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Give the common cold THE SACK with this Stone Age herb

It starts out as just a tickle in the back of your throat

And you wonder if it could be just allergies.

But once an upper respiratory infection takes hold… there’s NO mistaking it.

You’ve got a cough that could wake the dead…

And a sore throat that makes it hard to swallow… or even talk!

Catching a cold may be “common” – but that doesn’t make it any less MISERABLE!

Fortunately, there’s a way to feel better naturally… without getting DOPED UP on “cold medicine.”

It might even help DRIVE those infection-causing bugs away!

Although conventional docs in this country might NEVER recommend it…

It’s become certifiably MAINSTREAM in Europe over the last several decades!

A sacred leaf for respiratory suppor

You may have eaten the banana-like vegetable known as plantain… often fried in Latin American cuisine…

But there’s ANOTHER plant called “plantain”… and they’re COMPLETELY unrelated.

THIS type of plantain plant I’m sharing with you today actually originated in Europe and Asia… where it’s HERALDED for its tremendous healing powers.

It’s been nicknamed ribwort… also called narrowleaf or English plantain (Plantago lanceolata).

Evidence of its existence dates back 4,000 years to the “Stone Age.”

Legend has it that even Alexander the Great was a fan of it!

Ancient texts reveal that the Anglo-Saxons considered plantain on of their “9 sacred herbs ”…

And plantain is STILL used everywhere from (where it’s called “Spitzwegerichkraut,” meaning “pointed plantain herb”)… to Persia .

Traditionally, its leaves have been used to treat everything from snakebites to bug bites and stings… as well as a variety of skin complaints.

Today, one of its most common uses is for respiratory support during cold and flu season

Especially as a cough suppressant and throat healer.

Plantain appears to get its healing powers from 3 major components…

  1. mucilage, a moisturizing, slimy substance that alleviates throat irritation
  2. acetoside and other verbascosides, which exhibit antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activities, and
  3. aucubin an antimicrobial compound with antioxidant activity, first discovered in the spotted laurel plant (Aucuba japonica) in 1905.

Even better, it can help beat back one of the SCARIEST respiratory conditions that afflict seniors today — pneumococcal pneumonia (caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae).

For medicinal purposes, English plantain is often considered interchangeable greater plantain (Plantago major).

You might find either one of them labeled as simply “plantago.”

Traditionally, plantain leaves are brewed into a kind of “throat coat” tea (for drinking or gargling)…

But you may find its extracts in tincturescough syrups… or topical balm that you rub on your chest.

Those products are more popular in Europe than in this country, where you can find plantain supplements in capsule form at your local health food store or online.

To soothing your passageways,

Melissa Young

P.S. The Germans have discovered a helpful remedy for many respiratory ailments… which they call “elephant root.

This ancient lung tonic is known by a different name in this country — and you can find out what it is by clicking right here.

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