HERBS - AYAHUMA | COUROUPITA GUIANENSIS | CANNONBALL TREE | DEAD HEAD TREE

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Form: Powder in 120 capsules (30 day supply at 4 per day)

Origin: Peru

Ayahuma is the soul tree, the heart tree. Just have a look at it and see that its crown resembles a giant open heart.

The physical tree itself is unique and distinct because it bears large reddish brown fruits that look like cannonballs hanging around the trunk area and off the branches. It is also called the Dead Head Tree, because the head medicine spirit looks like a headless giant sometimes carrying a cannonball in each hand. Ayahuma can help you get out of your head and into your heart, and its a wonderful symbol for this that the tree spirit itself doesn’t even have a head!

  • Ayahuma not only provides protection but is used for healing the loss of soul or spirit (“susto”). Ayahuma assists in retrieving fragmented parts of the spirit that got stuck in time, from a trauma or from fright. It helps bring that fragmentation back to the here and now to be united with the heart.
  • Ayahuma is also a great guide in the dream space. I invite you to explore more of Ayahuma. Call on it before you go to sleep, set the intention for it to help guide you in your dream space towards healing and growth.

Time is a great healer but sometimes we need a helping hand to move forward and let go of the past. We hold on to negative emotions that we just can’t seem to shake off.  Connect with this tree to help cleanse your past freeing stuck emotions and unifying the fragments of self that have been trapped in these moments of time, bringing vitality back to your spirit. Learn to find acceptance, peace and see your past in a new light. To understand the positive lessons and personal growth that has taken place through these tough challenges. We may feel fragile or vulnerable after an emotional shock, so Connect with the medicine spirit of this tree a headless giant for support and protection. Allow the spirits to repair your energetic body with warm and revitalising energy and protect your body with its healing flowers. The colour associated with this essence is Orange. This colour is warm and revitalising.

Other traditional uses

This tree grows to approximately 55 metres in height. It takes its English name from the fact that it produces large round fruits which resemble cannonballs. These fruits are inedible, but, due to its antibacterial and antifungal properties, the flesh is used in the Peruvian Amazon to treat skin conditions and disinfect wounds..  Its bark can be used to treat common colds and stomach upset. The young leaves are chewed to treat toothache. A mixture of the fruit and bark are used for reducing inflammation and muscular pain. The fruit are also dried and made into a powder to treat hair loss. It produces very colourful white, red, orange and pink flowers.

This tree is a saced teacher plant and used by shamans for its curative/spiritual qualities. It can be used as part of a shamanic dieta or as an admixture to Ayahuasca.

** Information on the traditional uses and properties of herbs are provided on this site is for educational use only, and is not intended as medical advice. Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Many traditional uses and properties of herbs have not been validated by the FDA. If you have any serious health concerns, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs. **

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