**by**

** Vilhaelm Torvund**

Joseph began the process of formulating combinations of herbs into various herbal formulas that would be effective in the therapeutic prevention and treatment of the most oppressive and frequently encountered ailments in our society. By utilizing various traditional sources of information and recent scientific research, he began producing and dispensing 70 Professional Herbal Formulas comprising over 150 different botanicals during early 1973.

Commencing in late August 1977, I began contacting those persons who had used the various herbal formulas for specific ailments in order to determine their overall effectiveness. The results were tabulated, and the statistical report is outlined below.

The Statistical Data Analysis project was undertaken in August, 1977 in order to determine the therapeutic effectiveness of the 70 Professional Herbal Formulas (prepared exclusively from naturally-derived botanicals) for preventative treatment and therapeutic application on approximately 120 different ailments (see footnote #1). In some cases, specific herbal supplements were also utilized during the treatment programs (see footnote #2).

For many years, the demand to furnish precise statistical analysis of the therapeutic effectiveness of botanical medicines for the medical community has been continually expressed by herbalists, herbal researchers, clinicians and practitioners throughout the United States.

Herbal formulations have been employed by healing practitioners in most of the civilizations of the world since the dawn of recorded history. Joseph researched the ingredients for the 70 Professional Herbal Formulas from hundreds of traditional sources of information (see footnote #3). He specifically prepared each of these Formulas as preventatives for a comprehensive spectrum of illnesses, ranging in severity from the common cold to cancer (see footnote #4).

The 70 Professional Herbal Formulas were
administered to 3,627 individual patients from August 1975 to
August 1977 (the period of time spanning this report), from the
ages of 9 months to 93 years (see footnote #5). It was possible
to contact 1,581 of these, who were interviewed in order to
determine the reliability and accuracy of their dosage history
for this project. On the basis of these criterion, a random
sampling of 281 persons were selected for tabulation of their
medical data

(see footnote #6).

The Statistical Data Analysis Report questionnaire was divided into four major areas of inquiry, and converted into 64 specific multiple choice questions, for input into "op-scan" processors.

The 64 multiple choice questions covered the following areas of analysis-profile: (1) the therapeutic history of the patient, and the resultant effect(s) of the Herbal Formulas on indicated illness(es); (2) the amount of formula used, and the duration of time required to affect therapeutic remission; (3) the history of the patient's specific reactions to the Herbal Formulas; and (4) any resultant side-effects the patients may have experienced from the formula therapy. Any side-effects noted from the usage of these formulas were only the result of therapeutic "healing crisis" conditions, and not due to symptomatic or pathological effects attributable to synthetic pharmaceutical drugs.

There are three categories for the possible response factors in this analysis: (1) Category A, therapeutic effectiveness; (2) Category B, non-effectiveness; and (3) Category C, indeterminable or uncertain therapeutic effectiveness. In some cases, especially with the use of depuratives and astringents, short-term usage caused some difficulty for accurate categorization. Obviously, one factor for any such determination is the capability to determine short-term therapeutic effectiveness for long-term ailment-conditions. The factors for calculating the statistical values for Category C usually involved many elemental considerations, and required reformulation in order to simplify the problem of weighing component percentage figures, thereby providing for more accurate final effectiveness values for the Herbal Formulas.

In the 281 cases profiled (see footnote #7), a total of 610 of the Herbal Formulas were employed (see footnote #8), and 534 were reported effective (see footnote #9). Ineffectiveness was reported in 23 instances; and in 67 others, effectiveness was reported as uncertain or indeterminable (see footnote #10). On December 31, 1977, the computer facility of Portland State University processed the data from an adapted SPSS master program supplied by the Vogelback Computing Center of Northwestern University (see footnote #11).

The overall effectiveness of the 70 Professional Herbal Formulas was calculated at a minimum of 87.549% (see footnote #12); and maximum of 98.447% (see footnote #13); the mean-average interpolated percentage, 92.998% (see footnote #14); statistical average, 94.617% (see footnote #15); and the therapeutic side-effects, 3.92% (see footnote #16).

