More about Bobinsana (Calliandra angustifolia)
Synonyms: Calliandra sodiroi, Calliandra stricta, Calliandra subnervosa, Feuilleea angustifolia
Common Names: Bubinianal, Bubinsana, Bushiglla, Capabo, Chipero, Cigana, Bobinsana, Bobinzana, Balata, Bobensana and Bubinianal
Parts Used: Leaves
Native to the Amazon Basin, Bobinsana is a shrubby tree that is normally found growing along the river banks and streams. As well as in Eastern Peru, along the banks of the Huallaga and Mayo rivers, this water-loving tree is very common. The cloud forests and milder valleys of the Eastern Andean slopes up to 1500 meters in height are also home to Bobinsana. Pretty pink to reddish powderpuff-like flowers, a characteristic of the Mimosa family to which Bobinsana belongs, are produced by this plant. It has been utilised for countless generations to improve shamanic and spiritual powers as well as physical health. Strong tea used as a decoction can be a potent tonic for energy and strength and may strengthen the immune system. The bark, root, leaves, and flowers of the plant are all utilised for healing.
Bobinsana is a highly revered Master Plant Teacher with a wide range of therapeutic advantages. It is a great aid for shamanic practices, meditation, and dreaming. Additionally, it has historically been used to treat inflammation, arthritis, and discomfort.
The focus of Bobinsana’s lessons is on healing the heart from interpersonal harm in the past. It does this by gently healing trauma, deep grief, sadness, and loss brought on by trauma.
By reducing tension, stress, and anxiety brought on by unfavourable intrusive thoughts and accumulated concerns due to work pressure, Bobinsana can help. Indians in the Amazon also employ bobinsana as an auxiliary element in many ayahuasca preparations. In order to communicate with the spirit realm, Indian shamans brew ayahuasca, a mixture of plants with a high concentration of phytochemicals. A hallucinogenic plant extract is produced by a sequence of interactions involving compounds from several plants. Although bobinsana isn’t a hallucinogen in and of itself, it is regarded as a “plant teacher” and is occasionally added to ayahuasca recipes to aid shamans in their spiritual connection to and learning from the plants.
Some more of its traditional uses include:
- increases and strengthens nervous system stimulation
- Forgiveness and empathy Love and compassion
- opens up creativity
- reduces strain and stress
- alleviates sorrow and grief
- encourages optimism
- increases will
- takes the “stuck” sensation away.
- reduces stress and mental agitation
In cases of arthritis and rheumatism, bobinsana is a highly regarded treatment for joint, bone, and muscle discomfort. Additionally, it is a well-liked regional treatment for uterine cancer.
Bobinsana is a treasured plant for lucid dreaming that has long been used in shamanic healing rituals to treat emotional trauma, heart issues, musculoskeletal aches, edema/oedema, and uterine issues.
In Peru, bobinsana has a long history of use as a contraceptive. Those trying to get pregnant should stay away from this plant, even if there isn’t any evidence to support this potential effect. Bobinsana should not be used when lactating or while pregnant. Please consult with your doctor before using if you use prescription medications or have a medical condition.
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