Here at Cider Tonic HQ we are excited to be introducing to you our new NOURISH edition of Cider Tonic.
As our permaculture food forest grows & evolves, we have been making room for more medicinal herbs to take their place in the ecosystem being created. I am thrilled to be able to begin to share my love of many of my herbal allies with you through our ACV tonics.
Guest blogger Cassidy Rendell from Embrace Co, is here to share with you how the herbs chosen can be a powerhouse source of vitamins & minerals for you.
Cider Tonic-NOURISH is a balancing, supportive and nutritive blend, making this cider tonic the perfect multi-vitamin to add to your daily routine. It is packed full of mineral-rich botanicals, such as Moringa, Chickweed and Nettle, which are highly supportive to the healthy growth of skin, hair & nails.
The inclusion of Dandelion and Red clover work beautifully together by offering support to the detoxification pathways, whilst simultaneously reducing inflammation in the body. Lastly The incorporation of Oat straws nervine action soothes the nervous system. As a result, Oats has the ability to help balance the bodies stress response to everyday life.
Cider Tonic-NOURISH is abundant with supportive micronutrients, such as iron, magnesium and vitamins A, B1, B3, B6, C, E & K, making this this botanical rich cider tonic a powerful supportive, mineral-rich remedy that works to build up your natural energy reserves through nourishment by giving your body what it needs to thrive.
HERBAL COMPENDIUM – DEEP DIVE:
Moringa is often referred to as the “miracle tree”, when diving into the powerful constituent profile of this plant I can see why it has been dubbed the “miracle tree”. Moringa offers a powerful profile of vitamins, minerals, bioflavonoids and antioxidants which support the body against free radicals, whilst its high micronutrient profile nourishes the body from the inside out. Moringa contains a plethora of micronutrients our cells need to thrive, including vitamin A, vitamin B complex (B1, B2, B3 and B6), vitamin C, calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc, this is what makes Moringa a perfect addition to the Cider Tonic Nourish apple cider vinegar infusion.
Chickweed is a nutritional powerhouse, packed with valuable trace minerals and vitamins including calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, and vitamin C.
Chickweed is a premier nutritive and restorative herb. Chickweed loves to play with other herbs as it has the ability to increases the nutrient absorption of herbs it is paired with; this is due to its vast amount of saponins (*Saponins increase permeability of mucous membranes increasing the absorption of nutrients). Thus, the inclusion of chickweed in Cider Tonic Nourish will amplify the medicinal benefits of all the beautiful herbs of which it has been infused with.
Nettle commonly referred to as the ‘seaweed of the land’ nettle has a high vitamin and mineral profile. In herbalism it is used to support the elimination pathways, remove excess fluids, provide nutrients to support the building of blood, and promote anti-inflammatory and antihistamine actions in the body. The way of which Nettle helps provide nourishment is due to its long list of micronutrients, such as vitamin A, B1, B3, C, K, calcium, magnesium, iron, silica, and zinc, which are imperative micronutrients for healthy hair, skin and nails.
Dandelion where to start, many gardeners consider this plant a menace or a pest plant, but in reality, this plant has proven to be a powerhouse of nourishing micronutrients. So much can be said about this humble plant, its roots and leaves are equally laced with an abundance of nutrients and several detox properties. Due to its high bitter content dandelion helps aid with digestive complaints such as bloating, gas and constipation. Dandelion additionally stimulates liver and gallbladder function, promoting optimum detoxification. Some of the integral micronutrients in dandelion includes vitamin E, beta-carotene (*which our body converts into Vitamin A), calcium, iron, phenolic acids, magnesium, potassium, and zinc.
Red clover is an antioxidant rich botanical which supports detoxification, reduces inflammation and balances the stress response. Traditionally red clover has been prescribed to women as it is high in minerals necessary to balance hormones. Some of the notable nutrients of red clover are vitamin A, vitamin B’s *B1, B2, B3, vitamin C, calcium, chromium, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, phosphorus, potassium, and other trace minerals. In particular red clover helps nourish our” yin”, blood, and fluids, which, in turn, helps the blood carry more oxygen and nutrients throughout the body
Oat straw is a powerful nervine, most popular for its highly calming abilities, and is also an amazing nutritive. This soothing herb nourishes the nervous system, with an abundant of polyphenols, vitamins and minerals. Oat straw offers an impressive micronutrient profile including silica, magnesium, phosphorus, chromium, iron, calcium (* more than a glass of milk), alkaloids, protein, vitamin B complex, and vitamins A, C, E, and K. Oat straw is acclaimed for its soothing strength on the nervous system by regulating “Qi” energy imbalance. Studies have shown that Oat straw assists to reduce inflammation, improves brain function and stabilise mood. Honestly, what’s not to love about this deeply restorative herb.
Cassidy Rendell- Embrace Co.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Health Science (complementary medicine), Advanced Diploma Herbal Medicine, Diploma of Remedial Massage, NET (Neuro Emotional Technique), NLP and Reiki practrioner. Currently undergoing her final years of clinical Naturopathic Medicine through Endeavour College Australia.
Until next time, get out there & enjoy the little things in life.
Remember to love your guts like l love your guts!