Your joints are sore…swollen… and red with inflammation.
It’s not just that you don’t LOOK like yourself.
You don’t FEEL like yourself, either.
And even if pills can actually touch the pain… you have to swallow SO MANY of them that they do a number on your stomach.
If it’s not one thing, it’s another.
But you don’t have to feel BAD to feel BETTER.
And you can do more than just EASE the pain – you can GET RID OF IT altogether.
It’s time to STOP reaching high for the pharmacist’s shelf… and looking down at what may be UNDERFOOT.
What the basketweavers knew…
The Cherokee Indians still use the leaves and stems of the maidenhair fern (Adiantum pedatum) to ornament the baskets they weave.
But that’s not what’s made this plant so valuable to the tribes of the American Southeast and Eastern Seaboard.
What would motivate them to venture deep into the dark, moist forests of Missouri, Delaware, Tennessee, or North Carolina to forage this delicate fern?
Its powerful medicinal properties.
Our country was a little wilder back then than it is now…
But today we share the same physical troubles as the Native Americans of the 19th century.
We each suffer the aches and pains of cold, damp weather…
Fortunately, the Cherokees figured out how to harness the anti-rheumatic powers of the maidenhair fern.
Now, “rheumatism” was once a catch-all phrase for body aches caused by inflammation.
The most common form of rheumatism we know today is rheumatoid arthritis.
If your joints are painful and swollen… whether or not you “officially” have RA… here’s what indigenous healers have known for centuries.
And it’s been backed by modern research, to boot.
The key to its healing power is its ability to beat back inflammation.
It contains a number of different compounds called triterpenoids , which are notorious for their anti-inflammatory action.
In a laboratory, maidenhair fern extract has been shown to suppress the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines, including IL-6 and TNF-alpha.
But that’s not all…
Maidenhair fern can BLOCK the pain… WITHOUT all the stomach issues caused by NSAIDs like ibuprofen.
The problem is getting it.
Unless you live on a reservation… or find yourself frequenting the forest floor… you’re not likely to find Adiantum pedatumoutside of a garden nursery.
And while there are 200 species in the genus Adiantum, none of them will do… except ONE.
Its close cousin, Adiantum capillus-veneris, is available in capsule form… or as a liquid extractthat you can massage into your sore joints.
Whenever you’re taking any kind of fern internally, make sure you’re also getting enough B vitamins.