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Isatis, commonly known as woad, has the following indications:
a) It is a broad spectrum antimicrobial. We find it most effective as an antiviral for both acute (including severe respiratory conditions) and chronic problems. It has also been shown to have antibacterial and antiparasitic effects, including against leptospirosis. Isatis is also immunostimulatory. In China, woad (isatis) is used to treat such conditions as pneumonia, UTI, sinusitis, tonsillitis, influenza and even acute hepatitis. They also brew it into a tea to use topically on rosacea, herpes, shingles, and impetigo.
b) Woad is strongly inhibitory against the COX-2 enzyme thus exhibiting strong anti-inflammatory activity.
c) In China it has been found to be useful in helping some cancer patients, especially those with leukemia (it is obviously not a standalone cancer treatment).
d) Animals studies suggest it has protective effects against certain forms of radiation and may be a good detoxifier in general.
Supreme Nutrition attempts to supply the physician with a large array of broad spectrum antimicrobials with long histories of use in different cultures. Isatis is an excellent addition to this line and should be considered in any patient with subclinical or overt infection. Those of you who use applied kinesiology, or some type of electrodermal screening, should test it along with other antimicrobials on your patients.
Possible uses: viral, parasitic and bacterial issues, inflammatory conditions, radiation exposure
1) Do not use if patient is on prescription blood thinners.
2) Safety during breastfeeding and pregnancy has not been studied so you may want to avoid prescribing it during these times.
1-2 caps, 3x/day