Rasa Calm 8 oz
It’s chill time. But now, you can set aside the wine or afternoon coffee…Calm helps you feel embodied and deeply relaxed. With creamy notes of date & vanilla, this rich, roasty afternoon or evening drink will nourish and replenish your body.
We’ve woven the best of Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Western Herbalism to bring you a formula that feeds and fortifies your spirit. Calm floods your system with Blue Vervain, grounding you into your body; a clinical dose of the powerhouse adaptogen, Ashwagandha; “the spirit plant” Reishi; and Blue Lotus, sacred to the Ancient Egyptians for its mildly euphoric effects & entryway into deep dreaming.
Ashwagandha (Sensoril), 250 mg: This Ayurvedic superstar is one of the few adaptogens that is also a calming nervine, making it a unique option for deep energy and restoration. It is also one of the most studied of the adaptogens and the broad range of clinical trials gives us a glimpse into the somewhat counter-intuitive nature of adaptogens. For example, ashwagandha may both increase athletic performance and increase sleep efficiency. Instead of the stop go cycle of stimulants in the morning and sedatives at night, ashwagandha helps us find our natural rhythms.
Jujube 8:1 extract, 500 mg: In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the shen is known as the heartmind and is considered the home of our spirit. When we are under considerable emotional or mental stress our shen can be disturbed, leading to anxiety, sleeplessness, irritability, and scattered mental energy. Jujube is a traditional herb to calm the shen and help with occasional sleeplessness.
Reishi 16:1 extract, 100 mg: Reishi is the most famous of all medicinal mushrooms and is also considered an adaptogen. Ling zhi, reishi’s Chinese name, translates as “spirit plant”, named for the herb’s powerful ability to nourish the shen. Ancient Chinese sages considered this herb to be the key to immortality, and indeed, a certain sense of timelessness can be felt while drinking this mushroom.
Rehmannia 5:1 extract, 400 mg: Prepared Rehmannia is considered a premiere yin tonic in Chinese medicine. Our culture favors yang (social, active, fast) over yin (stillness, rest, depth). Instead of honoring the balance between the two and feeding the yang from a source of deeply nourished yin, we often run our yang energy into the ground, characterized by over-extension, burnout, and the use of stimulants like coffee to maintain an increasingly superficial energy. Rehmannia helps feed and fortify our deep yin energy. On a physiological level, rehmannia is thought to restore and nourish the adrenals.
Blue Vervain 4:1 extract, 100 mg: Vervain was revered by ancient druids for its ability to encourage creative inspiration and focused intention. Modern herbalists use blue vervain as a relaxing nervine to loosen tension in the head and neck and quiet persistent thought patterns. Perhaps these ancient and modern uses are not that different, because a certain magical energy is available once we release the tensions and worries of the day and feel the unobstructed flow of our vitality.
Blue Lotus: Sacred to the ancient Egyptians, blue lotus is a gentle nervine and mild euphoric long used to enhance meditation and encourage dreaming. The beautiful blue and yellow hues of this flower add beauty, softness, and a drop of delight to this blend.
Full Ingredient List:
ROASTED DATE SEED, ROASTED CHICORY,* FIG*, BURDOCK*, CACAO,* JUJUBE EXTRACT, SHATAVARI,* CURED REHMANNIA EXTRACT, CODONOPSIS,* HE SHOU WU,* VANILLA BEAN,* ASHWAGANDHA EXTRACT (SENSORIL),* CINNAMON,* BLUE LOTUS PETALS, BLUE VERVAIN EXTRACT, REISHI EXTRACT*, <1% MALTODEXTRIN
Notice: Not intended for use during pregnancy. Consult your healthcare provider prior to use if you are breastfeeding, taking medications including thyroid medications, or have a medical condition.