Immune·Essence™ (USA) aka Flor·Essence® with Turkey Tail and Turmeric (Canada) is Flora’s latest liquid herbal formula. This update to the Flor·Essence formula uses all the same, time-tested, original eight herbs for cleansing and detoxification and adds in medicinal amounts of turkey tail mushroom and turmeric.
Today we’re going to take a closer look at the turmeric and burdock root ingredients. All in all, there’s more than 8 grams of herbs in each daily dose of the formula. Turmeric powder comes in at just over 2 grams and burdock root at 1.5 grams per daily dose. This makes it an incredibly concentrated formula overall, which is why we recommend diluting it with water.
Turmeric, or Curcuma longa contains a variety of curcuminoids and sesquiterpenes as the main active ingredients. A variety of clinical studies have found positive results for turmeric extracts in reducing inflammation and joint pain. Turmeric also stimulates bile production, which aids digestion, especially of fats. Turmeric has antioxidant properties and has recently got the attention of researchers for cognitive health and neurodegenerative diseases. India, where turmeric has a long history of use both as a spice and medicinally, is known to have a lower incidence of dementia so some speculate that turmeric’s widespread use may be a factor.
Burdock, or Arctium lappa, can be considered a Swiss army knife of herbal medicine. It has diuretic, antioxidant, lymphatic, diaphoretic, alterative, and antimicrobial properties, making it an incredibly versatile herb. Burdock is one of the key herbs in the Flor·Essence® and Immune·Essence™ formulas that encourages and supports whole body cleansing.* It supports liver, kidney, lymphatic and intestinal health.* Inulin from burdock root is a great prebiotic to support probiotic growth and the health of the intestines, so if you notice a cloudy, mucilaginous, sediment layer in your bottle, don’t discard it, drink it!
Caffeic acid/Chlorogenic acid are also some key compounds found in burdock root. These have antioxidant effects, reduce amyloid plaque proteins, increase cellular ATP production (equals more energy), are anti-inflammatory, and support healthy blood pressure. Burdock’s diuretic, lymphatic, antioxidant and antimicrobial effects make it the perfect choice for supporting eliminating water soluble wastes and toxins from the body. These herbal actions also make it well suited for one its traditional uses: promoting healthy skin by improving skin issues like acne and eczema.*
All eight of the herbs and roots in this formula are individually simmered, decocted, and infused to create a powerful, concentrated immune formula that also supports cleansing through the body’s own channels of elimination.* For best results, drink daily for at least several weeks as a rejuvenating tonic for your digestive system, immune system and organs of elimination.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Robert Dadd is a Master Herbalist (Dominion Herbal College) with a BA in Communications from Simon Fraser University. His areas of research include adaptogens, probiotics, and essential fatty acids. He is currently the Product Information Supervisor for Flora Manufacturing and Distributing.