One of the most pleasant points of working with vegetation is exploring new and distinctive methods to discover the medicines that develop throughout me. As the populations of sure vegetation explode on my property, this permits me the fantastic alternative to attempt my hand at making new creations, concoctions and potions.
This yr, one such plant that has supplied us with abundance of medication are our roses. To be taught extra about the stunning folklore, fable, magic and medication that roses can present us with try my YouTube video on the topic under.
Cacao Medicinal Benefits
As you noticed in the above video, roses have some beautiful advantages for the cardiovascular system and the coronary heart itself; each bodily and energetically. Pairing roses with chocolate (cacao) not solely sounded divine, however it additionally made plenty of sense by way of their properties. Cacao is well-known for it’s advantages to the cardiovascular system because it helps each the coronary heart itself and the arterial system that transports blood all through our total our bodies. Cacao could be very high in a class of polyphenols known as flavonoids that are identified to cut back blood pressure, irritation and lipid accumulation. In addition to all of this, cacao is a strong anti-oxidant which additionally present super advantages to the coronary heart.
It is pragmatic to say that commercially obtainable is just not the similar as uncooked cacao. While chocolate does include cacao in some type, there may be plenty of added components together with processes sugars that drastically scale back the health advantages.
A Little Bit About Damiana
As a herbalist and plant employee, it could actually grow to be very simple to search out your self “stuck in your ways” and I’m positive a lot of you may relate to this in your chosen discipline of occupation. All of the herbs I used to be taught about in class have served me very effectively, however I’m at all times working exhausting to discover new plant based mostly medicines. When a brand new herb enters my life in a roundabout way, both my naturalizing itself on my property or coming in up books/conversations over and over once more; I pay attention to this.
Damiana is just not a plant that was aside of my materia medica for college, however in recent times I’ve observed her title talked about over and over once more. Since I knew I might be working with roses and cacao for this recipe, I the addition of dried damiana can be good.
You could also be accustomed to Damiana’s claims to elevated virality and libido, however it’s also well-known for it’s stress decreasing and temper enhancement properties. Aiding with pressure, nervousness, stress, nervousness and depression, Damiana is an adaptogenic herb that may assist to spice up your body’s resiliency to persistent stress over time. However, please word, that it’s at all times finest to take away your self from the persistent nerve-racking scenario if in any respect doable.
Disclaimer: Please word that whereas I’m educated medical herbalist, I’m not a physician. None of the info on this web site is supposed to diagnose, remedy or deal with any illness states or persistent health situations. Please do your individual impartial analysis on the herbs talked about as they might work together with drugs and aforementioned health states.
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Rose, Damiana and Cacao Elixir Recipe
Elixirs or cordials are in easy phrases, sweetened tinctures. In a tincture the medicinal advantages (chemical constituents) of vegetation are extracted by alcohol. By including a sweetener of alternative, this ends in a natural preparation generally known as an elixir/cordial. Because of the high alcohol content material, elixirs are supposed to be sipping drinks or medicines taken by the dropper full. Please exercise warning when dosing. It is at all times smart to start with smaller quantities to see how your body will reply.
- 2 cups of freshly picked rose petals (1 cup dried)
- 2/3 cup of dried damiana leaf/flower (1-1/2 cups contemporary)
- 1/2 cup of uncooked cacao nibs
- 1 cup of honey
- For this recipe you will have a one litre mason jar
- Fill your jar with the rose petals, damiana and uncooked cacao nibs
- Add 1/2 to 1 cup of honey to the jar and utilizing a chopstick or knife, transfer the herbs round to encourage the honey to coat them effectively and transfer to the backside of the jar
- Once all the honey has settled, prime your jar off with the brandy of your alternative
- Use a bit of parchment paper as a barrier between the lid and the alcohol (this prevents the alcohol from corroding the lid)
- Shake effectively and prime off with extra brandy if wanted
- Allow your elixir to sit down in a cool and darkish location for at the least 4 weeks
- When you’re able to get pleasure from your creation, pressure out all of the herbs and pour right into a bottle of your selecting
- Enjoy neat, on the rocks or combined with soda water
I hope you get pleasure from this expansive coronary heart opening elixir. May it deliver love, pleasure and a way of peace and calm to your life.
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