We live in an extraordinary time of entrepreneurs and well-being minded souls on earth. I was honored yesterday to do a training with Scott Linde, the creator of Sun Potion Transformational Foods, a beautiful tonic herb and superfoods purveyor based out of California. They hold high quality and ethical sourcing to a standard that we can trust - expanding the healing community with their offerings. The intention and purpose of these herbs is to provide support for what our body knows how to do naturally in modern day life. They provide subtle detoxification on a cellular level that rounds the edges of potential stressors and pathogens.
At times, we may hear people refer to Chinese herbs or Ayurvedic herbs...these are in reference to plants that have existed for thousands of years, if not more. Each culture developed different ideas for harvesting and combinations of the plants depending on their location on the planet - utilizing the environment for optimal health and well-being. Although different forms of Eastern societies developed their own systems for health and herb use, the information held in these plants that our bodies understand and read is truly cross-cultural global knowledge. A term that David Crow, Acupuncturist and Founder of Floracopeia, used to describe plants that are found all over the world in a recent course on Ayurveda. Which means they are systems that can be used together and we can learn from each lineage.
How do I use a tonic herb or superfood? There are many ways...its about thinking of them as ingredients. In addition to simply adding warm water for a tea, there is so much more. The herbs can be added into soup, salad dressings and blended beverages as a few ideas. The herbs have a cumulative effect and are to be done in small accessible amounts daily, an intention that is a cornerstone to well-being rituals.
Stay tuned for a few recipes and ideas - in the mean time, please take a look at Sun Potion's website to learn more about their story. Sun Potion is carried at Spot Spa in NE and Uptown Minneapolis - I would be delighted to walk through the options with you. Please feel free to book a 30 min 'retail experience' (complimentary, of course) with me either in person at Spot Spa or by phone for those not in the area - get in touch here.
Peace & Gratitude lovely beings, looking forward to bringing you exciting potion ideas soon!