Grandmother's medicines (Indigenous Yopo) [Eng-Esp]

in #naturalmedicine8 months ago (edited)

How did I meet the Yopo (Rape)? And how has it helped me?

¿Cómo conocí el Rape? y ¿en qué me ha ayudado?

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Since I can remember I have been an anxious person, I have always felt that I do not belong, my learning has always been a little different from everyone else's and my brain is always going through a thousand things at once, which has generated in my states of depression, stress or anxiety; little by little I will be telling you about these experiences while I develop the need to make you see the world from the eyes of a witch or a woman who claims that magic exists, because she creates it with her mind, while I will tell you about the things that have helped me to see the world and to decipher it.

Desde que tengo uso de razón he sido una persona ansiosa, siempre he sentido que no pertenezco, mi aprendizaje siempre ha sido un poco diferente al de todos y mi cerebro siempre esta andando en mil cosas a la vez, lo que ha generado en mi estados de depresión, estrés o ansiedad; ya poco a poco les iré comentando de esas experiencias mientras vaya desarrollando la necesidad de hacerles ver el mundo desde los ojos de una bruja o de una mujer que asegura existe la magia, porque la crea con su mente, mientras les comentare que cosas me han ayudado a ver el mundo y a descifrarlo.

The Yopo (Rape) was one of the first indigenous medicines that I knew, it was a super fine and very aromatic powder, my cousins Eduardo and @mommylion had gone to an ayahuasca ceremony and they knew this medicine, my cousin when seeing the benefits that this brought recommended it to me and showed one morning in his house because I was presenting an allergic asma.

El rape fue una de las primeras medicinas indígenas que conocí, era un polvito súper finito y muy aromático, mis primos Eduardo y @mommylion habían ido a una ceremonia de ayahuasca y conocieron esta medicina, mi primo al ver los beneficios que esto traía me lo recomendó y mostro una mañana en su casa debido a que yo estaba presentando un cuadro de asma alérgica.

When the ritual begins he explains to me what this powder is, he tells me that it is ground tobacco with some spices and ashes of herbs like eucalyptus, mint, popereira, among others; then he talks to me about how this powder is used to clear the mind, to enter a process of tranquility, for a meditation, in short it helps you to be present and at the same time it helps you to clean the pineal gland, so your crown chakra can be more receptive and prepared for a greater connection.

And among the physical reasons, it helps you with the respiratory system; it is a very good expectorant in addition to helping with sinus problems or allergies.

Cuando comienza el ritual el me explica lo que es ese polvito, me dice que es tabaco molido con algunas especias y cenizas de hierbas como el eucalipto, menta, popereira, entre otras; acto seguido me habla de cómo este polvito se usa para despejar la mente, para entrar en un proceso de tranquilidad, para una meditación, en pocas palabras te ayuda a estar presente y a su vez te ayuda a limpiar la gandula pineal, pudiendo así, tu chakra corona estar más receptivo y preparado para una conexión mayor.

Y entre las razones físicas, te ayuda con el sistema respiratorio; Es un muy buen expectorante además de ayudar con problemas de sinusitis o alergias.

Now given the information he proceeds with a little bronze stick he made, to pour a quantity of the powder on a bamboo instrument (self-projector). He blesses the contents with a prayer that he makes aloud and places it between his mouth and a nostril, blowing in a particular way, a long and strong blow; he repeats the process in the other nostril and tells me what to do.

Ahora dada la información procede con una palita de bronce que él hizo, a echar una cantidad del polvito en un instrumento de bambú (auto-proyector). Bendice el contenido con un rezo que hace en voz alta y lo coloca entre su boca y un orificio de su nariz, soplando de forma particular, un soplido largo y fuerte; repite el proceso en el otro orificio de la nariz y me indica que hacer.

The Yopo (Rape) is not inhaled, as many will think the first time they see it, this dust remains trapping the mucus that makes it go to the bloodstream as a first step, through the sinuses is cleaning the accumulated dirt that is often the reason for allergies and nasal problems and finally a part reaches the stomach where it continues with its cleaning of bacteria and parasites.

El rape no se inhala, como muchos pensaran la primera vez que lo ven, este polvo se queda atrapando la mucosidad que lo hace ir al torrente sanguíneo como primer paso, atreves de los senos para nasales va limpiando la suciedad acumulada que suele ser la razón de alergias y problemas nasales y por ultimo una parte llega al estomago donde continua con su limpieza de bacterias y parásitos.

My cousin tells me that I must take a breath and when I exhale I must hold my breath so that at that moment the dust is projected through one of the pits... I continue to breathe calmly and then we repeat the process now for the other pit.
Here what I feel in my head is peace, all the voices are silenced, I feel present and I can become part of what I am perceiving right now.
That was the first time and it was fantastic, I was discovering with each breath, a different factor that depended on the plants with which the tobacco was accompanied.

