Tag Archives: mood modulation

reishi mushroom

Part used Mushroom Use 2 oz to 32 oz water decoct 4 hours Benefits Immuno-modulator – up and down regulates immune function Immune enhancing Triterpenes treat viral infections Improves cardiovascular function Adaptogenic qualities are cumulative and mild – improves adrenocortial … Continue reading

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chocolate recipe!

Ahh for the love of chocolate! I guess nearly everyone has a soft spot for the dark delight that comes from the Cacao bean! And as long as it is dark chocolate, the high flavonoids are bio-available and have powerful anti-oxidant … Continue reading

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kava kava

Use Tea Tablets should be standardized to 70% Kavalcatones Take for no longer that 4-6 weeks on daily basis Benefits Induces state of relaxation and goodwill in traditional ceremonial use Enhances mental acuity, memory and sensory perception Sedative and mild … Continue reading

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ashwagandha

Part used Root Use 1/2 tsp dried root in 8oz water decoct 10 mins and steep 1/2 hour; effects take a week of daily use to become effective Benefits Calming adaptogen Rejuvenating, balancing, strengthening to nervous system, relieves fatigue, nervous … Continue reading

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cocoa

PRIMARY MICRO NUTRIENTS Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Selenium, Vitamins B2, B3 SECONDARY MICRO NUTRIENTS Vitamins B1, B5, Folate NUTRITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS and NOTES Exceptionally nutritious! Cholesterol profile and uptake Saturated vegetable fat does not increase cholesterol levels … Continue reading

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magnesium

Functions Activates many enzymes Muscle relaxation Protein synthesis Energy production reactions Plays role in enzyme ATPase which activates cellular energy metabolism, transport across membranes and vascular tone Metabolism (saturation) and synthesis of fat acids Helps control sodium potassium pump in … Continue reading

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rhodiola

Part used Root Use 2 tsp and decoct in 10 oz water for 15 mins, steep 45 mins Benefits Nervous system tonic and anti-depressant Cooling adaptogen and is unlikely to cause over-stimulation Enhances alertness, reduces fatigue, improves memory and relieves … Continue reading

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lavender

Part used Flower Use Tea – 1/2 tsp dried flowers to 8oz water, steep 15 mins Benefits Carminative, nervine and anti-depressant Combines to rosemary, holy basil and damiana to heal emotional stagnation (repetitive thinking of traumatic event) Anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory … Continue reading

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rooibos

Use Tea Benefits Antiviral, antianxiety, antiallergy Beneficial in treating age-related mental decline, heart disease and other age-related diseases Treats allergies by interfering with histamine Treats insomnia by affecting metabolism of acetylcholine in the brain and preventing excessive firing of neurons … Continue reading

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holy basil – tulsi

Part used Herb Use Tea – 1tsp in 8oz hot water steep 10 mins Benefits Aryuveda – Balances chakras and promotes goodness, virtue and joy Antioxidant, neuroprotective, stress reducing, radioprotective Reduces lipid peroxidation and enhances presence of anti-oxidants superoxide dismutase … Continue reading

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