With every year that passes… and each new candle that’s added to your birthday cake… it seems like more and more of what you eat goes “against” you.
You can still blow out your candles… but you’ve got to pass on the cake.
In fact, it can seem impossible to eat ANYTHING that won’t upset your stomach.
You feel bloated… gassy… and crampy…
And you can no longer enjoy ANY of the foods you once loved.
Fortunately, there’s a way to KICK-START your digestion safely… and without drugs.
Its long-standing use has made it a go-to herbal cure for Europeans with upset stomach and other digestive issues.
But you don’t need to hop on a plane…
Here’s where to find this ancient tonic… and how it can RESET your digestive system!
The real power of mythological medicine
Centaury (Centaurium erythraea or Erythraea centaurium) was named after a centaur named Chiron – a man/horse hybrid who was known in Greek mythology as a great healer.
In fact, some credit the centaur as being the founder of medicine.
Centaury wasn’t just one of the first herbs he used…
It’s one of the ORIGINAL bitter herbs used to aid digestion!
You’ll find it growing in the peated bogs of Scotland – instantly recognizable by its pink flowers. (Its Latin name comes from the Greek “erythros,” referring to the reddish color.)
It’s in the gentian family of digestive tonic herbs… but its supply in nature is FAR more abundant than gentian.
There’s no risk of running out of it.
And that’s a good thing – because we’ve got more gut issues today than we’ve EVER had before!
Centaury successfully calms stomach issues though 5 key actions:
- STIMULATING, thanks to its bitter principles, Erythrocentaurin and centapricin, which help your gut secrete more gastric juices (saliva, stomach acid, bile) to improve digestion.
- ANTIOXIDANT, mainly because of phenolic acids like ferulic acid, which can beat back ulcers and improve gastric emptying.
- ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, with such plant sterols (and steroid precursors) as brassicasterol and stigmasterol.
- ASTRINGENT, as its tannins can relieve bloating and edema by drying up excess fluid.
- ANTISEPTIC, with strong antibacterial action coming from two secoiridoid glycosides, swertiamarin and sweroside.
That last one is particularly important…
Because so many gut troubles are caused by a HIDDEN INFECTION!
Fortunately, a 2003 study out of the UK found that those glycosides can inhibit the growth of such “bad bugs” as Bacillus cereus, Citrobacter freundii, and E. coli.
The European Medicines Agency has given centaury its stamp of approval, based on its incredibly SAFE track record of traditional use.
No side effects are known.
Yet if you ask a conventional doc for centaury in THIS country, he’ll LAUGH you out of his office!
You don’t need a doc to get centaury.
It’s SO safe… you can get it without a prescription at your local health food store or online.
Most folks drink it as a tea, which you can make by steeping the dried herbs or infusing hot water with a tincture of it.
You can also take the tincture straight onto your tongue. Try it before meals, just as you would an aperitif cocktail.
In fact, one of the most bitter liquors, vermouth, contains centaury as a key ingredient. But you’re better off drinking it straight rather than distilled.
Note that centaury isn’t a “quick fix” – so you’ll need to stick with it in order to reap its lasting benefits.