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Viressence Herbal Tincture 4 fl oz

Viressence 4 fl oz




BioPure ViressenceTM Herbal Tincture



ViressenceTM is BioPure’s dynamic blend of herbs that bolsters the body’s natural defenses and works synergistically to promote overall health and well being. Our Viressence Tincture is a unique formula of nine different beneficial herbs including Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis), St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum), Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpura or angustafolia), Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis), Oregon Grape Root (Mahonia aquafolium), Biscuitroot (Lomatium dissectum), Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba), and Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) and Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha).

The ingredients of ViressenceTM work synergistically together to provide antiviral and antibacterial support, boost your immune system, enhance blood flow, improve memory and cognitive ability, support detoxification, and promote overall health and well-being. Because stress can weaken our immune system and make us more susceptible to infections, ViressenceTM also contains a few ingredients that have the added benefit of reducing anxiety and improving one’s mood. In addition, the formula may also be helpful to those suffering from type 2 diabetes, by decreasing insulin resistance and lowering blood sugar.
Extracts are carefully obtained, using organic or wild crafted crops whenever possible, and mixed in a solution of organic corn alcohol (60%). There are no additives and BioPure ensures that we provide you with a pure and potent product.





BioPure's herbal tinctures are each chosen for its specific health-supporting properties and strictly selected from the finest harvests. BioPure selects products grown in an environment free of fertilizers and insecticides. Our formulas are based on herbs with a proven historical track record in traditional healing therapies that have been used for centuries.


See Research & More Information below to learn more about BioPure's ViressenceTM Herbal Tincture.



Compare the benefits of our Viressence, Key Five & Vital Four herbal tinctures:



Health Functions

Microbial/Fungal/Parasitic/Co-infection Defense

Blood Sugar Metabolism*

Inflammation/Pain Management*

Antioxidant Processes Support*

Neurological/Cognitive Support*



Suggested Use

Inteded for internal or external use.




A proprietary blend of Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis), St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum), Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpura or angustafolia), Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis), Oregon Grape Root (Mahonia aquafolium), Biscuitroot (Lomatium dissectum), Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba), and Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) and Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha), organic ethanol and purified water.

We obtain raw ingredients and materials from ethical and reliable suppliers worldwide. We use organic, gluten-free alcohol made from non-GMO corn, and we use state-of-the art USP purified water systems for all dilution involving water.



Research & More Information


ViressenceTM is a multi-faceted tincture formula containing extracts of nine different beneficial herbs that work together to render a boost to the immune system and provide antiviral and antibacterial support. Because stress can weaken our immune system and make us more susceptible to infections, ViressenceTM also contains a few ingredients that research indicates may reinforce the body’s ability to reduce anxiety and lift one’s mood (1,2,3,4,7,8,9,10). In addition, the formula may also be helpful to those suffering from type 2 diabetes by supporting the body’s functional decrease of insulin resistance and assisting in lowering blood glucose levels (20,21,25,26).


ViressenceTM is made up of equal parts of Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis), St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum), Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpura or angustafolia), Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis), Oregon Grape Root (Mahonia aquafolium), Biscuitroot (Lomatium dissectum), Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba), Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) and Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha). All of the herbs are grown organically at high elevations, in the company of complimentary plants to preserve the crop’s vitality. Extracts are carefully obtained and mixed in a solution of organic corn alcohol (60%). There are no additives and BioPure ensures that we provide you with a pure and potent product.


Individual ingredients:


Lemon balm is uniquely harmonizing in its effect on the human body. It can be used to calm anxiety, improve cognitive function, and be uplifting from depression (1,2). Its stress-relieving qualities have made it useful in treating hypertension, sleeplessness, nervous stomach (1), calming colicky infants (3), reducing agitation in Alzheimer’s patients (4), and improving mood disorders (1). In addition, Lemon Balm has been shown to have a high degree of antibacterial activity against gram-positive bacterial strains (5), as well as imparting antiviral action, especially in reducing the onset and severity of both genital and oral herpes outbreaks (6).


Research with St. John’s Wort has shown it to be at least as effective as many of the standard treatments for mild to moderate depression, with fewer side effects (7,8,9,10). It may be helpful in relieving symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, menopause, seasonal and other affective disorders (9,10,11,12), and in treating alcoholism (13). St John’s Wort also displays antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties (14).


