Sananga is a traditional medicinal preparation used by various indigenous tribes in the Amazon. It is made from the roots and bark of the Tabernaemontana undulata shrub, a plant native to the Amazonian rainforest. The bark and root are ground into a powder and then extracted into a juice. Traditionally, it’s used by indigenous tribes for spiritual and physical healing (to treat and prevent ocular diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, farsightedness, nearsightedness and even blindness).


Using Sananga typically involves administering drops of the liquid into the eyes. The experience is known for being quite intense and can be uncomfortable or painful initially.


The immediate effects of Sananga include a stinging or burning sensation in the eyes, followed by various reported spiritual and physical benefits. Some people report enhanced visual perception and spiritual insights.

How to

Sananga is applied as drops in the eyes. The number of drops and frequency of application can vary depending on the tradition or the guidance of the practitioner.

Can you mix it with other substances? Click here for a detailed chart of safe drug combinations.

Benefits & Risks

BenefitsImprove vision.
Enhance spiritual insight.
Treat and prevent ocular diseases.
RisksNone known so far.

Therapeutic Use

Traditionally, Sananga is used for its supposed healing properties, both for physical ailments like eye diseases and spiritual maladies like negative energy.

Personal Growth

Some individuals use Sananga as part of their personal spiritual practices, claiming it aids in grounding and clearing mental and emotional blockages.

It is sometimes used before and after Ayahuasca ceremonies, to enhance the vision.


Sananga is legal in most countries.

History & Stats

Sananga has been used for centuries by indigenous tribes in the Amazon. Its use outside these communities, particularly in Western holistic health circles, is a more recent phenomenon, and there’s limited statistical data on its prevalence.

It’s important to approach Sananga with caution and understand its effects and risks. Have you had an experience with Sananga and need support to integrate it? Or do you plan on having one and want the best setting possible? Book a session with one of our coaches.

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