AMAZON MASTER PLANTS
The plants called "Masters" by the original peoples of America, are those that bring us closer to the world of spirits, providing knowledge to those who ingest them. They reveal and show what is usually hidden in us. They are also used for their medicinal properties that relieve or heal certain diseases.
Based on our Amazonian culture, we could say that they are capable of guiding us to the depths of our Inner Being, releasing the potential of the Unconscious Mind and Soul Healing. When this happens we can experience a deep communion with nature, and a broad understanding of those frustrations that on more than one occasion have prevented us from conserving the strength to be present, emotionally and physically healthy in complete harmony with our surroundings.
The Sacred Plants are now part of the profound worldview, both America and of peoples from different parts of the world, with a tradition that sinks in the very roots of what is currently known as Shamanism.
Since thousands of years ago, different ethnic groups have come together in a practice that, although it has changed over the centuries, preserves the original intention: that of introducing ourselves into the internal Visionary dimensions that make it possible to transform our present.
These practices are supervised by Shamans or better known by the locals as "Master Healers", in places surrounded by pure nature, where the person is assisted and accompanied in their solitude within a process of physical, emotional and spiritual connection through master plants that the Shaman or Master Healer assigns based on what he sees and feels through his visions and / or sensitivity.
This route will focus on topics that will deal with the spiritual meaning of master plants in the Amazon such as AYAHUASCA and their spiritual connection with oneself. It will also be a focus for those who want to participate in this mystical diet journey with various master plants including the KAMPU or KAMBO a medicine of animal secretion known by the ancient healers as the animal plant, and by many indigenous ethnic groups also as the vaccine of the forest.
Ayahuasca (banisteriopsis caapi)
Ayahuasca, is an entheogenic brew made out of Banisteriopsis Caapi vine, often in combination with various other plants. It can be mixed with the leaves of Chacruna or Chagropanga, dimethyltryptamine (DMT)-containing plant species. The brew first described academically in the early 1950s by Harvard ethnobotanist Richard Evans Schultes, who found it employed for divinatory and healing purposes by the Amazonian Native people of Peru. ...................read more
Kampu or Kambo (phylomedusa bicolor)
Kampu, Kambo, Frog Vaccine or best known by Amazon tribes that use it as "Vaccine of the Forest". All these are names that are given to the secretion of an arboriferous frog that lives in the northwestern part of the Amazon jungle (Peru, Colombia, and Brazil). Its scientific name is "Phyllomedusa bicolor" or known by many as well as "the Giant Monkey Frog". .............read more
Ajo Sacha (Alliaceum Mansoa stendleyi)
Garlic sacha, a shrub from our Amazon, has a long tradition of use for medicinal purposes. The Amazonian natives use its leaves macerated in brandy to soothe various pains. With a characteristic smell similar to garlic, this plant is taken by the jungle inhabitants who attribute to it the property of curing physical and psychological diseases such as strengthening self-esteem and will. In the photochemical composition of Garlic Sacha, sulfur active components common to garlic have been identified, as well as alkaloids and saponins. Garlic Sacha has been proven to be an analgesic and restorative tonic. This master plant is ideal against migraine, muscle aches, headaches, epilepsy, arthritis and rheumatism. It is also used to develop self-awareness, security, energy, cleanliness, and protection.
Bobinzana (Calliandra Angustifolia)
Bobinsana is a tree that grows 4 to 6 meters tall. Usually found along the rivers and streams of the Amazon basin, the indigenous people of the Pastaza River consider bobinsana a stimulant. They prepare with their roots a decoction that gives strength and energy. The Shipibo-Conibo people in the Ucayali area of Peru prepare a tincture of its bark to treat the problems of rheumatism, arthritis, colds, uterine disorders, and edema (water retention). Indigenous peoples and tribes in the Madre de Dios region of the Peruvian Amazon prepare a bark tincture with brandy for bone pain, arthritis, rheumatism, and colds. They also grate the bark in baths to increase resistance to disease and to resist cold and chills. Healers also use it to stay focused on the spiritual level, and for confused people. This plant is said to root the person more deeply in the natural realm, bringing spiritual strength. The spirit of this plant comes from water and appears in the shape of a mermaid.
Capirona (spruceanum Calycophyllum)
This tree can grow to a height of 30 meters. It has a very characteristic appearance due to its smooth and shiny bark. It has the ability to completely shed its bark, which turns from a vibrant green to brown, depending on the time of year. It is common to find Capirona trees growing close to each other.
It is commonly used by the Kichwa, Tikuna Kukama, and tribes for its medicinal properties. The bark is used for cleaning wounds, cuts and burns, for its anti-bacterial qualities. It also has antimicrobial properties for treating skin diseases. The bark is used to treat wrinkles and blemishes on the skin. Also an antioxidant, and for its use as a repellent and insecticide. It is an exceptionally hard wood, which makes it very durable. This tree is a master and sacred plant used by shamans for its healing qualities. It can be used as part of a shamanic diet or as an ayahuasca mix.
Chacruna ( Psychotria viridis)
Plant of the coffee family and additive of Ayahuasca produces visions, source of DMT. Its mission is to make us aware, through the visions it helps to generate, of everything that does not work in our lives. In this way, those experiential elements that are at the subconscious level are brought into our present, all of which predisposes us to understanding the mechanisms that will allow us to make the change.
Camalonga (Strychnus sp.)
