REINTRODUCING AND EXPANDING TRADITIONAL AMAZONIAN MEDICINES
Wiña Botanicals is an initiative that arises from the Sieko’pai families of the Secoya Remolino community in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
In collaboration with Ojas Naturals, we are working to use our knowledge of plants to address the cultural and environmental losses we are suffering.
The culture and traditions of the Sieko’pai people are diverse and rich, the context in which the community lives has forced our people to carry out economic activities such as the planting of African palm and mining, activities that deeply affect our own culture and environment.
With the purpose and need to protect and preserve the Sieko’pai Amazonian territory, the goal of these medicinal extracts is to revitalize and value the ancestral knowledge in terms of herbalism and traditional Amazonian medicines, generate resources to support conservation, educational projects in the territory, and create a sustainable economy within the community.
By generating resources from our own knowledge about ancestral plants and medicines, not only economic resources are generated for the sustainability of the culture, but also the transmission of knowledge from generation to generation is enriched and valued. Through this, our hope is to protect the diversity and balance necessary for life and permanence of the Amazon basin.
J a to / B o b i n s a n a
(Calliandra angustifolia )
Native to the Amazon Basin Bobinsana has been used for countless generations to heal the body and to enhance spiritual and shamanic abilities.
Energetically Bobinsana has gentle heart-opening qualities and teaches self-love. Opens the voice, is very grounding and helps with stability during changes. Also is revered for its power to induce lucid dreaming. As for the more physical aspect of the medicine the tincture of its bark is used for arthritis, rheumatism, musculoskeletal pains, edema/oedema and uterine disorders
Dosage: 5 drops as needed for Energetic medicine, 10-20 drops 1-3 x day for Physical conditions.
Made with: Fresh inner bark of Organic Bobinsana (Calliandra Angustifolia) and sugarcane alcohol.
$25 per oz
Fuego de la Selva
Jungle Fire Cider Tonic
Amazing remedy for colds and flus. Best used at the first sign of a cold take 1-2 droppers 3-5 times a day. Also try mixed with warm water and honey as a tea. It really can knock a bug right out of you and does wonders to soothe a sore throat and tame a cough.
It’s also great as a daily preventive tonic to keep you healthy. It can be added to salad dressings, soups and stews for both flavor and added immunity.
Dosage: 10-40 drops 1-3 x day or as needed
Made with: Fresh Sësë pëquë / Ajo Sacha (Mansoa Standleyi)*, Pia / Aji / Chili pepper (Capsicum spp)*, Pia Nuni / Ginger (Zingiber officinale)*, Ma Nuni / Turmeric (Curcuma longa)*, Organic Lemon juice, Raw Organic Honey and Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
$25 per oz
Hisopë’ë / Ayahuma
Ayahuma has a grounding energy that helps us recover from emotional blockages and traumas. Energetically Ayahuma is warm and revitalizing, helping us to gently open our hearts allowing us to have compassion with ourselves and others. A gentle yet powerful plant teacher and ally in the art of sacred plant medicine. Ayahuma Bark has a regenerative effect on lung tissues as well and it is used to treat tuberculosis, common colds and stomach upset.
Dosage: 5 drops as needed for Energetic medicine, 10-20 drops 1- 3 x day for Physical conditions
Made with: Wildcrafted Fresh inner bark of Ayahuma (Couroupita guianensis) tree and sugarcane alcohol.
$25 per oz
Umucou / Uña de Gato / Cat's Claw
( Uncaria Tomentosa )
Traditionally used in both the Andes and the Amazon basin. Use in the Andes has a history dating back to the Inca time period and has been used for general inflammation, gastric ulcers, rheumatism, dysentery, intestinal complaints along with helping heal wounds. In the Amazon it was used as a general health tonic for 1000’s of years. It has the reputation as a cure all throughout the the amazon.
In Medical herbalism and Naturopathic medicine it is typically used as an immune system regulator, Its effect on the immune system appears to be two fold, with the ability to both boost and dampen immune response, depending on what is needed. Along with Arthritis relief, lowering blood pressure, and digestive health. It is also used to treat a wide range of other digestive disorders including; IBS, IBD, colitis, gastritis, and peptic ulcers.
Do not take Cat's Claw if on blood thinning medication. Large quantities can cause stomach upset because of the large number of tannins in the bark. It is recommended to increase dose in increments to lessen the symptoms of detoxification. It is not recommended to take Cat’s Claw if you have scheduled surgery.
Dosage: 5 drops as needed for Energetic medicine, 10-30 drops 1-3 x day for Physical conditions
Made with: Wildcrafted Umu cou/ Cats Claw (Uncaria Tomentosa) dried bark,
sugarcane alcohol, organic apple cider vinegar and water
$25 per oz
Waisa / Guayusa
(Ilex guayusa )
FOCUS, CONCENTRATION AND VIVID DREAMING
A sacred plant containing caffeine along with also being high in other alkaloids, theophylline and theobromine, which are both mood enhancing and uplifting to the spirit. Also an important source of antioxidants, vitamins, amino acids, macro and micro elements such as Vitamin C, Magnesium and Iron.
The Quechua, Shuar, and other native tribes of Ecuador use Guayusa tea in the early morning, they gather together and share the tea in community, while sharing their dreams, this is a communal experience as members of the tribe sit around a large fire while sipping the drink from gourds. This time is also used to teach young children the myths and traditions of the tribe.
Dosage: 5 drops as needed for Energetic medicine, 10-30 drops 1-3 x day for Physical conditions.
Made from: Organic Guayusa (Ilex Guayusa) leaves, raw wildflower honey and Organic sugarcane alcohol.
$17 per oz
Ma'ia - Aqua de Secoya
Our version of Aqua de Florida, a blend of aromatic tree barks and plants used to cleanse and uplift the spirit. Traditionally used in ceremony throughout all North, South and Central America
To use, put a small amount in your hand and rub together then apply to the face, neck, heart and head.
Made with wildcrafted - Fresh Oco Ma’ña (Justicia Pectoralis) leaves, Wiri Saka (Iryanthera Hostmanii) bark, Mëtokua’a (Guarea Grandifolia) bark, Fresh Ñata kë’rë (Siparuna Thecaphora) leaves and a small amount of Palo Santo (Bursera graveolens) Essential Oil.
4oz bottle- $40
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