Echinacea and Goldenseal are both well known as stimulants of the immune system and are often combined in supplements intended to fight colds, flus, and upper respiratory tract infections (15,16,17,18). Research has shown that each herb stimulates different types of antibodies in mice, which may be one reason they work well together (19). Goldenseal contains berberine, an important alkaloid which has been getting a lot of attention lately in relation to its ability to lower blood glucose levels and stimulate sensitivity to insulin in Type 2 diabetic patients (20). It is also a potent anti-inflammatory agent (21).


Oregon Grape Root comes from an evergreen shrub native to the American Northwest. It is known to have antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral, and antifungal properties (22,23,24). Like Goldenseal, one of the constituent alkaloids in Oregon Grape Root is berberine, and because Goldenseal is becoming harder to find due to overharvesting, Oregon Grape Root is coming into demand for its berberine content and its beneficial effects on glucose and lipid metabolism (22,25,26,27). The herb is classified as “bitter” and has been traditionally used to stimulate digestion and address a variety of intestinal and urinary tract disorders, and as a liver and gall bladder tonic (22). Oregon Grape Root has also shown effectiveness in helping to reduce inflammation and symptoms of skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis (28,29).


Biscuitroot is another Pacific Northwest native plant that was used by local Indian tribes for a variety of ailments, particularly respiratory tract disorders such as coughs, asthma, bronchitis, influenza, allergies, etc. Some reports attribute use of this herb in preventing fatalities among the Washoe Indians during the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918 (30).


Ginkgo biloba is most well known for its ability to enhance bloodflow, cognitive ability and memory (31,32,33). It contains two important classes of antioxidants; flavonoids and terpenoids. Flavonoids have anti-allergic, antiviral, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory properties. The terpenoids in Ginkgo improve blood flow by relaxing blood vessels and reducing the stickiness of platelets, and may be helpful for patients with circulatory problems such as Raynauds Phenomenon (34,35).


Myrrh is one of history’s oldest and most important resins, being used for a wide variety of medicinal and spiritual purposes. Like Oregon Grape, Myrrh is classified as “bitter” and is believed to have antiseptic astringent qualities, useful in stimulating digestion, blood circulation, dispersion of swelling, and as an expectorant and decongestant (36). Modern research supports its anti-inflammatory properties (37), antibacterial, antifungal, and even anaesthetic activity (38).


The well-known culinary herb, Cilantro, contributes to the support of the immune system with dual antibacterial and antioxidant properties (39,40,41,42). Cilantro has also been shown to demonstrate antihyperglycaemic and insulin-like activity in diabetic mice (43), which contributes to the anti-diabetic action in Viressence.





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(2)   Víctor López, Sara Martín, Maria Pilar Gómez-Serranillos, Maria Emilia Carretero, Anna K. Jäger and Maria Isabel Calvo. Neuroprotective and Neurological Properties of Melissa officinalisNeurochemical Research. Volume 34, Number 11 (2009), 1955-1961.


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(16)Schoop R, Klein P, Suter A, Johnston SL. Echinacea in the prevention of induced rhinovirus colds: A meta-analysis. Clinical Therapeutics. Volume 28, Issue 2, February 2006, Pages 174–183.


(17)Pleschka S, Stein M, Roland Schoop R and Hudson JB.Anti-viral properties and mode of action of standardized Echinacea purpurea extract against highly pathogenic avian Influenza virus (H5N1, H7N7) and swine-origin H1N1 (S-OIV). Virology Journal 2009, 6:197.


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(24)Volleková A, Kost'álová D, Kettmann V, Tóth J. Antifungal activity of Mahonia aquifolium extract and its major protoberberine alkaloids. Phytother Res. 2003 Aug;17(7):834-7.


(25)Hao Zhang, Jing Wei, Rong Xue, Jin-Dan Wu, Wei Zhao, Zi-Zheng Wang, Shu-Kui Wang, Zheng-Xian Zhou, Dan-Qing Song, Yue-Ming Wang, Huai-Ning Pan, Wei-Jia Kong, Jian-Dong Jiang. Berberine lowers blood glucose in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients through increasing insulin receptor expression. Metabolism - Clinical and Experimental. Volume 59, Issue 2 , Pages 285-292, February 2010.


(26)Yin J, Xing H, Ye J. Efficacy of Berberine in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes. Metabolism. 2008 May; 57(5): 712–717.


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