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January Newsletter

-Weight-loss Formula Coupon!
-Read All About it!
-Super Immune Boost or Tonic Formulas
-Lemon Balm: Concentration and Relaxation!
-Elderberry (Sambuca) Extract for Immune Health

From the Editor: Thanks for all of the great comments on the Weight-loss/Metabolism formula, and on the free yerba mate tea last month. It sounds like a lot of people are on their way to their weight loss goals. There is still time to use the coupon code below for a free bottle, so don't miss out!

A couple of other things to consider with the weight loss program: The New Self Cellulite Formula and massage Oil, which can be used along with the weight-loss herbs, and Bladderwrack Capsules, which can jump start a sluggish thyroid gland and speed up the process. Click these links for more information:

New Self Cellulite Reduction ...
Bladderwrack Capsules...

Free: Our New Metabolism/Weight-loss Formula!

This month we are offering a free 2oz (60ml) bottle of our New Self Metabolism/Weight-loss Formula! with any order. This formula contains a combination of the most highly researched herbs for increasing metabolism, reducing appetite and maintaining healthy weight control. The testimonials from using these herbs are already coming in. See them at this link and read more information below; Weight-loss Testimonials...

The Coupon Code

Simply use this coupon code while placing your order: diet1. Just shop for your items as you normally would. When you hit the "check out" button there will be a box for the coupon code. Enter diet1 and your free bottle will be included with your order. (This appears as a 1 cent discount on the order). More information at the link below.

Ends January 31st. Use it now and send this newsletter to a friend! Everyone can benefit from this healthy, energizing formula.

We will not sell your name or e-mail address!

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New Self Metabolism/Weight-loss Formula: Read All About It!
The Herbs:

This formula is a blend of pure extracts of Yerba Mate, Green Tea, Ginger Root, Nettle Leaf and Dandelion Root. Alcohol-free, Bio-Chelated*, Holistically balanced, Full Medicinal Strength (1ml= 1000mg).

Usage: Use 1 to 2 ml three times per day. Best when added to a hot beverage before meals.

The Research and Benefits:

Yerba Mate: This wonder of South America has yet to make inroads in the U.S. but it may be one of the primary reasons that weight problems are rare in these countries. Yerba Mate tea can increase metabolic rates by nearly 25%, reduce appetite, and energize without the jittery effects of caffeine or ephedra. South Americans drink this tea the same way that we drink coffee. Used on a regular basis this tea can do wonders for a diet. Drinking 8 oz before a meal can be as effective as diet drugs in taking the edge off your appetite and yet the herb is a rich source of magnesium that has been proven to ease anxiety. So it is unlike formulas such as Metabolife that reduce appetite by overstimulating the central nervous system.

Green Tea: The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition conducted a study in which it was found that green tea extract significantly increased energy expenditure (a measure of metabolism), and fat oxidation. The researchers felt that this study had wonderful implications for weight control. The study indicated a nearly 40% increase in daytime thermogenesis. In other words, dieters would burn 40% more fat during the day with Green Tea Extract. Is it possible that this is one of the reasons for lower obesity levels in areas of the world where more green tea is consumed?

Ginger Root: Dubbed the “miracle slimming spice that burns fat” by Woman’s World magazine, ginger root is the healthiest herb to use for weight control. Ginger can boost your sense of fullness by 300%, help to prevent cancer and heart attacks and improve your mood. Ginger is rich in natural plant compounds that can reduce stress and anxiety and improve your mood in as little as 10 minutes. A recent study found that ginger can reduce triglyceride levels 27% and LDL cholesterol by 33% - enough to slash your heart attack risk in half. Tom Newmark, author of “Beyond Aspirin” said of ginger, “It’s as if nature packed an entire medicine chest into one small plant.”

Dandelion: Dandelion has a long history of use as a blood cleanser and liver function stimulator. It is used to reduce cholesterol and uric acid, and to improve the function of the kidneys, pancreas, spleen and stomach. It is thought to be useful in the prevention of age spots (liver spots) and is helpful in weight loss due to the improvement in liver function. Dandelion contains taraxacin which stimulates bile flow and improves the digestive organs, and pectin, a type of fiber that relieves constipation, lowers cholesterol and binds to toxins, removing them from your system. It also contains inulin which is known to help balance blood sugar levels reducing urges to binge on food. Because of this and the liver improvement, dandelion is also considered useful in the treatment of diabetes.

