Apple Cider Caramel
Apple Cider Caramel Bar
Ingredients: 70% raw chocolate (raw cacao beans*, coconut sugar*), apple cider caramel (dried apples*, medjool dates*, lucuma*, cinnamon*, maca root*, tulsi (holy basil)*, pau d’arco*, cat’s claw*, chaga mushroom*, Love. *organic
Net Wt. 2.6oz (70g) $13.99
Apple picking, warming cider, trees beginning to turn, the faint smell of falling leaves through the petrichor… Fall is here. But this Fall is new and different: Gnosis’ Apple Cider Caramel Bar now re-connects us with the flavors of own childhood Autumns - both real and imagined. Apple and caramel are smoothed into a layer surrounded by bushels of Gnosis’ sumptuous chocolate. With warming cinnamon, medicinal herbs for metabolism, stress, and the immune system, this bar is the perfect marriage of truffle and bar, flavor and function.
About the medicinal herbs in this caramel-filled limited edition chocolate bar:
Tulsi is worshipped, is offered the gods and is grown in many Hindu households not in vain but for a well-established reason – this humble, inexpensive herb comes loaded with a host of benefits. Tulsi is extremely beneficial for humans. From warding off some of the most common ailments, strengthening immunity, fighting bacterial & viral infections to combating and treating various hair and skin disorders – just a few leaves of tulsi when used regularly can help resolve a host of health and lifestyle related issues.
Echinacea has long been known as a powerful fighter against colds and the flu. However, most people don’t know that this incredible herb contains cannabinoids that can help boost your immune system by providing something called alkylamides. These are the compounds that help your body absorb nutrients. And that’s really the challenge these days, isn’t it? We go through our days with stress and toxin exposure and what we really need to be able to do is fight back effectively.
The Pau d’arco tree has a long and revered history in South America. Used first by the Callaway tribe - descendants of the Incas - for 1000’s of years to treat almost every malady imaginable. From malaria to the common cold, insect bites or fungal infections – Pau d’arco was the answer. Referred to as the “divine tree” by Brazilians, Pau d’arco is a cure-all herb derived from the bark of a tree. In the recent past Pau D Arco, and phytochemical compounds of the plant (lapachol and beta lapachone, for instance), have been subject to many scientific studies results of which have documented effective anti-cancerous, anti-tumor and anti-leukemic properties. The heartwood of tabebuia aqvellaneda contains napthaquinones in lapacho have significant antifungul activity – against Candida albicans in particular and are antibacterial. Also Pau D’Arco has great amounts of quercetin, which are thought to stimulate the immune system, cleanse the body and stimulate the production of red blood cells.
With a lengthy history dating back to the Inca civilization, Cat’s Claw has been used as a traditional medicine in the Andes to treat inflammation, gastric ulcers, rheumatism, dysentery, intestinal complaints and wounds. The tribes of the Amazon have used this woody vine as a general tonic to promote good health for 1000’s of years – a tonic that can be used to bring anyone back to health. Its reputation as a “cure all” now seems to be validated by modern science, with numerous studies on the plethora of active compounds shedding new light on this ancient herb. For the Asháninka Indians Cat's Claw is the totality of their culture. Traditionally every adult from the tribe carries the bark with them in a little woven pouch. It is not just the plant they harbor as sacred, they also honor what it has done for their ancestors. The Asháninka are an Amazonian tribe that live deep in the jungle, far from habitation and other tribes. It is thought that the Asháninka taught all other Amazonian Indians in the area about the qualities of this amazing plant. It is said to provide relief for arthritis, lower high blood pressure, aid in detoxification of the intestinal tract and reduce inflammation while replenishing friendly bacteria.
Chaga Mushroom is found in Russia and has been used in folk medicine for various ailments across northern Europe. According to MemoLaboratory and animal studies show that compounds in chaga can kill cancer cells selectively and stimulate the immune system. Chaga may also reduce fatigue and inflammation, and increase mental sharpness.