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ANCESTRAL PLANTS

For many years, indigenous communities have developed a knowledge that has allowed them to maintain a balance of coexistence with themselves and with nature, by achieving a direct channel between the heart of the earth and human consciousness. Plants are part of one of the essential pillars of these communities, through which they have been able to develop processes of knowledge, introspection and healing.

 

The knowledge of medicinal plants has been transmitted from generation to generation by the ancestors of the different communities, in order to preserve this ancient wisdom and make it accessible to as many people as possible. The taitas, grandparents, elders or shamans who have inherited this profound wisdom are the right people to share its properties and recommend its uses.

Each plant has a particular personality. Some represent the woman or the man, some are of air and others of fire; Some are left in the mouth, others are drunk, some are blown on, and others are absorbed through the skin. Each of these accompanies the journey, since they allow us to think, speak and live the world more fluidly. Plants have energetic properties that when used properly allow us to do work aimed at purifying, healing and balancing the body, mind and spirit.

The coca leaf, tobacco, yopo, and yagé (ayahuasca) are some of the ancestral plants that allow us to work by opening the heart to heal wounds, fears, blockages, beliefs that tie us to the past and thus release attachments. that do not let us evolve. In the middle of the jungle, in a maloca, between songs, prayers and an eternal fire, the plants acquire a whole new meaning.

Yagé

(Ahayahuasca

Mambe & Ambil

Tobaco & Hapé

Ortiga Amazónica

YAGÉ (AYAHUASCA)

The yagé or ayahuasca is known as the “Liana of the soul”, say the grandparents that it extends to the beginning of time and represents the umbilical cord that links individuals with the past. Therefore, it is considered the sacred plant par excellence for the tribes of Peru, Ecuador, Brazil and Colombia, throughout the western Amazon.

This is born from a parasitic vine that attaches itself to large trunks or lianas that grow in the jungle and from it the bark is extracted for its psychoactive and purgative effects. They are put to boil with chagropanga leaves and depending on which ones are used the effects vary. As a result, a bitter drink remains which is distributed among those present. The rituals are done in the open field and there is usually a campfire in the middle to invoke protection; the taita prays and sings.

This plant claims to have an effect on all spheres of man. In a physical way, it acts as a purge producing vomiting and diarrhea, seeking a body cleansing. In the same way, the trance or drunkenness effect called chuma occurs. Mentally, it brings a challenge to the conscience and, in turn, awakens the subconscious, as it brings back memories, enlivens moments and reveals truths. In the spiritual it creates hallucinations and images called pints, which are the revelations of the plant. What happens to the subject is that it multiplies into corporeities, personalities, deities, plants and identities coexisting in it.

The grandparents affirm that yagé sees everything and knows everything, so in ayahuasca ceremonies one knows oneself, the conscience begins to speak and the soul is freed from the body so that the true being comes out. They also say that ayahuasca examines our intentions, in this way, it has an intimate relationship with each yagé taker and expresses himself in a perfect and mysterious way. The yagé experience does not produce the same effects for all participants because it is an individual experience. Some just vomit and have no visions, others say it is a before and after. Anecdotes abound of what yagé has accomplished in their lives.

YAGÉ (AYAHUASCA)

The yagé or ayahuasca is known as the “Liana of the soul”, say the grandparents that it extends to the beginning of time and represents the umbilical cord that links individuals with the past. Therefore, it is considered the sacred plant par excellence for the tribes of Peru, Ecuador, Brazil and Colombia, throughout the western Amazon.

This is born from a parasitic vine that attaches itself to large trunks or lianas that grow in the jungle and from it the bark is extracted for its psychoactive and purgative effects. They are put to boil with chagropanga leaves and depending on which ones are used the effects vary. As a result, a bitter drink remains which is distributed among those present. The rituals are done in the open field and there is usually a campfire in the middle to invoke protection; the taita prays and sings.

This plant claims to have an effect on all spheres of man. In a physical way, it acts as a purge producing vomiting and diarrhea, seeking a body cleansing. In the same way, the trance or drunkenness effect called chuma occurs. Mentally, it brings a challenge to the conscience and, in turn, awakens the subconscious, as it brings back memories, enlivens moments and reveals truths. In the spiritual it creates hallucinations and images called pints, which are the revelations of the plant. What happens to the subject is that it multiplies into corporeities, personalities, deities, plants and identities coexisting in it.

