Yippee! Finally a guilt-free article about chocolate. 😄
What is cacao?
The cocoa tree is a tree that grows in tropical regions.
It is a noble plant, well known to pre-Columbian civilisations.
The ground cacao beans are used to make chocolate.
How to use cocoa?
Cacao is used for many purposes.
As a food, dark chocolate has remarkable properties:
- Antioxidant properties.
- Helps cell regeneration.
- Rich in vitamins, calcium and potassium.
Most people can benefit from a few squares of chocolate a week.
The cocoa tree is a medicinal plant, traditionally used for :
- Respiratory ailments.
- Strengthening the immune system.
- Reducing inflammation.
Raw cacao has a purifying capacity.
It cleanses the energetic body, allowing it to self-regulate.
It opens the heart chakra.
The other chakras also increase their action temporarily.
This allows the energy to flow better through the body.
The opening of the heart starts a self-healing process.
Emotional acceptance and transformation of unconscious patterns are promoted.
The heart also opens spiritually.
The spiritual body can harmonize, i.e. it is strengthened.
Our connection to our essence is enhanced.
Cacao ceremonies have been practiced for thousands of years in South America.
Through rituals, they are privileged moments to go within oneself.
The spirit of the plant intervenes, as in an ayahuasca ceremony.
Pure cacao used in a ceremony differs from ordinary chocolate.
It is usually consumed as a hot liquid.
Several ingredients can be added to sweeten its bitter taste.
The effect of consuming cacao is still mild and not very noticeable.
The benefits of cacao are many.
For this reason, the cacao tree is a sacred plant, whose beans are used in ceremony.