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A Little History of Cacao

The historical significance of the Cacao Plant in Mayan and Aztec cultures is profound. Within Mayan traditions, cacao held a sacred status, transcending its role as a mere sustenance to becoming a conduit to the divine. Revered as the "Food of the Gods," cacao was intricately interwoven into the fabric of daily life and spiritual rituals. Mayan hieroglyphs frequently referenced cacao, highlighting its dual significance in both everyday consumption and sacred ceremonies. Cacao played a pivotal role in Mayan ceremonies, being offered to deities, consumed by priests during rituals, and symbolizing unity in marriage and burial rites. In marriage rituals, couples exchanged cacao drinks as a representation of their bond. Moreover, the Mayan concept of the afterlife envisioned a realm where departed souls were serenaded by celestial chocolate deities and indulged in an eternal abundance of cacao. Conversely, the Aztecs attributed the bestowal of cacao seeds to Quetzalcoatl, the god of wisdom. Cacao held immense value as a symbol of opulence and authority among the Aztecs, to the extent that cacao beans were utilized as a form of currency. The Aztec elite, comprising warriors and priests, partook in ceremonial gatherings where cacao was savored, often enhanced with spices such as vanilla and chili, reflecting the esteemed status of this revered plant.

What are the Health and Spiritual benefits when buying, Grandmother Medicine Ceremonial Cacao Paste?

When acquiring Peruvian Raw Cacao paste cultivated through organic and sustainable farming methods on the outskirts of the Amazon Rainforest, you are not only replenishing your stock but also aiding the family in upholding a longstanding tradition passed down through generations. This investment ensures a continued supply of high-quality Cacao for your future needs. What are the health benefits you would savor, when you purchase your supply of Grandmother Medicine Ceremonial Cacao? Cacao is one of the richest sources of polyphenols. It’s especially abundant in flavanols, which have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. The positive effects on mood may be due to cocoa’s flavanols, the conversion of tryptophan to the natural mood stabilizer serotonin. Theobromine is similar to caffeine and may help with persistent coughing and is also regarded as the “Food Of The Gods”. Theophylline helps your lungs dilate, your airways relax and decreases inflammation. Ladened with Essential Minerals: Manganese, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc, Selenium, Phosphorus, Potassium and much more! What are the spiritual benefits can injoy, when you purchase your supply of Grandmother Medicine Ceremonial Cacao Paste? On the spiritual side, cacao is regarded for its grounding and heart-opening qualities. The ceremony is designed to place you in a positive, uplifted state where you're open to embracing spiritual intentions as you connect more deeply with yourself and with others. The intent remains the same to honor the sacred essence of cacao and harness its transformative power.

Blue Lotus Flower

Blue Lotus (Nymphaea Caerulea) is revered for its immense benefits on physical and mental health. Blue Lotus is a powerhouse of antioxidants and other nutrients that have been beneficial for humanity for centuries. It is a botanical treasure revered by different civilizations and cherished by the Ancient Egyptians. Blue Lotus was a visionary plant used to illicit dream states that would take royalty to higher realms, increasing intuition and astral dreaming capabilities. The Ancient Egyptians used to consume Blue Lotus by smoking the dried flowers in pipes as depicted in hieroglyphs, as well as brewing the flowers as tea, along with using them for steaming, smudging, making perfumes, medicines and other ailments. Benefits of Blue Lotus: Relieves Menstruation problems: The monthly cycle of menstruation brings along with it painful cramps, heavy blood flow or body ache that are unbearable for some women. Nymphaea Caerulea has been found to give some relief during menstrual cramps due to its pain-relieving properties. It also has been shown to promote a regular cycle, normal flow and potentially control symptoms of PMS. Aphrodisiac: Blue Lotus was used in ancient Egypt to help promote sex drive. Because of this, the blue lotus was extensively used as a party or recreational substance by the early Egyptians. The alkaloids found in flower also improves the fertility levels in both men and women. It also checks the problem of premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction in men and promotes a better sex life. Relieves stress: Blue Lotus has been found to provide relief from different kinds of stress and anxiety. Users have reported that a cup of blue lotus tea makes them less anxious and gives them restful sleep. Natural analgesic: Nymphaea Caerulea has been found to have pain-relieving properties that relieve moderate pain and muscle stress in the body. In ancient times, the Egyptians used it as a pain reliever to assist various ailments. Sipping a cup of blue lotus tea after a tiring day has been shown to help ease strained joints or muscles and relax the body. Anti-diabetic Properties: Studies have shown that an alkaloid named nuciferine found in the blue lotus helps to regulate insulin secretion. Along with this, it also lowers the probability of cardiovascular diseases by reducing cholesterol levels in the body. But this plant should not be consumed if the person takes anti-diabetes medication such as insulin or else the blood sugar levels may go down to a dangerous level. It should not be taken during pregnancy or if you have certain allergies. If you are on other medications, then it should be consumed only after a consultation with your medical professional. Instructions For Tea: Brew 1-3 flowers in a pot of water until boiling and simmer for 3 mins on low heat once reaching boiling point. Or simply add boiling hot water to teapot/large cup and steep Blue Lotus flowers inside. Drink the full cup and top up again with boiling water 2-3 times. One flower typically makes 2- 3 cups of tea. Instructions For Smoke: Crush up 3 soft petals and add to Labradorite Magic Pipe or sprinkle over rolling papers. Works great on its own or mixed with other herbs. Instructions For Steaming: Add whole flowers into the bathtub during your goddess bath. Use flowers to exfoliate the body. Each bag is approx. 10 grams and contains around 5-10 natural dried Blue Lotus flowers

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