Nettle Leaf: Nettle leaf is a wonderful general health tonic that improves many facets of health. It stimulates the endocrine system improving energy and vitality. Also helpful for allergies, arthritis and healthy hair.

Other Herbs for Weight Control:

5-HTP: Natural precursor to seratonin helps with mood, appetite and sleep.

Psyllium Husk Capsules: Natural fiber reduces appetite, improves digestion and eases problems with low carb diets.

Cayenne Capsules: Raises metabolism rates, improves digestion and increases circulation. Also great for pain relief and arthritis.

Chickweed Capsules: Age old reputation as a slimming herb from folk medicine. Nutritional powerhouse herb that lowers blood lipids (fats).

Sambusol Super Immune Boost Formula

This formula is designed specifically for a fast boost in immune system strength to fight off a cold or flu that is just getting started. It contains both forms of Echinacea, angustofolia and purpurea, as well as Elderberry (sambuca), Ginger and Miatake mushroom extracts, the most powerful immune boosting herbs.

The Formula and the Research

Serving size: 2ml, 3x daily at the first sign of a cold, flu or other illness.

Each serving contains: 2,000mg of Extract of Echinacea angustifolia (1:1), Echinacea purpurea (1:1), Elderberry (sambuca) (1:1), Maitake mushroom fruiting body (1:1), Ginger Root (1:1), Osha root (1:1) Wild Indigo root (1:1) and Thuja leaf (1:1).

Synergistic Blend

One of the basic principles of herbal medicine, stemming particularly from traditional Chinese herbal medicine, is that certain combinations of herbs develop a "synergy" or increased effectiveness. What this means is that they work better in combination than taken seperately. This formula is a perfect example. The combination of both forms of Echinacea along with the Elderberry, Ginger root, Miatake mushroom and other herbs produces a formula that supports all aspects of the immune system, stimulating and strengthening in different ways.

Numerous studies have shown the positive effects of Echinacea and Miatake mushrooms as potent activators of the various components of the immune system. Japanese studies have recently added evidence of the effectiveness of Miatake for immune disorders, cancer and other tumors.

Elderberry and Ginger aid in the immune response as well as having positive effects on any symptoms of the illnesses. Elderberry anthocyanins enhance immune function by boosting the production of cytokines. These unique proteins act as messengers in the immune system to help regulate immune response, thus helping to defend the body against disease. Ginger is well known for its ability to aid the body in fighting disease and fighting inflammation and is particularly effective in fighting the rhinoviruses that cause the common cold.

The remaining herbs, Osha, Wild Indigo and Thuja help to cleanse the blood and soothe the upper respiratory tract concentrating the power of the formula in the ears, nose and throat where most viruses and bacteria enter your body.

Click here to go to the Sambusol Super Immune Boost web page ... Super Immune Boost.....

Now Available! Super Immune Tonic

This formula is designed to build, strengthen and restore the body's natural immune defense system. It works on many levels to maintain health and vitality through cold and flu season or during periods of stress when you might become more vulnerable to illness. It is a intended to build immune strength over a longer period of time.

The Formula and the Research

Serving size: 1ml, 2x daily for five days followed by 2 days off. Intended for long term use. Best effects will be seen after several months of use. Discontinue during illnesses and use Sambusol Super Immune Boost instead.

Each serving contains: 2,000mg of Extract of Astragalus root (1:1), White Ginseng root (1:1), Reishi fruiting body (1:1), Ligustrum berry (1:1), Codonopsis root (1:1), Prickly Ash bark (1:1)

The Immune Tonic Herbs...

Astragalus is the most favored immune system herb of Dr. Andrew Weil, head of the Department of Integrated Medicine at the University of Arizona Medical School. It increases and activates immune cells in bone marrow and the lymphatic system. It helps the body absorb nutrients, improves heart function and lowers blood pressure. And it is used to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy in cancer patients.

Reishi has been shown to boost the immune system, lower blood pressure, protect the liver, lungs and heart and improve the central nervous system. It is an anti-oxidant and has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-histimatic qualities.

Ginseng is widely used as a whole body tonic, improving immune functions, increasing energy and vitality and improving strength. It is also used as a cancer preventive.

Lingstrom, Codonopsis and Prickly Ash have been added to aid natural resistance to disease and promote vitality.

To go to the Super Immune Tonic web page click here: Super Immune Tonic .....