The thirty most frequently used Herbal
Formulas with their respective percentages of use in the overall
tabulation are as follows:

No. 49 -- 8.986% |
No. 11 -- .983% |

No. 60 -- 8.333% |
No. 13 -- .983% |

No. 51 -- 7.516% |
No. 4 -- .819% |

No. 9 -- 6.372% |
No. 18 -- .819% |

No. 14 -- 5.718% |
No. 65 -- .655% |

No. 44 -- 4.738% |
No. 15 -- .655% |

No. 27 -- 4.248% |
No. 1 -- .655% |

No. 43 -- 3.594% |
No. 45 -- .491% |

No. 31 -- 2.614% |
No. 19 -- .491% |

No. 61 -- 1.803% |
No. 33 -- .491% |

No. 56 -- 1.797% |
No. 37 -- .491% |

No. 32 -- 1.639% |
No. 67 -- .327% |

No. 41 -- 1.147% |
No. 26 -- .327% |

No. 70 -- 1.147% |
No. 54 -- .163% |

No. 55 -- .983% |
No. 16 -- .163% |

No. 63 -- .983% |
No. 3 -- .163% |

**
** The remaining 29.7% is aggregated from the remaining
Herbal Formulas reported in the survey

(see footnote #17).

The recommended dosage for all the Herbal Formulas is as follows:

Dosage Frequency I

(acute)

**1
tablet (500 mg), 4 times daily. **

Dosage Frequency II

(chronic)

**2
tablets (1,000 mg), 4 times daily.**

Dosage Frequency III

(severely chronic - terminal)

**2
tablets (1,000 mg), 8 times daily. **

The average number of doses required to affect total remission of ailments was determined to be 42.369 tablets, or 10.592 days at Dosage Frequency I and 5.296 days at Dosage Frequency II (see footnote #18).

Due to the therapeutic complications involved with severely chronic to terminal conditions in which Dosage Frequency III is used, it is not realistically feasible to determine a strict statistical time-duration for the proportion of dosage to the duration of the dosage-period required. However, the time determinations for the other two dosage frequencies are approximately equivalent for all cases profiled.

(NOTE: At the time Mr. Torvund conducted this report, the herbal formulas were available in tablet form only. Since liquid extracts are 8 to 10 times more potent than powdered herbs, we have since decided to make these products available only in liquid extract form.)

The following is a description of each Herbal Formula in the order of frequency of use, along with a brief discussion of applicable statistical criteria.

**TRADITIONAL USE
**

**Nervous System Disorders/High Blood
Pressure****(Hypertension/Insomnia/Nervousness/Nervous
Breakdown/ Neurasthenia/Neuralgia/Spasms/Stress/Twitches)
**

**BASIC INGREDIENTS
**

**Bee Pollen, Blue Vervain, Chamomile
Flowers, Cramp Bark, Garlic, Ginkgo Leaves, Hawthorne Berries,
Pau D'Arco Bark, Rosemary Leaves, Scullcap, Thyme, Valerian Root,
Wintergreen and Wood Betony**

**BASIC INGREDIENTS
**

**Catnip, Cayenne, Feverfew, Golden
Seal Root, Horsetail, Lavender Flowers, Linden Flowers, Mugwort,
Red Clover Blossoms and Saint John's Wort
**

**STATISTICAL EFFECTIVENESS RATE
93.987%**

**RATE OF THERAPEUTIC SIDE-EFFECTS
3.519%**

**AVERAGE NUMBER OF DOSAGES REQUIRED TO
AFFECT REMISSION OF AILMENTS
20.377**

**NUMBER OF DAYS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO
AFFECT REMISSION AT: **

**Dosage Frequency I
10.1885**

**Dosage Frequency II
5.094**

**TRADITIONAL USE
**

**Skin/Dermal Tissue Disorders
**

**BASIC INGREDIENTS
**

**Agrimony, Bayberry Root-Bark, Bee
Pollen, Burdock Root, Cayenne, Chamomile Flowers, Dandelion Root,
Elder Flowers, Greater Celandine, Juniper Berries, Kelp, Nettle
Leaves, Pipsissewa Leaves and Red Clover Blossoms**

