Tibetan medicine is an ancient form of healing that dates back thousands of years. It is based on the concept of individuality — living in harmony with your unique nature.
Melding science and psychology with philosophy and art, Tibetan medicine teaches that the secret to health and happiness centers on correcting any underlying imbalances in your body.
One of the stars of Tibetan medicine is PADMA Basic, a blend of 19 herbs backed by more than 50 years of research — including more than 30 clinical studies on cardiovascular, joint, dental, and immune health.
In the 1950s, Tibet was invaded by China and many of the country’s ancient healing formulas were lost — but PADMA Basic survived. And it is available today as a dietary supplement.
Padma Basic works to bring the body into harmony for long-term wellness and vitality. Want to experience the benefits of this treasured formula? Here are 9 ways PADMA helps improve your health and wellness.
1. Antioxidant Powerhouse
According to a study in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine1, the herbs in PADMA Basic are rich in antioxidants and beneficial compounds such as tannins, flavonoids, polyphenols, and aromatic oils. These work together to deliver multi-targeted benefits for key areas of health
2. Reduces Heat
Padma Basic includes camphor and calcium sulfate to support its actions as a traditional “cooling formula” to combat areas of “heat” within the body. Signs of too much heat in the body include mental unrest, agitation, thirst, constipation, eczema, sinus and allergy problems, and weight gain.
Padma Basic helps inhibit the formation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and advanced oxidation protein products (AOPPs). These toxic by-products of free radicals and oxidative stress are formed as a response to high glucose levels, overcooked or heavily processed foods, environmental toxins, and other factors. AGEs and AOPPs have been shown to damage numerous areas of health, including cardiovascular and metabolic health and accelerated aging.2
4. Cardiovascular and Circulatory Health
Padma Basic has been clinically shown to support overall cardiovascular health and help boost total-body circulation, which is vital for the health of your tissues and organs. Padma Basic protects heart health and circulation via the following mechanisms3:
- Healthy microcirculation to all cells, including the brain*
- Healthy blood pressure levels*
- A healthy, normal inflammatory response4*
- Healthy cholesterol levels*
- Powerful antioxidant activity*
- Enhances cellular function*
5. Less Muscle Pain
Intermittent claudication is a circulatory disorder characterized by heaviness in and tingling in the legs and muscle pain (usually in the calf muscles) that occurs during walking or other types of exercise. Several studies show that Padma Basic improves symptoms of intermittent claudication, including the ability to walk longer without pain.5
6. Healthy Joints
Padma Basic appears to support joint comfort, range of motion, and musculoskeletal health through its potent anti-inflammatory actions and other multi-targeted mechanisms.6
7. Immune Support
Several studies show that Padma Basic delivers broad-spectrum immune benefits, including respiratory/lung health. One important study showed that the Tibetan formula helps balance and optimize the immune system, allowing it respond swiftly without over-reacting.7
Another clinical study in hundreds of subjects showed that Padma Basic worked to promote optimal immune function in the respiratory tract, resulting in long-term benefits for respiratory health and immune cell activity.8
8. Liver Function
9. Dental Health
Through its unique actions — including calming inflammatory, reducing oxidative stress, and supporting circulation — Padma Basic helps significantly improve dental health.
A clinical study2,3 found that Padma Basic effectively treated toothaches caused by chronic dental pulpitis, where the pulp of the tooth becomes inflamed and painful. The formula worked so well that:
- 55% of patients were pain-free within 1 month
- 81% became pain-free in 2 to 3 months
- 24% remained free of dental pain for more than 3 years
Best of all, those patients were able to avoid root canals and tooth extractions after using this classical Tibetan formula.10
10. Boosts Collagen for Skin Repair
Padma Basic helped heal and repair damaged corticosteroid-treated skin, according to one study. Researchers believe it works by increasing collagen production and inhibiting collagen-degrading enzymes in the skin, facilitating more rapid wound closure without irritation. Although Padma Basic has not been studied on human skin, the fact that it boosts collagen production makes it a potential anti-aging powerhouse.
Padma Basic has become a symbol of integrative health. The combination of ancient herbal wisdom and leading-edge scientific research offers a safe, effective therapy for numerous areas of health.*
A clinically-proven herbal supplement based on a classical Tibetan formula, shown in over 50 published studies to provide comprehensive support for cardiovascular, immune and other key areas of health.*
Many of the herbs in this formula are cultivated in the pristine foothills of the Himalayas and at small farms in Switzerland. Ingredients include Icelandic moss, cardamom fruit, costus root, bael tree fruit, golden cinquefoil herb, chebulic myrobalan, red saunders, and others.
- Grzebyk E, Piwowar A. The Tibetan herbal medicines Padma 28 and Padma Circosan inhibit the formation of advanced glycation endproducts (AGE) and advanced oxidation protein products (AOPP) in vitro. BMC complementary and alternative medicine. 2014. 14. 287. 10.1186/1472-6882-14-287.
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- Füllemann F. Padma 28 in der Behandlung von chronischen Zahnpulpitiden: Eine Praxisbeobachtung an 49 Fällen [Padma 28 in the treatment of chronic dental pulpitis: an observational case study in 49 patients]. Forsch Komplementmed. 2006 Feb;13 Suppl 1:28-30. German.