Greenbush Quality...
At Greenbush we continue to promote the use of pure single herbs in combination, or simple combination formulas that incorporate good amounts of the individual herbs. The market continues to be flooded with formulas containing traces of as many as twenty herbs. These "kitchen sink" formulas are expensive and ineffective. If you know someone using one of these formulas, urge them to try the pure herbs. They will save money and be amazed at the difference.

New Lemon Balm Extract

Lemon Balm is a very popular and widely used herb in Europe. It is just now coming into use in the U.S. It is a powerful anti-viral herb as well as a relaxant and mental stimulant, and the top treatment for herpes.

Lemon Balm Extract: The Research, Health Benefits and Greenbush Quality.

Benefits of Lemon Balm*: Amenhorrhea, anxiety, chronic fatigue, cold sores, Graves' disease, headaches, Herpes virus, hypothyroidism, insomnia, mental clarity and concentration, relaxation, shingles and viral infections. *From "The Green Pharmacy" by Dr. James Duke.

Lemon Balm reseach and Medical Uses:

Mental Clarity, Concentration and Relaxation: Lemon balm is widely used to treat anxiety and insomnia in Europe. It reduces anxiety and stress and eases sleep disorders. Recently it produced an unexpected result in a research study: it greatly increased the ability to concentrate and perform word and picture tasks.

Helpful for Homework? In a study of lemon balm at Northumbria Univeristy in England students were tested for weeks while using either Lemon balm or a placebo. The students did significantly better on the tests after taking Lemon balm and continued to post improved scores for up to six hours after taking the herb. The students taking Lemon balm were noted to be calmer and less stressed during the tests. (From Prevention Magazine Sept. 2004)

Herpes and Anti-viral Properties: Lemon balm is commonly used in Europe to treat cold sores, herpes and shingles as well as other viral afflictions. Studies have shown a significant reduction in the duration and severity of herpes. Researchers also noted a "tremendous reduction" in the frequency of recurrence. Studies of Lemon balm and herpes have yielded more positive results than the use of the pharmaceutical drup Zovirax.

Insomnia/Anxiety: Several studies have used Lemon balm, and Lemon balm/Valerian combinations to treat stress, anxiety and insomnia. The studies have shown improved sleep patterns and reduced stress and anxiety. In one study a Lemon balm/Valerian combination was found to be as effective as the prescription drug Halcion.

Thyroid and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Lemon balm is used in Europe for treating thyroid problems and has shown an ability to regulate thyroid hormone production. This ability, along with the herbs anti-viral characteristics have made the herb useful in the treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

To go to the Lemon Balm Extract web page click here: Lemon Balm Extract.....

Elderberry (Sambuca) Extract

Elderberry (Sambucus) is now available in our new line of Bio-chelated*, alcohol free, medicinal strength herbal extracts. And in a value priced 4 oz size. These quick absorbing extracts are quickly becoming popular due to their effectiveness. Why use anything else? 4oz bottle (120ml) yields 240 medicinal doses of 500mg.

Elderberry Extract: The Research, Health Benefits and Greenbush Quality.

Benefits of Elderberry*: Immune system boost, anitoxidant activity, anthocyanins, cough, cold flu, bacterial infections, virul infections, tonsilitis, HIV, lower cholesterol, improved vision, heart health. *From "The Green Pharmacy" by Dr. James Duke.

Elderberry reseach and Medical Uses:

Immune Boost: In Karlsruhe, Germany, at the Bundesforschungsanstalt research center for food, scientists conduct studies on dietary agents containing nutrients believed to be beneficial to health. The research on Elderberry is led by the center's director, Dr. Gerhard Rechkemmer. Rechkemmer's investigations show that elderberry anthocyanins enhance immune function by boosting the production of cytokines. These unique proteins act as messengers in the immune system to help regulate immune response, thus helping to defend the body against disease. Dr. Rechkemmer says that he believes the further research on elderberry will reveal additional health benefits.

Antioxidant activity: In further research led by Dr. Gerhard Rechkemmer, anthocyanins found in elderberries possess appreciably more antioxidant capacity than either vitamin E or vitamin C.

Studies at Austria's University of Graz found that elderberry extract reduces oxidation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. Oxidation of LDL cholesterol is implicated in atherogenesis, thus contributing to cardiovascular disease.

To go to the Elderberry Extract web page click here: Elderberry Extract.....

HomeHerbs Distributes Greenbush Products in Europe and the UK.

All UK and European customers may now place their orders with our new distributor, HomeHerbs.com. By being able to order locally you will have your Greenbush products faster and avoid duty taxes and fees that are applied in various countries. To go to HomeHerbs just click this link: HomeHerbs.com...

