03 March 2022
The 13th symposium of the Swiss Ethnobiology Network will take place at the Natur-Museum in Lucerne, Switzerland, on March 26, 10-17h. The meeting will also be broadcast online. Our scientific director Matteo Politi will be participating with the following lecture: “Traditional Amazonian medicine and psychedelic assisted-therapy; implications for mental health”.
19 January 2022
Thanks to the support of the Fondation Vermont, starting in January of this year, 4 Awajún indigenous youth from the communities of Yutupis and Puerto Galilea, district of Río Santiago, department of Amazonas, receive a full scholarship to study in the Clase A Pre-University Group of Tarapoto and thus prepare to apply to university, with the aim of studying careers such as mathematics, law and nursing.
14 January 2022
We analyze some of the main results of the review study carried out by researchers from the University of Chieti, Italy, and led by the scientific director of Takiwasi, Matteo Politi, that has set the aim of reviewing the cultural significance of the emetic and purging effects within the traditional and ceremonial use of ayahuasca, and the pharmacology of its main constituents for their potential application in gastro-intestinal health.