** ****BASIC
INGREDIENTS
**

**Aloe Vera, Borage Leaves, Buchu
Leaves, Cleavers, Comfrey Root, Echinacea Root, Marigold Flowers,
Myrrh Gum, Plantain Leaves and Witch Hazel Bark
**

**STATISTICAL EFFECTIVENESS RATE
92.898%**

**RATE OF THERAPEUTIC SIDE-EFFECTS
8.000%**

**AVERAGE NUMBER OF DOSAGES REQUIRED TO
AFFECT REMISSION OF AILMENTS
41.818**

**NUMBER OF DAYS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO
AFFECT REMISSION AT: **

**Dosage Frequency I
20.909**

**Dosage Frequency II
10.454**

**TRADITIONAL USE
**

**Overweight Conditions &
Obesity/Weight Loss
**

**BASIC INGREDIENTS
**

**Alfalfa Leaves, Angelica Root, Bee
Pollen, Cascara Sagrada Bark, Chickweed, Cleavers, Corn Silk,
Fenugreek Seed, Horsetail, Kelp, Nettle Leaves, Parsley Leaves,
Senna Leaves and Spirulina**

**BASIC INGREDIENTS
**

**Buckthorn Bark, Cayenne, Celery Seed,
Comfrey Root, Dandelion Root, Hawthorne Berries, Mandrake Root,
Psyllium Husks, Rose Hips and Saint John's Wort
**

**STATISTICAL EFFECTIVENESS RATE
94.665%**

**RATE OF THERAPEUTIC SIDE-EFFECTS
4.177%**

**AVERAGE NUMBER OF DOSAGES REQUIRED TO
AFFECT REMISSION OF AILMENTS
50.0**

**NUMBER OF DAYS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO
AFFECT REMISSION AT: **

**Dosage Frequency I
25.0**

**Dosage Frequency II
12.5
**

NOTE: Due to the symptomatic nature of weight reduction and its associated physical-dietary and nutritive involvement, the above time requirements for the use of this Herbal Formula involve the broadest degree of therapeutic variance.

**TRADITIONAL USE
**

**Arthritis/Rheumatism****(Bursitis/Fibrositis/Gout/Lumbago/Osteoarthritis/Rheumatoid Arthritis)
**

**BASIC INGREDIENTS
**

**Bee Pollen, Bilberry, Black Cohosh
Root, Burdock Root, Cayenne, Comfrey Root, Licorice Root, Nettle
Leaves, Oat Straw, Pau D'Arco Bark, Scullcap, Valerian Root,
White Willow Bark and Yucca Root**

**BASIC INGREDIENTS
**

**Angelica Root, Celery Seed, Dandelion
Root, Gentian Root, Parsley Leaves, Prickly Ash Bark, Red Clover
Blossoms, Rosemary Leaves, Wintergreen and Yerba Santa Leaves
**

**STATISTICAL EFFECTIVENESS RATE
94.486%**

**RATE OF THERAPEUTIC SIDE-EFFECTS
7.153%**

**AVERAGE NUMBER OF DOSAGES REQUIRED TO
AFFECT REMISSION OF AILMENTS
47.682**

**NUMBER OF DAYS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO
AFFECT REMISSION AT: **

**Dosage Frequency I
23.841**

**Dosage Frequency II
11.92
**

NOTE: In clinical practice, this Herbal Formula was used primarily on those already afflicted with the ailment(s) indicated above. A statistically high percentage of those afflicted did not require prolonged post-remissive application of this herbal formula in order to maintain adequate calcium/hormonal and enzymatic balance, once this had been therapeutically established.

