Good afternoon friends! I hope this finds you well. Today I want to share a very simple yet powerful elixir that I have been drinking on and off of the last several years. I brought it back into my daily life a few months ago and figured it was time to share! Plus it made for such ethereal photos. I waited until I had an afternoon where I could snap some pretty photos in the light. It reminds me of being in art school when I was really into gouache and watercolors.
My Healing Heart Elixir is a mixture of filtered water and liquid chlorophyll. Green plants have been used throughout history for their incredible healing properties. Chlorophyll is the substance in all green plants that gives them their green color. All plants contain some amount of this amazing material. The darker the green the higher the levels of chlorophyll.
Chlorophyll offers a wide range of benefits and is known for it’s ability to cleanse, reduce inflammation, renew and restore. One of the most fascinating aspects of chlorophyll to me is that its molecular structure is almost exactly the same as hemoglobin, the molecule that transports oxygen in our red blood cells. Um…what?! How crazy is that right?
Ok, so there is a little difference, the center of the hemoglobin atom is iron and in chlorophyll it is magnesium. All of their other molecules are idential except for this. I know I’m getting all nutrition nerd on you but I just think it’s super cool. So what does this mean for us? Chlorophyll enhances our blood and is often used to treat anemia. Drinking it helps to restore our red blood cells, increases energy and calms anxiety.
Here are some of the other major benefits of this healing liquid:
- Has the ability to remove heavy metals and drug deposits effectively and safely from our bodies.
- Counteracts all toxins and protects against a wide range of carcinogens.
- Helps fight candida and promotes happy intestinal flora.
- Reduces inflammation in arthritis, gingivitis, sore throats, the skin, intestinal and stomach inflammation, and pancreatitis.
- Builds blood, replenishes and strengthens tissues.
- Treats bad breath.
- Loaded with magnesium which most people don’t get enough of.
- Heals wounds by stopping the growth of bacteria.
- Enhances liver function.
- Alkalizes the body.
- Boosts the immune system with vitamins A, C and K, folic acid and calcium.
Here are some sources with high concentrations of chlorophyll:
- Liquid chlorophyll
- Wild Blue-Green Algae
- Wheat & Barley Grass
These typically come in a range of options from pressed pills to powders. If you are going to purchase the liquid this is the one that I’ve been using. Whatever one you buy make sure it is made from alfalfa, that is the most potent.
Unbelievable right? I know, it’s just awesome. Now you know why I’m so into this drink. I have it once in the morning and once in the afternoon. It’s part of my self-care practice.
So why am I calling this elixir Healing Heart? As some of you know I am a confessed yoga nerd and love studying ancient teachings. I’ve also been learning and practicing Reiki this year which has tied in very nicely with my life and practice. It’s been an amazing and deep adventure that I will be sharing with you soon. It has still felt too new and precious to start writing about if that makes sense. I’m enjoying keeping it to myself, my teacher and the few circles I share it with.
Old yoga teachings and the some of the newer Reiki teachings work from the chakra system, which is a energy system made up of seven centers in the body. The fourth primary chakra, Anahata, is often referred to as the Heart Chakra because it is located at the center of the chest. This chakra is often represented by green rays of light and it symbolizes our ability to love, devotion, empathy and selflessness.
When I prepare this drink everyday the color really resonates with me. I looks different depending on the way the light hits the glass. With each sip I know I am nourishing myself at the energetic and cellular level. It helps ground me in the moment and keeps me focused on continuing to open my heart no matter what.
Healing Heart Elixir
- 1/2 c. water
- 1 Tbsp. liquid chlorophyll
- Mix the water and chlorophyll and drink slowly.
- Can be taken once or twice a day.
There you have it! Have you tried this before? I’d love to hear your experiences.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.