B I D E N S . 6

General Activities
clean toxin, clear heat

Sample Indications for Use
infections, including viral and bacterial diseases: sinusitis, common cold, influenza, diarrhea, hepatitis, herpes, diverticulitis

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Composition A for weak immunity
Blue Earth Dragon or Platycodon 14 for sinusitis
Picrorrhiza 11 or Atractylodes Tablets for diarrhea due to infection, inflammation, or acute diverticulitis
Patrinia 7 for skin eruptions (boils, carbuncles)
Forsythia 18 for sore throat
Anemarrhena Tablets for infection with high fever
Eclipta Tablets for chronic active hepatitis

This formula may be used for a few days in treating an acute infection, or for a course of therapy lasting three months and repeated if necessary, for a chronic infection.

Manufacturing Specifications
Crude herbs are extracted with hot water and spray dried the resulting powder is formed into 700 mg tablets. Bottling of 100 tablets.

Explanatory Notes
Bidens 6 is a new formulation based on modern research indicating antiviral activities of its ingredients; these herbs have some antibacterial actions as well. The primary ingredient, bidens, has been shown to inhibit cytomegalovirus (CMV), a type of herpes virus that is increasingly recognised as a contri butor to disease. This virus is usually suppressed by the immune system, but it has become a serious problem with the rise of immune deficiency, induced as part of medical therapy (for example, with cancer treatment or with tissue transplants), or from other infections (eg HIV). However, CMV is also considered to be a contributor to atherosclerosis, a disorder that was not formerly thought to involve an infectious agent. Viruses that cause sinus, lung, or intestinal problems are also a target of this formulation (hu-chang and licorice are also major components of the White Tiger formula Baicalcumin, used as an antiviral). In China, bidens is commonly used for cases of diarrhea and dysentery; bidens is a folk remedy used in Taiwan for influenza, sore throat, enteritis, dysentery, jaundice (presumably due to viral hepatitis), and intestinal carbuncle (may correspond to diverticulitis). Hu-chang is one of the broad spectrum antiviral agents used in China (it appears in several Seven Forests formulas); it was traditionally used in treating dysentery, leukorrhea, skin eruptions, and breast infections. The formula is prepared as a concentrated extract since the main active constituents are non-aromatic substances that need to be ingested in large quantities to have the desired effect.

Ingredients
English
Bidens, Hu chang, Viola, Isatis root, Chrysanthemum, Licorice
Pin Yin
xianfengcao, huzhang, zihuadiding, banlangen, juhua, gancao