**TRADITIONAL USE
**

**Bronchitis/Colds/Coughs/Fever/Influenza
**

**BASIC INGREDIENTS
**

**Cayenne, Coltsfoot, Comfrey Root,
Echinacea Root, Elecampane Root, Eucalyptus Leaves, Eyebright,
Feverfew, Garlic, Horehound, Licorice Root, Mullein Leaves, Saw
Palmetto Berries and Wild Cherry Bark**

**BASIC INGREDIENTS
**

**Angelica Root, Anise Seed, Cubeb
Berries, Onion, Osha Root, Pau D'Arco Bark, Rosemary Leaves, Saw
Palmetto Berries, Valerian Root and Yarrow Flowers
**

**STATISTICAL EFFECTIVENESS RATE
9.403%**

**RATE OF THERAPEUTIC SIDE-EFFECTS
None**

**AVERAGE NUMBER OF DOSAGES REQUIRED TO
AFFECT REMISSION OF AILMENTS
22.419 **

**NUMBER OF DAYS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO
AFFECT REMISSION AT: **

**Dosage Frequency I
11.204**

**Dosage Frequency II
5.6
**

NOTE: This herbal formula has demonstrated a wide spectrum of symptomatic applications involving respiratory function. In certain cases in which asthmatic and allergic complications were present, Herbal Formulas No's. 4, 10 or 44 were used in conjunction with this herbal formula.

**TRADITIONAL USE
**

**Lung/Sinus/Catarrhal Disorders
**

**BASIC INGREDIENTS
**

**Bee Pollen, Cubeb Berries, Echinacea
Root, Elecampane Root, Eucalyptus Leaves, Fenugreek Seed, Garlic,
Licorice Root, Onion, Osha Root, Pau D'Arco Bark, Pleurisy Root,
Saw Palmetto Berries and Yarrow Flowers**

**BASIC INGREDIENTS
**

**Anise Seed, Catnip, Cayenne,
Coltsfoot, Comfrey Root, Elder Flowers, Ginger Root, Nettle
Leaves, Plantain Leaves and Wild Cherry Bark
**

**STATISTICAL EFFECTIVENESS RATE
97.220%**

**RATE OF THERAPEUTIC SIDE-EFFECTS
3.33%**

**AVERAGE NUMBER OF DOSAGES REQUIRED TO
AFFECT REMISSION OF AILMENTS
35.689 **

**NUMBER OF DAYS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO
AFFECT REMISSION AT: **

**Dosage Frequency I
17.844**

**Dosage Frequency II
8.92
**

NOTE: The therapeutic effectiveness of Herbal Formula No. 44 was demonstrated at equal percentage in all of its indicated applications for ailments. In all cases, those who were victims of nicotine addiction were recommended to discontinue smoking permanently. Without exception, those who stopped smoking realized far more rapid relief from these ailment symptoms than those who continued their smoking habit.

**TRADITIONAL USE
**

**Eye Disorders
**

Glaucoma/Hyperopia/Keratitis/Macular Degeneration/ Myopia/Stye/Twitches)

**BASIC INGREDIENTS
**

**Angelica Root, Bee Pollen, Bilberry,
Chamomile Flowers, Chinese Ginseng Root, Dandelion Root,
Eyebright, Fenugreek Seed, Ginkgo Leaves, Golden Seal Root,
He-Shou-Wu, Kelp, Red Clover Blossoms and Rosemary Leaves**

**BASIC INGREDIENTS
**

**Catnip, Chickweed, Cloves, Elder
Flowers, Greater Celandine, Hyssop, Parsley Leaves, Slippery Elm
Bark, Witch Hazel Leaves and Wood Betony
**

**STATISTICAL EFFECTIVENESS RATE
94.492%**

**RATE OF THERAPEUTIC SIDE-EFFECTS
None**

**AVERAGE NUMBER OF DOSAGES REQUIRED TO
AFFECT REMISSION OF AILMENTS
56.428 **

**NUMBER OF DAYS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO
AFFECT REMISSION AT: **

**Dosage Frequency I
28.214**

**Dosage Frequency II
14.107
**

NOTE: As a basic therapeutic medicine, this herbal formula was reported to be effective for many pathologically degenerative eye disorders, including myopia, conjunctivitis, ophthalmia, neuropathy, glaucoma and cataracts. Eye exercises were also recommended for myopia and other related conditions involving refractive error.

