Jungle Formula, Wood And Bark, 9 X 5 Gram from Brazil (SKU 4009)
The Nine Herbs consists of nine barks of specific trees from the Amazon region each with its particular healing properties, but also as a composite elixir for general well being and overall health. More information can be found below.
Packed in 9 individual bags, containing 5 grams each.
Nine Herbs (Nove Vegetais) is the name of a blend of 9 different treebarks.
The Uniao de Vegetal had a tradition to prepare a special Oasca or Vegetal as they call the Ayahuasca, where they added nine other plants with particular healing properties. This particular brew was more more focused on physical healing, apart from spiritual healing, although these things have always been seen to go hand in hand within in the Ayahuasca traditions. This wasn’t a preparation used in their regular ceremonies but more for special occasions and healing sessions. They have officially discontinued this practice in 2001 for lack of scientific claims as to the healing qualities of these plants but the practice of adding other plants apart form Caapi and Chacrona to Ayahuasca has been a traditional practice since immemorial times. It is thought that Mestre Gabriel, the founder of the UDV, learned this practice during his time with the Vegetalists in the rubber colonies in the forest where they lived.
The Nine Herbs consists of nine barks of specific trees from the Amazon region each with its particular healing properties, but also as a composite elixir for general well being and overall health. Recommended use when preparing is to use 5 grams of each bark, per preparation of 10 kg of Caapi vine.
1. Samaúma bark (Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn)
Traditionally used by women as a birth aid. Samaúma is the biggest tree in the forest that gives shade to the other ones with its wide spread branches. It is a very significant tree in indigenous legends and folklore, seen as an enchanted being and protector of the forest.
2. Mulateiro bark (Calycophyllum spruceanum)
The bark is used for its regenerative properties. When the bark is taking of the tree it regenerates quickly and such has been know to have strong regenerative qualities. It is used in cosmetics to help against wrinkles and is also called the tree of youth. It helps for dermo mucosis and cures wounds.
3. Breuzinho bark (Protium heptaphyllum)
The resin of the tree is used by indigenous people of the amazon region as incense and has for them healing and spiritual cleansing properties like sending of bad spirits. It has been known to help with a variety of problems like cold, bronchitis, headache, muscles, nerves and mental problems.
4. Imburana de Cheiro bark (Amburana cearensis)
The vapor or bark infusion is used for Cold, cough, broncho dilatoral activity
5. Apui bark (Ficus frondosa)
Helps with problems like hernia, torcions, contusions and healing broken bones. It is also known to be an aphrodisiac and good for memory.
6. Castanheira bark (Bertholletia excelsa)
Bark infusions are known to be good for hepaitic problems.
7. Pau D’arco bark (Tabebuia serratifolia)
Has been shown to be anti carcinogenic healing tumors due to a substance called lapaxol.
8. Carapanauba bark (Aspidosperma nitidum)
Bark infusions have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory action, helps against bronchitis and has anti malaria qualities. It has shown in some indigenous communities to have contraceptive properties.
9. Massaranduba bark (Manilkara amazonica)
Is used as a high quality timber for construction. It helps in cases of kidney stones or renal calculi and is good for skin problems. It is know to counter the contraceptive working of Carapanauba.
Other names: Nine Herbs (Nove Vegetais)
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