Plant medicines are natural substances that can help return the body to a state of balance so that it can heal. We can connect to plants on conscious level and through the process of this connection we can enhance our journey of wellbeing.
Cacao is a plant that that originates in the lowlands of Central America, valued as a medicine and food for thousands of years. Cacao has a profound effect on the nervous system, cardiovascular health, soothes symptoms of depression and premenstrual syndrome and increases blood flow to the brain.
Known as the "Heart Opener" Cacao allows you to sit in a space of peace an harmony not only with your own spiritual journey, but with the understanding others. Its pure vibration increases blood flow into the heart bringing a rush of Qi energy into the divine space of the heart chakra. Pure love!
Not only does it contain powerful antioxidants, it triggers the release of dopamine and phenylethylamine (PEA), improving your mood and level of happiness. It also contains "anandamide" which is known as the bliss molecule - a natural pleasure molecule that binds to the cannabinoid receptors on neurons - the feeling you get when you feel that high from exercise. PEA and anandamide are naturally produced in the brain but with the addition of Cacao you get an extra zap!
By taking drinking or eating cacao before consuming other plant medicine, cacao will amplify the effect - enhancing its healing within your body.
What is there not to love about this pure vibrational plant medicine!
Basic Recipe for a Cup of Cacao
- 25-30 grams Pure Cacao Paste
- 1 - 1.5 Cups of Water
- Sweetener to taste
Place 25-30 grams of Pure Cacao Paste with 1 Cup of Water into a saucepan. Add a sweetener of your choice.
Heat on the stove and stir as as the cacao melts into the water. The key is to actually bring this to a rolling boil and then turn the heat down to simmer for 1-2 minutes while you stir. This will emulsify the liquid and create a glossy, shimmering, thick and delicious way to start your day!
Sweeteners could include: coconut sugar, maple syrup, raw sugar, honey.