**TRADITIONAL USE
**

**Liver/Kidney/Bladder/Spleen/
Urinary Tract Disorders
**

**BASIC INGREDIENTS
**

**Agrimony, Bayberry Root-Bark, Bee
Pollen, Blue Violet Leaves, Cayenne, Celery Seed, Corn Silk,
Cranesbill Root, Dandelion Root, Echinacea Root, Linden Flowers,
Milk Thistle Seed, Pau D'Arco Bark and Uva Ursi Leaves**

** ****BASIC
INGREDIENTS
**

**Blue Flag Root, Buchu Leaves, Burdock
Root, Ginger Root, Golden Seal Root, Nettle Leaves, Parsley
Leaves, Prickly Ash Bark, Red Clover Blossoms and Stillingia Root
**

**STATISTICAL EFFECTIVENESS RATE
98.208%**

**RATE OF THERAPEUTIC SIDE-EFFECTS
None**

**AVERAGE NUMBER OF DOSAGES REQUIRED TO
AFFECT REMISSION OF AILMENTS
32.272 **

**NUMBER OF DAYS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO
AFFECT REMISSION AT: **

**Dosage Frequency I
8.068**

**Dosage Frequency II
4.034**

**TRADITIONAL USE
**

**Hayfever/Allergic Rhinitis
**

**BASIC INGREDIENTS
**

**Bee Pollen, Cayenne, Cloves, Cubeb
Berries, Eucalyptus Leaves, Eyebright, Ginger Root, Goldenrod,
Golden Seal Root, Horehound, Mullein Leaves, Rose Hips, Saw
Palmetto Berries and Wood Betony**

**BASIC INGREDIENTS
**

**Black Cohosh Root, Comfrey Root,
Damiana Leaves, Fenugreek Seed, Garlic, Lungwort, Nettle Leaves,
Peppermint Leaves, Red Clover Blossoms and Yarrow Flowers
**

**STATISTICAL EFFECTIVENESS RATE
92.169%**

**RATE OF THERAPEUTIC SIDE-EFFECTS
11.112%**

**AVERAGE NUMBER OF DOSAGES REQUIRED TO
AFFECT REMISSION OF AILMENTS
33.437**

**NUMBER OF DAYS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO
AFFECT REMISSION AT: **

**Dosage Frequency I
16.7185**

**Dosage Frequency II
8.359
**

NOTE: The highly potent tonic-stimulant formulation of herbs in Herbal Formula No. 31 accounts for the high incidence of therapeutic side-effects. Furthermore, due to the allergenic nature of hayfever, drainage of the respiratory mucosa and lymphatic tissues will involve a significant loss of congestion, which may also cause short-term somato-sympathetic effects.

**TRADITIONAL USE
**

**Rejuvenation/Regeneration
**

**BASIC INGREDIENTS
**

**Bee Pollen, Cayenne, Chinese Ginseng
Root, Ginkgo Leaves, Golden Seal Root, Gotu Kola Leaves,
Hawthorne Berries, He-Shou-Wu, Hyssop, Kelp, Mexican Sarsaparilla
Root, Osha Root, Siberian Ginseng Root and Wild Yam Root**

**BASIC INGREDIENTS
**

**Damiana Leaves, Dandelion Root, Dong
Quai Root, Juniper Berries, Licorice Root, Myrrh Gum, Pau D'Arco
Bark, Red Clover Blossoms, Sage Leaves and Saw Palmetto Berries
**

**STATISTICAL EFFECTIVENESS RATE
98.306%**

**RATE OF THERAPEUTIC SIDE-EFFECTS
None**

**AVERAGE NUMBER OF DOSAGES REQUIRED TO
AFFECT REMISSION OF AILMENTS
57.50**

**NUMBER OF DAYS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO
AFFECT REMISSION AT: **

**Dosage Frequency I
28.75**

**Dosage Frequency II
14.375
**

NOTE: As a tonic-stimulant formulation, this herbal formula is also designed for the therapeutic prevention of general debility in addition to its rejuvenative and regenerative effects, especially in geriatric conditions such as senility (combined with Herbal Formula No. 13 in extreme cases) and general functional organic degeneration of the vital maintenance systems. This herbal formula is also designed to assist younger persons to stabilize conditions of chronic fatigue and depletions of vital energy economy, and has a wide variety of applications in therapeutic restorative programs involving conditions of the regeneration of pathological organic impairments.

