'Food of the Gods'
Cacao has been revered by Mesoamerican cultures for thousands of years. In fact, it was held on such a pedestal that the name of the Cacao tree, Theobroma Cacao, actually means 'Food of the Gods.' This reverence was rightfully earned as the cacao bean is full of amazing constituents such as magnesium, theobromine, healthy fats, and anandamide to name a few.
The proposed benefits of cacao may include healthy weight management, relief from high blood pressure, constipation, diabetes, bronchial asthma, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, and various neurodegenerative diseases. It is beneficial for wound healing, and skincare, and may help improve cardiovascular and brain health.
It also may help in treating copper deficiency.
Furthermore, it possesses mood-enhancing properties and is a great facilitator for heart-opening experiences. Its unique combination of physical constituents is a direct manifestation of its spiritual essence which is like that of a supportive friend. Cacao is here to support us with whatever we hold in our minds. At our ceremonies, we are both partners to and students of the plant medicine teacher, Cacao. With the support of Cacao, we can begin nurturing our own growth and sense of connectivity.