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What is Sananga?

Sananga is a traditional Amazonian eye medicine, sometimes called 'lightning in the eye'. It is derived from the bark of the Tabernaemontana sananho tree, which is native to the Amazon rainforest. It is part of the Apocynanceae plant family which is the same plant family as Iboga. The active principle ingredient in Sananga is ibogaine. It is primarily used by indigenous tribes in the Amazon to sharpen vision and enhance perception to help with hunting.


Sananga works in two main energetic healing ways – physical and spiritual.


Sananga cleans and refreshes the eyes and has been indicated in the treatment of glaucoma, cataracts, astigmatism, conjunctivitis, dry/red eyes, sinusitis, and chronic headaches. It can also be a great ally in the treatment of chronic pain.


Sananga can bring balance to our emotional, mental, and spiritual health. Sananga helps to clear away dark, heavy energy that we may be feeling stuck in.


Sananga is a great tool to support your work with Kambo. It can be served before a Kambo session to help ground you if you are feeling overly anxious; during Kambo to help you release emotions; or after Kambo to clean and refresh the eyes and feel centered and uplifted.


The burning sensation that is felt after administering Sananga causes the release of endorphins, a chemical produced by the body to ease pain, which stays in the body after the Sananga is gone – leading to feelings of well-being and ease. 

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