Red Root Pharmaceuticals

Botanical drugs that will revolutionize medicine

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Quick Pitch

We need you to help complete the patenting process on a botanical drug (combination of four herbs) that effectively treats people with polycystic kidney disease. Currently there is no effective treatment for this condition, and most people end up on dialysis or with kidney transplants. The remarkable formula Dr. Yarnell has devised is a breakthrough in changing the course of the disease. Funding is needed to get it patented so that work can commence on clinical trials and getting it approved as a drug.

Below is the fruit of Phytolacca americana or pokeroot, the root of which is part of the formula:

Product/Service Details

The herbal formula Dr. Yarnell has devised for polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is known as Cystagon. It includes four herbs and in his practice has proven extremely effective. The FDA recognizes and has previously approved two other botanical drugs. Beyond helping people with PKD, getting this botanical drug approved will also be a revolutionary change in medicine. Currently almost all drugs are single molecules, but growing evidence shows that combinations of molecules (like the hundreds that are in each herb!) work better and more safely than single synthetic molecules.

Traction & Accomplishments

Red Root Pharmaceuticals is a new company looking to make big changes in the world. Despite its tiny size, we have already struck up a research collaboration with the Swedish Polycystic Kidney Disease Center in Seattle to launch a clinical trial of the Cystagon botanical drug. We also have identified the research support group that worked to get both of the other two prior botanical drugs approved by the FDA. We will be partnering with them in the future to assure the strongest scientific team will support our success in bringing this product to market.

How We're Different

Red Root Pharmaceuticals is a new kind of pharmaceutical company, committed to revolutionizing medicine by making botanical drugs more widely available. It already has a candidate botanical drug, an herbal formula dubbed RRP-131 for polycystic kidney disease, and many others in the pipeline. RRP-131 will be used as a test case to show the world how valuable botanical drugs can be. Red Root urgently needs funding to complete the patenting process for RRP-131. This is the next step in FDA approval.

“Botanical drug” is a regulatory category recognized by the US FDA that allows for drugs that are composed of plant extracts or whole plants. The use of single molecule drugs has shown its limitations in the past century, and there is growing awareness in medicine for use of combinations of drugs to improve patient outcomes (for example, the use of cocktails to treat hepatitis C, HIV infection, and cancer). Unfortunately this approach still relies on the extremely expensive approach of synthesizing novel molecules. The botanical drug approach leverages the co-evolution of humans and plants to avoid many of the unexpected adverse effects and unknowns of developing novel, synthetic molecules.

Red Root Pharmaceuticals uses novel mixtures of herbs already time-tested and proven to be safe and effective through thousands of years of history. This bypasses the need for expensive, wasteful animal testing and basic human safety testing. This also greatly reduces the cost of developing botanical drugs. The US FDA recognizes this, often allowing botanical drugs to bypass preclinical and phase I trials, skipping straight to phase II and/or III efficacy trials. Because polycystic kidney disease is considered an orphan disease (if affects approximately 300,000 people in the US, which is considered a small amount), this will also greatly speed the development of RRP-131 (as the US FDA makes it much easier to develop botanical drugs for orphan diseases).

Team

Eric Yarnell, ND - CEO

Naturopathic physician with extensive herbal and nephrology experience 


Dr. Yarnell is founder and CEO of Red Root Pharmaceuticals. He has been a practicing naturopathic physician for almost 25 years, with a strong focus on herbal medicine and renal disease. He has leveraged his experience treating patients with polycystic kidney disease and herbs to develop the breakthrough botanical drug for this condition.


Pledge $25+

Early access to Dr. Yarnell's Online Herbal Formulator

If you pledge at this level, or any level higher, you will get an early access link to Dr. Yarnell's Online Herbal Formulator that helps you construct custom western herbal formulas.

For those of you who aren't clinicians, and would like to pledge at this or any level, thank you for helping a lot of people with a currently incurable disease.

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Pledge $95+

10% Textbook Discount

Get any of the following of Dr. Yarnell's textbooks at a 10% discount with FREE shipping in the continental US (international shipping currently unavailable).

- Natural Approach to Urology 2nd ed $199.95 → $179.95
- Natural Approach to Prostate Conditions 2nd ed $149.95 → $134.95
- Urology and Prostate together $299.95 → $269.95
- Natural Approach to Gastroenterology 2nd ed $234.95 → $211.45
- Clinical Botanical Medicine 2nd ed $95.99 → $90.40
- Phytochemistry and Pharmacy for Practitioners of Botanical Medicine $67.95 → $61.15

See wildbrilliancepress.com for more details about any of these books. These are all written for practitioners and medical students. Note you can order as many copies of each book as you like. Wild Brilliance is not handling fulfillment of these texts - any questions or concerns will be directed to Dr. Yarnell and not to them.

