Known in both Greek mythology and that of the legend of the Amazonian tribes where she was Queen ruling over the all female warriors, this is a woman with a healthy fierceness to be heard. In both accounts her name tells us exactly of her presence. 'The fighter of men', she knew her strength and physical prowess. She was tall and muscular and fit and not to be messed with. In both myths her skills were as strong as her body with her ability to take command and lead into battle seen as her great strength.
I love her stories depicted with the Amazonians. Despite many saying there isn't enough proof that there was such a tribe the myth and talk is strong enough that simply the energy of her existence is enough to beg of us to take on many of her qualities. That should we seek a healthy fierceness here is a woman who can handle herself, who can endure and who balances her masculine and feminine in a way that shows her ability to create and achieve and succeed. That a healthy fierceness is a gift to fulfilling our life purpose. Who doesn't want to drink to that!
Why Sunflower and Quandong?
In honouring Andromache's balance of masculine and feminine qualities the sunflower seed too holds both qualities. In many cultures the sun is seen as a masculine energy and the sunflower seed holds plenty of it. Following the sun through its journey throughout the day, this flower absorbs all its energy and opens each day in its feminine form to begin again. The seed is not just a healthy snack but produces a lush milk that is full minerals such as Magnesium and Selenium, it supports healthy Thyroid action and is a fabulous boost for the mood. Couple this with the Australian Native Quandong and you have a power packed beverage. The Quandong is a well sort after berry still today in traditional terms. A brilliant scarlett fruit, this berry holds twice the Vitamin C of an orange , and was always used on long treks through the desert in both fresh and dried form. It has a very high protein and is a great additive to sweet or savoury dishes. As with all things used in traditional terms the entire tree was of benefit to the Aborgines. The wood used to make bowls and the seeds of the fruit for medicine.
- A part of our Refresher range of Jun.
- If you are new to Jun begin with 250ml per day. Slowly increasing over time.
- If you are an avid fermented drink user then you can have as much as 500ml per day.
- Can be added to any smoothie base to really boost your green smoothie power.
- A great drink with friends or in quenching your thirst.
- The perfect bottle to take to dinner as a stunning display of health and vitality.