Mama Pacha

Medicine Plants

The Amazon rainforest, known as the “green pharmacy” by locals, is a rich source of healing through its vast array of master plant species. Among them, ayahuasca has been extensively studied by researchers, while many other plants still hold mysteries for the scientific community. However, indigenous people, particularly shamans, possess profound knowledge of these plants and can guide us in harnessing their therapeutic potential.

 Vegetalismo or vegetalism is the practice done by peruvian shamans and curanderos who use master plants to diagnose and heal people.

They understand is not themselves who are the healers but the plants they use.

Medicine Plants used in Retreats

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Ayahuasca is a powerful brew created from the combination of two plants: ayahuasca and chacruna. Chacruna contains DMT, a psychoactive compound. Extensive research has demonstrated the effectiveness of ayahuasca in treating conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, trauma, and addictions.

When consumed in shamanic ceremonies, ayahuasca has been reported to promote a sense of peacefulness and self-acceptance. Its profound effects can facilitate transformative experiences and provide therapeutic benefits for individuals seeking healing and personal growth.

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Huachuma - San Pedro

master plants Huachuma, also known as San Pedro, is a cactus indigenous to the Peruvian Andes. It contains mescaline, a psychoactive compound, and is often used as a complementary plant medicine to ayahuasca.

Huachuma ceremonies, in contrast to the night-time ceremonies of ayahuasca, typically take place during the day. Many individuals who have experienced Huachuma express a profound connection with nature and a healing of emotional wounds. It is known to facilitate introspection, spiritual exploration, and personal transformation. Huachuma offers a unique and complementary perspective to the healing journey, enhancing the overall therapeutic experience.