Adaptogenic herbs and Mushrooms are a specific class of herbs that are gaining a lot of popularity and attention in the natural health movement. Adaptogenic herbs are known to provide our bodies and minds with many beneficial effects in our abilities to adapt to stresses, which are unfortunately more and more present in our hyper domesticated modern lifestyle’s. These herbs have been consumed in many herbal traditions around the world for thousand of years and are also very well studied in modern times. They are very safe to consume on a long term daily bases with very low cases of side effects from long term consumption.
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This year, my favorite goes for a small company in Quebec, Cowansville: Amour Toniques. Julian Patrick Griffin is the co-creator. Dad, herbalist, permaculturist, holistic chef, he traveled to Hawaii to meet and work with renowned permaculturists with agroforestry projects and an immense collection of plants. After working with these various medicinal plants, this only reinforced his perception of the immense intelligence, abundance and generosity of nature.
Here is a List of the herbs and mushrooms we Love! You can learn more about their benefits and what the herbs are used for as a medicine.
Here is a small list of key words to help you understand the herbal worlds terminology about specific qualities of Plant’s and Fungi. This list will be added to often as it is a great reference for learning and teaching. I hope you benefit from this!
Chaga is a highly values medicinal mushroom that grows on birch tree’s in the northern boreal forest around our devine mother earth. It has been honored and consumed through out the world for it’s delicous coffee like flavor and adaptive anti-Cancer properties (which have been scientifically validated).
Cacao as medicine and Cacao Beans potential health benefits. The raw Cacao bean is a Superstar of the “superfoods” due to its high mineral content and wide array of unique properties. And may be exceptionally high in chromium, iron, theobromine, manganese, zinc, copper, vitamin C, Omega-6 fatty acids and much more.