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Medicinal Herb

SACRED PLANT MEDICINE GUIDE

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A slice of Grandmother vine, a piece of the vine, and a beaker with red juice from the vine on a table.

Ayahuasca

Ayahuasca is a decoction of different botanical species originating from the Amazon region. For centuries, the indigenous populations have utilized this botanical mixture in their rituals for healing and divination. Today, ayahuasca is used all over the world for religious, therapeutic, and personal growth purposes. 

Disclaimer: Ayahuasca is a psychoactive plant.  If you have a history of mental illness or are currently taking medication prescribed by a psychiatrist, please contact your medical professional before taking part in these Amazonian Master Plants.  Vibez takes no responsibility for any mental illness that may develop or any episodes of psychosis that may ensure after the usage of the sacred plants. *Here is a list of foods and medications that should be avoided prior to doing the Amazonian Master Plant Ceremonies: http://www.ayahuasca.com/information-discussion/foods-and-meds-to-avoid-with-maois/

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A woman blowing hape, a ceremonial tobacco into someone's nostril.

Hapé

It is used for deep connection to the spirits, animals, and Mother Nature, it is administered up the nose. It is very cleansing and powerfully healing for the body, mind, and soul. Hapé is made with various Amazonian plants, leaves, trees, and seed plants and is grown and made in deep reverence for Mother Earth. It is a very powerful plant, that has the power to heal. t is said to be a Grandfather spirit, full of ancient wisdom and the ability to carry our prayers to the Creator. It opens up the 3rd eye and cleans the pineal gland which naturally hardens and calcifies with age. Other benefits include:

  • Purifies and cleanses the sinuses and respiratory tract. Can help sinus issues and reduce mucus.

  • Supports the digestive system, and moves the bowels.

  • Offers energetic protection that comes from connecting with the plant, an ally for strength, clarity, and focus.

  • Connects you to the Earth. It is grounding, and centering.

  • Clears negativity and stills the mind.

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Ceremonial cacao with an eagle feather, a mala, and sage on a table.

Cacao

When consumed in sufficient quantity and in the right setting, cacao is a powerful catalyst for all types of inner work. In a cacao ceremony, we work with this plant medicine to support our healing & growth. When approached this way, cacao will offer opportunities to cultivate greater self-love, awareness, and expansion of our consciousness. 
Cacao pairs beautifully with many other practices, including meditation, yoga, dance, community circles, and shamanic journeying.

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A Kambo frog from which venom is extracted for healing purposes.

Kambo

The word “Kambo” often refers to both the substance and the ceremony. The two are fundamentally linked, and each provides the context and purpose for the other.  To understand Kambo, one must understand the Kambo ceremony.

Some substances deliver euphoria. They make you laugh; they make you see things. People bring them along on hikes, to concerts, to parties, and let them run their course in all sorts of different environments.

Kambo is no such substance. Kambo is frog poison, and it makes you feel uncomfortable. People don’t take Kambo to have fun, but to purge, cleanse, and heal themselves.

The Kambo ceremony accounts for the discomfort and is structured to provide a safe setting for a challenging experience. People participate in Kambo knowing what awaits. There are no distractions from the experience because, with Kambo, there shouldn’t be. It’s a common saying that Kambo gives you what you need, but not what you want. In this sense, Kambo is both frog poison and frog medicine.

A sananga eye drop dropper.

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Sananga

Sananga is the eye drop of the forest. It’s derived from a root found in the Amazon jungle and is made from either the Tabernaemontana undulata plant (milkwood) or the Tabernaemontana sananho plant (dogbane). Both of these plants are tropical, flowering shrubs that produce white flowers. Sananga is used to heal eye disease, intensify visual clarity, and enhance night vision — sananga eye drops sting when applied to the eyes.

In the West, sananga is often used as part of plant medicine ceremonies to prepare practitioners for a journey into the astral planes. 

The extract is said to have the potential to clear up eye diseases and is considered a powerful spiritual and energetic cleanse for the eyes. It opens users to broader perspectives, and some even claim sananga can ‘decalcify’ the pineal gland.

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Mapacho tobacco cigarettes.

Grandfather Mapacho

Mapacho, also called Nocotina rustica, has been part of indigenous religious and spiritual rituals for centuries. The tobacco is much more potent, chemically complex, cleaner, and potentially hallucinogenic with strong male energy. 

It is often used for entheogenic purposes by shamans due to its high content of nicotine and beta-carbolines, including the alkaloids harmala harman and norharman. These alkaloids are also found in the Amazonian plant Banisteriopsis caapi, one of the base ingredients of the ayahuasca infusion. They are MAO inhibitors that work with chemicals in the brain and increase the levels of different types of neurotransmitters (serotonin, dopamine, tyramine, and norepinephrine) to stimulate the central nervous system and may help relieve mental and physical tensions, similar to other psychedelic drugs, such as psilocybin and ayahuasca. 

Mapacho is held in the mouth and not inhaled like regular tobacco in a cigarette. There's a process of programming, or singing to the tobacco, to communicate your needs; It's called a soplay.  Curandero, Ras P.Jisma demonstrates the process for you HERE.

Curandero Ras Picon Jisma in Jamaica.
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