The predominant rasa of the barks of most of the trees in this formula are primarily astringent and bitter, indicative of the presence of tannins and potent alkaloids. Traditionally, shamans who work therapeutically with these trees consider that they possess an overall heating virya or energetic effect on the body and therefore prescribe their patients to abstain from alcohol, spicy foods, pork and sex, all heat provoking substances and activities, as well as to bathe in cool water after imbibing the plants, essentially to not aggravate Pitta. The prabhava, or special effect of this formula is its anti-inflammatory property, that despite its heat-producing effects, it relieves systemic inflammation. 7 Roots enhances the body’s ability to adapt to stress, increase healing capabilities and improve vitality (ojas) as well as modulates the bi-directionality of the immune system. It is recommended to take in the colder months as it may aggravate Pitta in the hotter seasons through long term use.