Sacred plants are part of the spiritual tradition of many people. Let’s explore them in this article. These powerful medicines are capable of healing body, mind and soul.
When taken, these plants have psychedelic properties that lead their users on inner transformational journeys of self-reflection and deep expansion of consciousness and this helps to change their lives in positive ways while also giving the power to reshape old ways of being that are not needed any more.
Plants with the strongest medicine sometimes have physical side effects such as nausea and vomiting (often referred to as “cleansing”)
Thanks to various scientific studies and thanks to clinical research, we now know how powerful these plants can be in case of some of our most serious and difficult to treat psychological conditions. Herbal medicines such as l’ayahuasca, psilocybin, san pedro, have shown enormous promise in treating conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, opiate addiction, nicotine addiction, alcoholism, anxiety and depression. It is amazing to realize that when used correctly, these plants often prove to be safer and more effective than conventional treatments.
The strongest psychedelic medicinal plants show physical and neurological healing.
Both ibogaine and psilocybin have been shown to initiate neurogenesis.
These plants in fact support neuroplasticity.
In recent years, the curiosity of many people in the Western world for indigenous cultures and their medicinal plants has peaked. This recent attention, however, has been accompanied by the misperception of medicine, the experience provided and its immense healing properties.
In shamanic culture these entheogenic plants are not considered a drug but are considered sacred and highly respected medicines. Shamans believe that these herbal medicines are deeply connected to the Spirit and can give us real healing.
These medicinal plants must be taken and experienced in a ceremonial context and with an experienced shaman. The shaman’s job during ceremonies is to maintain a safe space, guide, protect and intervene if necessary.
Sacred plants must be taken seriously, with great intention and not dosed in a recreational way. We must also be ready to surrender completely to the plant and let it take us where we need to go in fact the spirit of the plant always knows exactly what it is necessary to see, hear, hear, experience and, therefore, learn.
Because these plants are so powerful, they are often regarded by shamanic cultures as spiritual entities.
Nature has given us an incredible variety of physical and psychological treatments through sacred plant medicine and it would be an advantage for all of us to continue to study and respect them.
Medicine plants show us new thoughts and new choices that lead to seeing the world in a different way.