(Reminder: you also get the early access to Dr. Yarnell's Online Herbal Formulator prize noted at the $25 level).

23BACKERS

Pledge $245+

Delicious Baked Goods (6 servings)

A mind-blowing, gluten- and dairy-free delight with some herbal flavor baked by Two Kings Confections (run by Dr. Yarnell's awesome wife Meredith). We're still working out the details, but we promise you it will be delicious, not like those weird dried/mealy/gummy/gross store-bought GF/DF treats. Let us know if you have any other allergies and we can accommodate almost all of them in your custom treat that will serve up to 6. Only available in the US.

(You also get the prizes for the $25 and $95 levels, so be sure to read those items as well!)

10BACKERS

Pledge $495+

25% Textbook Discounts

That's right, get a whopping 25% off any of the following of Dr. Yarnell's textbooks, plus FREE shipping in the continental US (international shipping currently unavailable). This is the best deal you will find for these texts, so get it while you can!


- Natural Approach to Urology 2nd ed $199.95 → $149.95
- Natural Approach to Prostate Conditions 2nd ed $149.95 → $112.45
- Urology and Prostate together $299.95 → $224.95
- Natural Approach to Gastroenterology 2nd ed $234.95 → $176.20
- Clinical Botanical Medicine 2nd ed $95.99 → $71.99
- Phytochemistry and Pharmacy for Practitioners of Botanical Medicine $67.95 → $50.95

See wildbrilliancepress.com for more details about any of these books. These are all written for practitioners and medical students. Note you can order as many copies of each book as you like. Wild Brilliance is not handling fulfillment of these texts - any questions or concerns will be directed to Dr. Yarnell and not to them.

**This reward is NOT cumulative with the 10% discount award at the $95 level**

(You also get the early access to Dr. Yarnell's Online Herbal Formulator prize noted at the $25 level).

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Pledge $2,495+

Personal Herb Walk with Dr. Yarnell

Dr. Yarnell will lead you on a private, 2-hour medicinal and edible herb walk in the Seattle area, tailored to your interests and knowledge level. You may bring one and only one guest on the walk. You must properly wear an effective mask and take other appropriate CoVid-19 protective measures (such as physical distancing) as necessary during the walk. Dr. Yarnell will work with you to come up with an appropriate hike location and timing. If weather or some other unforeseen circumstance interferes, it can always be rescheduled.

(You also qualify for the early access to Dr. Yarnell's Online Herbal Formulator [$25 prize], the delicious baked goods [$245 prize], and the 25% textbook discount [$495 prize] if you like, so be sure to read details on those items as well and timelines to claim them).

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Pledge $25+

Early access to Dr. Yarnell's Online Herbal Formulator

If you pledge at this level, or any level higher, you will get an early access link to Dr. Yarnell's Online Herbal Formulator that helps you construct custom western herbal formulas.

For those of you who aren't clinicians, and would like to pledge at this or any level, thank you for helping a lot of people with a currently incurable disease.

71BACKERS

Pledge $95+

10% Textbook Discount

Get any of the following of Dr. Yarnell's textbooks at a 10% discount with FREE shipping in the continental US (international shipping currently unavailable).

- Natural Approach to Urology 2nd ed $199.95 → $179.95
- Natural Approach to Prostate Conditions 2nd ed $149.95 → $134.95
- Urology and Prostate together $299.95 → $269.95
- Natural Approach to Gastroenterology 2nd ed $234.95 → $211.45
- Clinical Botanical Medicine 2nd ed $95.99 → $90.40
- Phytochemistry and Pharmacy for Practitioners of Botanical Medicine $67.95 → $61.15

See wildbrilliancepress.com for more details about any of these books. These are all written for practitioners and medical students. Note you can order as many copies of each book as you like. Wild Brilliance is not handling fulfillment of these texts - any questions or concerns will be directed to Dr. Yarnell and not to them.

(Reminder: you also get the early access to Dr. Yarnell's Online Herbal Formulator prize noted at the $25 level).

23BACKERS

Pledge $245+

Delicious Baked Goods (6 servings)

A mind-blowing, gluten- and dairy-free delight with some herbal flavor baked by Two Kings Confections (run by Dr. Yarnell's awesome wife Meredith). We're still working out the details, but we promise you it will be delicious, not like those weird dried/mealy/gummy/gross store-bought GF/DF treats. Let us know if you have any other allergies and we can accommodate almost all of them in your custom treat that will serve up to 6. Only available in the US.

(You also get the prizes for the $25 and $95 levels, so be sure to read those items as well!)

10BACKERS

Pledge $495+

25% Textbook Discounts

That's right, get a whopping 25% off any of the following of Dr. Yarnell's textbooks, plus FREE shipping in the continental US (international shipping currently unavailable). This is the best deal you will find for these texts, so get it while you can!


