The Therapeutic Use of Wild Tobacco in the Amazon Rainforest

Known by many names around the world, in the Peruvian jungle commonly called mapacho or sacred tobacco, bot. Nicotiana rustica is a very potent species of tobacco that holds a special place in the hearts of the Amazon people. Westerners may find the concept of tobacco being a medicine extremely difficult to grasp, but for the South American traditional healers called tabaqueros N.rustica is not only a valid and culturally approved natural remedy, but often the only plant they would agree to use in their medicinal practice. To understand their unbiased relationship with tobacco, we need to take a look at a much bigger picture – from indigenous, intimate and intentional use of tobacco to the catastrophic misuse of its energy that resulted in a mass addiction on a global scale. Let’s talk about the spirit of tobacco.

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#Ayahuasca in the Age of Social Networking

What happen when you mix social media with the ancient medicine and sprinkle it with a hint of blissful ignorance? A ticking bomb, possibly. Plant medicine has taken over the Internet, it is an inevitable process and there is really nothing we can do about it. Pros? There are tons of inspirational content released every day that aim to destigmatise the unjust image of entheogenic plants. Such valuable content presents the online audience with current state of psychedelic research, discusses therapeutic properties of plants and substances and reflects on their effectiveness in combating severe mental illnesses such as PTSD, anxiety, depression and various addictions. This brings hope and contributes to promotion of health and safety on multiple levels. But the online march of plants comes with one con. A big one.

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Plants Are Allies – Educational Infographic Leaflets on Various Entheogens – Part 2

Every plant presented in Pangean “Plants Are Allies” infographics series is an entheogen; a plant or a substance that contains psychoactive compound or a group of compounds that induce alterations in perception, mood, consciousness, cognition, or behaviour to engender spiritual or personal development in a sacred or therapeutic context.

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Plants Are Allies – Educational Infographic Leaflets on Various Entheogens

The psychedelic, or should we rather say the Great Entheogenic Renaissance is certainly here, gathering momentum and attracting many who express a will, alongside basic human right, to try the ancient-old proved and available tools of personal and spiritual growth. We are on the edge of a gigantic shift – the allies of nature are out there everywhere, available and potent as they have always been and it is up to us now to fight for their rightful, legal and socially accepted place in order to contribute to our personal and collective evolution and a much brighter future.

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