This winter, you may not be able to predict the weather… but there are two things you can count on happening to you.
The first is pain. And the second is fever.
Whether it’s the sore joints brought on by cold, wet weather… or the body aches and spiking temperature of the flu… you’ve probably got an OTC pain reliever and fever reducer at the ready.
But aspirin can cause stomach upset and even ulcers… thin your blood… and cause a MAJOR bleed.
But there are two forgotten, ancient herbs that can reduce your pain AND bring your body temperature down… WITHOUT those risks.
Here’s why you’ll want to have these healing wonders on hand throughout the winter… and the rest of the year, too.
Bypass the Big Pharma hype machine
Every time Big Pharma gets its hands on a safe, natural cure… something goes horribly wrong.
If you’re familiar with the backstory of aspirin (a.k.a. acetylsalicylic acid), you know that its development as a drug was rooted in the bark of the white willow tree.
White willow bark contains salicin (a.k.a. salicylic acid), which is chemically similar to aspirin… but without all the bleeding risks.
Few people today have even heard of white willow bark… and your doc may NEVER suggest it to you.
But here’s another shocker.
There are two OTHER herbs rich in salicylate, whose pain-relieving and fever-reducing powers place them right alongside aspirin and white willow…
And the corporate machine behind aspirin has made sure they’ve been all but FORGOTTEN.
Myrtle (Myrtus communis) was a favorite of ancient physicians for pain and fever… as long ago as 2,500 B.C.
In Greek mythology, the goddess Aphrodite considered the herb sacred.
Since the days of the ancient Egyptians, myrtle has gone toe-to-toe with white willow bark for relieving pain.
But I GUARANTEE you’ve never heard of its medicinal powers.
That’s not the only one…
Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) contains the highest levels of salicylates found in ANY plants.
Most predominant is the methyl salicylate called gaultherin – a pain reliever and anti-inflammatory that WON’T tear your gut apart.
That’s why native tribes harvested in this winter mint’s leaves and berries as medicine way before aspirin was ever patented.
And the cooling mint of wintergreen will take the heat out of your fever, too.
Both wintergreen and myrtle are available as essential oils, but you want to find a less concentrated extract that you can ingest. You can make a tea out of myrtle leaves.
Just make sure the American wintergreen you get is a therapeutic dosage of a supplement and not just a flavoring (like “Wint-O-Green”).