When something’s “off”… it’s the first culprit that should come to mind.
Your digestive system!
When we don’t properly digest the food we eat … and it LOITERS around instead of getting ELIMINATED quickly…
It can drag you down.
You FEEL sluggish… because those ESSENTIAL digestion mechanisms are moving at a snail’s pace.
And the longer undigested food hangs around your gut… the more TOXIC it becomes.
It can become a BREEDING GROUND for infection… inflammation… and even DAMAGE.
A hostile environment can WRECK the delicate tissues of your GI tract… and SABOTAGE the workings of your vital organs.
But it’s not all DOOMSDAY from here on out…
Because the ancient Chinese unraveled the mystery behind stomach problems AGES ago.
Here’s what they figured out…
A slowpoke stomach breeds discontent
The scientific name of the American silvertop plant, Glehnia littoralis, honors 19th-centuary Russian plant explorer and St. Petersburg Botanical Garden curator, Peter von Glehn.
Most scientists just call it “Glehnia.”
While this member of the carrot family does grow in some coastal regions in this country and Canada…
It’s actually native to far eastern Russia and Asia.
In Japan — where they eat it as a vegetable — they call it “hamabofu.”
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it’s used as a stomach tonic… and is known as “bei sha shen.”
TCM practitioners understand how much of our overall health depends on what’s going on in our GI tract…
And that you can’t be TRULY healthy if your gut is out of whack.
Glehnia works to counteract nearly EVERY mechanism that can sabotage your good digestion, including:
- oxidative stress
- inflammation, and
- pathogenic microbes, thanks to its content of coumarin-like compounds.
But don’t expect to see any headlines touting the health benefits of Glehnia…
At least, not in the mainstream media.
Western medicine STILL can’t comprehend the guiding principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine… or any OTHER ancient Asian medicinal practices, for that matter.
And worse yet — it rarely even TRIES.
So, you won’t find many funded studies on Glehnia that are actually written in English…
And especially not the “gold standard” human clinical trials (double-blind, placebo-controlled) needed for mainstream acceptance.
But here’s what YOU need to know…
COUNTLESS people with stomach discomfort have FELT BETTER after using this herbal remedy… over the course of THOUSANDS of years.
Traditionally, you can boil the dried root to make a tea or soup…
But Glehnia is also available as a powder or capsule. You may find it labeled as “Radix Glehniae,” which just means “Glehnia root.”
It’s safe to take in therapeutic doses… but it’s rarely recommended as part of a single-herb therapy.
For stomach ailments, it’s often combined with Mai Men Dong, Yu Zhu, and Shi Hu.
A trained Chinese herbalist can recommend the right combination for you.
Its coumarin content can affect blood clotting, so avoid combining it with blood-thinning medications or herbs.
To exploring plant cures from the East,