Leaves, Whole, 50 Gr from Peru (SKU 4430)
Whole leaf of Bobinsana from Peru. Ethically wild harvested in the tropical rainforest, area Ucayali, Curimana, Rio Aguaytia. Harvested in January 2018. It has been used by indigenous people as a herbal remedy, but there is little research regarding its properties. Bobinsana is also used in Rapé preparations. This plant has been well known for centuries as a powerful healing plant. Traditionally a decoction of the bark is used. Indigenous people from Rio Pastaza use this plant, when they have to swim a river or fight.
Bobinsana is traditionally used as a mild stimulant, to gives strength and energy. It promotes open-heartedness, empathy, compassion, connection to nature and for spiritual grounding. Bobinsana also produces lucid and colourful visionary dreams. It is considered a 'plant teacher' helping shamans connect and learn from plants on a spiritual level. Bobinsana is a very gentle healing plant spirit increasing clarity, focus, compassion and for addressing heartbreak, grief and loss.
Among other uses the Shipibo Conibo people of the Ucayali area in Peru use the sacred plant to treat arthritis, bone pain, rheumatism, uterine cancer, edoema, nasal congestion, fevers, colds, inflammation, and to purify the blood. They also bathe in the freshly grated bark to improve dexterity, increase resistance to illnesses and protect against colds and chills.
Other names: Calliandra angustifolia, bobinzana, balata, bobensana, bubinianal, bubinsana, bushiglla, capabo, chipero, cigana, koprupi, kori-sacha, kuanti, neweí, quinilla blanca, semein, sháwi, yacu yutzu, yopoyo.
Calliandra angustifolia, also known as Bobinsana, is a shrubby tree that grows 4 to 6 meters high. It is native to South America, most commonly found alongside rivers and streams in the Amazon Basin. Bobinsana produces pretty pink to reddish powderpuff-like flowers typical of the Leguminosae (Pea family) to which it belongs. It has been used by indigenous people as a herbal remedy, but there is little research regarding its properties. Bobinsana is also used in Rapé preparations. This plant has been well known for centuries as a powerful healing plant. Traditionally a decoction of the bark is used. Indigenous people from Rio Pastaza use this plant, when they have to swim a river or fight. People of the Peruvian Amazon also grate the bark into baths. Bobinsana is used by the Indians as an adjunctive ingredient in various Ayahuasca recipes in the Amazon to help the shamans connect to and learn from the plants on a spiritual level.
The chemical constituents in Bobinsana are not well documented. It is believed to contain harmala alkaloids, amino acids, cyanogenic glycosides, flavonoids, tannins, saponins, and sterols. Two studies reports the presence of several pipecolic acids.
Concept of Plants as Teachers among four Mestizo Shamans of Iquitos, Northeastern Perú, by Luis Eduardo Luna
Ayahuasca: alkaloids, plants & analogs, The Vaults of Erowid
Bobinsana, Raintree Tropical Plant Database
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