Mi primo me indica que debo tomar aire y al exhalar debo aguantar la respiración para que en ese momento me proyecte el polvo por una de las fosas… sigo respirando con tranquilidad y luego repetimos el proceso ahora para la otra fosa.
Aquí lo que siento en mi cabeza es paz, todas las voces se silenciaron, me siento presente y puedo hacerme parte de lo que estoy percibiendo justo en este instante.
Esa fue la primera vez y fue fantástica, iba descubriendo con cada soplo, un factor distinto que dependía de las plantas con las que se acompañara el tabaco.

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And so I became interested in tobacco and gradually learned how to project it to myself and others, while my cousin learned how to make it and kept me up to date with the innovations he was implementing in the process.

I learned how to make projectors and Rape, this was very valuable to me, it helped calm my anxiety attacks to the point that I had already been healing its triggers and was leading a fuller life.

Today I will share with you a little of what this process is and how I carry it out.

Y así me interese por el tabaco y fui poco a poco aprendiendo como auto proyectármelo y ha como proyectárselo a otros, mientras mi primo iba aprendiendo a cómo fabricarlo y me mantenía al día en cuanto a las novedades que implementaba en el proceso.

Aprendí a hacer proyectores y Rape, esto para mi era muy valioso, me ayudaba a calmar mis ataques de ansiedad a tal punto que ya había ido sanando sus detonantes y estaba llevando una vida más plena.

Hoy les compartiré un poco de lo que es este proceso y de cómo lo llevo a cabo.

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Selection

The main thing is in the selection of the tobacco, it must be clean and without green leaves.
The tobacco we use is a very good dark tobacco from the eastern part of Venezuela. I got a gentleman who sold it and I thought he was a very beautiful person, and for me the act of buying is quite important, since it is your energy put into a ticket and there must be harmony when making a transaction.
Once purchased, we do a second check and discard the broken leaves.
At the end of this process I will have what I am going to work on ready and I keep the remaining tobacco to use it in other things.

Selección

Lo principal está en la selección del tabaco, debe estar limpio y sin hojas verdes.
El tabaco que empleamos es un tabaco obscuro muy bueno proveniente de la zona oriente de Venezuela. Yo conseguí a un señor que lo vendía y me pareció que era una persona muy bonita, y para mí el acto de comprar es bastante importante, ya que es tu energía puesta en un billete y debe existir armonía a la hora de hacer una transacción.

Una vez comprado, ya en casa hacemos una segunda revisión y descarto las hojas rotas.
Al finalizar este proceso ya tendré listo lo que voy a trabajar y guardo el tabaco sobrante para emplearlo en otras cosas.

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Macerated

This step is particular, not all people practice it, so it's something my cousin tried once and when we realized that the plant took other properties, we kept doing it.
In a bottle with white rum, we put spices like rosemary or also serve eucalyptus leaves, and we leave the bottle in a cool place, so that the rum is impregnated with these aromas.
After a week in a deep container, we put the tobacco leaves covered by this maceration and let it rest all night.
What is achieved through this process is that the leaves are cleaned and impregnated with the properties of the other herbs that we want to use.

Macerado

Este paso es particular, no todas las personas lo practican, así que es algo que mi primo intento una vez y cuando nos dimos cuenta de que la planta tomaba otras propiedades, seguimos haciéndolo.
En una botella con ron blanco, colocamos especies como romero o también sirven hojas de eucalipto, y dejamos la botella en un lugar fresco, para que el ron se impregne de estos aromas.
Pasada una semana en un envase profundo, ponemos las hojas del tabaco cubiertas por este amacerado y dejamos reposar toda la noche.
Lo que se logra mediante a este proceso es que las hojas se limpien y se impregnen de las propiedades de las demás hierbas que queramos usar.

Drying

The leaves need to be dry enough to be ground.
So I spread them out on a surface where they can catch sunlight and moonlight respectively, perhaps for two days, this always varies by climate.
Once the leaves are dry they must be passed through a plate that in my case I put to heat over a fire made of wood.
Taking great care that they burn, I leave them there until my hand dusts the leaves.

Secado

Las hojas necesitan estar lo suficientemente secas para molerlas.
Por lo que yo las extiendo en una superficie donde puedan agarrar luz de sol y de luna respectivamente, quizás por dos días, esto siempre varía por el clima.
Una vez secas las hojas se deben pasar por una plancha que en mi caso pongo a calentar sobre un fogón hecho de leña.
Teniendo mucho cuidado con que se quemen, las voy dejando allí hasta que con mi mano se puedan hacer polvo las hojas.

Grinding

This is where the real work begins... if you thought the previous procedure was long, then you don't want to go this far.
Monkfish is a process that will help you work on your patience.
In a convenient container for grinding, we pulverize the tobacco and then sift it through different strainers and filters until we obtain a very fine powder.
In particular I have noticed that the finer it is the more effective its effects are.

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Moler

Aquí comienza el verdadero trabajo… si te pareció largo el procedimiento anterior, entonces no querrás llegar hasta aquí.
El rape es un proceso que te ayudara a trabajar la paciencia.
En un envase cómodo para moler vamos pulverizando el tabaco y a su vez cerniéndolo por distintos coladores y filtros hasta obtener un polvito muy fino.
En lo particular he notado que mientras más fino queda más efectivo son sus efectos.