- Natural Approach to Urology 2nd ed $199.95 → $149.95
- Natural Approach to Prostate Conditions 2nd ed $149.95 → $112.45
- Urology and Prostate together $299.95 → $224.95
- Natural Approach to Gastroenterology 2nd ed $234.95 → $176.20
- Clinical Botanical Medicine 2nd ed $95.99 → $71.99
- Phytochemistry and Pharmacy for Practitioners of Botanical Medicine $67.95 → $50.95

See wildbrilliancepress.com for more details about any of these books. These are all written for practitioners and medical students. Note you can order as many copies of each book as you like. Wild Brilliance is not handling fulfillment of these texts - any questions or concerns will be directed to Dr. Yarnell and not to them.

**This reward is NOT cumulative with the 10% discount award at the $95 level**

(You also get the early access to Dr. Yarnell's Online Herbal Formulator prize noted at the $25 level).

1BACKER

Pledge $2,495+

Personal Herb Walk with Dr. Yarnell

Dr. Yarnell will lead you on a private, 2-hour medicinal and edible herb walk in the Seattle area, tailored to your interests and knowledge level. You may bring one and only one guest on the walk. You must properly wear an effective mask and take other appropriate CoVid-19 protective measures (such as physical distancing) as necessary during the walk. Dr. Yarnell will work with you to come up with an appropriate hike location and timing. If weather or some other unforeseen circumstance interferes, it can always be rescheduled.

(You also qualify for the early access to Dr. Yarnell's Online Herbal Formulator [$25 prize], the delicious baked goods [$245 prize], and the 25% textbook discount [$495 prize] if you like, so be sure to read details on those items as well and timelines to claim them).

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Pledge $25+

Early access to Dr. Yarnell's Online Herbal Formulator

If you pledge at this level, or any level higher, you will get an early access link to Dr. Yarnell's Online Herbal Formulator that helps you construct custom western herbal formulas.

For those of you who aren't clinicians, and would like to pledge at this or any level, thank you for helping a lot of people with a currently incurable disease.

71BACKERS

Pledge $95+

10% Textbook Discount

Get any of the following of Dr. Yarnell's textbooks at a 10% discount with FREE shipping in the continental US (international shipping currently unavailable).

- Natural Approach to Urology 2nd ed $199.95 → $179.95
- Natural Approach to Prostate Conditions 2nd ed $149.95 → $134.95
- Urology and Prostate together $299.95 → $269.95
- Natural Approach to Gastroenterology 2nd ed $234.95 → $211.45
- Clinical Botanical Medicine 2nd ed $95.99 → $90.40
- Phytochemistry and Pharmacy for Practitioners of Botanical Medicine $67.95 → $61.15

See wildbrilliancepress.com for more details about any of these books. These are all written for practitioners and medical students. Note you can order as many copies of each book as you like. Wild Brilliance is not handling fulfillment of these texts - any questions or concerns will be directed to Dr. Yarnell and not to them.

(Reminder: you also get the early access to Dr. Yarnell's Online Herbal Formulator prize noted at the $25 level).

23BACKERS

Pledge $245+

Delicious Baked Goods (6 servings)

A mind-blowing, gluten- and dairy-free delight with some herbal flavor baked by Two Kings Confections (run by Dr. Yarnell's awesome wife Meredith). We're still working out the details, but we promise you it will be delicious, not like those weird dried/mealy/gummy/gross store-bought GF/DF treats. Let us know if you have any other allergies and we can accommodate almost all of them in your custom treat that will serve up to 6. Only available in the US.

(You also get the prizes for the $25 and $95 levels, so be sure to read those items as well!)

10BACKERS

Pledge $495+

25% Textbook Discounts

That's right, get a whopping 25% off any of the following of Dr. Yarnell's textbooks, plus FREE shipping in the continental US (international shipping currently unavailable). This is the best deal you will find for these texts, so get it while you can!


- Natural Approach to Urology 2nd ed $199.95 → $149.95
- Natural Approach to Prostate Conditions 2nd ed $149.95 → $112.45
- Urology and Prostate together $299.95 → $224.95
- Natural Approach to Gastroenterology 2nd ed $234.95 → $176.20
- Clinical Botanical Medicine 2nd ed $95.99 → $71.99
- Phytochemistry and Pharmacy for Practitioners of Botanical Medicine $67.95 → $50.95

See wildbrilliancepress.com for more details about any of these books. These are all written for practitioners and medical students. Note you can order as many copies of each book as you like. Wild Brilliance is not handling fulfillment of these texts - any questions or concerns will be directed to Dr. Yarnell and not to them.

