Here's a crone candy recipe designed specifically for women of "the waning moon", the cycle of a female's life called MENOPAUSE.
Certain herbal allies, like american ginseng, dong quai and vitex, can be very supportive to women going through the different stages of menopause. This is a way to consume their tonifying goodness in a delicious and healthy sweet treat.
As sesame tahini-based snack, their also full of calcium. Calcium is one of those essential minerals needed more in menopausal years and beyond when females are more susceptible to conditions like osteoporosis.
Menopause is often a time of intense hormonal fluctuations due mostly to the ultimate decline in estrogen levels. Like soy products, sesame seeds are also known to be high in phytoestrogens. These are plant-based xenoestrogens not produced by the body's endocrine system but can be consumed through food sources. Dietary estrogen is believed to encourage mild estrogenic-like effects.
Other nutritive ingredients include bee pollen, royal jelly and blue-green algae. We also use our homemade raw carob powder to give these balls a chocolately flavor which simultaneously helps camouflage strong tasting herbs like dong quai.
This one tastes similar to our halva recipe, which is another superfood-packed alternative if you're Not female or Not specifically going through menopause. Likewise, you might enjoy any of our other healthy desserts.
Our crone candy recipe is a version inspired by herbalist Rosemary Gladstar, author of "Herbal Healing for Women" and one of our great teachers of the herbal plant world (ie: we're a graduate of her Sage Mountain Herbal Studies Program).
We adjusted the herbal ingredients slightly and also include vitex and wild yam for additional benefits. Plus, as we mentioned, include blue-green algae... one of our favorite microalgae powders.
Enjoy crone candy with a nice hot cup of sage tea. Sage leaves are known for their beneficial influence on menopausal symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats.
It is best to limit intake of these potent herbal treats to not more than two a day.