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Sananga Eyedrops

A powerful way to perceive the world

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Testimonial: Greg Prasker

“I received my Sananga from you during the summer to try to fix my vision. I went to the eye doctor today and my astigmatism has almost completely corrected itself and my vision is almost 20/20. I no longer need contact lenses or glasses. So grateful. Thank you, thank you, thank you, my friend.”

Testimonial: Ryan Grove

“I have been using Sananga periodically for a year and a half now. The more often I use Sananga, the more respect I have for it. If I don’t use it for a few days my eyes can feel “dirty”, Sananga cleans them out well, along with the sinuses. I have noticed an improvement in my vision, and I’m expecting a slightly weaker prescription at my next exam because my glasses are now seeming too strong.  My favorite aspect of Sananga is how calming it is to my mind, it is now one of my favorite plant medicines.”

Testimonial: Candace Walton

“I have been using Sananga since I attended my first Kambo ceremony with you in October. Sananga is a beautiful gift from Mother Nature by way of the tribes people. Sananga has helped me to continue my spiritual work after arriving home. It has brought clarity in many ways. It has helped heal the astigmatism in my right eye, as well as improving my night vision. Other things I have noticed, my floaters are almost nonexistent, my mind and heart are calm and quiet. I am forever grateful to Sananga and use it with the utmost respect. Namaste 🙏🏾”

Testimonial: Katy Rickman

“Sananga plant medicine is powerful. For me, with my already good vision I experienced improved color perception, depth perception and overall more vivid eyesight, it is beautiful. Sananga has become meditative, as I learn to accept the moment and breathe through the discomfort. After my first 30 days, I missed my nightly sessions with Sananga. I’m blessed to have Simon Scott in my life, he has opened a whole new world of healing and love that was much needed.”

Testimonial: Rafaella

“Sananga is a special medicine for which I am grateful.  Sananga has the amazing ability to heal the eyes and the soul. Every time I use it, I feel as if my heart has been purified of any worry or fear and I am able to relax in knowingness.  Sananga speaks to me in a very loving and healing way.  I feel refreshed and rejuvenated each time I use Sananga.”

Testimonial: Nick Del Giudice

“Sananga has been a supreme blessing in my life.

Testimonial: Robert Wheeler

“The Sananga is beautiful and working it’s magic. I’ve found much clarity and more focus / willpower since taking it for a month. I took a break and then started the 2nd month and I’m happy to feel a calmness running through me again. Thank you :)”

Testimonial: Anne Perry

“My first experience with Sananga was in preparation for Kambo.  I was immediately aware of a clarity and deeper calmness that I experienced as the Sananga medicine imprinted on me.  I took some home after that introduction and began my own morning ritual with Sananga. I find I have more presence, awareness and insight when I include Sananga in my day!”

What is Sananga?

Sananga is an extract made from the roots and bark of the Tabernaemontana undulata shrub in milkwood species of the Apocynaceae family.  Sananga can be used in many ways including as eyedrops, as a douche, internally as a vomiter or externally on the skin.

Sananga has a longstanding traditional use by many tribes of the Amazon.  It is considered sacred and is used for both healing physical and spiritual ailments.  For example, Sananga can be used to clear the mind of distracting energies, opening up for a completely new way of perceiving and focusing.

Sananga is handmade in small batches and is infused with intentions of absolute clarity and focus during its production. The Sananga we offer for sale and utilize during Kambo Cleanse retreats is sent directly from the Yawanawá tribe of Brazil.

Sananga: Usage and Medicinal Effects

The pure spirit of Sananga supports a deep cleansing of blocked energies on emotional, physical, and spiritual levels. Sananga can balance and increase your energies, and find the roots of your diseases and blockages, leading to a complete equilibrium, focus, and peace of mind. Moreover, Sananga eyedrops are known to expand your spiritual vision and awareness and enhance your ability to read others people´s intentions.

Traditionally Sananga is used before hunting as it increases your long-range vision, which is important for the perception of the jungle and predictions of where the game will be.  Basically, Sananga heightens your ability to see and perceive thus it increases your chances of achieving your goals.

Away from the hunt, Sananga eyedrops are also used to cure and improve a broad range of ocular problems (Lambert et al 2010), like myopia, depth and color perception, the definition of images, and detection of accuracy.

Furthermore, people report Sananga eyedrops have helped them in cases of severe eye diseases, such as glaucoma, cataract, and blindness.

As these drops can exert such powerful effects on your visualization, they are also commonly applied before or during Ayahuasca ceremonies, to increase visualization and spiritual insights.

Even though Sananga is famous for its effects on vision and visualization, this medicine is considered to be an indigenous all-purpose remedy. It is applied for febrifuge, emetic, diuretic, calmative, and several other diseases.

