• Product Size: 2 oz
Anima Mundi Herbals
Mucuna - Velvet Dopamine Bean
The active compound in Mucuna is the levodopa or L-dopa. This bioactive chemical is a precursor to several neurotransmitters, including adrenaline, noradrenaline, and dopamine. Mucuna pruriens has significant antioxidant action that works in tandem with L-dopa to promote brain health.  When L-dopa crosses the blood-brain barrier, it helps to increase brain levels of dopamine, an essential neurotransmitter associated with regulating mood and cognition.  Research also suggests that antioxidants are helpful for defending against oxidative damage by free radicals.
Albizzia - Collective Happiness Tree
Popularly known as Mimosa, is a beautiful tree with pink pom-pom flowers. "Both the bark and the flowers of Albizia are used as a calming sedative in Oriental traditional medicine. Categorized in the Chinese Materia Medica as a calming spirit herb, the bark is thought to 'anchor' the spirit, while the flowers lighten it. The flowers have also been used for the treatment of insomnia, amnesia, sore throat, and confusion in Oriental traditional medicine as well as depression, melancholy, and anxiety." - Michael Tierra, L.Ac.
St Johns Wort - Hierba de San Juan
St. John's Wort has become popular again as an antidepressant. It contains several chemicals, including hypericin, hyperforin, and pseudohypericin, which are thought to be the major sources of antidepressant activity.
Neurotransmitters are chemicals that carry messages from nerve cells to other cells. Ordinarily, once the message has been delivered, neurotransmitters are re-absorbed and inactivated by the cells that released them. Chemicals in St. John's wort may keep more of these antidepressant neurotransmitters available for the body to utilise. Multiple studies have shown that St. John's wort may be effective in relieving mild to moderate depression, although maximum antidepressant effects may take several weeks to develop. St. John's wort has also been studied for the treatment of other emotional disorders such as anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), menopausal mood swings, and premenstrual syndrome. *St. John's Wort is an MAO inhibitor and should not be used with anti-depressants, alcohol /drugs and certain foods.
Ashwagandha & Rhodiola are both the master herbs, known for their powerful "adaptogenic" effects. Adaptogen herbs are known for their ability to protect the body and assist it in adapting to stress in a variety of ways, such as by boosting immunity and improving mental alertness.
Ashwagandha - The strength of a thousand horses
Ashwagandha has also been proven effective in supporting adrenal function helping you overcome adrenal fatigue and chronic stress. Your adrenal glands are endocrine glands that are responsible for releasing hormones (cortisol and adrenaline) in response to stress on your body. If your adrenals are overtaxed due to an overabundance of emotional, physical and mental stress, it can lead to a condition known as adrenal fatigue. Abhwagandha is a master herb in assists in hormone regulation and excess cortisol.
Rhodiola - Golden Rose Root
has been used for centuries as a general tonic for both body and mind. Recent studies, including those involving veterans of the Soviet-Afghan war, indicate the herb's clear ability to relieve PTSD symptoms like anxiety, depression, and trauma and concentration.
Recommended Dosage: 2-3x per day 1/2tsp (30-50drops) at a time. Drink directly or add to your choice of beverage. We recommend adding it your favorite green juice, tea or smoothie.
*Our Rhodiola, and St Johns Wort are cultivated in Northern America. Our Ashwagandha is organically grown in India.
Warning: Do not take this tonic if you are using anti-depressants, or if you are pregnant. After at least 6 months of nursing, take a very small dose if you need help to treat post-partum depression.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product does not intend to treat or prevent any disease.
Our Apothecary is composed of the most pristine, and medicinal botanicals found in nature. We are devoted to providing the freshest and most vibrant herbal formulas.
Anima Mundi’s roots are within the heart of Costa Rica. We specialize in sourcing directly from native people within Central and South America. This provides a sustainable system, and a direct relationship to the source of botanical alchemy and native wisdom. Our project supports TRUE fair trade practices, permacultural outreach, developing small economies, and plant based remedies that benefit people from all walks of life.
We carefully ensure that all ingredients used were carefully harvested, dried and packed in accordance to our standards. All of our formulas are handcrafted in NYC utilizing Bio-dynamic standards to ensure maximum quality and vibrancy. We believe that by supporting native people directly and their ancient practices, we are contributing to the revival of medicine that has been lost in today's world. Anima Mundi cares to preserve the sanctuaries left in the world by celebrating it through sustainable trade and high quality medicinals.
The statements made on this website have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. Our products are not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. If a condition persists, please contact your physician or health care provider. The information provided by this website or this company is not a substitute for a face to face consultation with a health care provider, and should not be construed as individual medical advice.