Herbal Healer

Herbal Healer: What is bobinsana?

2012-09-26T21:00:00Z Herbal Healer: What is bobinsana?Ted PanDeva Zagar Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
September 26, 2012 9:00 pm  • 

This native of the Amazon Basin has been used for healing the body and for enhancing spiritual, shamanic activities through countless generations.


Long-valued for its contraceptive activity, bobinsana has also attracted the attention of modern researchers for its potential in addressing uterine cancer. A dependable diuretic, this green medicine is also favored as a tonic and stimulant. Peruvian natives prepare a traditional drink from the roots to increase energy levels and to improve strength. The bark of the bobinsana tree is brewed to roll back the pain when arthritis and rheumatism strike. This herb’s anti-inflammatory feature also helps reduce stress in other parts of the body. Bobinsana is useful in cases where shortness of breath (dyspnea) arises. The bark is grated into baths to combat colds and chills. This plant is considered a “plant teacher” by medicine men and women who practice their skills in the Amazonian rainforest.


This shrubby tree rises up to 20 feet from the soils of several Amazon Basin countries. Favoring a proximity to water, bobinsana is abundant alongside streams and rivers in Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil and Bolivia. It produces lovely pink to reddish flowers that resemble powder puffs.


One cup of bobinsana herbal tea taken twice daily can relieve arthritic and rheumatic joints. Be the first in your circle of friends to try an exotic tea from a faraway land! NOTE: Because bobinsana has been a traditional contraceptive from the world of plants, it should be avoided by women who are contemplating a pregnancy.

The opinions expressed are solely the writer’s. NOTE: Visit herbalastrology.com to read Ted PanDeva Zagar’s other articles and columns that discuss the benefits of herbs and natural foods. DISCLAIMER: The author’s comments are not intended to serve as medical advice, and he urges his readers to seek qualified wellness professionals to resolve matters of health.

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