According to history, it is not documented who did this first or why, but the aftermath is incredible.
As workers rested and took breaks, they began sucking on the leaves and bark of a very specific tree.
And something astounding happened, they felt “opium like” relief, but never felt tired or lethargic.
They finally felt GREAT again, able to recover from labor and feel relief without feeling drunk or hungover.
Many even used this incredible find to fight the effects of opium withdrawal.
As word spread more and more workers opted for this natural and readily available option, ditching opium all together.
Now, you have to understand, opium producers at that time were essentially ancient drug lords and they did not like losing money.
As region after region began slowing and profits were lost, THEY DID THE UNTHINKABLE.
They fought back with violence, showing their dominance in the region.
They located all of the farms that had been growing these “special trees” and they burnt them to the ground, every acre.
Many times, they would slaughter the farm owners and their families in the process.
After that, the workers themselves feared for their lives if they were caught using anything but opium.
These ancient cartels were hell bent on ensuring workers ONLY HAD opium as a relief option and they succeeded by sheer force and violence.
Due to these horrific attacks, this amazing relief discovery was suppressed for hundreds of years more until other countries began to use it in their history.
The SAME POWERFUL DISCOVERY that was made in 17th century China is what you are learning about here today.
Those pain ridden workers had NO IDEA they stumbled upon the most potent, natural pain reliever of our time.