Sometimes the heart speaks to us through plants. Inspired by the fall hawthorn harvest, this delectable syrup features some heart tender herbal allies that feed the spirit and support healthy cardiovascular function. We're excited to offer this wonderful syrup featuring organically cultivated hawthorn berries from Mont Eden Farm in Corinth, VT, our favorite raw honey from Worcester, VT, and fresh Baby Ginger from Last Resort Farm of Monkton, VT. This formula is sure to make the heart sing! Comes in a 4 oz frosted amber bottle.
Ingredients: Raw VT Honey, Distilled Water, Fresh Local Hawthorn Berries, Fresh Raspberries*, Hibiscus*, Rose Hips*, Raw Cacao*, Cinnamon*, Ginger* + Cardamom* (*Organic Ingredient)
Suggested Use: Take 1-2tsp daily as a cardiovascular tonic or to uplift the heart and spirit. Add to hot water for a delightful tea, or sweeten your favorite beverage.
Disclaimer: This product has not been evaluated by the FDA. It is not meant to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. Please consult your physician if you are taking medications or are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Heartfelt Syrup - 4 oz
Hawthorn Berries (Crataegus sp): Traditionally considered a "supreme heart tonic", hawthorn is supportive to cardiovascular vitality and acts as food to the vasculature. The berries are highly antioxidant and also contain vitamin C. Energetically, hawthorn is supportive to a broken heart, and can help facilitate our capacity to make heartfelt connections.
Raspberries (Rubus idaeus): One of our most prolific fruiting species in the Northeast, raspberries are wonderfully antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, and of course they taste delicious. They are rich in vitamin C, anthrocyandins, and flavonoids like quercetin.
Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis): Hibiscus is known for its big statement blooms that range in vibrant hues of reds and pinks. Studies have shown its efficacy in lowering systolic blood pressure, and it may be helpful in regulating blood sugar. We find that it also brightens the spirit and makes a very refreshing sun tea when paired with spearmint or lemon balm.
Rose Hips (Rosa canina): Botanically speaking, the hips of rose species are the seed-encasing fruit of the rose plant that develop after the flowers have gone by. Rose hips are an abundant source of vitamin C, and can be supportive for colds and flus. They are also rich in flavonoids like quercitin and isoquercitin, as well as carotenoids (i.e. vitamin A). The flavonids found in rose hips are particularly antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immunomodulating.
Cacao (Theobroma cacao): Raw cacao nibs are featured in this formula not only because of their earthly, chocolately goodness, but also because cacao is a fantastic plant for heart health. Traditionally thought of as an aphrodesiac, cacao is a potent source of flavonols that modulate inflammatory responses and are deeply antioxidant. Research has also suggested that the flavonols found in cacao may be protective against glucose intolerance associated with metabolic syndrome.
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum): A familiar spice that offers a gently warming energy and sweetly pungent flavor. Reserach has shown cinnamon's effectiveness in modulating blood glucose levels and reducing blood lipids like LDL, as well as overall cholesterol. Cinnamon also presents as a circluatory stimulant and warming carminiative by stimulating both cardivascular flow and digestive fire.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale): Long associated as a firey tonic, ginger root has a characteristic pungent heat that is indicated for gastrointestinal upsets, poor circluation, and immune support. Ginger has a stimulating and moving energy and while brings warmth to the heartspace.
Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum): A distinct aromatic that harmonizes and contributes even deeper flavor profiles. In Ayurveda, Cardamom is considered a tridoshic plant and balancing to all constitutions. It is commonly sought for building digestive fire, alleviating spasm and cough, reducing intestinal pain, and moving Qi.