CHAGA: Enthroned the king of the mushroom, chaga claims the highest dose of natural melanin known to man. Melanin is a potent pineal gland decalcifier [our master regulator of consciousness] meaning the ingestion of chaga accelerates the dissolvement of the veil between perceptions of reality. This mycelial majesty chooses to edify the nutrients from the birch tree into compounds bio-available for human consumption, he is an alchemist for the physiological and spiritual wisdom of tree life into codes accessible to human life. On a physiological level he holds an affinity for the hypothalamus, pituitary gland and adrenal system [the HPA axis, a major neuro-endocrine system] weaving through these dynamics in apoptogenic communion; soothing overworked adrenals [from coffee, work, poor sleep…] into relaxation, triggering the parasympathetic state and regulating cortisol patterns. On a spiritual level this mushroom is considered by mycologists and indigenous communities alike to be a being of higher consciousness, a bearer of higher dimensions cosmic wisdom, a gatekeeper to transcendental knowledge, it has been scientifically discovered that fungal spores are indeed capable of the surviving the vacuum of space travel. Please consult your physician, especially if you are on anti-coagulant medications
COCONUT: Medicinally coconuts contain abundant nutrition: all of the vitamins essential to the human body and a plethora of trace minerals alongside. Coconut is an excellent food for the wellbeing of the physical body. Symbolically the coconut is powerfully representative of the “shell” of the subconscious, cracking it open to reveal a milky moon-like ocean beneath. The coconut shell often goes hand in hand with the archetype of the crab, the cancer zodiac in astrology and thus the archetype of the moon and the internal reservoirs that these all represent. The appearance of coconut within ones life may be asking you to deeply nourish yourself from within, to pay attention to the unconscious tides that may be dictating your life.
MUCUNA: Known lovingly as the “magic velvet bean” or “dopamine bean”, Mucuna Puriens is one of the only naturally occurring sources of L-Dopa which is a precursor to dopamine (the happy hormone), and a source of serotonin as well. This legume has roots deep in Ayurveda and tropical medicine for the treatment of nerve disorders like Parkinson’s, male libido and as an aphrodisiac. Ultimately, it offers a bolt of electric bliss to the body, with a specific affinity for stimulating blood flow (and all the vital force that is within that) to the reproductive systems. According to Ayurveda, Mucuna tones the organs associated with “Ojas” ,which loosely translates as nourishment that is extracted from life-giving foods and is expressed in the vitality and essence of the body. Similarly in Chinese medicine Mucuna is considered to be a tonic to “Jing”, which translates loosely as the life force. It seems universally then that Mucuna Puriens invigorates the body with a certain unclassified vitality, working mostly on the nervous and hormonal systems. The bean itself is sweet, warming and bitter all of which suggest its deeply nourishing, revitalizing and wholesome spirit. Do not consume if you are allergic to legumes