That is the name the South American indigenous tribes who have used me in their religious ceremonies for more than three thousand years have given me. Other names I listen to are Nicotiana Rustica, Aztec Tobacco, Wild Tobacco, Ucuch and Tuoc Lao. Containing nine times more nicotine than the common species, I am a very potent variety of Tobacco. Heavily misunderstood in modern times, the Tobacco family has been sold as health deteriorating, addiction causing plants, when really, our intentions are pure. If used with dignity and consideration, we will help to restore your health and improve your well-being. Let me show you my true self.
I AM THE FATHER. I AM THE WISE LEADER. THE GIFTS I OFFER ARE STABILITY AND PROTECTION. I WILL SOOTHE YOUR ANXIETY AND HELP YOU EASE YOUR FEARS.
I will anchor your energies and make you feel and appreciate yourself in your body. You will sink into every muscle with an extreme sense of relaxation that feels like home thanks to my ability to bring inner peace. With me, you can feel the beautiful soil underneath your feet connecting you to nature and the earth. I bring strength, courage and integrity. I move through your energy system and purify everything that does not belong there.
You can soak me in water or turn my dry leaves into powder and sniff me in liquid form through each nostril. Occasional purging, burping and flagellation may turn the first minutes of the experience into an uncomfortable event, which will soon turn into a sensation of release and liberation. My masculine power acts like a “defense shield” from unfavorable entities and fear provoking thoughts.
You can drink me in the form of a tea. In this form I will make you vomit fiercely but only to set free the inner violence that imprisons you and turmoils your mind. My tea is traditionally used to foster strength and mental clarity. I am an ordeal medicine, which often involves feeling awful during the experience in order to feel better afterwards. I will cleanse your system energetically and physically. I flush out toxins from your body and strengthen your immune system. I am anti-viral and anti-bacterial and knock out stubborn infections. My natural laxative effect will improve your digestion. I clear flukes, parasites, fungus and other pathogens from your system. And, I increase the potency of others herbs while pushing them into action four times as fast. I clear away superfluous energies and I am a powerful aid for setting intentions.
I talk to you in images, stimulate your mental acuity and bring you insights in the form of clear visions. Remember your skills, resources and successes in life? My charming wisdom can remind you of your abilities moving you into action, if you wish.
By burning my leaves and turning me from earth into air, I serve as a means of communication with the spiritual world and help to keep spaces safe.
YOU MAY TRUST ME, FOR I AM THE EMPEROR OF GUARDIAN SPIRITS, BUT USE ME CONSCIOUSLY AS I TOO HAVE SHADOWS, PREDOMINANTLY CONTROL AND HIERARCHY.
My potential for over-activeness can lead you into dependency, which is why I and the other members of the tobacco family are one of the most misunderstood plants in today’s society.
People use my brother Nicotiana Tabacum, the chief commercial crop, to escape their anxiety and fall addicted to our protective nature. Instead of listening to our insightful teachings which lead to personal power and responsibility, they use our mastery to escape themselves and mask their problems. They blend chemicals into our medicinal leaves, rape us into fields and fields of mono-cultured seeds and totally exploit our soothing spirit. That is not what we are here for.
OUR ROLE AS A SACRED PLANT IS A CEREMONIAL AND STRUCTURED ONE.
I will bring you out of chaos into clarity and clear away obstruction. I am a holy herb and when used with caution and respect, I will show you how to turn your fears into courage, your anxiety into peacefulness and your anger into power.