Amazon Rainforest Tour: local medicine of the Kichwa Añangu

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22 febrero, 2017
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natural medicine Researchers, scientists and alike will consider their Amazon Rainforest Tour worth their while with all the knowledge the Añangu Community has of natural medicines, which are stored on the forest. Around the Ecolodge and beyond all women, men and young ones are versed on the advantages of plants.

This knowledge has been passed on from generations. Some of it is retailed below for the complete version, nothing better than to visit the community.

  • Python rind: to purify the blood in the postpartum. The python pit used to clean the stomach is taken when a woman has given birth or for malaria. Also the oil from this pit is used to cure pimples.
  • Cat’s claw: used for body aches and when women are much lower blood during menstruation. Helps reduce muscle aches and evil heart. Cooks until little water and taken.
  • Drago’s Blood: used to relieve pain stomach, helps stop diarrhea and stop menstrual cramps. This acts as sort of healing aid, it closes external cuts.
  • Virgin Sisa: is a flower that helps women when they want to give birth and cannot. Sisa is flower in Quechua.
  • Peanut leaf: when the woman has given birth, it helps the women’s stomach to get back into place.
  • Cow’s heart: it’s not an actual heart this refers to a leaf shaped exactly like a cow’s heart. It helps women with the menstrual cycle.

Taking an Amazon Rainforest Tour can have many advantages to all, even you’re not a researcher or healer, the amount of natural medicine that can help people is quite impressive, and also a long list. Which is why the Napo Cultural Center brings out much of the community’s culture, it helps to know that which can help us heal even the smallest of pains.

The Amazon tells or immense forest can intimidate some but in reality, the only way of knowing what you’re up against or what kind of new and exciting adventures you can find is by actually living them. Hearing from some else, never comes close to actually touching, smelling, hearing, seeing, and sensing the actual life of the Amazon Rainforest.

 

Comunidad Añangu
Comunidad Añangu
We discovered the advantages of responsible ecotourism as a good alternative for local development. It has allowed us to improve our quality of life, protect nature, all while preserving our traditions.
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