Egyptian Chocolate is a mood-elevating blend that improves energy levels, motivation, and sociability while nourishing the mind, body, and soul.
Chicory root (roasted),
Sceletium tortuosum (Kanna),
Ashwagandha is a tonic adaptogen, often referenced as Indian ginseng, and the King of Ayurvedic herbs. Ashwagandha is best when used daily, and has a long-term effect that becomes stronger the more often it is taken. These effects include the reduction of anxiety, increased motivation, protection of the brain, and nourishment of the sexual organs.
Bacopa monnieri, otherwise known as the legendary Brahmi, is a sacred Ayurvedic herb that promotes a thoughtful state of mind while relaxing and protecting the body. Brahmi is the foremost tonic for the nervous system and general cognition. Brahmi, when taken over the long term, can reverse deficits in the serotonin system, caused by antidepressants or illicit drugs.
Cacao is a rich source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and pleasure-inducing compounds, such as anandamide (cannabinoid agonist – cacao is the only food source), phenethylamine (the love hormone), theobromine (a natural stimulant), and MAO inhibitors (which increase serotonin, endorphin, and dopamine levels). Cacao regulates and protects the heart, enhances circulation, and increases stamina and endurance while providing the necessary conditions to promote an aphrodisiac effect. The theobromine in cacao raises dopamine levels and functions in a very similar way to caffeine with a more vasodilating action which increases blood flow to the brain and extremities. The vitamins and minerals contained in cacao play crucial roles in the co-factors needed to produce our hormones and neurotransmitters while nourishing the body with the proper nutrients required to support a healthy, active life.
Carob is a sweet-tasting chocolate substitute that has an excellent nutritional profile containing a hefty supply of Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, and D, Calcium, Potassium, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Selenium, Fiber, and an antioxidant count second to none. Carob has been used by the Egyptians as a food source as well as a dye for creating hieroglyphics.
Chicory is a well-known coffee substitute, containing similar-tasting bitter compounds that stimulate the appetite and digestive juices. Chicory is rich in vitamins and minerals, and functions as a liver-protecting agent.
Kola nut is a traditional tonic herb native to Africa commonly chewed for its euphoric and energizing qualities and is traditionally used in a social setting, to restore vitality and reduce appetite. It is a highly regarded herb that is used in mystic practices and heralded as a religious object, often included in important ceremonies ranging from weddings to funerals. Kola nut contains a hefty amount of caffeine. theobromine, and theophylline, providing a combined stimulant effect similar to a mixture of Guarana, Cacao, and Green tea.
Kanna is the dried leaves and stems of the plant Sceletium tortuosum and when translated, means “something to chew”. Kanna has a long history of use as a stimulant, ceremonial inebriant, and social tool. Kanna has been smoked, used as snuff, and chewed. Kanna causes a large amount of serotonin to be released and preserved, synergizing with the other herbs in this blend.
Mucuna pruriens is one of the best foods available for the fortification of the entire body. It increases motivation, mental capacity, and endurance. Its unique nutrient profile promotes optimal delivery of its l-dopa content into the brain for effortless conversion to dopamine, as it is the most closely-related precursor to this vital neurotransmitter. It is also possibly the best natural tool available for the promotion of human growth hormone levels, which has potent anti-aging and fat-burning effects.
Cinnamon functions as a central nervous system stimulant and mental-enhancing nootropic herb. It contains a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory profile and is used to effectively lower blood pressure and blood sugar levels, maintaining a steady flow of energy that lasts throughout the day.
Ginger is a sweet and spicy aromatic herb with strong anti-inflammatory properties, functions as a natural painkiller, is a powerful anti-nausea tool, provides a number of antioxidants, enhances the immune system, improves nerve health and cognition, strengthens the heart, and improves ease of blood flow.
Nutmeg is a very special herb, in fresh whole or cut form much different than what one would find as a powdered spice on the shelves of their local supermarket. The flavor is that of a savory aromatic, rich and deep, thick and intoxicating. It has actions as an anticholinergic (M1/M4/M5), modulating dopamine and endorphin release, and acting as a potent aphrodisiac and mood enhancer. Nutmeg when consumed daily functions as an effective anti-diuretic and astringent, preserving bodily fluids and making it invaluable for night sweats, urinary incontinence, and premature ejaculation. Nutmeg also has a relaxing effect, reducing blood pressure, and improving the quality of sleep. In addition to its wide essential oil content, nutmeg contains cannabinoid-type compounds stored in its fat.
Turmeric is a relative of the Ginger family, is native to India, and is quite the amazing health tonic, invigorating the blood, improving the immune system, relaxing inflamed joints and muscles, providing immense antioxidant potential, and even improving brain function while enhancing energy and a positive sense of well-being.
Cardamom is most commonly used as an exotic spice, an ingredient in masala chai teas, or as a digestive aid, chewed with fennel after a meal to enhance digestion or to ward off an upset stomach. It has an impressive array of aromatics present in its essential oil and can be used in a multitude of spice and herb blends, either as a medicinal or for its aromatic flavor. Cardamon is extremely effective at stopping stomach pains, even those that are drug-induced or experienced during pregnancy. Cardamom is also a well-known remedy for low sexual response and impotence.
Black pepper can dramatically increase the absorption of many nutrients and alkaloids by an incredible amount. Black pepper also enhances the thermogenesis of fats and accelerates energy metabolism in the body while increasing serotonin and beta-endorphin production in the brain.
Vanilla is one of the most exotic and delightful spices of them all. Native to the Amazon Rainforests, the bean pod is used as a spice and a flavor enhancer for chocolate, coffee, and all manners of foods. Vanilla is the second most expensive spice by weight, only surpassed by Saffron.
mind enhancer, empathogen, stimulant, mood lifter, adaptogen, aphrodisiac
This formula can be eaten as is or brewed into a delicious earthy cup of tea reminiscent of hot cocoa. The recommended dosage is 3-8 grams or 1-2 tsp, simmered for 2-5 minutes. It is recommended that this formulation is taken first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, 30 minutes before a meal. This formulation is not intended for daily use.
This formula contains the herbs Mucuna pruriens and Kanna, and should not be mixed with herbs or drugs with MAOI, SSRI, or strong stimulant activity. If you are taking prescription drugs, especially anti-depressant or ADHD medications, please speak with your doctor before use.
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