Chiric Sanango Root (Brunfelsia grandiflora).
Common Names: Manaca, Chiricaspi, Sanango, Borachero, Chacruco, Chiriq sanango, Royal purple brunfelsia, Kiss-me-quick, Yesterday-today-and-tomorrow, chiriq sanankuManacá, manacán, chiric sanango, chuchuwasha, manaka, vegetable mercury, managá caa, gambá, jeratacaca, bloom of the lent, camgaba, Christmas bloom, chuchuwasha, gerataca, geratacaca, good night, jerataca, moka pari, Paraguay jasmine, santa maria, umburapuama, white tree.
Wild-crafted Peruvian Master Teacher Plant.
May ease the flu, rheumatism, inflammation, asthma, & infections. Has scopoletin, which may also help balance serotonin levels, helping with depression & anxiety. Can lower blood pressure. Used topically for bug bites.
Ancients used it in dietas. It enhances dreams, boosts self-esteem, mental clarity, & heightens your awareness. Increases gratitude for the inter-connectedness of all living things. Opens the 3rd eye & shatters illusions.
Warning: Not safe during pregnancy. If doing the dieta, especially avoid spices, chili, pork & seasonings.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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