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Keep your precious memories from SLIPPING away with this Persian ‘apple’

When dementia starts to take hold… and your precious memories begin to SLIP out of your grip…

You can feel utterly HELPLESS.

Talking to your doc doesn’t help – because all he’ll do is try to prepare you for it to get worse.

Conventional thought dictates that you’ve got NOTHING when Big Pharma’s drugs don’t work…

But facing memory loss is NO time to rely on convention.

That’s where I step in… and highlight some of the available alternatives to conventional care.

There’s one “memory-saver” that I GUARANTEE you’ve never heard of… because hardly anybody on this side of the world has!

It comes from a plant that bears one of Queen Victoria’s favorite fruits… and it’s about time that we get REACQUAINTED with this forgotten fruit tree.

Jelly trick to DEFYING dementia

It was the Romans who introduced the medlar tree (Mespilus germanica) to Germany…

But it’s actually native to Persia… including the areas surrounding the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea.

It’s a member of the rose family and a cousin of the crabapple…

And when its fruits ripen, they soften into an almost applesauce-like texture.

It’s no wonder that the Victorians LOVED to turn the ripe fruit into jams and jellies!

But medlar fruit is MORE than just a tasty treat that’s been ripped from the pages of ancient Greek texts and some of Shakespeare’s most famous plays.

Its use dates back more than 3,000 years

And yet we’re JUST beginning to unravel the mysteries of how medlar can fight cognitive impairment… even though it’s been nearly FORGOTTEN outside of Iran and Turkey!

The fruit’s rich iron content helps OXYGENATE the brain by opening up the floodgates to deliver life-giving and cognition-preserving blood EVERYWHERE it’s needed.

And iron is also involved in the brain’s production of chemical messengers called neurotransmitters.

But it turns out that it’s the flavonoid content of medlar that’s become an emerging hero in the fight against dementia.

A 2016 animal study out of Iran showed how medlar flavonoids helped keep memory deficiencies at bay

And that could be because it actually REPAIRED damaged neural tissue in the “memory center” of the study subjects’ brains (a.k.a. the hippocampus).

While those flavonoids came from medlar fruit and seeds, the leaves contain an abundance of these antioxidant compounds, too…

And the research behind medlar leaves and dementia is getting pretty exciting.

In a 2017 animal study… this one also out of Iran… rats given medlar leaf extracts showed improved learning and long-term memory.

And physical examinations showed that the treated rats were able to PRESERVE more healthy brain cells… and better PROTECT against brain cell death… as compared to the control group of rats treated with plain ol’ saline.

The flavonoids that researchers have identified in medlar leaf include quercetin, myricetin, chrysin, luteolin, and kaempferol – all KNOWN neuroprotective agents that show potential in boosting memory.

Iranian researchers found in a 2018 study that medlar-derived kaempferol significantly…

  • IMPROVED spatial learning and memory
  • ELEVATED brain levels of hippocampal antioxidants (superoxide dismutase and glutathione), and
  • REDUCED inflammatory markers.

You’ll have a heckuva time finding medlar in supplement form in this country…

But fortunately, ALL of those flavonoids I mentioned that contribute to medlar’s memory-preserving action are available in capsule form…

Either individually or as part of an antioxidant blend.

To meddling with memory loss,

Melissa Young


P.S. Visit the eAlert archives for a refresher on how the flavonoid luteolin could help you REGROW lost brain tissue … and RECLAIM cognitive skills that have gone AWOL.

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