07 July 2021

Empirical uses of tobacco to prevent and reduce the toxic effects of COVID-19, vaccinations and the after-effects of intoxication

The global health crisis declared since early 2020 with the appearance and spread of SARS-CoV-2 and the disease labeled COVID-19, places each person in front of difficult choices to make for their health and that of their loved ones. Contradictory, biased, censored information further complicates “informed” or “enlightened” decision-making. The essential questions that arise are to determine the possible preventive measures, the treatments for symptomatic people, the approach to the after-effects of the infection or intoxication (Mild COVID, Long COVID), the choice to be vaccinated or not, the prevention of the possible toxic effects of vaccines for both the vaccinated and the non-vaccinated in the presence of the vaccinated. Traditional Amazonian medicines point to the empirical use of therapeutic black tobacco as an essential remedy in all these cases, this claim being supported by the data acquired from science and the research leads currently underway on tobacco. We propose in this article to identify some guidelines around the role and place of tobacco in the context of the COVID-19 epidemic and to point out the possible empirical therapeutic uses to respond to different individual situations in the face of the choices that are needed.

01 July 2021

What if Someone Tries to Patent Ayahuasca?

Advances in scientific research in recent decades have brought unprecedented attention to ayahuasca, the sacred plant brew of the Amazon. Researchers are confirming what the Indigenous people have been affirming for centuries: ayahuasca is an exceptional medicinal concoction, with diverse properties and potential therapeutic applications. Western society is looking to exploit this immense potential. Shamanic tourism has lived a couple of decades of boom and I recently learned of a patent application for ‘synthetic ayahuasca’ that has been pending for a number of years. Article by Matteo Politi published on the website of ICEERS.

30 June 2021

Amazonian plants to help the spirit

A documentary on Takiwasi is part of the series "Amazonia, evils and plants". Written and directed by Emilie Grange.

20 May 2021

New research article on Takiwasi

An article has just been published in the scientific journal Frontiers in Pharmacology that describes the study protocol developed for the innovative research project Ayahuasca Treatment Outcome Project (ATOP), with a special focus on the evaluation of addiction treatment services provided by the Takiwasi Center, ATOP's first study site.

18 May 2021

Online Course: Consistencies Between Christian Initiation and Amazonian initiation

Dear friends, we would like to invite you to enroll in the online course “Coherencias entre la iniciación cristiana y la iniciación amazónica” taught in Spanish by Dr. Jacques Mabit, executive president and founder of the Takiwasi Center.