Cocoa as a "medicinal plant" That's behind it..
Cocoa isn't just brown powder...
You only know cocoa as a powder, as a sweet hot drink and as a basic ingredient for chocolate. Long before cocoa was treated as a sweet sin among us, indigenous peoples in South and Central America used it as a ceremonial drink and as a medicinal plant. What we have forgotten due to the heavy processing in the food industry: good cocoa actually has the potential to be a stimulating medicinal plant.n.
How does cocoa work?
The effects of cocoa are incredibly difficult to explain. Scientifically speaking, cocoa contains a number of chemicals, all of which have different effects on the body depending on dosage, proportion, and of course, your metabolic type. In short, science tells us that cacao is mildly stimulating due to chemicals like theobromine, phenylalanine, anandamide, and theophylline.
Cacao for spiritual and healing purposes.
But alongside modern science, there's ancient spiritual wisdom that tries to explain why drinking cocoa might be a great idea. Native religions around the world use the effects of medicinal plants in spiritual and therapeutic ceremonies. Carefully grown and minimally processed cacao is one of those crops. Unlike psychedelic plants, cacao does not induce mental state changes. However, cocoa produces a physical and emotional state change that more and more people are beginning to appreciate.
Cacao opens blood vessels & relaxes muscles.
Science tells us again that cacao opens blood vessels and increases overall blood flow in the body. A lot of magnesium helps to relax the muscles. Spiritual teachers and shamans tell us that cacao acts as a "heart opener," a gentle mediator that allows us to go deeper into our own emotions if we choose.
Whether spiritually or materialistically justified: Cocoa is simply great.
We are fascinated by both worlds, both the material and the spiritual. That's why we don't take sides here, but let both sides speak for themselves. Because in the end it's all about enjoying life. Whether this is due to the presence of a lot of dopamine in the brain and maximally opened arteries or the presence of many positive energies and spirits.
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