The grandparents affirm that yagé sees everything and knows everything, so in ayahuasca ceremonies one knows oneself, the conscience begins to speak and the soul is freed from the body so that the true being comes out. They also say that ayahuasca examines our intentions, in this way, it has an intimate relationship with each yagé taker and expresses himself in a perfect and mysterious way. The yagé experience does not produce the same effects for all participants because it is an individual experience. Some just vomit and have no visions, others say it is a before and after. Anecdotes abound of what yagé has accomplished in their lives.

YOPO

Yopo is a visionary seed used by various tribes in South America. Archaeological evidence dates from its use more than 4000 years ago. This medicine is protected by the indigenous tribes of Yanomami, Sikuani and Piaroa and is used for spiritual and healing purposes.

All medicinal plants have an elemental nature, and the elemental nature of yopo is air, or the heavenly realms, due to the nature in which it is administered. Yopo is inhaled through the nose to produce vision (pint). Tribes take this medicine for insight and guidance on what is needed individually for their own healing, for the healing of their community, or for a patient they are healing.

The Yopo tree, Anadenanthera peregrine, survives best in the dry tropics. The dark brown leather pods grow to 35 cm and contain a very flat reddish brown seed 1-2 cm wide. The dried seeds are lightly roasted and then ground into a fine powder that is mixed with a natural alkalizing powdered peel and ground banana leaves. The alkalinity of the soil husk helps activate the psychoactive alkaloids found in the seeds of the Yopo tree.

Tobacco is inhaled or blown through an applicator (traditionally made of bone or bamboo) during a ritual ceremony. Yopo contains a combination of DMT, bufotenin and psychoactive compounds 5-MeO-DMT and produces a profound sensory experience.

After a brief initial period of discomfort, the pinta (sacred vision) begin to appear. The yopo brings clarity, guidance, healing, and deep spiritual openings.

The medicine of yopo, similar to yagé, travels to our origin and offers us consultations with the spirits of nature.

The Yopo medicine ceremony is offered as a therapy in our 10-day retreats at Finca Ambiwasi. Through the years, we have discovered that it is an incredibly powerful and healing medicine that allows our spiritual work to go deeper.

YOPO

Yopo is a visionary seed used by various tribes in South America. Archaeological evidence dates from its use more than 4000 years ago. This medicine is protected by the indigenous tribes of Yanomami, Sikuani and Piaroa and is used for spiritual and healing purposes.

All medicinal plants have an elemental nature, and the elemental nature of yopo is air, or the heavenly realms, due to the nature in which it is administered. Yopo is inhaled through the nose to produce vision (pint). Tribes take this medicine for insight and guidance on what is needed individually for their own healing, for the healing of their community, or for a patient they are healing.

The Yopo tree, Anadenanthera peregrine, survives best in the dry tropics. The dark brown leather pods grow to 35 cm and contain a very flat reddish brown seed 1-2 cm wide. The dried seeds are lightly roasted and then ground into a fine powder that is mixed with a natural alkalizing powdered peel and ground banana leaves. The alkalinity of the soil husk helps activate the psychoactive alkaloids found in the seeds of the Yopo tree.

Tobacco is inhaled or blown through an applicator (traditionally made of bone or bamboo) during a ritual ceremony. Yopo contains a combination of DMT, bufotenin and psychoactive compounds 5-MeO-DMT and produces a profound sensory experience.

After a brief initial period of discomfort, the pinta (sacred vision) begin to appear. The yopo brings clarity, guidance, healing, and deep spiritual openings.

The medicine of yopo, similar to yagé, travels to our origin and offers us consultations with the spirits of nature.

The Yopo medicine ceremony is offered as a therapy in our 10-day retreats at Finca Ambiwasi. Through the years, we have discovered that it is an incredibly powerful and healing medicine that allows our spiritual work to go deeper.

MAMBE & AMBIL

Mambé and Ambil are sacred medicinal plants that are used together. In a ceremonial way, with intention, To open the heart and bring sweetness to our words.

Mambe and Ambil

The mambe and ambil are ancestral medicines of the Witotos peoples and other Amazonian communities, which when joined together form the “Medicine of the sweet word”.

