Trying something new here. This is my roasted dandelion, chicory and cacoa nib brew and I added Lion's Mane powder to it. I'm going to let this sit for about 3 hours. That will let the roots extract and the mushroom soften enough to drink. This is a mineral rich, liver loving, brain boosting blend that I drink during the day instead of a 2nd cup of coffee. I'm not sure how the mushroom will taste but it is pretty bland smelling as a powder.
Why not drink regular coffee? Well, I find that one cup of my beloved Coffee suits my nervous system just fine and more than that makes me run to the bathroom every 10 mins. Roasted dandelion root contains minerals that soothe my nerves, helps my liver to do it's thing and inulin, which is a prebiotic to help my gut digest my food better. Chicory has been used to extend coffee during times that coffee was scarce or hard to come by and if you have ever been to NOLA, you have no doubt had chicory coffee and beignets as that is the drink of the city. Chicory is also a great source of inulin, just like dandelion. I add raw cacao nibs for the bitter, chocolatey flavor and it's rich source of minerals like iron, magnesium and zinc. Cacao contains the alkaloid theobromine which has mood lifting, blood vessel opening and possibly aphrodisiac properties. The mushroom Lion's Mane seems to help brain function, lower the risk of cancers, dementia, mild depression and anxiety and contains many Anti-oxidants that help modulate inflammation and immune function.
Herbal remedies can be a delightful addition to your regular diet and easy to incorporate into your daily routine. These herbs I've used have thousands of years of recorded use behind them and are safe for most folks to consume. Of course anyone can be sensitive to any plant or animal so please consume herbs with an eye to your own physical health and reactions. The information I have given is for informational purposes only and not meant to treat or diagnose any conditions. Do your research before you consume any new plant or animal.
Remember, Herbs belong to the People and Food is medicine so Herbal Medicine is for the Masses!