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RESURRECT your wounded gut with this ‘Tree of Life’

You may LOOK fine on the outside… but you don’t FEEL fine on the inside.

Your digestive tract could be TORN UP… and you could be in AGONY.

Anything from bacterial infections to the overuse of NSAIDs can ERODE the inside of your gut.

And the sores that result aren’t just painful

They’re dangerous.

Fortunately, there’s a way to stop the bleedingpatch up the wounds… and protect yourself from any future damage.

It comes from a tree that’s been worshipped since the dawn of civilization in the East

But the mainstream medicine of the West wants to keep you IN THE DARK when it comes to this life-giving herbal cure.

Time to see the light

Even if you’ve never encountered a fig tree in person, you’ve likely tasted its fruit.

But I’m not here to extol the virtues of the common fig today.

Because there’s ANOTHER kind of fig – one whose healing powers are practically SUPERNATURAL.

The sacred fig (Ficus religiosa) is also called the Bodhi Tree, as it’s the type of tree at religious texts claim sheltered Buddha as he gained enlightenment (or “bodhi”).

This “enlightening tree” has an incredibly long lifespan… some living as long as 3,000 years or more… and surviving everything from the tropical monsoons to the dry savannas of Southeast Asia.

Some folks even worship it as the “Tree of Life.”

It’s so precious that throughout history, kings and religious leaders brought saplings and cuttings as a sacred gifton their travels throughout the world.

But it’s still a highly sought-after rarity of the natural world… only commonly found planted near temples of the highest order.

Buddhists who don’t live near one will pilgrimage THOUSANDS of miles just to sit and meditate underneath one… even just for a few moments.

It’s no wonder why traditional Ayurvedic healers have used this holy herb to fight a number of ailments.

Not the least of which are ulcers in the gastrointestinal tract.

Its leaf extracts have exhibited powerful antibacterial action – particularly against strains that notoriously have been linked to ulcerative colitis.

Those include E. coliSalmonellaShigella… and more.

It doesn’t just kill the “bad bugs” in your gut…

It actually STIMULATES your immune system to fight off pathogens on its own… and heal wounded tissue.

A powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant… sacred fig can even REPAIR damage caused by oxidative stress.

And if there’s anything that can make your ulcerative colitis worse… it’s oxidative stress.

In a 2011 study on rats, Indian researchers found that an extract of the sacred fig’s stem bark REDUCED the number AND severity of gastric ulcers, compared to the control group.

This may be because of the extract’s TRIPLE ACTION:

  1. inhibiting stomach acid secretion
  2. neutralizing existing acid, and
  3. strengthening the mucosal barrierto protect the stomach lining.

And it can work in as little as THREE DAYS.

Even at relatively high concentrations, sacred fig is PERFECTLY safe.

You can find therapeutic-grade Ficus religiosa in supplement form, but it might be marketed under one of the many nicknames of the sacred fig.

Look for labels that may also say “Bo-tree,” “Peepal” or “Peepul” or “Pipal” tree, and “Ashwatta” or “Ashvattha” in Sanskrit (according to Hinduism, the embodiment of Lord Krishna).

You may also find Ficus religioso as an ingredient in a healing Ayurvedic tea.

Thankfully, Indian researchers sequenced the DNA of Ficus religiosa and can now verify the authenticity of any supplement that claims to include it by using a unique genetic marker.

As always, it’s best to start a new supplement under the guidance of an experienced herbalist.

An Ayurvedic doctor can help you find the right form of sacred fig extract… in just the right dose.