When you’re looking down the barrel of an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, you’ll take ANYTHING your doc throws your way.
Even if he KNOWS it won’t work.
You’ve got to try SOMETHING… right?!
It’s time to turn your attention away from FAILING drugs… and toward an ancient garden secret.
Formerly used widely as a flavoring, it’s almost entirely UNKNOWN by most folks today.
I GUARANTEE your doc has NEVER heard of it.
But it could be the greatest rising star in Alzheimer’s treatments that we’ve found… in DECADES!
Keep your memories under lock and key
It’s one of the most shocking developments to come out of Alzheimer’s research.
As it turns out, this whole time… we’ve been chasing the wrong goose.
Instead of focusing on the build-up of beta-amyloid deposits in the brain… we should’ve been looking for a VIRUS.
In fact, just last year it came out that as many as HALF of all Alzheimer’s cases could be linked to HERPES!
There’s NO vaccine for it…
And because the viruses have learned to resist them, many drugs DON’T work.
Or, they’re just too toxic to tolerate.
That, of course, didn’t stop Big Pharma from pushing herpes meds on older folks who hope to lower their Alzheimer’s risk…
But the more we use those synthetic antiviral drugs… the more the viruses will learn to resist them.
That’s why we’ve got to look for something else. And we may have already found it… in a long-forgotten herb.
Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) has been used by legions of people throughout time – from ancient Greeks to Benedictine monks, and beyond.
Its name comes from the Greek word “athanatos,” which literally translates as “deathless.”
And it’s the ultimate protector… especially from bugs.
For centuries, this “immortal herb” was placed alongside bodies being buried, to keep the worms from eating them.
During the colonial period, our American forefathers would pack tansy leaves with their meat to keep microorganisms from spoiling it.
English folks pick it from the wild and place it on their windowsills to shoo the flies away…and between the sheets to repel bedbugs.
Considered a “companion plant,” tansy can also drive away crop-destroying pests. It most notably protects potatoes from the Colorado potato beetle.
Its connection to protecting human health from a bug invasion comes from the Christians’ use of tansy as an antiparasitic.
They’d eat an egg-pancake made of tansy to expel the “worms” they’d contracted from eating fish during Lent.
But the most exciting news in recent times about the powers of tansy is its potential as an antiherpetic agent.
According to research published in 2011, tansy contains antiviral compounds that can SABOTAGE the ability of the herpes simplex virus to reproduce.
The most powerful one was a phenol known as 3,5-dicaffeoylquinic acid (3,5-DCQA for short) – a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
Another compound, axillarin, was also found to be a minor but contributing factor.
Both are known for their ability to BEAT viruses… even when NO drugs can.
There haven’t been any studies yet on the direct effects of tansy on any forms of dementia.
But if getting rid of the herpes virus can help save your precious memories… then it’s not a huge leap to suggest that tansy fits the bill.
Tansy does, however, come with a warning…
When consumed in large quantities… over the course of a long period of time… it can be toxic.
That’s why it’s CRUCIAL to study its use in humans – to find the PERFECT dosage that will kill the herpes and not YOU.
If you find tansy growing as a weed, don’t pick it. The alkaloids that protect it from being eaten by bugs and mice can be irritating to your skin.
You can, however, find dried tansy leaves formulated into a bagged tea. Consult with a naturopathic doctor who’s well-versed in herbal medicine to make sure it’s safe for you to drink.