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)
Modern Research - (Ilex pubescens)
WinVivo uses Ilex in products that address the following Health Concerns:
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.
These results suggest that Q. ilex possesses compounds with antibacterial and anticandidal properties.
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.
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 + BOTANO THROAT:
Synergy for Faster Relief
of Lung Inflammation
BOTANO GUARD + IMMUNE REBALANCER:
Synergy for Faster Relief of Inflammation
Repairs Inflamed Throat
Desensitizes the Body to Allergens