Mimosa Hostilis Root Bark Brew
Mexican MHRB curanderos will tell you that they can make their brew taste better by mixing it with lemon and honey. They also will remind you that the medicine is a purgative. Therefore, vomiting and purging are a key part of their healing ritual which should never be avoided. Lemon and honey are only mixed with the foul tasting brew to avoid nausea for 20-30 minutes after consumption to permit the dose to become fully active in the bloodstream. The maximum effects of the brew (including extreme purging, vomiting and diarrhea later in the ritual) could not be experienced if the MHRB did not have appropriate time to be completely absorbed in the stomach.
Mimosa Hostilis is the only source of DMT (Dimethyltryptamine) orally active by itself. For shamanic journeying this makes MHRB preparation extremely simple as compared to the Amazonian jungle brews Ayahuasca and Yage which must be mixed with an MAOI (Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor) taking up to 12 hours to prepare for human consumption. By contrast, placing 10-20 grams of whole MHRB in 100-200 ml cold water and allowing this to soak for an hour or two results in a dose suitable for drinking.
Ingesting 100-200 ml of the Mimosa Hostilis liquid brew can be pretty tough to drink. It is even harder to keep down. Many shamans will boil the full dose down to 30 ml. This is accomplished by boiling the 100-200 ml over a medium flame reducing it slowly to 30 ml. After it cools, it will be ready to drink. MHRB brew prepared by cold water infusion is known for a very astringent flavor. Most curanderos add both lemon and honey to the brew only in order to make it more palatable for drinking. Lemon will cut down the astringent taste and honey will assist in doing the same thing. They both coat the lining of the throat and stomach as well preventing nausea and vomiting while the dose becomes fully active.
Usually within 45-60 minutes of drinking the brew and keeping it down, one will begin to feel the effects of the medicine which will continue increasing in intensity for at least the next 45-90 minutes depending one´s sensitivity and metabolism.
Experienced shamans insist everyone drinking MHRB for the first time to do so only under the guidance of trusted healer (curandero, shaman…or at the very least a sitter) familiar with shamanic healing to assist them in successfully navigating the realms consciousness throughout the journey.
Mimosa Root Miracles
Most people think that certain kinds of Mimosa Root such as MHRB (Mimosa Hostilis) is highly visionary due to its abundant levels of 1.0-2.0% DMT (Dimethyltryptamine) but this assumption is not shared with local curanderos (healers) in the region who have used mimosa root for healing for generations.
They believe it is the consciousness of the mimosa tree (which is a far more highly evolved conscious entity than the individual human) which diagnoses and treats spiritual disease through direct perception. According to their healing philosophy, the majority of the human race suffers from the spiritual disease of relying on the limited vision of the eyes for an accurate interpretation of reality. They believe the spirit of the mimosa plant teaches us to see through the heart which gives us the accurate vision of spiritual sight and perception.
When practiced regularly this will inspire one to live a conscious life of balance and harmony with all other forms of life. This spiritual discipline ultimately leads an individual to a state of being free of disease, pain and suffering. Through this transpersonal perception of reality one comes to understand that the only “dis-ease” an individual can suffer from is the physical illusion that they are separate from nature and others.
Scientists from the local laboratories agree that most of the species of Mexican mimosa root do not contain DMT or any other known psychoactive or hallucinogenic substances, yet they magically produce some of the most profound shifts in consciousness, personal insights and realizations (which are experienced in one’s nightly dreams) of all of the known plants used medicinally by shamans in the region.
Preparing Mimosa Root for shamanic journeying is a complete ritual which has several distinct stages including the harvesting and drying of the mimosa root, the cooking of the sacred brew and the actual healing ceremony. Mexican curanderos say the bark of the mimosa root provides direct contact with cosmic consciousness. They consider it to be a powerful shamanic ally because the spirit of the mimosa is known to bless humans with the gift of spiritual sight.
Shamans believe this is scientific proof that the spirit of the mimosa tree does the actual healing and not DMT. They do view Mimosa Hostilis as the master ally of the Mimosa species. In their view, MHRB is the gateway to the transpersonal or spiritual realms in which immediate transformational shifts in awareness and being can occur by personally experiencing being one with all of creation.
Benefits Of Mimosa Hostilis
Mimosa Hostilis Root Bark is a well known entheogen used for shamanic healing worldwide which contains as much as 1%-2% DMT (Dimethyltryptamine). It is also known as Jurema, Vinho de Jurema, Jurema Preta or Black Jurema.
Mimosa Hostilis Root Bark is also the most popular all natural pigment in the world currently used for arts and crafts including tie dye.
Although the uses of the Mimosa Hostilis Root Bark are very well known, many people do not know about the amazing natural healing properties and benefits of Mimosa Hostilis Stem Bark.
Mimosa Hostilis (also known as Mimosa Tenuiflora) is a perennial evergreen tree or shrub which grows wild in Northeastern Brazil where it is known as Jurema or Jurema Preta and also in Southern Mexico where it is known as Tepezcohuite.
In Mexico, the stem bark of the Tepezcohuite tree has been used by local indigenous tribes for centuries as a miracle cure for everything from infections to inflammation, burns and even influenza, bronchitis and the common cold.
Pulverized tepezcohuite bark contains a very high concentration of tannins which makes it one of the best known natural blood coagulants. The tannins act as an astringent which causes the skin to stop bleeding and form new tissue as well as being a natural anti-inflammatory which facilitates healing.
