Herbal Adaptogenic Enhancer Acorus calamus Rhizome Highly aromatic, sweet flag is a pillar of perfumery and Ayurveda, known to traditional Chinese medicine, the Native American, and the ancient Levant.
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Yao X, Ling Y, Guo S, et al. Inhibition of dengue viral infection by diasarone-I is associated with 2'O methyltransferase of NS5. Eur J Pharmacol. 2018;821:11–20. Core-Own A™ Herbal Adaptogenic Enhancer Panax ginseng Radix The king of yang tonics, ginseng is a powerful, pleiotropic adaptogen.
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Lee JS, Ko EJ, Hwang HS, et al. Antiviral activity of ginseng extract against respiratory syncytial virus infection. Int J Mol Med. 2014;34(1):183–190.
Yoo DG, Kim MC, Park MK, et al. Protective effect of Korean red ginseng extract on the infections by H1N1 and H3N2 influenza viruses in mice. J Med Food. 2012;15(10):855–862. Core-Own A™ Herbal Adaptogenic Enhancer Citrus reticulata Pericarp Dried tangerine peel lightens the effect and taste of strong tonic roots.
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Tang K, He S, Zhang X, et al. Tangeretin, an extract from Citrus peels, blocks cellular entry of arenaviruses that cause viral hemorrhagic fever. Antiviral Res. 2018;160:87–93.
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Chen D, Tian X, Zou X, et al. Harmine, a small molecule derived from natural sources, inhibits enterovirus 71 replication by targeting NF-κB pathway. Int Immunopharmacol. 2018;60:111–120.
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Moradi MT, Karimi A, Rafieian-Kopaei M, Fotouhi F. In vitro antiviral effects of Peganum harmala seed extract and its total alkaloids against Influenza virus. Microb Pathog. 2017;110:42–49. Core-Own A™ Herbal Adaptogenic Enhancer Cordyceps militaris Sporocarp This unusual and most potent medicinal fungus grows from the carcass of a worm. Lee HH, Park H, Sung GH, et al. Anti-influenza effect of Cordyceps militaris through immunomodulation in a DBA/2 mouse model. J Microbiol. 2014;52(8):696–701.
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Ueda Y, Mori K, Satoh S, Dansako H, Ikeda M, Kato N. Anti-HCV activity of the Chinese medicinal fungus Cordyceps militaris. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2014;447(2):341–345. Core-Own A™ Herbal Adaptogenic Enhancer Humulus lupulus Flos Hops, cousin of Cannabis in the Cannabaceae family, is the soporific bitter of beer.
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Wang Q, Ding ZH, Liu JK, Zheng YT. Xanthohumol, a novel anti-HIV-1 agent purified from Hops Humulus lupulus. Antiviral Res. 2004;64(3):189–194.
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Haruyama T, Nagata K. Anti-influenza virus activity of Ginkgo biloba leaf extracts. J Nat Med. 2013;67(3):636–642.
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Chen H, Muhammad I, Zhang Y, et al. Antiviral Activity Against Infectious Bronchitis Virus and Bioactive Components of Hypericum perforatum L. Front Pharmacol. 2019;10:1272.
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Yu JS, Tseng CK, Lin CK, et al. Celastrol inhibits dengue virus replication via up-regulating type I interferon and downstream interferon-stimulated responses. Antiviral Res. 2017;137:49–57. Core-Own A™ Herbal Adaptogenic Enhancer Commiphora myrrha Resina The myrrh trees of the Bible exude antiseptic healing gum from their bark.
Bakari GG, Max RA, Mdegela RH, Phiri EC, Mtambo MM. Antiviral activity of crude extracts from Commiphora swynnertonii against Newcastle disease virus in ovo. Trop Anim Health Prod. 2012;44(7):1389–1393.
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