That’s right, medicinal mushrooms in your hot cocoa – it’s not as weird as it sounds. It’s good for your immune system, it’s good for your heart, and it puts you in a good mood. And yes, Virginia, it tastes good too! What more could you want?
Starting with LION’S MANE – Hericium erinaceus, this beautiful mushroom offers stellar immune-enhancing properties. Traditional Chinese Medicine suggests it’s use as an overall tonic, and for healthy digestion in general and gastric ulcers in particular as an anti-inflammatory. Sometimes used for treating the side effects from chemotherapy. Lion’s Mane has an inhibitory effect on some types of cancer cells. Stimulates neuron repair and renewal (myelination), supports cognitive function and mental alertness.
REISHI – Ganoderma lucidum, promotes health and longevity. Warming, nourishing, toning and detoxifying, TCM uses for this plant include treatment of hypertension, asthma and other bronchial ailments. Reishi shows strong activity against chronic hepatitis and HIV. Immune-modulating, anti-viral, anti-oxidant, analgesic, adaptogenic. Used for chronic fatigue. Reduces excessive immune response, useful for auto-immune conditions such as lupus and RA. Reishi is believed to assist the genetic checkpoint that inspects for then acts to destroy cancer cells, and also acts to inhibit the prostate cancer signaling process and reduces UTI’s for men. Reishi has been shown to prevent cancer metastasis.
As for TURKEY TAIL – Trametes versicolor, over 400 clinical studies in Japan alone have identified several natural anti-cancer components in this fan-shaped fungus, and its uses include adjunct therapy to stomach and colorectal cancer treatments. TCM uses include treatment of upper respiratory infections, urinary tract inflammation and infection, and arthritis. Turkey Tail has shown to be effective in flushing out toxins such as heavy metals and pesticides. Stimulates immune system weakness, supports healthy liver function, and enhances joint flexibility.
CACAO is the superfood darling of people everywhere. In the raw, unroasted “cacao” state (and even a good organic cocoa) contains flavonoids and antioxidants, both of which are heart-healthy. These compounds can help reduce the risk of stroke, improve blood circulation and cholesterol levels, and support healthy arterial tissue; yes, you can drink your “aspirin” a day! Cacao boosts serotonin, the brain chemical responsible for putting you in a good mood, and it also reduces the stress hormone cortisol.
Also included are the herbs SLIPPERY ELM BARK and MARSHMALLOW ROOT which add body to the blend, as well as their own mildly sweet flavors and anti-inflammatory properties, plus a healthy touch of CINNAMON as a flavor enhancer.
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Ingredients: raw cacao, Lion’s Mane Hericium erinaceus, Reishi Ganoderma lucidum, Turkey Tail Trametes versicolor, Slippery Elm bark Ulmus spp., Marshmallow root Althea officinalis, cinnamon. All ingredients organic or wildcrafted.
To prepare: Place 1 teaspoon powdered drink mix in a mug. Heat 8 to 10 ounces any kind of milk (or even water) until hot, pour over powder, and stir. Sweeten to taste. Also great in coffee!
You can purchase Cinnamon Hot Cocoa Mix with Mushroom through our business website, www.wildnweedy.com.