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Sananga: An Eye-Opening Ritual for the Soul

Updated: May 7

Deep in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, indigenous tribes have practiced traditional medicine for centuries, using an array of natural resources to enhance their physical and spiritual well-being. Among these, Sananga stands out as a unique and powerful tool for spiritual purification and vision enhancement.

What is Sananga?

Sananga is a potent, traditional eye medicine derived from the roots and bark of the Tabernaemontana undulata shrub, also known as Becchete. This medicinal shrub is found throughout the Amazon rainforest, and indigenous tribes have long prized it for its healing and spiritual properties.

The Sananga eye drops, prepared from a distilled, concentrated solution of the plant, are known to induce an intense burning sensation lasting a few minutes. It's a challenging experience, yet it often leads to profound physical and psychological benefits, hence its rising popularity in the West.

Eye-Opening Properties of Sananga

Sananga's most talked-about attribute is its 'eye-opening' properties. Let's delve deeper into this mystical facet of the medicine.

  1. Enhanced Vision: Sananga has been traditionally used to improve night vision and treat ocular diseases. Its alkaloids are believed to detoxify the eyes and improve visual perception. Many users have reported seeing the world in greater detail, with enhanced colors and sharper edges, after a Sananga ritual.

  2. Psychological and Emotional Healing: Sananga is said to open the inner vision, often revealing emotional and psychological blockages that need to be addressed. This ‘eye-opening’ experience can lead to increased self-awareness, understanding, and healing.

  3. Spiritual Awakening: In the indigenous context, Sananga is used as a tool for spiritual awakening and purification. The intense physical sensation is seen as a moment of rebirth, enabling individuals to clear negative thought patterns and realign with their true selves.

Incorporating Sananga into Kambo Ceremonies

As a Kambo practitioner, I often incorporate Sananga into my healing ceremonies. This is not a random combination, but a synergy that has been recognized by indigenous cultures for centuries. Kambo, a medicine derived from the secretion of the Giant Monkey Frog, is known for its potent purgative effects, clearing physical and emotional toxins. Sananga, with its visionary properties, complements Kambo by enhancing the overall experience.

When administered before a Kambo ceremony, Sananga can help participants enter a receptive and meditative state. It clears the mind and heightens spiritual sensitivity, preparing the individual for the deep cleansing effects of Kambo.

In today's world, where we often feel disconnected from ourselves and the natural world, traditional medicines like Sananga offer an intriguing avenue for exploration. This powerful plant medicine, revered by the Amazonian tribes, invites us to experience the world through a new lens - both literally and metaphorically. The journey might be intense and even challenging, but the resulting clarity and heightened awareness can be genuinely transformative.

As with any powerful medicinal practice, it's crucial to approach Sananga with respect, ideally under the guidance of a trained practitioner. In the right hands, this eye-opening ritual could be a potent tool on your path to self-discovery and healing.

If you're in San Diego and interested in sitting with Sananga, send me an email at and we can arrange for a session. Or to book a

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