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Candidate is a 100% herbal formula that contains the following carefully selected herbs in therapeutic dosage:
- Cymbopogon Citratus (also known as Lemon grass) the freshly cut and partially dried leaves are used medicinally and are the source of the essential oil. One mechanism of action explained in a report evaluating lemongrass oil and its antibacterial effects on Escherichia coli determined that the oil elicits morphological alterations on the host, including filamentation, inhibition of septum formation, production of bulging, abnormal shaping of cells, as well as cell lysis, all of which deter bacterial growth. (Ogunlana E, et al. Effects of Lemon grass oil on the morphological characteristics and peptidoglycan synthesis of Escherichia coli cells. Microbios. 1987;50:43-59.) Some organisms inhibited by Lemon grass include Acinetobacter baumanii, Aeromonas veronii, Candida albicans, Enterococcus faecalis, E. coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella enterica, Serratia marcescens, Staphlycoccus aureus, and Proteus mirabilis. (Hammer K, et al. "Antimicrobial activity of essential oils and other plant extracts". J Appl Microbiol. 1999;86:985-990). (Chalcat J, et al. "Correlation between chemical composition and antimicrobial activity". VI. Activity of some African essential oils. J Essent Oil Res. 1997;9:67-75).
- Calendula Officinalis (also known as Pot marigold) was used in ancient Greek, Roman, Arabic, and Indian cultures as a medicinal herb as well as a dye for fabrics, foods, and cosmetics. It has been beneficial in promoting routine toxin elimination from the body and helping to routinely ?flush out' the system. It has been shown to help promote tissue repair, and has been proven in animal studies to be an effective anti-inflammatory. (Della Loggia R, Tubaro A, Sosa S, et al. The role of triterpenoids in the topical anti-inflammatory activity of Calendula officinalis flowers. Planta Medica 1994;60:516-20). (Patrick KFM, Kumar S, Edwardson PAD, Hutchinson JJ. "Induction of vascularisation by an aqueous extract of the flowers of Calendula officinalis L the European marigold". pHytomedicine 1996;3:11-8. Kloucek-Popova E, Popov A, Pavlova N, Krusteva S). ("Influence of the physiological regeneration and epithelialisation using fractions isolated from Calendula officinalis". Acta pHysiol pHarmacol Bulg. 1982;8(4):63-67). (De Tommasi N, Conti C, Stein ML, et al. "Structure and in vitro activity of triterpenoid saponins form Calendulaarvensis". Plants Med 1991;57:250-3).
- Tabebuia Impetiginosa (also known as Pau d'arco bark) contains the active constituents Lapachol and Beta-lapachone, which are also known as naphthaquinones. Laboratory tests have demonstrated that both Lapachol and Beta-lapachone have anti-fungal properties as potent as common antifungal drugs used to balance yeast levels in the body. (Awang DVC, Dawson BA, Ethier JC, et al. "Naphthoquinone constituents of commercial lapacho/pau d'arco/taheebo products". J Herbs Spices Med Plants 1994;2:27-43).
Note: Pau D'arco is not soluble in water and is best taken in tincture form where the active ingredients have been extracted medicinally in pharmaceutical ethanol. To prevent side effects, it is also important that the whole bark is used in the extraction process. This process has been followed at Native Remedies to bring you the strongest and most effective formula possible.