The ¨miraculous¨ benefits of powdered tepezcohuite skin bark are currently being studied at university and private laboratories all over the world for its healing effects on burns, scars and other chronic skin conditions.
There is evidence tepezcohuite´s ability to both protect and stimulate collagen is the key to its remarkable ability to cure the most severe burns in a matter of weeks leaving virtually no visible scarring at the end of the natural healing process. Tepezcohuite acts as an all in one cure since it is as strong as any known natural antibiotic to kill infection while also acting as a natural anti-inflammatory.
Currently powdered tepezcohuite is the main ingredient in hundreds of wellness products worldwide including shampoos, soaps, lotions and skin creams for acne, herpes, eczema and psoriasis.
Tepezcohuite is a popular herbal remedy in Mexico and Brazil. It is commonly drank as a tea to cure aches, pains, respiratory illnesses and even to assist in eliminating withdrawal symptoms during detoxification from cigarettes, alcohol and hard drugs such as cocaine and heroin.
In Brazil, Jurema is a source of forage and fodder for cows, goats, sheep and other animals which eat the plants pods and leaves which are rich in protein and nutrients which can sustain humans as well should they become lost in the wild and hungry.
Mimosa Root Bark Identification
There are few if any published laboratory tests comparing the two known types of Mexican MHRB to Brazilian MHRB. It has been documented in numerous Tepezcohuite analyses that both Mexican varieties are orally active confirming their authenticity. Personally, anyone can compare authentic Brazilian Mimosa Hostilis Root Bark to the Mexican varieties by simply checking to see if it is orally active without adding an MAOI to the brew.
There are 17 known species of Mimosa growing wild in Mexico which are commonly mistaken as Mimosa Hostilis or Mimosa Tenuiflora. The only two real sources of Mexican MHRB come from the country´s two different kinds of Tepezcohuite trees.
One Tepezcohuite tree has a grey bark with white flowers and another type has a black bark with white flowers. Each type is equally potent and has been found to be up to 30% stronger than Brazilian bark. This could be due to the ongoing dilemma as to whether the Brazilian bark being compared to Mexican Tepezcohuite is authentic Mimosa Hostilis Root Bark. A sure sign it is Mexican MHRB is that it never has yellow, purple or pink flowers, it always has white flowers.
MHRB identification in Brazil can be a lot more difficult even for experienced shamanic practitioners due to the many different types of Mimosa Root Bark used in Jurema rituals. For example, Mimosa Verrucosa (aka Jurema Branca or White Jurema) is used ceremonially by many tribes throughout Brazil. However, this is not authentic Mimosa Hostilis or Mimosa Tenuiflora which is correctly called Jurema Preta (aka Jurema Negra or Black Jurema) throughout the region.
Unfortunately, there are many accounts of the actual Jurema tribes in Brazil mistakenly identifying Jurema Branca (M. Verrucosa) as M. Hostilis or M. Tenuiflora which undoubtedly makes proper identification among Brazilian healers all the more troublesome, time consuming and challenging.
Mimosa Hostilis Healing Ceremony
Drinking Mimosa Hostilis has been practiced ritually and ceremonially for several generations by shamans in Mexico to achieve a transpersonal state of awareness which will cure virtually any disease or sickness known. This miraculous healing comes from the spirit of the Mimosa Hostilis tree which intercedes between the physical dimension and the spiritual realms. They claim the spirit of Mimosa Hostilis is a gateway to contacting cosmic intelligences and beings capable of influencing physical reality in accordance with divine law. Indigenous shamans say that when the doorway to other dimensions has been accessed they can request that Deity send guardians, angels, elementals, spirit doctors and other beneficial intelligences with their prayers and chants just as we use the telephone to contact healers on the physical plane.
Attendees at local MHRB ceremonies claim healings that seemingly defy physical laws and would be considered supernatural from a western perspective. All participants interviewed about their experiences could only describe it in metaphor or through more abstract mediums such as art. It was the multi-dimensional nature of the experience which everyone considered beyond language to explain as well as the mind’s ability to comprehend.
They stated that as the effects of the brew began to come on, there were significant shifts in what we perceive as physical velocities. Time would come to a standstill frequently and individuals would sense they had been in a dreamlike state for what appeared to be eternity when only a few moments of physical time had actually gone by. Also, there were various accounts of 7-8 hours of physical time passing which seemed to them like only 5-10 minutes. All felt at times that they were either dead or dying which they sensed not as traumatic or frightening, but surprisingly as the most empowering part of the journey because they felt it was a personal, direct and experiential confirmation that they were eternal beings and what we call death is merely a transition to higher states of awareness that were something to look forward to rather than to be feared as the conditions were greatly improved compared to the physical realm.
The shamans all believed this was indicative of direct contact with both the spiritual worlds and energies including transpersonal consciousness which in their view cures all ailments. They say only individuals who are ¨dreaming¨ can actually be sick. They added the spirit of the Mimosa shows us that we are all one and contain a spark of Deity which is the true interconnected self. This Deific spark is pure potentiality capable of being, healing and transcending all physical limitations that only exist in the mind.
All participants agreed that their direct contact with the transpersonal were like awakening from a dream which they had mistakenly believed to be real. As they acknowledged the illusions (limiting beliefs) for what they truly were, they disappeared just as images from our nightly dreams do upon awakening in the morning.
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