intra® - Ingredients
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Used in different combinations for thousands of years. Contemporary research has focused on Schisandra's very strong anti-oxidant characteristics.
One of the most thoroughly documented traditional botanicals. Recently "rediscovered" based on studies by Russian scientists.
ASTRAGALUS Considered one of the superior botanicals. Many experts consider it superior even to ginseng in various aspects.
Native to Europe; legendary, since ancient times, for its calming abilities.
Known as "sacred bark" by Spanish explorers. Native to the Pacific Coast of North America; harvested by early American natives who felt it had strengthening properties.
Referred to in imperial China as "the elixir of life" its use was reserved for the Emperor.
DANDELION Known for its strong roots - and perceived as a symbol of strength and longevity. Native to Europe; grown and used around the world.
Native to the Middle East and China. Called the elder statesman as it was thought to harmonize and unify other botanicals within a formulation
Native to Eastern Europe, some specimens of Juniper are over 1000 years old. The resinous berry-cones were highly valued by early Europeans who believed the evergreen Juniper represented lifepower. Used in the preparation of medicinal juniper and as a classic flavoring ingredient.
Among the various species of roses used for their fruits the fruits of the R. Laevigata are the most highly valued traditionally by the Chinese. Classical writings reports its effects as "resistant to cold and light in body". High in bioflavonoids, plant acids and other nutrients. Native to China and Japan.
ALFALFA Native to the Near East, now found worldwide; rich in vitamins, minerals, flavonoids, amino acids, and protein; used traditionally as a nutrient to increase vitality.
PIPSISSEWA Extensively used by Native American Indians. Native to northern North America from Quebec to Georgia.
CHICORY Native to Europe and Asia. Traditionally used as both food and medicine.
Native to southern U.S., it was highly valued by Cherokee Indians, who believed it to be of great importance and used it in a wide range of traditional preparations.
ALOE VERA Commonly referred to as the medicine plant in Western folk medicine. Now widely used in the health food and cosmetic industries.
Rich in nutrients including vitamins, minerals, proteins, and amino acids; 2000-year-old Chinese legend claims that long-term use will cause one to "be light in body and live forever".
FENUGREEK Mainly found in the Middle East and Mediterranean region. One of the truly ancient medicinal plants with records of use dating back millennia to ancient Egypt; said to impart "fire and vigor".
THYME Native to the Mediterranean region; now extensively cultivated worldwide. It has germicidal properties; and it is commonly used in cosmetics, food, and pharmaceuticals.
With a use history of over 2000 years, it possesses qualities similar to Oriental ginseng, but in a milder form. Found in tropical regions worldwide.
GINGER Native to Southern Asia; cultivated in tropics worldwide. Traditionally though to detoxify; modern studies have shown it to have anti-oxidant properties.
Native to Southern Europe; believed to diffuse a calming influence through the system.
Rich in vitamins, traditionally used to stimulate metabolism; commonly used to help improve action of other botanicals in formulations.
SARSAPARILLA Native to tropical America and the West Indies; long famed as a folk remedy and currently used in many food products.

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