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Assembly

The Yopo (Rape), as I mentioned before, is a mixture of herbs that is mostly made with tobacco.
In Cumana we have learned to make monkfish with oak ash, rosemary, eucalyptus, tobacco ash, bay-rum and other plants.

By mixing the ground tobacco with the powder of these plants, their properties are also united, that is, in the case of the bay-rum the monkfish could stimulate by its aroma sensations of relaxation, it helps with headaches and tiredness.

In the case of rosemary, it is a plant that evokes thought and helps to emanate memories, so it will surely help you when you need to meditate.

Ensamblado

El Rapé como mencione antes, es una mezcla de hierbas que en su mayor parte está hecho con tabaco.
En cumana hemos aprendido a hacer rape con ceniza de roble, romero, eucalipto, ceniza de tabaco, bay-rum entre otras plantas.

Al mezclar el tabaco molido con el polvo de estas plantas, también se unen sus propiedades, es decir, en el caso del bay-rum el rape podría estimular por su aroma sensaciones de relajamiento, ayuda con los dolores de cabeza y el cansancio.

En el caso del romero, es una planta que evoca el pensamiento y ayuda a emanar recuerdos, por lo que de seguro te ayudara cuando necesites meditar.


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That said, the mixture of the powders will always depend on the person working on them;
The quantities will always be to the liking of the preparer.


Dicho esto siempre la mezcla de los polvos dependerá de la persona que este trabajándolos;
Las cantidades siempre serán a gusto del preparador.

Comments

This medicine helps us work on individualism, it's about sharing a prayer with the person you are giving it to and vice versa, that's why it's very important that you are serene, kuami kiachi while you carry out the whole process from beginning to end.

Shamans are people who practice calmness in their daily lives, leading a life of sacrifice which in part gives them the strength so that their feelings do not influence the medicine they provide

Comentarios

Esta medicina nos ayuda a trabajar el individualismo, se trata de compartir un rezo con la persona a la que se lo estas brindando y viceversa, por eso es muy importante que estés sereno, kuami kiachi mientras llevas a cabo todo el proceso de principio a fin.

Los chamanes son personas que practican la calma en su vida diaria, llevan una vida de sacrificios que en parte le dan la fortaleza para que sus sentimientos no influyan en la medicina que brindan

I leave you with this video where I show you how I project myself to rap and how I also toast it through a prayer and an intention.

Los dejo con este video donde les muestro como me auto proyecto Rapé y como también lo brindo mediante a un rezo y a una intención.

I hope you find this information very useful, thanks to those who take the time to read it, I send you a big hug full of good vibes.

Espero les sea de mucha utilidad esta información, gracias a los que se tomen el tiempo de leerla les mando un abrazo enorme cargado de buenas vibras.

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Qué fino todo este proceso, debe ser maravilloso el trabajo energético con el abuelo tabaco. Adiwa de corazón!

Excelente el rapé del tabaco, y ni hablar de las variedades brasileñas, como el Pao Pereira que son ufff geniales

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@auelitairene, thank you so very much for putting this article together for the community <3 Yopo has always really been intriguing to me. I really appreciate the information about how its cleansing the body. I can really imagine the stillness needed for taking this medicine! And the energy exchange you mention - the sharing a prayer - so beautiful. I try to keep this in mind myself when practicing any form of healing. The practitioner must remain calm and clear <3

Yes, I will continue to write about this medicine and share all that I can to help others understand this beautiful world that gives us awareness and health.

Important know that Yopo for the piaroas, if every medicine that you take by the nose or snort.

The yopo that i mentioned here, is a medicine made with tabacco and not to be confused with ñua.

Adiwa!

This is very interesting and once I'll finally visit South America, I might give this a try. To be honest though - growing up in a part of Europe where the focus is more on drugs and pharmacies than on ( natural medicine ) and due to having negative experiences with how addictive hard drugs can affect families and people, I still feel I need to overcome some fear and a change of mindset before I can undergo such an experience.

I appreciate the fact that people like you show us the actual benefits of natural medicine by sharing personal stories and being our teachers.

Big hug,

@vincentnijman

Sometimes we have to be mature enough to know which things hurt us and put them aside! Never criticize people who take the path of hard drugs, it should not be easy to be addicted! Addiction today is even given by the mobile phone and this also destroys families!

I lived in a house from childhood where my stepfather used cocaine and crack very regularly and my fear of drugs was always strong, but I understood that drugs are not the problem! They don't make people the ones, people use them badly and use them as a bridge to get their demons out!

Bigger hug!

If one day you dare, I hope to accompany you to Grandpa Rufino's community, it is always good to take these medicines from professionals! And Grandpa welcomes people as much love to babe their hearT.

thanks for support me! @vincentnijman

Great article finally made it over! Not sure how to transferee my recent posts over but alas I am here. Good to catch up 💯🐒