BIBLICAL SECRETS OF LONG LIFE REVEALED
Herbal tea kept Methuselah and Adam alive over 900 years by John Coffin
Two cups of herbal tea a day kept Methuselah alive for almost a thousand years.
The amazing brew was responsible for the incredibly long lives of Methuselah and other biblical
patriarchs in Genesis, say a German archeologist. According to Professor Wolfgang Lempke, chairman of
Biblical studies at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, legends say Adam and his offspring were given
the life sustaining drink by God after He kicked Adam and Eve out of paradise.
Although the exact recipe for the potion has been lost for almost 4000 years, Lempke and other experts
believe it can be re-discovered with aid of computers and modern “gee-whiz” technology. ’The herbs
mentioned are still available, “he says. “We just have to find the proper combination. ‘It is a very
unusual mixture that includes some herbs like belladonna, which are deadly poisons, and narcotics such
as marijuana and the poppy flower” Lempke claims he tracked down the patriarchs secret after 20 years
of research in the Middle East and by poring over ancient Sumerian and Babylonian manuscripts.
“The herbal tea was apparently well known to these ancient civilizations, although the recipe was
already lost,” he says. “There were a number of references to the tea, called ‘Hai’ by Babylonians and
‘Chi’ by the Sumerians , and even some partial recipes. ”There are a number of references to Adam,
Methuselah, Enoch and other patriarchs.” He says “hai” or “chi” meant “life” in the languages of those
early civilizations. ”They seem to have been aware that the brew gave Adam and his offspring incredibly
long lives,”Lempke says.
Adam Lived to be 930 years old, according to Genesis
According to Genesis, Adam lived to be 930 years, Seth 905 years, Cainan 910 years, Mahalaleel
895 years, Jared 962 years, Methuselah 969 years and noah 950 years. “Seth and the others
after adam were all Adam’s children and grandchildren, “says Lempke. “Longevity started
dropping drastically after Noah”. The researcher believes the recipe was either lost during the
flood or kept a secret by a select group. “The old texts say the patriarchs drank nothing except
the herbal tea twice a day”, he says. “They had a cup in the morning and another at night.”
Lempke and other experts who have studied the old writings believe God gave the recipe to
Adam after he and Eve were banished from the Garden of Eden.
Biblical Experts say herbal tea kept Methuselah and other alive hundreds of years.
The brew seem to be have contained all the essential vitamins, and the exact combination apparently
slowed down metabolic degeneration, says Karl Shilling, an Austrian botanist. He and a botanical team
hope to start a computer search using portions of recipes found with several of the Sumerian and
“It will be time-consuming quest because the combinations are almost endless,” Shilling says.
“And then there will be tests, first with animals, then humans.”
Even then, the scientist can’t really be certain if they’ve hit on the right combination until it’s been
tested for many years.
“We will make use of computer modeling and scenarios, but the proof will be if the lives of the test
subject are considerably lengthened,” he adds.
February 8,1994 -Sun-