One study was done to see if different herbs could contribute protection against damage caused by glyphosphate. The compound contained both Taraxacum official (dandelion) and Arctium lappa (burdock), two components in Glypho-X. In the study glyphosate invoked liver cell death, but after treatment with the herbs, liver cell death decreased by up to 89% (9).
Taraxacum official (dandelion) has been shown to be hepato-protective (10, 11). One study showed taraxacum can lower total cholesterol, lower triglycerides, and increase HDL (12). Another study showed it can help prevent hypercholesterolemic atherosclerosis and lower ones risk for coronary artery disease (13). In addition to cardiovascular health taraxacum has been shown to have an anti-influenza viral effect (14). It also has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties (15, 16). Arctium Lappa (burdock) is plant known for its detoxification properties (17). It acts as an anti-infl ammatory by decreasing infl ammatory cytokines, IL-6, and TNF-α (18). In addition to being shown to help protect against glyphosate induced liver damage, it has also been shown to be eff ective in helping protect against multiple other types of chemical induced liver damage (19, 20, 21).
Ocimum basilicum (basil leaf) is a great detoxifier and studies have shown it to increase phase II enzyme activity, being especially helpful with xenobiotic detoxification (22). Similar to taraxacum offi cial and arctiumlappa, basil helps to protect against chemical induced liver damage (23). It also has been shown to increase memory recall due to its antioxidant, fl avonoid, tannin, and terpenoid levels (24). Studies also show ocimum to possess antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties (25, 26, 27).