**This reward is NOT cumulative with the 10% discount award at the $95 level**

(You also get the early access to Dr. Yarnell's Online Herbal Formulator prize noted at the $25 level).

1BACKER

Pledge $2,495+

Personal Herb Walk with Dr. Yarnell

Dr. Yarnell will lead you on a private, 2-hour medicinal and edible herb walk in the Seattle area, tailored to your interests and knowledge level. You may bring one and only one guest on the walk. You must properly wear an effective mask and take other appropriate CoVid-19 protective measures (such as physical distancing) as necessary during the walk. Dr. Yarnell will work with you to come up with an appropriate hike location and timing. If weather or some other unforeseen circumstance interferes, it can always be rescheduled.

(You also qualify for the early access to Dr. Yarnell's Online Herbal Formulator [$25 prize], the delicious baked goods [$245 prize], and the 25% textbook discount [$495 prize] if you like, so be sure to read details on those items as well and timelines to claim them).

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Pledge $25+

Early access to Dr. Yarnell's Online Herbal Formulator

If you pledge at this level, or any level higher, you will get an early access link to Dr. Yarnell's Online Herbal Formulator that helps you construct custom western herbal formulas.

For those of you who aren't clinicians, and would like to pledge at this or any level, thank you for helping a lot of people with a currently incurable disease.

71BACKERS

Pledge $95+

10% Textbook Discount

Get any of the following of Dr. Yarnell's textbooks at a 10% discount with FREE shipping in the continental US (international shipping currently unavailable).

- Natural Approach to Urology 2nd ed $199.95 → $179.95
- Natural Approach to Prostate Conditions 2nd ed $149.95 → $134.95
- Urology and Prostate together $299.95 → $269.95
- Natural Approach to Gastroenterology 2nd ed $234.95 → $211.45
- Clinical Botanical Medicine 2nd ed $95.99 → $90.40
- Phytochemistry and Pharmacy for Practitioners of Botanical Medicine $67.95 → $61.15

See wildbrilliancepress.com for more details about any of these books. These are all written for practitioners and medical students. Note you can order as many copies of each book as you like. Wild Brilliance is not handling fulfillment of these texts - any questions or concerns will be directed to Dr. Yarnell and not to them.

(Reminder: you also get the early access to Dr. Yarnell's Online Herbal Formulator prize noted at the $25 level).

23BACKERS

Pledge $245+

Delicious Baked Goods (6 servings)

A mind-blowing, gluten- and dairy-free delight with some herbal flavor baked by Two Kings Confections (run by Dr. Yarnell's awesome wife Meredith). We're still working out the details, but we promise you it will be delicious, not like those weird dried/mealy/gummy/gross store-bought GF/DF treats. Let us know if you have any other allergies and we can accommodate almost all of them in your custom treat that will serve up to 6. Only available in the US.

(You also get the prizes for the $25 and $95 levels, so be sure to read those items as well!)

10BACKERS

Pledge $495+

25% Textbook Discounts

That's right, get a whopping 25% off any of the following of Dr. Yarnell's textbooks, plus FREE shipping in the continental US (international shipping currently unavailable). This is the best deal you will find for these texts, so get it while you can!


- Natural Approach to Urology 2nd ed $199.95 → $149.95
- Natural Approach to Prostate Conditions 2nd ed $149.95 → $112.45
- Urology and Prostate together $299.95 → $224.95
- Natural Approach to Gastroenterology 2nd ed $234.95 → $176.20
- Clinical Botanical Medicine 2nd ed $95.99 → $71.99
- Phytochemistry and Pharmacy for Practitioners of Botanical Medicine $67.95 → $50.95

See wildbrilliancepress.com for more details about any of these books. These are all written for practitioners and medical students. Note you can order as many copies of each book as you like. Wild Brilliance is not handling fulfillment of these texts - any questions or concerns will be directed to Dr. Yarnell and not to them.

**This reward is NOT cumulative with the 10% discount award at the $95 level**

(You also get the early access to Dr. Yarnell's Online Herbal Formulator prize noted at the $25 level).

1BACKER

Pledge $2,495+

Personal Herb Walk with Dr. Yarnell

Dr. Yarnell will lead you on a private, 2-hour medicinal and edible herb walk in the Seattle area, tailored to your interests and knowledge level. You may bring one and only one guest on the walk. You must properly wear an effective mask and take other appropriate CoVid-19 protective measures (such as physical distancing) as necessary during the walk. Dr. Yarnell will work with you to come up with an appropriate hike location and timing. If weather or some other unforeseen circumstance interferes, it can always be rescheduled.

(You also qualify for the early access to Dr. Yarnell's Online Herbal Formulator [$25 prize], the delicious baked goods [$245 prize], and the 25% textbook discount [$495 prize] if you like, so be sure to read details on those items as well and timelines to claim them).

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