Medicinal Purges

The first words that come to mind when mentioning purge are self-liberation, evacuation, elimination. The word purge implies that there is something in excess that must be evacuated; something that is toxic heavy, and wretched. All of these notions can be directed to the domain of the physical as much as the energetic. We understand that when one purges it is to make oneself feel lighter and better. Therefore, purging may be a necessary sacrifice to access a more exact perspective of yourself and to liberate yourself from physical and psychological retentions that obstruct a healthy existence. In Traditional Amazonian medicine, the purge is a ceremony that combines the physical effects of a purgative plant while also including the spiritual plane by means of the ritual that accompanies it. 

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