Herbal Combinations

Nature's Sunshine has over 200 herbal and nutritional formulas. Formulas that only contain herbal ingedients are listed in this section.  Formulas that contain vitamins, minerals or phytochemicals are listed under Nutritional Formulas.  Nature's Sunshine's formulas have been created by many herbalists and natural healers, including John Christopher, LaDean Griffin, Paavo Airlola, Jeanne Burgess, Joan Vandergriff and Stan Malstrom. Our founder and president, Steven Horne, has also assisted the creation of a few of NSP's products, including Gentle Move, Menstrual Reg and Cramp Relief.

To look for information on a specific product or formula, use the search box. You can also learn more about NSP's formulas in our book, The Comprehensive Guide to Nature's Sunshine Products.

One of Steven's favorite parts of the NSP line is their traditional Chinese herbal formulas. Steven went to China in 1986 as an employee of NSP when these formulas were first introduced and started teaching people about them at NSP's Manager School in the late 1980s. They have been an important part of his clinical practice ever since.

Catnip & Fennel

Catnip & Fennel is an effective, old-time remedy for colic in infants and indigestion in adults.  Catnip and fennel work together to help expel intestinal gas, stimulate digestive secretions, ease nausea and acid indigestion and calm the nerves. This formula can also be used to ease symptoms of colds and flu.

IF Relief

More and more scientific data is emerging showing that chronic inflammation is an underlying factor in the development of many chronic and degenerative diseases.  IF Relief contains ingredients that help reduce swelling and inflammation and promote tissue healing. This helps reduce pain and may help the body heal from various chronic and degenerative conditions.

Ayurvedic Joint Health

Within the scope of Ayurvedic medicine for treating afflicted joints is the herbal combination named Ayurvedic Joint Health. This combination neutralizes inflammation and pain, and stops degeneration of tissues.  The main target of this formula is arthritis and other similar afflictions.  Ayurvedic Joint Health uses herbs from the Eastern world that have been proven effective for thousands of years.

FCS II (with Lobelia)

FCS II (with Lobelia) is a traditional tonic for the female reproductive system.  It acts on the uterus to tone and strengthen it, while promoting better blood flow to the pelvic region.  FCS II can help with PMS, menstrual irregularity, and other female reproductive problems.  It is especially helpful for pain and cramping associated with menstruation as well as general weakness in the female organs.

TS II with Hops

TS II with Hops is a combination primarily used to support the thyroid gland.  It acts as an iodine supplement, but also supplies other trace minerals which may benefit thyroid health.

Thyroid Activator

Thyroid Activator was designed to nourish and support normal thyroid function. It supplies iodine from seaweeds as well as contains herbs that may help improve thyroid function in other ways.


BP-X is a traditional blood purifier for clearing skin conditions. In traditional medicine, morbid conditions and skin eruptions like rashes and pox were thought to be the result of impure blood. Herbs that were effective in clearing up these types of conditions were known as blood purifiers. Later, they became known as alteratives, or remedies that removed stagnation and toxicity from the system. This formula, created by the famous herbalist, Dr. John Christopher, contains many blood purifying herbs, as well as some laxatives and diuretics.

Combination CBG Extract

Hearing your little girl screaming in the middle of the night with a horrible earache is frightening to any parent—unless you know what to do about it. Combination CBG Extract is a lifesaver you may want to have in your home for these kinds of emergencies. By using several beneficial herbs in one combination, ear pain, infection and tissue congestion can be alleviated, and it's nice to have all three of these benefits in one convenient package.

Bronchial Formula, Ayurvedic

Congestion in the sinuses, throat, bronchioles and lungs is usually a sign of poor digestion. Therefore, treating the congestion must address improving digestion as well as strengthening the mucous membranes.  Although Western equivalents (like ALJ and SN-X) are available to treat these health problems, Ayurvedic Bronchial Formula, a special combination of herbs from the East, will help many who find Western formulas either too slow or not quite right for their particular needs.


FV™ is a digestive and immune support formula designed to provide significant amounts of magnesium, manganese, iron, silicon, and sodium—nutrients which help these body systems perform effectively.  This combination helps to relieve muscle spasms, soothe muscle pains, relieve nausea and other influenza symptoms, fight infections, and promote the production of digestive fluids.