Furthermore, Sananga is often used to cure skin illnesses (dermatitis), suppress appetite (Jernigan 2009), ease dental problems (Shepard 1999), and counteract snakebite wounds and poisoning, cure eye wounds and rheumatism (Sanz-Biset et al. 2009; Schultes 1979).

Another important curative aspect of the Apocynaceae family is its widely explored antimicrobial activity, which showed that this family has strong antioxidant (Pereira et al. 2005), anticancer (Kingston et al. 1977; Gunasekera et al. 1980), antifertility/ contraceptive (Meyeret al. 1973), antipyretic (fever reducing), anti-inflammatory (Taesotikul et al. 2003), anti-mycobacterial (Pereira et al. 2005), and antimicrobial (Beek et al. 1984; Suffredini et al. 2002; Ruttoh et al. 2009) effects.

Traditionally, tribes like the Matsés use Sananga eyedrops as a hunting tool to obtain a sharp perception and concentration and to enable the detection of subtle movements in the dark jungle (Lambert et al 2010). Moreover, the drops can enable strong visualizations of the prey or the plant to be hunted, allowing for a quick and successful quest.

Often Sananga is combined with other hunting tools, like Kambo, which further enhance the hunting skills. For most indigenous tribes, hunting means survival and therefore signifies an exceptionally important and crucial ability.

The tribes believe that becoming a good hunter and a good aimer, can only be achieved by using sacred plants. These sacred plants enhance the perception and sharpness, intention, sense of smell, endurance and luck. Therefore, hunting tools like Sananga and Kambo, account for about a quarter of all medicinal plants used in indigenous tribes (Shepard 1999).

Sananga: Origin, Creation and Application


Sananga eye drops are made from the Tabernaemontana undulata shrub of South America, and is known to the Kaxinawás tribe as “Mana Heins” and as “Becchete” to the Matsés tribe.

As an aside the visionary plant Iboga (Tabernanthe iboga) also belongs to the Apocynaceae family (König et al. 2015).

The bark of the root of this shrub is first ground to a very fine powder that is strained various times through a cotton mesh and finally, it is extracted into a juice.

When applied on the skin, Sananga leaves are softened by fire and applied directly on the affected part, or the latex from the root is mixed with water and applied with a cloth (Van Beek et al. 1984).  When consumed as a vomiter a drink is made with a water extract of the root bark.

Sananga: Active Ingredients and Effects

Sananga is said to contain an abundance of alkaloids (Liu et al. 2013), It has been hinted that Sanaga includes the potent active ingredient is ibogaine (König et al. 2015), However, this statement has yet to be scientifically proven.

Apart from ibogaine, several other alkaloids, such as coronaridine, quebrachidine, heyneanine, 3-hydroxycoronaridine, ibogamine and voacangine (Van Beek et al 1984; delle Monache et al. 1977) have been thought to also be contained in Sananga. All of these alkaloids have powerful psychoactive effects and can exert strong antibiotic effects.

There can be slight differences in the composition of Sananga: the Becchete from the Matsés tribe contains Tabernaemontana undulata roots, whereas the Sananga eye drops from the Kaxinawá tribe contains Kunakip (Tabernaemontana sananho) roots. Both of these roots are known to produce strong vision (waimatai) that are very useful for successful hunting (Jernigan 2009).

Sananga Main Uses

• Eye drops

• Against bad breath (Halitosis)

• Vaginal douche (Vaginal Candidiasis)

• As a vomiter (cleans the stomach)

Sananga: How to use the eye drops

Before thinking about the dose, consider carefully your thoughts and the power of your intention: every medicine can only achieve and cure what you are intending.

Only one drop per eye is enough for a powerful Sananga session. We recommend finding a calm and quiet place, either in nature or at home in a peaceful setting and with meditative music. The acute effects will wear off after 10-15 min, yet subtle after-effects can last for days. Make sure you lie down to enable a good application and leave your eyes closed during the session.

It is important to apply one drop to both eyes, and do not wait to apply the second eye, apply it immediately to balance out the energies of both eyes. Thereafter, you should blink with your eyelids for a short while to distribute the liquid over the whole eye. Ideally, you find a second person who can apply the Sananga for you.

Shortly after the application to the eyes, most users report a strong burning and intense prickly pain sensation. Yet, these effects reside after a few minutes and can be alleviated by focusing on your breathing and by visualizing how the pain removes your blocked energies and brings deep healing. Moreover, you may also experience vomiting and bowel movements, which are further indications for the removal of blocked energies and illness. Try to surrender fully and relax as much as possible.

Similar to the iboga micro-dosing, you may choose to apply Sananga on daily bases. By doing so and with an intent focus on healing you can achieve profound results.

Sananga: Cautions

• Please keep your bottle refrigerated, the ingredients are very fragile and can easily decompose.

• Contact lenses should be removed before applying Sananga.

• Prepare the person receiving Sananga for the first time. Tell them what to expect and remind them to focus on deep breathing throughout the experience.

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