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Bendichas Manos or 'blessed hands' in Ladino - as we infuse blessings into every cup, we remember the power we have to infuse our lives.
Each cup is an invitation to consider the way you can be in relationship with all that is within you and all around you. May you experience the power of your own hands to infuse magic into all that you touch.
In addition to Mayan Criollo Cacao,
Bendichas Manos Signature Blend is made up of
Cacao (Theobroma Cacao) is a tropical fruit, known to the Mayans who have been working with it for thousands of years as the“Food of the Gods”, for being a powerful medicine that allows us to connect to our own heart, other's hearts, and nature Herself. Power packed with nutrients, antioxidants, and more, the powdered cacao in our blend invites us to open our heart (physically, chemically, spiritually, AND energetically).
Maca (Lepidium Meyenii) is a Peruvian super root and is a powerful adaptogen. When gelatinized (as ours is) the maca root’s nutrients are more digestible. While maca is known as a powerful mood improver and stabilizer, energy enhancer, and supporter of an increased libido, it also helps balance stress levels and supports overall resiliency and well-being.
Reishi mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidum) are a powerful immune system booster and prized for their ability to build resistance to illness, detox the body, and calm the nerves. In addition to being one of the most well known healing mushrooms, their delicious and rich flavor adds a depth to our cacao that invites you to drop even deeper into your heart.
Ceylon cinnamon is widely known as the purest type of cinnamon- healthier, sweeter, and more delicate and flavorful than other varieties. While it’s most commonly known for its sweetness, it’s less known for its powerful healing properties- as a spice that enkindles the digestive fire. It supports circulation and promotes warmth in the body, helps eliminate natural toxins, supporting healthy digestion, absorption, and menstruation.
Since this plant means ‘the energy of universal consciousness’ and resembles the cerebellum, it should be no surprise that Gotu Kola is an amazing ally of the brain. Renowned for its mental rejuvenation properties, it works with the brain and nervous system to support intellect and enhance mental performance by improving concentration, memory, and alertness.
Like Gotu Kola, Bacopa is another amazing herb in the pair that represents universal consciousness. Used for centuries to promote memory, intelligence, and concentration, Bacopa brings balance to the mind and nervous system, invites clarity and awareness, promotes memory and concentration, and calms the mind.
Made up of Ginger, Black Pepper, and Pippali, Trikatu is a rejuvenating herb that does wonders for the liver by supporting digestion and stimulating metabolism. As it also burns natural toxins, Trikatu is a powerful respiratory system tonic, supporting the lungs’ ability to breathe clearly and comfortably.
Learn more about the history of cacao with Farmers Footprint.
The Origin, Medicine, Call to Liberation
Maya Harrison, a food and environmental activist, student, and writer shares about the history, tradition, beauty, and ceremonial significance of cacao. She also shares about the unethical, extractive nature of the production of cocoa.
We are honored that Bendichas Manos was mentioned in this article and to be stewarding cacao was love and care.