Imagine having a rare heart disorder… knowing that there’s a CURE that could SAVE your LIFE… and NOT being able to get it.
It’s legal… it’s cheap… and it’s natural.
But the gatekeepers at Big Pharma don’t want you to have it.
And the feds are in on it.
That’s what’s going on right now with one of the oldest natural cures out there.
It comes from a tree that saved COUNTLESS lives… including some of the highest-ranking royalty in history.
Here’s what you need to know about the rise and fall of this ancient tribal miracle.
How the mighty have fallen
For folks with heart rhythm disorders – including lethal ventricular arrhythmias – quinidine has been a godsend.
A class I antiarrhythmic agent (a.k.a. sodium channel blocker), it slows electrical signals to bring a heartbeat that’s jumping all over the place into a steady rhythm.
But quinidine isn’t like any of the other heart drugs out there.
You see, it comes from the bark of the cinchona tree.
Peru’s indigenous tribes like the Quechua have been using “Peruvian bark” as medicine since the time of the Incans.
Its bark extract, a plant alkaloid known as quinine, helped both King Charles II of England and Louis XIV of France survive malaria… and cinchona became a DARLING of international trade.
Cinchona became so valuable that explorer Clements Markham smuggled cinchona plants and seeds to British territories in 1860… and was later knighted for it!
In the wake of World War II, Big Pharma no longer needed the tree for quinine. They figured out how to chemically synthesize it.
Quinidine is a different story…
Although it was, for a time, patented as a drug, Big Pharma never engineered a synthetic version.
They still have to synthesize it from the bark of the cinchona tree.
Other synthetic drugs created by Big Pharma to treat heart rhythm disorders don’t offer nearly the same lifesaving potential as quinidine.
But pharma execs can make a lot more money off their own chemical creations… so they’ve turned their backs on a tried-and-true, natural cure.
Pharma giant Eli Lilly has ABANDONED all patents associated with quinidine.
And while generic quinidine is still legal with a prescription… that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s actually AVAILABLE.
In fact, there are shortages of this lifesaver… across the globe.
According to a 2013 report published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, you can blame its “low price and restricted indication for a low prevalence disease.”
The FDA has BANNED using cinchona for restless leg syndrome and leg cramps – which could’ve turned this tree bark into the cash cow Big Pharma is looking for.
Instead, they can’t jack up its price… push its off-label uses… or fix the numbers to sell it to millions of patients (whether they need it or not).
They can’t keep increasing the dosages, either, since high quantities can be toxic.
ALL of those “unfavorable pharmaceutical market forces“make it tough for pharma fat cats to make a quick buck.
We’ve seen this again and again…
Natural cures get IGNORED or even SUPPRESSED because of their inability to help Big Pharma execs get rich quick.
As I mentioned, if you can get your hands on it, it’s possible to overdose on cinchona and its alkaloids.
Some people are genetically predisposed to have an adverse reaction… so you’ll want to proceed cautiously.
But if you’ve ever had a gin and tonic… and the only side effect was getting a little tipsy… you should be fine with small doses.