For traditional Amazonian tribespeople, sananga is a powerful eye medicine used to sharpen night vision. For modern seekers of spiritual healing, however, sananga does more than help with hunting. These powerful eye drops have a healing power that’s more energetic than physical, and that has the capacity to increase spiritual insight in the minds of those who use it. Sananga is potent medicine, and while you can administer Sananga for yourself without undergoing a guided ceremony, it’s important to find a reputable source and to educate yourself on its proper usage beforehand.
Among its myriad benefits, Sananga is said to be capable of detoxifying the body, increasing visual perception, resetting the energetic field, and treating spiritual diseases (also known as “panema”) that spring up from negative energies in the body.
There is not a large body of existing scientific research on Sananga, but the data we do have indicates that these eye drops may be capable of treating ocular diseases like glaucoma, astigmatism, and blindness. Sananga has been shown to be anti-inflammatory and effective in treating skin infections due to its antimicrobial properties. Research into other plants in the Tabernaemontana genus found that they have antifungal and antioxidant properties, which can play a role in preventing cataracts and macular degeneration.
Sananga eye drops engender an intense burning sensation that typically lasts for a few minutes. Experienced practitioners claim that the pain is an important part of the healing process. They advise breathing deeply into the discomfort in order to reap all of Sananga’s benefits. Sananga is commonly used in preparation for ayahuasca ceremonies due to its cleansing properties and capacity to increase visual perception and enhance colors.
Sananga is still used by many tribes in the heart of the Amazon, but its benefits are reaching the rest of the world as these tribes open up ceremonies to outsiders and train those who are interested in the administration of the eye drops. Used either in conjunction with Kambo or as a stand-alone treatment, Sananga shows powerful potential to treat a spectrum of physical and psychospiritual illnesses:
- Treats and prevents ocular diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, farsightedness, nearsightedness, astigmatism, and blindness
- Detoxifies the body
- Increases visual perception and enhances colors
- Clears long-standing inner anger
- Used in conjunction, helps with mental disorders such as addiction, depression, and anxiety
- Resets energetic field
- Treats (“panema”) caused by negative energies in the body. These spiritual diseases can accumulate in a person’s energetic body and make a person depressed and anxious.
In addition to this, the drops are also used to cure and improve a wide range of eye problems such as myopia, depth and color perception, image definition and detection accuracy. In addition, this magical medicine is indicated in cases of serious eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts and blindness.
Although Sananga is famous for its effects on vision and visualization, this medicine is considered an indigenous multipurpose remedy. The human eye is a particularly sensitive organ, which means a Sananga ceremony can be painful. These sacred, shamanic eye drops cause an intense burning that usually lasts a few minutes, but experienced practitioners say this pain is an important part of the healing process.
Sananga have a broad spectrum of action in the body, including vasoconstricting effects at the circulatory or neurotransmission level. Sananga contains several different biologically active alkaloids, including flavonoids, polyphenols, saponins, tannins and terpenes, although their biological actions are mainly attributed to cyperons, which are believed to show antimalarial and prooxidant effects. Studies have shown that Sananga reeds, which itself contains a large amount of ergot alkaloids, the full spectrum of effects and bioactive ingredients contained in this sacred plant is still not fully understood.