Canadian, Australian and other countries will continue to order at our international web site at: Herbs-International...

Bio-Chelation and Our New Extracts

The Greenbush line of pure quality, medicinal strength extracts is expanding. The alcohol free, holistically balanced extracts are a full 1:1 potency, meaning that 1ml is equal to 1000mg of herb. And the Bio-chelation process allows us to offer these at a value price.

Full medicinal potency, pure quality, value pricing. Why use anything else?

Until Bio-Chelation there was simply no good way to make a potent alcohol-free extract. Greenbush alcohol free extracts begin with organic alcohol regardless of whether the final product contains alcohol or not. After finishing the first step in the plant extraction, an additional step is performed to remove the alcohol. This is done by utilizing a proprietary cold extraction process called Bio-Chelation®. Bio-Chelation® describes the cold process vacuum distillation method, which removes all the alcohol initially used to obtain the good herbal extract.

It is important to note that a cold extraction process, as opposed to a heat extraction process, helps maintain the full spectrum, or Holistic BalanceTM of the plant's constituents in the final product. The end-result is an alcohol-free extract containing the essential properties of the complete herb in a base of vegetable glycerin and water. (Vegetable glycerin is used because it can help to bind certain plant constituents, is natural to the body, easily absorbed, tastes sweet without affecting blood sugar levels, and acts as a good solvent and carrier for the plant constituents).

The following links will take you to the currently available Bio-chelated extracts. We will update you as new herbs and combinations become available in this form.

Currently Available:

Avena Sativa- Wild Oats... Sexual stimulation (men and women), impotence, premature ejaculation, nervous system tonic.

Bilberry... Vision health, circulation, macular degeneration, night vision, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, varicose veins.

Black Cohosh... Menopausal symptoms, hot flashes, night sweats, PMS, anti-inflammatory, fever, bronchitis, kidney health.

Damiana... Restore energy and libido, stimulate the intestinal tract and brings oxygen to the genital area. Sexual tonic for men and women.

Dong-quai... The ultimate women's herb in Chinese herbal medicine, used for PMS, menopause, menstrual cramps, sexual desire, liver health, sciatica, shingles.

Desire for Women Formula... Proprietary blend of Damiana, Dong-quai, Fenugreek, Fennel, Avena Sativa, Ginkgo biloba and Muira puama.

Enhancement Blend Extract... Pure liquid blend of fenugreek, wild yam and saw palmetto.

Female Hormone Balance... For PMS and menopausal discomforts, menstrual cycle difficulties, reproductive health and vitality.

Fennel... Breast enhancement and health, breast milk, sexual desire, PMS, amenhorrea, angina, asthma, heartburn, high blood pressure.

Fenugreek... Breast enhancement and health, breast milk, sexual desire, PMS, blood sugar, anti-oxidants, menopause, diabetes.

Ginger root... General health and energy, anti-viral, motion sickness, vertigo, nausea, indigestion, headaches, cancer prevention.

Ginkgo Biloba... Sexual function in men and women, circulation. Mental function, eyesight, impotence, vertigo, male enhancement.

Green Tea Power Extract...Fighting Cancer, Preventing Cancer, Lowering Cholesterol, Preventing Heart Disease, Aiding in Weight Loss, Metabolism, Fat Oxidation, Boosting Oral Hygiene.

Male Enlargement Power Formula... Proprietary blend of Ginkgo Biloba, Yohimbe, Muira Puama, Wild Oats, Saw Palmetto. Free "Male Enlargement Exercise Instructions" included.

Male Vitality Formula... Proprietary blend of Wild Oats, Damiana, Ginkgo Biloba, Saw Palmetto and Muira Puama Extracts.

Muira Puama... Sexual stimulation (men and women), sexual hormone production, erectile function, "The Viagra of the Amazon".

Saw Palmetto... Breast health and enhancement, prostate health, sexual health and stimulation, vitality, muscle tone.

Wild Yam... Breast health and enhancement, reproductive health PMS, menopause, gall bladder, muscle spasms, inflammation.

Yerba Mate... Energy boost, mental alertness, metabolism boost, appetite supressant, weight loss, general health, disease prevention.

Yohimbe... Sexual enhancement and stimulation, impotence, sexual desire in women, sexual stamina, athletic ability.

We hope that you will take advantage of the information in our newsletter. And pass this along to a friend. Thank you for your time and best wishes for healthy living!

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