Rebalances energy, cleansing, protective. It is a shrub native to Asia that grows in the lower Amazon and whose seeds are particularly appreciated by healers and practitioners of traditional Amazonian medicine for their healing power and energy protection. It is for this reason that Camalonga is considered a master plant and its seeds are also used as an amulet. Among the master healers or vegetalistas, one of the numerous specializations based on the plants that they use the most is precisely that of Camalonguero.
Chapilonga (Diplopterys cabrerana)
It grows in the lowlands of the Amazon, and the plant has been collected only in southern Colombia and Venezuela, eastern Ecuador, northern Peru, and western Brazil. In Colombia it is usually cooked instead of the Chacruna. This plant, also known as biaxíi, is 5 to 10 times more powerful than an equivalent amount of Chacruna, this means that fewer leaves are used.
Chiric Sanango (Brunfelsia Grandiflora)
Anti-rheumatic, arthritis, Take away the cold. Good luck at home. Take the cold out of the heart. Connection with the inner self. It becomes sensitive and thoughtful. Chiric Sanango is a master plant of the Sanangos family, which derives from the Quechua word "chiric" which means "cold". Among the healers it is known as the master plant that "removes the cold", used on the physical plane to heal those cold bodies, which suffer from cold hands and feet, poor circulation and a numb body. On a psychological level, it is a plant that serves to cure the "cold of the heart" manifesting itself during the night in dreams of a high compassionate level. The root is macerated in alcohol a portion of roots or you can marinate in a bottle of brandy for 8 days, honey is added and a glass is taken every day.
Chuchuasi o chuchuasha
Large tree that grows in the regions of Amazonas, Huánuco, Loreto, Madre de Dios, Pasco, San Martín, Ucayali, its root and bark are used: Its roots are used for rheumatism, preparing in alcoholic maceration, this preparation can also be mixed with honey, in equal parts. Its bark is also used in cooking, a small glass of the result on an empty stomach.
For colds and bronchitis: 200 g of bark are scraped and boiled in two liters of water for one hour. The resulting liquid is strained and placed in a bottle adding a quarter of a liter of brandy. Let it marinate for 10 days. It is also antidiarrheal, against hemorrhoids, breast conditions. Spiritual master plant, balances male and female energy, gives spiritual strength, reflection and concentration.
Huayra Caspi (catenaeformis Cedrelinga)
The largest tree in the lower jungle, it is said to connect with the path of internal medicine in one. Gives greater clarity in working with medicinal plants. It also opens the mind to understand medicine and other different aspects of ayahuasca and how it works. Open the mind to spiritual knowledge and clear the way for inner knowledge.
Mucura o Anamú (Petiveria alliacia)
Reconstructive, antirheumatic, relaxing, diuretic, abortive, bad spirits, fears. Teaches to heal and gives protection. It has an intense smell of garlic. Leaves and root are used. The leaves are used as an infusion to treat respiratory conditions and fevers. For the treatment of hepatitis B and diabetes. It is used to relieve labor pains due to its antispasmodic function. The incense from the plant is used to scare off mosquitoes and is used as a household insecticide. People who use anticoagulants can see their effect increased with the consumption of this plant. It stimulates the immune system, which is why some use it as a complementary treatment for cancer, especially breast cancer and also in leukemia and lymphomas.
Lupuna Blanca (Ceiba Pentadra)
Tallest tree in the jungle, it grows up to 70 meters high. Used in the treatment of asthma, dysentery, kidney disease, bruises and to reduce fever. Its resin is used for the treatment of hernias. This tree is a master and sacred plant used by shamans for its healing qualities. It can be used as part of a shamanic diet or as a mixture of ayahuasca for its qualities of spiritual protection.
Toé (Brugmansia Suaveolens)
Large-leaved shrub that reaches up to two meters tall. It is used to heal ulcers, abscesses, infections, as well as bone diseases. Also to see the future and learn medicine. Visionary plant that, due to its intense effects, only used by connoisseurs. The dizziness it produces, unlike ayahuasca that can last for hours, lasts up to three days. those who have taken do not know what happens to them or where they are while the process lasts. With the sheet placed under the pillow at night, intense dreams and teachings are obtained.
Ucho Sanango (Bonafousia Undulata)
The resin is used for snake bites, the pulp for tooth pain, is a tonic used in cases of fever, cold, obesity, rheumatism, and syphilis. Restorative master plant to acquire physical and psychic power, confront internal fears. It opens up internal obstructions and conflicts.
Opens the affective memory, family, childhood. Reconnection with the emotional level. Ushpawasha Sanango is known among healers for being the master plant of the memory of the heart. This manifests itself during the night by providing those who are dieting it with memories of experiences of high affective importance which have already been forgotten. These are experienced with a great emotional charge. Many times the person wakes up crying at night.
Tabaco (nicotiana tabacum)
Amazonian Tobacco (nicotiana rustica) energy regulator, cleanses physically and mentally. is a plant native to America, related to the one used commercially to produce cigarettes, but which can hold a nicotine concentration up to 10 times higher.
It has been used by native peoples for ceremonial purposes for millennia. It is a fundamental master plant for Traditional Amazonian Medicine, as it is considered as a mediator between the perceptible, sensory, or visible world, and the non-visible world or of essences.
The popular use of Tobacco in the Amazon is mainly related to protection and cleaning. With the smoke, people protect themselves from bites of animals and insects, at the same time that they take care of their energy. Also, people smoke while praying, and each puff of smoke is said to lift those prayers to the heavens.
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