The grandparents, taitas and healers of Colombia and South America consider coca and tobacco master plants. When used intentionally, these plants connect us to the spiritual realm, open a space for self-reflection in our lives, and heal.

Mambe

It is born from the combination of roasted and pulverized coca leaf and yarumo ash. The latter’s function is to release the alkaloid from the plant to reveal its properties. Once the mambe is obtained, it is combined with the ambil.

Mambe is the feminine energy, it is the sacred spirit of the mother coca that sweetens the word, it is the force to manifest the purposes proposed in the word.

It provides nutritional properties such as potassium, iron, calcium, phosphorus, proteins, vitamins A, B1, B2, C and E, it is low in fat, but it is not considered a dietary supplement.

Ambil

It is made from the slow cooking of tobacco leaves with vegetable salts in water, it must be stirred for long hours until obtaining a syrup or dark jelly. It is applied to the gums and tongue so that it is slowly diluted with the mambe.

Ambil is the masculine energy, it is the heart of Father Fire that sweetens the heart and from which the power of the word arises, it is a means of healing for the mind and spirit, it sensitizes us, gives us clarity, it is a source of energy. , teaches us to listen and connect with our interior.

The ambil generates sacred thoughts, gives us inner growth, unites and solidarity with our brother, awakens feelings of community and union, developing assertive thinking and well-being.

The tradition of conversing with coca is called ‘mambear’. These two plants open our throat chakra, sweetening our words to speak from our heart.

The act of “mambear” implies discipline and responsibility, because, thanks to the use of the plants mentioned above, the physical body improves your mood and metabolism, generating high of consciousness where greater concentration and listening states is achieved. Mambear increases concentration so that during the practice of “mambeo” people remember much better the teachings and concepts that the sages share in conversation, thus generating learning how to live life feeling happiness in contact with internal and external nature. that surrounds the human being.

MAMBE & AMBIL

Mambé and Ambil are sacred medicinal plants that are used together. In a ceremonial way, with intention, To open the heart and bring sweetness to our words.

Mambe and Ambil

The mambe and ambil are ancestral medicines of the Witotos peoples and other Amazonian communities, which when joined together form the “Medicine of the sweet word”.

The grandparents, taitas and healers of Colombia and South America consider coca and tobacco master plants. When used intentionally, these plants connect us to the spiritual realm, open a space for self-reflection in our lives, and heal.

Mambe

It is born from the combination of roasted and pulverized coca leaf and yarumo ash. The latter’s function is to release the alkaloid from the plant to reveal its properties. Once the mambe is obtained, it is combined with the ambil.

Mambe is the feminine energy, it is the sacred spirit of the mother coca that sweetens the word, it is the force to manifest the purposes proposed in the word.

It provides nutritional properties such as potassium, iron, calcium, phosphorus, proteins, vitamins A, B1, B2, C and E, it is low in fat, but it is not considered a dietary supplement.

Ambil

It is made from the slow cooking of tobacco leaves with vegetable salts in water, it must be stirred for long hours until obtaining a syrup or dark jelly. It is applied to the gums and tongue so that it is slowly diluted with the mambe.

Ambil is the masculine energy, it is the heart of Father Fire that sweetens the heart and from which the power of the word arises, it is a means of healing for the mind and spirit, it sensitizes us, gives us clarity, it is a source of energy. , teaches us to listen and connect with our interior.

The ambil generates sacred thoughts, gives us inner growth, unites and solidarity with our brother, awakens feelings of community and union, developing assertive thinking and well-being.

The tradition of conversing with coca is called ‘mambear’. These two plants open our throat chakra, sweetening our words to speak from our heart.

The act of “mambear” implies discipline and responsibility, because, thanks to the use of the plants mentioned above, the physical body improves your mood and metabolism, generating high of consciousness where greater concentration and listening states is achieved. Mambear increases concentration so that during the practice of “mambeo” people remember much better the teachings and concepts that the sages share in conversation, thus generating learning how to live life feeling happiness in contact with internal and external nature. that surrounds the human being.

TABACO & HAPÉ

The hapé, is a powder made from ancient plants from the Amazon whose essential component is tobacco, the presence of the grandfather tobacco helps to order, balance other medicines and direct them with a specific purpose. It is a physical and spiritual medicine that helps to cleanse the pineal gland. This gland becomes calcified or numb through some substances of daily use such as fluoride, so that snuff manages to decalcify that gland.

