Each Truffle Net Wt .5oz. (14g)
Dark Chocolate Shell: Raw Cacao Beans*, Coconut Palm Sugar* Pecan Filling: Stone-Ground Pecan Butter, Coconut Palm Sugar*, Cinnamon*, Ginger*, Echinacea*, Elderberry*, Siberian Ginseng*, Rose Hips*, Burdock*, Fennel Pollen*, Chaga*, Love. *organic
Pecans and cinnamon – two treasures from the trees of life to delight our palate and fortify our health. Suffused throughout Gnosis's CinnaPecan Truffles, they deliver an invitation to remember that life’s treasures lie within. With the immune system boosting properties of CinnaPecan Truffles your allies in these areas, you can make your holiday enjoyment healthy in every way. A clean body and calm mind are the channels through which you share your loving and joyful spirit with those near and dear to you.
Each jem is gift wrapped with love in a brown box wth clear lid to display deliciousness within, and a beautiful hang tag affixed by a satin ribbon.
In Algonquin, “pecan” means “a nut needing a stone to crack.” In any language, we need the stones of determination, discipline, and enlightened intent to crack our egos and defenses and reach the delicious nut of our selves. Cinnamon is the inner lining of the cinnamon tree’s bark. To protect its delicate inner skin from the exterior world’s challenges, the bark must be fearless, enduring, and highly discerning, admitting only those elements that nurture and cultivate.
Pecans - Stone Ground by Team Gnosis! Pecans are the only Native American tree nut, and the pecans we use come from trees here in the US that are up to 250 years old! Pecans have not only a rich history, but also a rich list of health benefits! Pecans contain more than 19 vitamins and minerals – including vitamin A, vitamin E, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, several B vitamins and zinc, fiber, protein, and no cholesterol. They are actually known to help reduce LDL cholesterol due to their various forms of Vitamin E which protects agains oxidation of blood lipids.
Cinnamon - Cinnamon is rich in manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium. Research has found that just 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon per day may lower LDL cholesterol, and that cinnamon may have a regulatory effect on blood sugar (important for folks with type 2 diabetes). Researchers at Copenhagen University found significant reduction in arthritis pain when subjects took cinnamon powder and honey before breakfast. It has been found to reduce food spoilage by inhibiting bacterial growth, and one study found an increase in cognition and memory when cinnamon is smelled.
Echinacea - Native to North America, the Native Americans used this beautiful pinkish-purple flower especially during the winter time as a medicine against colds, flu, and other infections including topically for cuts and burns. Echinacea is used in some parts of Europe as an IV supplemental treatment for cancer! By stimulating the white blood cells, Echinacea strengthens the immune system. Echinacea is also used to treat respiratory sickness including the flu and the cold.
Elderberry - Elderberries have been used in Native American, European, Chinese, and North African folk medicine for centuries to improve vision, boost the immune system, strenthen the heart, and for coughs, colds, flus, and infections. Elderberry juice was used to treat a flu epidemic in Panama in 1995. Bioflavonoids and other proteins in the juice destroy the ability of cold and flu viruses to infect a cell. People with the flu who took elderberry juice reported less severe symptoms and felt better much faster than those who did not.
Siberian Ginseng - Ginseng is possibly the world's most renowned herb for energy, stamina, and physical endurance, memory, mental acuity, and - being an adaptogenic herb - it helps with adaptation to stress by supporting the adrenal glands. Ginseng has also shown to improve the use of oxygen by the exercising muscle, so you can maintain aerobic exercise for longer, with shorter recovery time.
Chaga Mushroom - Chaga is a mushroom that grows in the forests of Northern Siberia and Northern Canada. Chaga is highly prized in Russian herbalism with the modern clinical research validating many of the health benefits described in the Russian sources. Like all medicinal mushrooms Chaga contains the non-linear, complex polysaccharides that give the Chaga extracts potent immune supporting properties.* However, Chaga also has an extremely high ORAC value (antioxidant properties), similar to that of blueberry extracts.* Chaga also has melanin compounds that nourish the skin and hair. The betulin and betulinic acid compounds, similar to the triterpenes found in Reishi, also have immune supporting properties. Read more here...
Rose Hips - Roses are not only healing aromatically and visually, but medicinally as well! During World War II, rose hips were used to make vitamin C syrup as rose hips contain up to 60% more vitamin C than citrus fruit! They are a tart addition to an anti cold and flu tea, and can also aid in the healing of sore throat, inflammation, bruises and skin irritations. Rose hips also contain Vitamins E, A, B1, B2, and K, Calcium, Iron, and niacin. Studies have shown that rose hips may also be helpful in stress relief, especially important for this time of year!
Fennel Pollen - Fennel has been used medicinally since the first century when the Romans attributed over 20 remedial proprietaries to it. Externally, it has been used to increase strength and courage, and for longevity. Internally, it is used to treat irritations of the eye, and to improve eyesight. In India and China, it has been used against poisons in plants, vegetables, and snake bites. Fennel is also chewed to dispel hunger and halitosis. Anethole is a volatile oil found in Fennel that inhibits smooth muscle spasms, therefore helping to relieve abdominal pains and gas. A fennel tea can aid in laryngitis and fennel essential oil is a beautiful scent that may reduce apppetite by creating a sense of satiety in the stomach!
Ginger - Ginger has a long tradition of being a strong digestive aid, source of antioxidants, and anti-inflammation herb. Gingerols are potent anti-inflammatory compounds which, when consumed regularly, have shown to alleviate symptoms of arthritis. Ginger warms the body and therefore helps raise body temperature, warding off sickness. Chocolate Girl recommends taking ginger (a shot of juice or strong tea made from fresh ginger root) at the first sign of "flu/cold/sore throat" or upset tummy.