SANANGA and RAPÉ
OPTIONAL MEDICINES AVAILABLE DURING KAMBO SESSIONS
WHAT IS SANANGA?
Sananga is a traditional Amazonian eye medicine made from fermented shredded root of a shrub called, Tabernaemontana Undulata, from the rain forest. The active ingredient is Ibogaine. Sananga has been used for thousands of years by the indigenous people of Peru and Brazil. These powerful eye drops operate on many levels of healing physical, spiritual, and energetic. The active ingredient acts directly on the root causes of disease, diluting the forces that create Panema (negative energy), depression, and psychosomatic conditions.
On a physical level, it clears and refreshes the eyes, and has been indicated in the treatment of glaucoma, cataracts, astigmatism, conjunctivitis, dry and red eyes, sinusitis, and chronic headaches.
On a energetic level it opens and clears the third eye, expands the aura and balances the chakras. When applied to the eyes it stings for several minutes depending on the strength. A very strong, fresh batch may be quite painful and may cause redness and tearing of the eyes for 15-30 minutes. Local tribes refer to Sananga as “Lighting in the eyes”.
Sananga is a potent medicine that clears the mind and body of distractive energies which allows for new ways of perceiving, seeing and focusing on life.
WHAT IS RAPÉ?
Rape’ pronounced “hapeh”, is an ancient traditional amazonian medicine made from leaves, seeds, spices, bark, oils, herbs and flowers from medicinal plants, roots and trees. It usually includes Mapacho, also known as jungle tobacco, that is ground and roasted then mixed with ash from sacred wood.
The use of Rape’ is considered to be therapeutic on many levels. On the mental level, it is known for cleansing the mind, as well as helping one to focus, ground and center. On the physical level, Rape’ is known in helping to clear and strengthen the sinuses, relieve a headache, and to aid in the decalcification of the pineal gland. Tribes also use it to connect more deeply with nature’s rhythms, to relax and acquire insights and visions for hunting.
During a Kambo session, Rape’ may be used to cleanse and release energetic blockages, to trigger or deepen a purge, and also to assist with grounding and centering.