The Master Plants
Powerful Healers an Teachers
Working with a Master Plant in a dieta will put you on a process of learning from their wisdom and knowledge. Some plants are known to have specific qualities, heart opening, heart healing, protection, tranquility of the mind, strength; mainly though they have a broad spectrum of teachings that will be offered to you if you put in the necessary respect, appreciation, openness and discipline. It is a process, and this process is different for everyone. With many, it already starts before they enter the dieta. This can be subtle, or with obvious signs. Some people already feel a call to work with a certain Master Plant, often we find out in consultation with the Shamans what plant will be chosen for the diet.
Marosa is a plant of love. It can help to connect oneself to one’s own feelings and emotions and to open the heart. The plant grows close to the river, therefore it carries the energy of the water and it carries a special connection with the serpents of the river.
The mother of this plant is the anaconda and it’s common to have visions of a giant anaconda and experience her serpentine energy during ayahuasca ceremonies in the dieta process.
Uña de Gato
Dieting Uña de Gato originally comes from the Ashanika tribe. The Cat's Claw plant carries the energy of felines and is often experienced as a fast energy in the process of the diet, especially during the ceremonies.
Medicinally, Uña de Gato is considered a general healer with speciality in the chiropratic field. It is found in many creams for relief of joint pain.
Bobinsana is a water plant that grows on sandy and rough terrain. It's roots are strong and the plant resilient, a quality it uses to teach the dieter to stay strong in challenging environments. It is said to hold diverse medicinal properties like relieving stress and fatigue or helping with rheumatism and arthritis.
Bobinsana is considered a heart healer, healing past wounds and trauma, while strengthening self-love, confidence and compassion and opening the channel for creative expression.
Tanti Rao can help people who struggle with strong mood swings, particularly if they are touching on aggression or behavior of violence. It may help to encourage forming connections with others and also of calming the mind and the temper and finding peace with oneself.
Piñon Colorado's qualities are manyfold. It is considered a general doctor and the plant is also used for protection and to purify the body of negative and unwanted energies. It's resin is used to heal wounds by applying it directly to the affected area.
Piñon Colorado is said to bring peace of mind and empower the dieter's word. While it can be read that Piñon Colorado is a relatively easy plant to diet, it will also test the dieter to stay on the path.
Additional Plant Treatments
Sometimes, during a dieta process, physical or mental issues come up that the Shamans see fit to be treated with additional remedies from the Amazon's natural pharmacy.
The Shipibo often use steams as a regular means of cleansing in their everyday life. They also read the body's temperature to gain insight into a person's health. During a steam, the Shaman will often check the distribution of heat in the body. The plant steam is made with a varying composition of plants. It may be prescribed when the Shamans see the need for purification of sexually accumulated energies or also in case of pains in the abdominal area.
While Tanti Rao can be dieted as a Master Plant, it can also be used as an additional treatment. Prepared in the same way and drunk like a tea, it helps stabilize a person's mood and connect them to their friendly and joyful nature.
On their first morning on Ani Shinan, everone is given a vomitivo. It serves as a pre-cleanse for the Dieta. After a glass of green plant juice, the participants drink glass after glass of luke warm water until they purge to cleanse the stomach. It takes about three to five purges until all green residue is ejected and the Shamans release their patients from the procedure.
Nicotina Rustica is used by indigenous tribes as a sacred plant, an offering to the spirit world, and as a healer and protector. It is always present in ceremony. Outside of ceremony, the Shamans might also occasionally smoke people to transmit tranquility, healing and protection.
A brew made from a variety of plants is sometimes used to bathe certain areas of the body. It might be washing of the head to calm thoughts and emotions, or a part of the body that is inflamed, swollen or otherwise in distress.
The Jergon Sacha root is a very powerful remedy for a variety of issues, particularly concerning the abdominal area. It is cut and cooked for several hours. Sweetened with a little honey, this medicine then is prescribed to drink two to three times daily over the course of several days.
The Mucura plant is used by the Shipibo to clear the sinuses. It relieves diseases of the respiratory system and has anti-inflamatory power. The garlicky smelling juice of the shrub's bark is infused into each nostril and then takes its way down the throat with a burning sensation.
The Shipibo also use Mucura to treat or prevent lazyness, especially in children.
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