Sananga Tabernaemontana undulata Apocynaceae Colirio indigenous
Harvested by our Matses and Katukina tribes – Natural harvest
Common names: Becchete, Milkwood, Sananga, Bëcchëte, Tabernaemontana undulata
Sananga is a powerful plant made from the root bark of the Tabernaemontana undulata shrub, which is part of the Apocynaceae family. This remedy is made by the Matses tribe from the depths of the Peruvian Amazon. The plant itself has been used so much to apply to the eyes, food and for remedies.
Locals also believe that it helps to expand vision and spiritual awareness while improving the ability to read other people’s intentions. It is also said that Sananga increases a person’s long-range vision. Indigenous peoples believe that it can be used to treat a wide range of eye problems such as myopia, depth and color perception, image definition and detection accuracy.
It is said that it can increase visualization and spiritual ideas. Other traditional uses include the use as a febrifuge, emetic, diuretic, soothing and for many others including skin conditions, addiction, suppressant appetite, to alleviate dental problems, to counteract the wounds by snake bite and poisoning, cure various eye injuries, rheumatism and to end negative thinking patterns. Another important healing aspect of the Apocynaceae family is its antimicrobial activity, it is a potent antioxidant, anticancer, antifebrile, anti-inflammatory, antimycobacterial and antimicrobial. But, scientific evidence has not yet been reported.
Traditionally used in Brazil and Peru by indigenous peoples to increase their visual acuity for hunting within the Amazon rainforest. It helps sharpen your eyesight, awareness and extra sensory perception so they can stay strong and focused. They believe that the drops of Sananga also improve ‘panema’. When a person lacks panema, there is low motivation, motivation and concentration, laziness, depression, sadness, bad luck and negative energy influences that can be difficult in life along with illness. The Yawanawa, Kaxinawa, Katukina and Matses believe that Sananga extends its connection to the spiritual realms. On an energetic level, this sacred plant helps open the third eye, while decalcifying and activating the pineal gland.