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The Original "Viral Defense" Since 1992 From Plant Cures Inc.
Please note: The descriptions below are from the Traditional Chinese and or "Folk Medicine" use of  herbs provided for information and not intended to replace advice from a medical doctor or to replace any drugs that are FDA approved

 This is in fact our greatest selling product.

This is a combination of six powerful Chinese herbs and one amazing western herb.
The Chinese plants in this formula have traditionally been used against a broad range of germs. If a disease has settled deep into your lungs we strongly suggest taking Coptis (Huang Lian) Capsules  along with this. However in most cases Viral Defense  alone can stop just about any flu quickly. Many times over night if cought early!
The Americian Osha Root in the formula is also an extremely strong herb traditionally used for it's Anti-viral action. You can read 
"How I was "healed" of Viral Pneumonia by using Osha Root". by going here

TCM use:
This is something you always want in your medicine cabinet! If you feel a "flu bug" or most any infection just coming on, take a tablespoon 2-3 times that day and maybe the next day too. In most cases that is all it takes! The taste?........ Well, let's just say, have a chaser handy! But the trade-off is sure worth it. I can not begin to tell you how many times I have seen this work overnight for people with the onset and in just a few days after infections have been hanging on for weeks and even months. Many people take this for Hepatitis C and all forms of Herpes (Including Genital) with much better success than any pharma drug.
The powerful Chinese herbs in this formula are Ban Zhi Lian (Chinese Barbed Skullcap - whole plant), Xia Ku Cao (Chinese Prunella Vulgaris - Flower Spikes),Jin Yin Hao (Gold and Silver Honeysuckle Flower) Da Qing Ye (Isatas or Chinese "Woad" leaves) and Mu Dan Pi. (Root bark of the Mountain Tree Peony) There is also a small amount of Gan Cao (Chinese Licorice Root) added to make the herbs work together as a unit.  The final herb used is the root of a western high mountian plant called "Osha" (
Ligusticum porteri)

Let’s take a look at the Traditional Chinese use of these herbs one by one:

Ban Zhi Lian:

A True Heat Clearing herb, this Barbed Skullcap is now used in many modern Chinese formulas against cancer. The western use of Skullcaps are thought of mostly as a Nerve Relaxing herb (Which it does do a very good job at) but many people have failed to note it's knick-name often found next to it in many American herbals, "Mad Dog Weed". This is because of an early American success (Early 1800s - Dr. Van Derver) with it being used against the Rabies Virus in both animals and man, (
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It turns out that most any of the many varieties of Skullcap around the world have a strong anti-viral action. It also lowers fever quite effectively and can bring down seriously high blood pressure very quickly (in high doses).

Xia Ku Cao:

This Chinese Prunella Vulgaris is much more potent than it's American cousin (the flower spikes are 5-6 times longer for one thing). This is a strong heat clearing herb used to relieve fevers, headache, and high blood pressure. It is known for being highly effective in liver problems associated with jaundice and has been shown in China to work well against many forms of herpes.

Da Qing Ye:

This extremely powerful Heat Clearing herb is perhaps the most directly anti-viral (in the western way of thought) of the Chinese herbs. It was one of the first herbs to be used for removing 'toxins of the blood' which was very close to an understanding of "germ theory" only 2,000 years earlier! Even the Traditional Chinese Teachings say its main indications are: 'Epidemic febrile diseases with heat invading the blood'. This herb has an extremely cold energy and a very bitter taste. Da Qing Ye is extremely fast acting and seems to help activate other herbs in formulas that contain it.

Mu Dan Pi:

This Heat Clearing root bark is also associated with epidemic febrile diseases of the blood and is now shown to be effective against a broad range of germs by modern science (as if we ever needed modern science). The part that science may never grasp is that the Yin and Yang energies of the body are often affected in diseases and this must be addressed. It is within these energies that herbal TCM works -- I just don't think they well ever get it.

In the case of Mu Dan Pi, this herb is most effective when the yin is damaged (Noted by heavy night-time fever). This herb is also often used in normalizing Menstruation as its over all effect on the blood is very profound.

Jin Yin Hua:

This herb is the dried Gold and Silver Honeysuckle Flower and is classified as a potent Heat Clearing Herb.  It is almost miraculous in its ability to rid the body of the common cold, feavers and both viral and bacterial infections. This is a very important herb in the classic Chinese formula for colds and flu known as "Yin Qiao Jie Du Wan"      


The last major anti-viral herb in this formula is not Chinese but the American Osha Root. This is heat clearing but accomplished with heat itself through sweating. I, myself, was "cured" of a terrible reoccurring viral pneumonia with this herb and it was in fact the healing from this herb that caused me to make the decision to become an herbalist.

It is noted in a few old medical books (The ones that weren't burned) that many of the Arapaho Indians kept alive and well during the 1918 Flu Epidemic with the use of this herb and that they had cured quit a few white folks with it as well. You can bet the AMA did not want to hear that!

Remember, Viral Defense is not a "tonic" formula to boost the Immune system and protect you from getting what ever may come your way. Viral Defense is to kill the disease head on. There are other great things for the immune system to protect you such as the combinition of Reishi Mushroom and Huang Qi extract as in our formula we call "Strong Defense".  It can be combined, however, unlike Viral Defense, you should not take Strong Defense during the time you have a fever. If you have a fever please take Viral Defense as often as you can as it is very heat clearing and will help to quickly stop the fever.

 We are very proud of this hard working formula and what we have seen it do!  If you are trying to get rid of a long standing virus and want to take this long term it is safe to do so. 

One needs to take 1-2 teaspoons of this strong Tincture/Extract 2-3 times daily. Larger dose can be used for first 2-3 days or for long term if necessary (eg: a very large person) This stuff tastes a bit "rough" by the way so "cowboy up" or have a "chaser" handy.


This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
The information on this site is for information purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of a physician You should consult a physician or health care professional before starting on any supplement or medication if you suspect you may have a health problem


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