BELLY BE GOOD
Belly Be Good is used for temporary or chronic indigestion, gastritis, constipation, lack of appetite, intestinal gas, colitis, acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, heartburn, and stomach cramps. The herbs (Man Vine, Ginweo, Guaco) used in this tonic increase the digestive juices by warming and relaxing the diaphragm and stomach muscles to improve production of the digestive enzymes from the stomach, liver, pancreas and gall bladder.
The tonic can be safely used by babies, children, during pregnancies and breast-feeding. The dosage is different for each age group so please speak with me about the correct dosage before using.
Female Tonic has a number of uses but overall it is a great hormone enhancer. Some of its uses include fertility enhancing, painful or irregular periods, PCOS, and menopausal symptoms. This tonic contains herbs (Copalchi, Man Vine, Billy Webb, Skunk Root, Ginger, Wild Yam) help to warm the reproductive organs and has a mild anti-spasmodic action on uterine muscles. It also acts as a uterine cleanser which helps to remove incompletely flushed menstrual fluids from month to month.
One of the herbs contained in this tonic, Mexican Wild Yam, is one of the best herbs to help regulate the menstrual cycle because it contains the steroid diosgenin. This steroid is 75% similar to the hormone molecules of estrogen and progesterone. These in turn work to supply the ovaries with required hormones. Additionally, the Mexican Wild Yam helps to alleviate severe hormonal fluctuations of menopause and PMS.
*Female Tonic should not be used in conjunction with any Chinese herbs, birth control, IVF related hormones, hormone replacement therapy, during pregnancy or breast-feeding.
FLU AWAY TONIC
Flu Away tonic is used for the flu, colds, minor infections, sore throats, and sinus congestion. The main herb in this tonic is Jackass Bitters, which has been used for hundreds of years as an anti-viral and anti-fungal herb. The other two ingredients include garlic and cayenne pepper. This is a very powerful acting anti-flu remedy with a number of testimonials from around the world. It may be too strong for younger children but older children and adults can hide the taste in juice.
*There are no known side effects but infants under the age of 1yr should not take this tonic.
Hortence’s Female Tonic is used for uterine fibroids, ovarian fibroids, uterine polyps, and endometriosis. The astringency of this herbal formula has the effect of pinching off the blood supply to the fibroids, polyps, and errant uterine tissue (endometriosis). Without a blood supply, the fibroids or polyps loosen and fall away from their connection to the lining of the uterus or ovary. Other herbs in this formula work as a uterine flush to assist the body in eliminating the fibroids and polyps vaginally. The herbs used in this tonic also have high levels of antioxidants and are anti-inflammatory.
Miss Hortence Robinson was a herbalist/midwife for over 60 years in Belize. She developed this formula (Hibiscus Flowers, Oregano, Rosemary, China Root, Wild Yam, Billy Webb Bark, Cockspur Bark, John Charles) was a respected and founding member of the Traditional Healers Foundation.
*Side effects of this tonic include and increase of menstrual flow and the number of days of a menstrual cycle.
*Contraindications include all forms of birth control, hormone replacement therapy, IVF related hormones, during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Women with heavy periods should always be treated with caution and start with a lighter dosage.
IMMUNE BOOST TONIC
Immune Boost Tonic is used for recent exposure to viral conditions, onset of acute illness or infections, early stages of Lyme Disease, and physical exhaustion. It has also been shown to benefit individuals going through chemotherapy. The properties of these herbs (Billy Webb, Jackass Bitters, John Charles) the immune system, are anti-viral and anti-septic. Chemotherapy clients have reported that they are less tired during treatments when taking this tonic.
*Contraindications include pregnancy, any autoimmune diseases such as Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Reynaud’s, Sclerodoma, Sjogren’s and Multiple Sclerosis. Also, infants under 1 yrs old should not take this tonic.