**THERAPEUTIC USE
**

**Smoking Addiction/Tobacco Habit.
**

**BASIC INGREDIENTS
**

**Angelica Root, Bee Pollen, Black
Cohosh Root, Blue Vervain, Blue Violet Leaves, Cayenne, Chinese
Ginseng Root, Coltsfoot, Dandelion Root, Echinacea Root, Ginger
Root, Scullcap, Valerian Root and Uva Ursi Leaves**

**BASIC INGREDIENTS
**

**Comfrey Root, Catnip, Chamomile
Flowers, Chickweed, Cubeb Berries, Fenugreek Seed, Fumitory
Leaves, Hops, Licorice Root and Nettle Leaves
**

**STATISTICAL EFFECTIVENESS RATE
9.315%**

**RATE OF THERAPEUTIC SIDE-EFFECTS
None**

**AVERAGE NUMBER OF DOSAGES REQUIRED TO
AFFECT REMISSION OF AILMENTS
36.42**

**NUMBER OF DAYS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO
AFFECT REMISSION AT: **

**Dosage Frequency I
18.21**

**Dosage Frequency II
9.105**

**TRADITIONAL USE
**(Preventative treatment for)

**Water
Retention/Dropsy/Edema/Cellulitis
**

**BASIC INGREDIENTS
**

**Aloe Vera, Bee Pollen, Buchu Leaves,
Buckthorn Bark, Celery Seed, Corn Silk, Fennel Seed, Greater
Celandine, Hyssop, Kelp, Onion, Parsley Leaves, Spirulina and
Yarrow Flowers**

** ****BASIC
INGREDIENTS
**

**Dandelion Root, Elder Flowers,
Elecampane Root, Fenugreek Seed, Ginkgo Leaves, Licorice Root,
Marshmallow Root, Pau D'Arco Bark, Slippery Elm Bark and Uva Ursi
Leaves
**

**STATISTICAL EFFECTIVENESS RATE
98.342%**

**RATE OF THERAPEUTIC SIDE-EFFECTS
None**

**AVERAGE NUMBER OF DOSAGES REQUIRED TO
AFFECT REMISSION OF AILMENTS
70.71**

**NUMBER OF DAYS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO
AFFECT REMISSION AT: **

**Dosage Frequency I
35.355**

**Dosage Frequency II
17.677**

**TRADITIONAL USE
**

**Prostate Gland Disorders
**

**BASIC INGREDIENTS
**

**Barberry Root-Bark, Bee Pollen,
Cayenne, Chinese Ginseng Root, Corn Silk, Damiana Leaves,
Echinacea Root, Horsetail, Hydrangea Root, Pau D'Arco Bark, Red
Clover Blossoms, Uva Ursi Leaves, White Oak Bark and White Willow
Bark**

** ****BASIC
INGREDIENTS
**

**Buchu Leaves, Garlic, Ginger Root,
Golden Seal Root, Juniper Berries, Kelp, Queen of the Meadow
Root, Saw Palmetto Berries, Witch Hazel Bark and Yucca Root
**

**STATISTICAL EFFECTIVENESS RATE
90.532%**

**RATE OF THERAPEUTIC SIDE-EFFECTS
12.5%**

**AVERAGE NUMBER OF DOSAGES REQUIRED TO
AFFECT REMISSION OF AILMENTS
40**

**NUMBER OF DAYS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO
AFFECT REMISSION AT: **

**Dosage Frequency I
20**

**Dosage Frequency II
10
**

NOTE: The high statistical rate of side-effects is attributable to the condition of glandular and lymphatic systemic toxicity and imbalance, which often requires drastic physiological readjustment, often causing "healing crisis" effects of short duration at the point of the onset of therapeutic remission.