Natural Tree Syrup
Madal Bal Natural Tree Syrup is one of the key ingredients of the Lemon Detox. When mixed with the right levels of lemon juice, water and cayenne pepper is specially formulated to give the body all the nutritional goodness it needs to support you whilst fasting or dieting.
Consisting of high grade Maple Syrup (please note this is very different to regular processed maple syrup, which has zero nutritional value) and four different South East Asian palm syrups. The saps are harvested without harming the trees and with total care for the environment. They are blended to a specific formula and bottled. No preservatives are added and no chemical processes are applied.
Madal Bal Natural Tree Syrup was formulated by a Swiss naturopath Dr. K.A. Beyer, Dr. Meywald (GP & Homeopath) Dr. Raabe (GP & ayurvedic doctor) and Kumudini Weerawarna (ayurvedic doctor, pharmacist & herbalist). The syrup took five years and thousands of tests to produce. The end result is a finely balanced mixture, meeting all the mineral and nutrient requirements the body needs to enjoy The Lemon Detox.
Grade C+ Maple syrup: Maple trees must be about 40 years old before they can be tapped. The bird’s-eye maple, one of over 75 varieties of maple tree, only produces sap during a period of four to six weeks during March and April at the start of the Canadian spring. At this time the forests are still covered by several feet of snow. Thus harvesting the sap is a cold and arduous task.
There are three categories of sap identifiable by their colour:
- The first phase of the harvest is the most abundant and contains more sugars and fewer minerals. This is called Harvest A, and is of a light amber colour and widely used in cookery.
- Harvest B is the middle phase and used as a sweetener in the specialist food market and is of medium amber colour.
- Harvest C is the final collection of the year and has the smallest yield. The sap is dark amber in colour and of superior quality; it is highly concentrated, less sweet and with the highest mineral content. The sap is turned into syrup by means of water evaporation.
Palm Tree Syrup: The production of palm syrup is equally painstaking, involving the cutting of the tree’s flowering fruit stems a little each day. The sap is then harvested from the stem. This delicate, laborious task effectively condenses the most potent life force of the plant, the sap that would otherwise have become the fruit of the tree (coconuts for instance).
This sap is then heated over an open fire, gently concentrating the syrup to avoid fermentation. Madal Bal Natural Tree Syrup uses sap from several Southeast Asian palm species, including the Coconut Palm, the Arenga and Kitul Palms of the rainforests, the Nipah Palm of the swamps and marshes, and the Palmyra Palm of northern Sri Lanka.
Madal Bal uses only palm syrup produced on small family farms, using techniques introduced and monitored by international aid workers. This intensive form of production is certainly more expensive than large-scale plantation methods, but it ensures the highest-quality syrup, and helps local community development by supporting family-based enterprise.
Grade C Maple syrup is rich in manganese and zinc, two minerals that are almost nonexistent in palm syrup. On the other hand, palm syrup contains large quantities of potassium and calcium, elements required by the cells to function properly and, therefore, important to the purification of the body.
When mixed in the right proportions, we get unique Natural Tree Syrup with a rich and balanced mineral content.
Madal Bal Natural Tree Syrup comes in two sizes – 1,000ml and 500ml.
1,000ml – 5-7 days (Total Detox) or 10 days (Relaxed Diet)
500ml – 3-4 days (Total Detox) or 5 days (Relaxed Diet)
See Detox Programmes for more info.