Long Life Elixir
This blend is inspired by the lovely Vermont-based herbalist, Rosemary Gladstar. The herbs in this blend are appropriate for any gender, but are specific for the male system. They offer support to systems and organs that most often suffer imbalance in men: the heart and circulatory system, the liver, the endocrine system and the prostate. Plus, it tastes a little bit like root beer and is incredibly delicious added to bubbly water.
Hawthorn is one of the best heart and circulatory tonics available, gently stimulating or depressing the heart’s activity as needed. It also strengthens the lining of the blood vessels, clearing plaque build-up that can lead to heart attacks and stroke. Sarsaparilla and sassafras are cleansing for the entire system, especially the liver and gallbladder, and the former is valued as a sexual tonic, increasing libido and sexual performance. Saw palmetto is also a sexual tonic for both sexes, plus it’s one of the best tonics to prevent problems of the reproductive organs, tone the prostate gland, reduce inflammation and enlargement. Wild yam is excellent for toning the liver and relieving liver congestion and inflammation. It also (along with saw palmetto and sarsaparilla) provides the building blocks for steroid hormone production, helping tone and build muscles and regulate reproductive system function. Last but definitely not least, tulsi (aka holy basil) offers us the gift of balance: reducing stress, increasing energy and vitality and promoting longevity. Rosemary writes “the daily use of this herb is believed to help maintain the balance of the chakras and to bring out the goodness, virtue, and joy in humans.” Here’s to a long, balanced, joyful life!
Suggested Use: 1-2 teaspoons, one to three times per day.
hawthorn berries, sarsaparilla, tulsi, sassafras, saw palmetto, wild yam, cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods in vodka with black cherry juice concentrate