What is San Pedro? Where does it come from? And what does it do?
The question remains, can plants really help us access mystical realms and impossible cures? This very special cactus from the Andes just may prove that it is possible.
“For every human illness, somewhere in the world there exists a plant which is the cure.”
This concept is a belief shared by many Curanderos and shamans throughout the world. In most tribal cultures, native plants are woven into the fabric of their everyday lives. Plants are used throughout the entire life process – from conception to death, for healing and for spiritual purposes. There are even certain plants that they consider as “power plants” – plants with extra-special abilities for healing, as well as opening spiritual portals. These power plants are often called “master teachers” or “teacher plants”, and are considered to be spiritual healers, as well as doctors of the flesh. There are a number of different power plants found throughout the Americas. One such plant that goes by the name San Pedro (Huachuma), originated in the Andes and the surrounding desert areas of Peru.
Huachuma (Trichocereus/Echinopsis pachanoi), also known as aguacolla, hahuacollay, pachanoi, achuma, andachuma, or wachuma, is a shamanic medicine that some consider being one of the greatest of the plant teachers. It is derived from the San Pedro cactus and comprised principally of mescaline – a psychedelic alkaloid that is also found in peyote (another psychedelic cactus from North America). The effects of mescaline have been described as “empathogenic” and potentially life-changing, promoting radical introspection, healing, and a sense of wonder and awe.”
People who have participated in huachuma (San Pedro) ceremonies have reported feeling inspired, having a spiritual or out of body experience, more creativity, experiencing a heart opening, healing of trauma, freedom from depression, PTSD, mood disorders, anxiety, chronic pain, and addictions. There are even claims of “miracle healings” with the use of huachuma – sudden healing from chronic issues, cancer, infertility, and more.
Medical research into San Pedro has shown that it can lower high blood pressure, reduce the risk of cardiac disease, has anti-inflammatory properties, and can treat hypertension, anxiety, and nervous conditions.
The San Pedro cactus has powerful antimicrobial properties, which have the potential for preventing the growth of more than a dozen strains of penicillin-resistant bacteria, including Staphylococcus.
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