More About Bobinsana Powder
Native to the Amazon Basin, the plant popularly known as Bobinsana has been a part of local medicine and spiritual rites for decades. The origins of the discovery of its medicinal properties is often associated with the Shipibo-Conibo people, in Peru, who would make use of this Teacher Plant to cure both physical and spiritual ailments.
Bobinsana is also widely used, including as part of the culture of other communities, as part of their Ayahuasca brew recipe – it would often be added as a spiritual ally to help open up the heart and expand the reach of the mind, clearing the pathways for the welcoming of positive gifts such as dreams and visions, all the while helping with physical conditions like cardiac issues, rheumatism, and even to help deal with emotional tolls.
The spirit of Bobinsana can be a comforting aid for those who’ve suffered a great loss, used by Shamans as means to connect their patients with the past, where their trauma occured, so that they may heal all the way through its origins. This practice is known to some as the “Recovering of the Soul”.
The Bobinsana tree is a tropical species native to South America, especially around the Amazon regions that extend themselves across the countries of Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. It can be found from terrains closer to streams and riversides, as it is a water-loving plant, all the way to the high Eastern Andean slopes, growing up to an average height of 5 meters tall.
It is part of the Mimosa plant family, and as such, it can produce powderpuff-like flowers with hues varying from pink to red, as well as a resinous gum that is often extracted and sold for commercial purposes.
Amino acids, alkaloids, flavonoids, tannins, sterols, and saponins are amongst the substances believed to compose this plant. Swedish researchers have looked into the anti-inflammatory properties of this plant, and have concluded that it can inhibit the synthesis of a substance associated with arthritis and rheumatism, which might explain why Bobinsana has been traditionally used to treat such issues for such a long time.