Male Tonic is an herbal formula (Balsam Bark, Corn Silk, Man Vine) helps to prevent swelling of the prostate. Man Vine, its main ingredient, is a muscle relaxant that improves the flow of fluid to the prostate muscle. This particular tonic can help with many issues seen in males including erectile dysfunction, impotency, benign prostatic hyperplasia, kidney or bladder infection, dysuria, and prostatitis (not acute or infectious). The tonic is anti-septic to the urinary tract and removes mucous from the kidney and bladder. It also reduces chronic urinary tract infections, helps to clear the prostate of accumulated debris and relieves prostate swelling.
*Contraindications include a possible reaction with cortisone or Cortisol products, erectile dysfunction medications and anti-depressants. In some cases of hyperacidity, the urine may become darker and have a strong odor. This is showing that the detoxification is working and this will disappear within days.
Nerve tonic is used for insomnia, anxiety, stress, mild Post Partum Depression, mild Seasonal Affective Disorder and menopause. The only herb used in this tonic is Man Vine. This particular herb includes anti-anxiety, anti-depressant, and anti-spasmodic properties.
*There are no side effects for this tonic and it has been found to be safe during pregnancy and during breast-feeding. Nerve tonic should not be used in conjunction with anti-depressants, mood enhancing, anti-psychotic, or antiolytic medications.
Strong Back is used for muscular spasms, pain, muscle strain, sports injuries, over-use injuries, anxiety, back, neck, shoulder and joint aches. The herbs (Strong Back, Wild Yam, Man Vine) for this tonic include Strong Back, Wild Yam and Man Vine. Strong Back reduces inflammation, pain, spasms, and helps to relax muscles. Wild Yam also helps to reduce inflammation and to relax muscles. The herb Man Vine is antispasmodic.
*Side effects include a temporary increase of urine. If there are herniated discs, then you should see help from a doctor. Do not take this tonic if you are taking anti-depressants, pregnant or breastfeeding.
SWEET BLOOD TONIC
Sweet Blood is a tonic used for PCOS, fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, borderline or Type 2 diabetes, low appetite and fatigue. Research has been conducted on this bark ( Billy Webb) Kew Gardens in London, England with positive results with Type 2 diabetes. Many anti-diabetic medications are used with PCOS clients as well.
*In rare cases, individuals with diabetes feel sick for a period of 24 hours while taking this tonic. Experience has shown that those with this side effect benefit most from this tonic and should be encouraged to continue. Sweet Blood is ineffective for Type 1 diabetes. Blood sugar testing is mandatory and should be used in conjunction with your health care provider’s recommendations.
*This tonic is contraindicated for use during pregnancy and breast-feeding.
Travelers Tonic is a great tonic to pack if you are doing any traveling. It helps with gastric distress, intestinal parasites, food and salmonella poisoning. The herbs in this tonic include Jackass Bitters and Guava Leaf, which are both used frequently in Central America. Jackass Bitters has medical documentation about its ability to rid the intestines of parasites, to treat malaria, diabetes, fungus and bacterial infections. Guava Leaf helps to treat diarrhea by inhibiting the bacteria that causes diarrhea.
A number of photographers and journalists from National Geographic are known to travel with this tonic on assignments.
*Taking this tonic for more than 14 days may result in a photosensitivity rash on the skin when exposed to sunlight. The rash will clear up within days of discontinuing the tonic.
*This tonic should not by children under the age of 3, during pregnancies or while breast-feeding. Prolonged use of longer than four weeks is not advised.
The Rainforest Remedies are herbal remedies used in conjunction with the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy. These formulations are based on many years of traditional and individual use and client experience worldwide. Dr. Rosita Arvigo, an herbalist and Doctor of Naprapathy, learned about these herbal remedies while apprenticing with Don Elijio Panti, one of the last traditional healers of Central America. The plants are collected and made in Belize and have been sold in the United States, Central America and Europe since 1992.
These plants have been researched by the New York Botanical Gardens in New York City and Kew Gardens of London, England. A documentary was also made called “Satsun” that shows the relationships developed between Don Elijio, Dr. Arvigo and the New York Botanical Gardens as these herbs were collected and researched.
Rainforest Remedies have not been evaluated by The Food and Drug Administration of the USA government and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Health care providers should always be consulted. The information on the uses of these herbal remedies are based on centuries of traditional and practitioner use and client experience worldwide.