The hapé is a powerful and ancient way to raise the prayer and connect with the divine. Upon receiving the medicine, the hapé cleanses, orders and aligns our energy field. It clarifies perception, clears our mind by stopping our thoughts, which allows us to have peace and calm to be truly present and thus be able to see beyond our interpretations.

During the application, through the nose, a bond is established between the person who blows and the one who receives. This bond is essential for healing. Medicine is not only the hapé, but the intention of the person who applies it. When applied, the hapé rises balancing the two hemispheres of the brain, our feminine and masculine side, yin and yang. Therefore it should always be applied to both holes.

Its use should always be directed to a spiritual purpose, being concentrated, in prayer and in seeking healing. It helps us reach a conscious level of deep meditation.

The hapé also has benefits for physical health such as alleviating allergies, headaches, diseases in the respiratory tract such as sinusitis, runny nose and flu. It is an excellent healing and antibiotic applied to wounds.

TABACO & HAPÉ

The hapé, is a powder made from ancient plants from the Amazon whose essential component is tobacco, the presence of the grandfather tobacco helps to order, balance other medicines and direct them with a specific purpose. It is a physical and spiritual medicine that helps to cleanse the pineal gland. This gland becomes calcified or numb through some substances of daily use such as fluoride, so that snuff manages to decalcify that gland.

The hapé is a powerful and ancient way to raise the prayer and connect with the divine. Upon receiving the medicine, the hapé cleanses, orders and aligns our energy field. It clarifies perception, clears our mind by stopping our thoughts, which allows us to have peace and calm to be truly present and thus be able to see beyond our interpretations.

During the application, through the nose, a bond is established between the person who blows and the one who receives. This bond is essential for healing. Medicine is not only the hapé, but the intention of the person who applies it. When applied, the hapé rises balancing the two hemispheres of the brain, our feminine and masculine side, yin and yang. Therefore it should always be applied to both holes.

Its use should always be directed to a spiritual purpose, being concentrated, in prayer and in seeking healing. It helps us reach a conscious level of deep meditation.

The hapé also has benefits for physical health such as alleviating allergies, headaches, diseases in the respiratory tract such as sinusitis, runny nose and flu. It is an excellent healing and antibiotic applied to wounds.

AMAZONIAN NETTLE

The Nettle is a magical, ancestral plant, whose function is to clean the physical body, and auric, its spines serve as natural acupuncture since when making contact with the body it administers substances that help to clean and detoxify it.

In Ceremony, in the healing sessions, it is used together with the singing of the Taita (Icaros) when the person is under the effects of yagé (ayahuasca), to cleanse the negative energies that the person is eliminating.

Spiritually speaking, the Nettle cleanses the ego, cleanses the heavy energies that could not otherwise be removed. Clears the mind, the energy field of the person, calms heavy and disturbing emotions.

AMAZONIAN NETTLE

The Nettle is a magical, ancestral plant, whose function is to clean the physical body, and auric, its spines serve as natural acupuncture since when making contact with the body it administers substances that help to clean and detoxify it.

In Ceremony, in the healing sessions, it is used together with the singing of the Taita (Icaros) when the person is under the effects of yagé (ayahuasca), to cleanse the negative energies that the person is eliminating.

Spiritually speaking, the Nettle cleanses the ego, cleanses the heavy energies that could not otherwise be removed. Clears the mind, the energy field of the person, calms heavy and disturbing emotions.

BOTANICAL PLANTS

For thousands of years our ancestors have established a library of botanical plants to support the human being in the development of the soul, body and mind by re-connecting with nature and being.

At finca ambiwasi we focus on reviving the customs of our ancestors. Using the library of botanical plants, we provide the necessary support to people during their healing process. Botanical plants help us work on issues such as: fears / emotional blocks / self-esteem / empowerment / focus.

BOTANICAL PLANTS

For thousands of years our ancestors have established a library of botanical plants to support the human being in the development of the soul, body and mind by re-connecting with nature and being.

At finca ambiwasi we focus on reviving the customs of our ancestors. Using the library of botanical plants, we provide the necessary support to people during their healing process. Botanical plants help us work on issues such as: fears / emotional blocks / self-esteem / empowerment / focus.

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