Herbal Medicine Traditional Medicine 3

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What are the steps in healing used by Uitota and other Amazon tribes?
(1) Diagnosis. (2) Location of cure. (3) Collection of medicine. (4) Preparation of medicine. (5) Conjuration. (6) Use.
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How do they diagnose people?
looking at the energy of the patient and the energy of their illness
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What happens during the location of the cure?
looking for the solution to the illness in rituals eg. Mambeadero. Also to locate a solution – cure.
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What happens during the collection of the medication?
Identification and location of plants in forest, collection, cultivation, preparation and use of plant medicines by Uitoto and other Amazon tribes
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Where are the plants cultivated from?
Chagras or gardens in the forest
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What is a new chagra?
a mixture of edible, medicinal and ritual plants
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What is Paiki?
The family tree (tree associated with carnivorous ants)
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What are Rubiaceae?
afamily of flowering plants (commonly known as the coffee, madder, or bedstraw family). It consists of terrestrial trees, shrubs, lianas, or herbs that are recognizable by simple, opposite leaves with interpetiolar stipules.
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Do lots of plants grow near the Paiki trees?
No, very few plant species grow near these solitary trees.
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Who are they home to?
colonies of ants
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What plants are able to grow round these trees?
Plant Species include, Rubiaceae (Duroia sp.), Boraginaceae (Cordia sp.), Cecropiaceae (Cecropia sp. = Yarumo cf. Mambe)
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What ant species live on these trees?
Ant Species include, Acromyrmes, Azteca, Myrmelachista, etc
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What is the correlation between the tree and patients?
As the tree repairs itself, the patient recovers.
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What is it's plant sap used for?
for treatment of infections, cancer and has hallucinogenic properties – according to the Uitoto sabedores
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What is Davilla Kunthii?
a small or large, woody vine or small tree
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What is it used for?
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of materials for tying, cleaning pans etc.
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The leaves and stems are boiled with water and used...
as a beverage, for treating impotence or as a treatment for back pain
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What can be used for mouth infections?
Fungi that grow on trees felled in the chagras
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When is it safe to use the fungus?
can be used when young and red in coliur
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When is it unsafe to use the fungus?
once it has aged and gone whitish in colour - it is toxic
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What are the uses of the fungus Pycnoporus sanguineus?
Has proven antibiotic effects and recently shown to act on HIV
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Which chemical in this is responsible for this activity?
Cinnabarin is an alkaloid responsible for some of the activity
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What is Chuchuguasa?
Healing plant. Indigenous use as anti‐inflammatory for arthritis, etc, but in ‘West’, for cancer.
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How do the elders say the Chuchuguasa should be collected?
should be collected from side of tree that receives the first rays of the morning sun – East side of tree!
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What is the indigenous use for Chuchuguasa?
anti‐inflammatory for arthritis
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What is it's use in the 'west'?
treatment for cancer
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What is Sacha ajo (Bejuco de Ajo)?
a vine to keep negative energies away and repel witchraft
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What parts of the plants are used?
almost all of it
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What do people consider the plant to be?
'magical' or 'spiritual' and suspend bunches of the leaves around the home for good luck or in order to drive away evil spirits”
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What is garlic used for?
plant used for healing in the 'west'. Also used in Europe to repel witches (think Dracula.)
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Which part of it is used?
bulb
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What are the two different forms of garlic?
ajoene and allicin
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What properties for allicin have?
antibacterial and antiviral activity
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What properties does ajoene have?
antithrombotic action (reduces formation of blood clot) & antifungal activity Cis‐(Z)‐ajoene has anti‐tumour activity
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What can plant bark be used as?
a 'splint' - "as cut tree heals, broken bone heals"
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What might the plant sap contain?
plant sap may also contain wound/bone healing compounds that absorb through skin
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What is Pilocarpus jaborandi (family: Pilocarpine)
Mimic of Acetylcholine, or parasympatholytic activity. Traditionally used for its powerful salivation and sweating activity
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What is the healing sequence?
1. Removal of negative energies 2. Attract positive energies to the patient 3. Bring the person back in balance with his/her environment and community
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What are tobacco leaves used for?
removing of negative energies
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What is another plant used to remove bad energies?
Labiatae (ocimum micranthum will B) - used to cleanse - remove bad air or negative energies.
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What plant is used to attract positive energies?
“Sentilla” – used to bathe the patient with to bring positive energies back to the body
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How is the person brought back in balance with his/her environment and community?
During a ritual community dance
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What is the world above?
Material world
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What is the world below?
spiritual world
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