CACAO

What is Cacao?

Cacao is a fruit that grows in pods in the tropics. Drinking cacao is made from the raw cacao beans inside the pods. The cacao shared in these ceremonies is fair trade, and consciously harvested from Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala.

Why drink ceremonial cacao?

Ceremonial grade cacao is a whole food with a multitude of benefits. Cacao is a superfood loaded with minerals and antioxidants. The bitterness of this plant can help with liver cleansing and can amplify our bodies ability to absorb nutrients. Heart opening, antioxidant & magnesium rich, relaxing, grounding, and delicious, all in one.

What should I expect in a cacao ceremony?

What it means to me to bring this sacred ancient plant to western cultures. I share cacao to honor the phases of the moon, in my own practice, and with others in ceremony spaces. I envision the sharing of cacao medicine as a beautiful weaving of ancient wisdom. A return to: Honor the ancient practices, Indigenous cultures, And medicinal properties of the plant. Re activating the teachings with respect and reverence.

What are the health benefits of cacao?

Cacao contains theobromine--a chemical that is similar to caffeine, but allows for a sense of alertness and relaxation at the same time. Cacao contains the highest amount of naturally occurring magnesium--also contributing to its heart opening, relaxing effects.

When should I not drink cacao?

We will be ingesting a ceremonial dose of cacao which can be dehydrating so make sure you are hydrated and bring extra water to the ceremony. Because cacao is a stimulant, it can effect your sleep. Please let me know if you are pregnant, on anti-depressants or have any other medical conditions.