What is Chiric Sanago

 Chiric Sanago is one of the lesser known plant medicines of the Peruvian Amazon, but one of the most powerful, and is regarded as the Grandfather medicine. I haven’t yet met an indigenous shaman who hasn’t done a Chiric Sanango dieta. It is the prerequisite dieta that all trainee shamans do before serving any other Plant medicine.

Chiric Sanango has been used to treat fever, rheumatism, syphilis, and arthritis in traditional medicine as well as several forms of parasitic infections. One of its main compounds is scopoletin, a phytochemical that has shown analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-tumor, cancer-preventive, anti-fungal, and anti-spasmodic activity in laboratory experiments. A transformative master plant, the word “chiric” in Quechua means “itchy” or “tickling”, which refers to the sensation when the root is swallowed, as the mouth and lips become itchy, or like pins and needles. It also causes dizziness, disorientation, extreme chills, weakness or fatigue, and releasing of oppressed emotions.

This is because Chiric Sanango aligns your ego with your heart so that you can be a more effective shaman in all areas of your life. Wherever you have not been in alignment with your heart, Chiric will shine a light onto your shadow self.

Be prepared to face your darkness. It will bring up your past and where you acted from ego, and not from the heart. It will show you who you really are and if you have been lying and fooling yourself, stuck in an image that isn’t real.