"Poor man's" plant may bring fast COPD relief
Just a walk to fetch the newspaper can leave you huffing and puffing like you just ran an Olympic marathon.
But instead of a gold medal around your neck, you're strapping an oxygen mask to your face.
You're spending nights on the couch because you can't bear to walk the stairs. Even that daily walk at the mall with friends has been scrapped... maybe for good... because doctors have told you that your chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) is incurable.
They've even told you that the panting, wheezing and coughing is only going to get worse.
Well, friend, it's time to stop feeling hopeless -- and to start feeling better. Because a massive new international study proves that a simple Asian plant could dramatically improve your breathing and send your stamina levels soaring.
A joint research team from China and Australia analyzed 48 studies on dang shen, which has been used in Chinese traditional medicine for centuries to treat everything from indigestion to high blood pressure.
You may have heard dang shen called the "poor man's ginseng" because it comes from a plant that's abundant and easily harvested all across Asia. You can buy a full month's supply for pennies a day.
And this is one case where you DON'T get what you pay for -- you get so much more.
Researchers found that dang shen extract actually increased air volume better than conventional prescription drugs. And if you're lugging around a steroid inhaler or pills... which come with side effects ranging from heart palpitations to mood swings... that's the best news you've heard in a while.
Even if you're not ready to ditch that trusty inhaler, dang shen can help. When volunteers took dang shen along with their prescription medications, they were able to walk longer and reported fewer "exacerbations."
An "exacerbation" is another word for COPD hell. It's a period of days... or even weeks... when your symptoms worsen and there's nothing your doctor can do about it.
COPD doesn't just take the air out of your lungs -- it takes the joy out of your life. It leaves you sitting on the sidelines during your golden years, when you should be taking that cruise with your spouse or playing with the grandkids.
Talk with your doc about giving dang shen a try (you'll find it easily online or at health food stores) and see if it can help ease some of your COPD misery. It just may deliver the one thing every COPD patient has been waiting for.
A breath of fresh air.