Story by Limber Payaguaje

Bad air is an affliction of the body caused by an evil spirit. The elders treat this illness with a seed known as “huatiduri.” This ancestral knowledge dates back to 1960, a time marked by spiritual conflicts between different nations that unleashed harmful winds upon one another.

The Taita elders possessed the wisdom to heal this affliction through yagé. The medicine is prepared by crushing the seeds and mixing them with a small amount of water. After administering this remedy to the afflicted individual, their body is washed so that all evil comes out. 

My elders imparted this knowledge of huatiduri medicine to me, allowing me to share the wisdom of the Siona ancestral territory.

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