Sananga is made from the roots and bark of the Tabernaemontana undulata shrub a “milkwood” species in the family Apocynaceae, and comes directly from the Yawanawá tribe of Brazil.
This sacred and potent herb is used for healing physical and spiritual ailments, by clearing the mind of distractive energies and allowing for a completely new way of perceiving and focusing* The Sananga is infused with intentions of absolute clarity and focus during its production.
Usage and Effects
The pure spirit of Sananga supports a deep cleansing of blocked energies on emotional, physical, and spiritual levels. Sananga can balance and increase your energies, and find the roots of your diseases and blockages, leading to a complete equilibrium, focus, and peace of mind. Moreover, the drops will expand your spiritual vision and awareness, and enhance your ability to read others people´s intentions. Also, Sananga increases your long-range vision, which is important for visualizations and predictions of the future. Apart of this, the drops are also used to cure and improve a broad range of ocular problems (Lambert et al 2010), like myopia, depth and color perception, the definition of images, and detection of accuracy. Furthermore, this magical remedy is indicated in cases of severe eye diseases, such as glaucoma, cataract, and blindness. As these drops can exert such powerful effects on your visualization, they are also commonly applied before or during Ayahuasca ceremonies, to increase visualization and spiritual insights.*
Even though Sananga is famous for its effects on vision and visualization, this remedy is considered to be an indigenous all-purpose remedy. It is applied for febrifuge, emetic, diuretic, calmative, and several other diseases. Furthermore, Sananga is often used to cure skin illnesses (dermatitis), suppress appetite (Jernigan 2009), ease dental problems (Shepard 1999), and counteract snakebite wounds and poisoning, cure eye wounds and rheumatism (Sanz-Biset et al. 2009; Schultes 1979). Another important curative aspect of the Apocynaceae family is its widely explored antimicrobial activity, which showed that this family has strong antioxidant (Pereira et al. 2005), anticancer (Kingston et al. 1977; Gunasekera et al. 1980), antifertility/ contraceptive (Meyeret al. 1973), antipyretic (fever reducing), anti-inflammatory (Taesotikul et al. 2003), anti-mycobacterial (Pereira et al. 2005), and antimicrobial (Beek et al. 1984; Suffredini et al. 2002; Ruttoh et al. 2009) effects.*
Traditionally, tribes like the Matsés use Sananga as a hunting tool to obtain a sharp perception and concentration and to enable the detection of subtle movements in the dark jungle (Lambert et al 2010). Moreover, the drops can enable strong visualizations of the prey or the plant to be hunted, allowing for a quick and successful quest. Often Sananga is combined with other hunting tools, like Kambo, which further enhance the hunting skills. For most indigenous tribes, hunting means survival and therefore signifies an exceptionally important and crucial ability.
The tribes believe that becoming a good hunter and a good aimer, can only be achieved by using sacred plants. These sacred plants enhance the perception and sharpness, intention, sense of smell, endurance and luck. Therefore, hunting tools like Sananga and Kambo, account for about a quarter of all medicinal plants used in indigenous tribes (Shepard 1999).
Origin, Creation, and Application
Sananga eye drops are made from the Tabernaemontana undulata shrub that grows in Acre, Brazil and other South American countries, and is known to the Kaxinawás tribe as “Mana Heins” and as “Becchete” to the Matsés. Mana Heins or Becchete belong to the Apocynaceae family, the same family that iboga (Tabernanthe iboga) belongs to (König et al. 2015). The bark of the root of this shrub is first ground to a very fine powder that is strained various times through a cotton mesh and finally, it is extracted into a juice. When applied on the skin, Sananga leaves are softened by fire and applied directly on the affected part, or the latex from the root is mixed with water and applied with a cloth (Van Beek et al. 1984). Yet, it can also be applied with a drink made with a water extract of the root bark.
Active Ingredients and Effects
Sananga is said to contain an abundance of alkaloids (Liu et al. 2013), It has been hinted that Sanaga includes the potent active ingredient is ibogaine (König et al. 2015), However, this statement has yet to be scientifically proven. Apart from ibogaine, several other alkaloids, such as coronaridine, quebrachidine, heyneanine, 3-hydroxycoronaridine, ibogamine and voacangine (Van Beek et al 1984; delle Monache et al. 1977) have been thought to also be contained in Sananga. All of these alkaloids have powerful psychoactive effects and a.o. can exert strong antibiotic effects.
There can be slight differences in the composition of Sananga: the Becchete from the Matsés tribe contains Tabernaemontana undulata roots, whereas the Sananga eye drops from the Kaxinawá tribe contains Kunakip (Tabernaemontana sananho) roots. Both of these roots are known to produce strong vision (waimatai) that are very useful for successful hunting (Jernigan 2009).
• Eye drops
• Against bad breath (Halitosis)
• Vaginal douche (Vaginal Candidiasis)
• As a vomiter (cleans the stomach)
Before thinking about the dose, consider carefully your thoughts and the power of your intention: every remedy can only achieve what you are intending.
Only one drop per eye is enough for a powerful Sananga session. We recommend finding a calm and quiet place, either in nature or at home in a peaceful setting and with meditative music. The acute effects will wear off after 10-15 min, yet subtle after-effects can last for days. Make sure you lie down to enable a good application and leave your eyes closed during the session.
It is important to apply one drop to both eyes, and do not wait to apply the second eye, apply it immediately to balance out the energies of both eyes. Thereafter, you should blink with your eyelids for a short while to distribute the liquid over the whole eye. Ideally, you find a second person who can apply the Sananga for you.
Shortly after the application to the eyes, most users report a strong burning and intense prickly pain sensation. Yet, these effects reside after a few minutes and can be alleviated by focusing on your breathing and by visualizing how the pain removes your blocked energies and brings deep healing. Moreover, you may also experience vomiting and bowel movements, which are further indications for the removal of blocked energies and illness. Try to surrender fully and relax as much as possible.
Similar to the iboga micro-dosing, you may choose to apply Sananga on daily bases. By doing so and with an intent focus on healing you can achieve profound results.
• Please keep your bottle refrigerated, the ingredients are very fragile and can easily decompose.
• Contact lenses should be removed before applying Sananga.
• Prepare the person receiving Sananga for the first time. Tell them what to expect and remind them to focus on deep breathing throughout the experience.
Article by Milton Narvaez & Simon Scott
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.