Latin name: Calliandra angustifolia
Also know as: bobinsana, balata, bubinianal, bushiglla, capabo, chipero, cigana, koprupi, kori-sacha, kuanti, neweí, quinilla blanca, semein, sháwi, yacu yutzu, and yopoyo.
Calliandra angustifolia is widely cultivated for medicinal, shamanic, and ornamental purposes. All parts of the plant are used. The Shipibo-Conibo people of the Peruvian Amazon prepare an acohol tincture of bobinzana stems and leaves is taken in shamanic ceremonies to open and heal the heart, to increase empathy, to strengthen one’s connection with nature, and provide spiritual grounding. It is sometimes added to ayahuasca.
Bobinsana is used as a heart tonic, stimulant, and energizer. A simple preparation is to macerate the bark and/or leaves in water for 24 hours. The dosage is one cup taken twice daily.,
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