Ilex (Ilex pubescens)

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An ingredient included in our product Botano Guard™,
Ilex (Ilex pubescens) belongs to the family of holly plants. Both its root and leaf of ilex have been used in herbal remedies and consumed as tea for health maintenance in Southeast Asia. Similar to Japanese honeysuckle, ilex contains chlorogenic acid, one of the polyphenols found in coffee, which has been demonstrated to have antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal activities.

Traditional Uses of Ilex (Ilex pubescens)

  • Ilex (Ilex pubescens) is an herb whose leaf and root have been included in
    both oral and topical dosage forms of traditional Chinese medicine to clear heat and toxins (colds/flu and cough), promote circulation (high blood pressure, chest congestion, angina and asthma), and remove stasis and prevent infection (burns, wounds, and skin infection).

Modern Research - (Ilex pubescens) 

  • Ilex contains chlorogenic acid, one of the polyphenols found in coffee, which has been demonstrated to
    have antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal activities.

WinVivo uses Ilex in products that address the following Health Concerns:

Articles about this botanical

Anti-Inflammatory and Analgesic Activities of Ilex

The root of Ilex pubescens (Mao-Dong-Qing in Chinese, MDQ) has been commonly used for treatment of cardiovascular and inflammatory diseases in the Chinese medical system.

Anti-Microbial Effects of Ilex

These results suggest that Q. ilex possesses compounds with antibacterial and anticandidal properties.

Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Ilex

The saponin fraction from the ethanolic extracts of the root of Ilex pubescens Hook. et Arn. (Ilexaceae) was found to exhibit potent anti-inflammatory effects on carrageenan-induced paw edema in rats.

Product containing this botanical

Botano Guard

Botano Guard™ capsules deliver a synergistic combination of natural immune boosters with broad-spectrum antiviral and antibacterial herbs that work together to build defensive and offensive protection against harmful microorganisms.

 

BOTANO GUARD:
Naturally Anti-Microbial
Anti-inflammatory

BOTANO GUARD + BOTANO THROAT:
Synergy for Faster Relief
of Lung Inflammation

BOTANO GUARD + IMMUNE REBALANCER:
Synergy for Faster Relief of Inflammation


BOTANO THROAT:
Dissolves Mucus/Phlegm

Repairs Inflamed Throat


IMMUNE REBALANCER:
Naturally Anti-inflammatory
Desensitizes the Body to Allergens

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