Adenocalymma alliaceum


"Dream Magick -- Ajo Sacha".

During my one week diet with the teacher plant Ajo Sacha, I had so many lucid dreams that I was astonished. There were by far too many lucid dream experiences to journal on a daily basis, but I did have an MP3 voice recorder which allowed me to record almost every single dream experience upon awakening before the memories would fade. Since I literally had enough lucid dreams to fill a book, I decided to find the major "themes"and "lessons" that Ajo Sacha shared with me during the diet and write about those to give everyone an idea of how the teacher plants actually teach.
Teacher plants are very similar to human teachers in many ways. They all have different personalities, they all have different styles of teaching their students, and they all teach different subjects as well. In order to convey their messages with the greatest clarity, they speak in the universal language of symbolism.
Ajo Sacha is known for having quite a sense of humor. The shamans say that she is the gatekeeper to both the dreamworld and the plant kingdom. Likewise, she is famous for testing one's awareness from time to time to confirm that you have in fact understood her previous lessons before moving on to higher levels of learning.
On the first night of the diet as I was going to sleep I began to see visions .... and acknowledged to me that she was Ajo Sacha. She said, "Now that I have your attention, let's go!"
The next thing I knew the dream changed completely and ... Then of course I realized the joke as they all began laughing at me.
The scenery changed again, and this time ... I just laughed at him because I really could not believe all of these dreams were occurring in the same night!
I think you can see now why Ajo Sacha is known for her sense of humor.

The temptations ended after the first night, however, ... In all instances she did this to get my attention. Once I acknowleged her presence and the fact that I knew I was dreaming, she would share another teaching with me.
For example, on the night she appeared to me as ... she was taking a shower in a white room with white candles, white curtains and red roses. As she got out of the shower she asked me to follow her upstairs to her bedroom. The staircase was a beautiful golden spiral staircase. As we reached the top of the staircase the frame of the house disappeared and we were in the clouds flying. As the clouds parted, I could see the heavens and there were white doves flying with us. However, I was unable to fly any higher because I had my laptop computer with me which was weighting me down. Since I use my laptop for work, I would not let go of it even though the doves and Eva (who had now become an angel) were telling me to let the computer go so I could fly higher with them. ...
This theme of confronting demons and illusions was a major teaching from Ajo Sacha that continued in several more dreams. ...

The following night I had a similar dream of being confronted by very dark energies in an underground warehouse. ... As I confronted them , they disentegrated like the vampires in the Blade movies. One of the dark energies managed to cut my leg. It was a very deep wound and it was bleeding badly, but I realized that I was dreaming and the leg magically healed like the metal terminator. At this point, I was almost fully lucid and the scenery of the dream changed ... and nothing could really hurt me. Once again, I saw the symbolism being that when we confront our fears they lose their power over us and they go away.
Later, I was on an airplane again with Eva ... who was stilled dressed like an angel. She began explaining to me the meaning of the two previous dreams and asked me if I knew what they meant. The song Baby Baby It's A Wild World by Cat Stevens was playing in the background. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that I was dreaming. She told me that we were always dreaming. She went on to explain that our entire lives really were movies which we were writing the script for on a very unconscious level. She told me this was why vampires died like in the Blade movie and why I healed myself like the terminator. It was just more symbology. ... This dream was the most incredible to date. I knew everything she had told me was true. I also saw the symbology of being in the airplane with her as indicating that the answer to creating our own movies, or our own script is in developing the ability to control our thoughts (as represented by the Air element). Naturally, if we have a pre-determined destination or goal in mind at the beginning of our journey, our chances of success are much greater (as represented by the airplane, which always has a destination planned well in advance).
At this point in the diet process, I was completely amazed at all of the information I had received from Ajo Sacha. However, I still had one unanswered question. I wanted to know how I could support myself if I were to quit my job. I really wanted to stop working and leave all of the stress and anxiety behind to study more with sacred and medicinal plants in the Amazon and elsewhere, but I just could not understand how that would be possible.
That night I had a dream that I was down near the river. On one side of the river I was with all of the people from my waking world. On the other side of the river were all of the energies and intelligences from the dreamworld. There was a bridge connecting the two sides, but I was the only person who could see the bridge. I spent what seemed to be several days in physical time going to the "other side" and bringing back gifts and art to share with people in the waking world. The most amazing part of this dream in hindsight is that not only was it the answer to my one remaining question, but the symbology showed me how I could make a living doing what I loved simply by sharing my experiences with others whether it be in art, writing books, etc. This was also the only dream I can recall that Ajo Sacha did not appear to me in. I recognized the symbology in this as her confirmation that I had the power within myself to manifest this change in my life.
To say the least, it has taken some time to assimilate and integrate all of the teachings that Ajo Sacha shared with me. She is famous among the natives for cleansing and healing. Whether an individual is suffering consciously or unconsciously, and whether it may be on a physical, mental or spiritual level, Ajo Sacha facilitates a process which allows us to overcome whatever may be blocking us from taking the next step on our personal journey of empowerment and evolution.
In my experiences, as reflected in the symbology of my dreams, she helped me to understand the importance of withstanding the tempations of the physical world, as well as confronting my own personal demons which in reality have proved to be illusions, and she helped me to see clearly how I could manifest the changes in my life that I was seeking."


"Stalking Your Highest Potential with Ajo Sacha".

"Considered the “opener of the way” in Amazonian shamanic tradition, ajo sacha (Masoa alliacea) is a much respected plant teacher that is used in many contexts: as ... Anti-inflammatory, mood enhancer, blood cleanser, ajo sacha strengthens the body, the immune system, increases personal strength." "One of the most amazing things about ajo sacha is how it teaches so instructively through dreams. Dreams with ajo sacha are always very instructive,  vivid, and memorable."


"Ajo Sacha- The Great Plant Spirit Shamanism Opener".

"Ajo Sacha has a myriad of medicinal uses including treating inflammation, arthritis, rheumatism, common colds, cleansing the stomach/body of Parasites and Candida, as a blood cleanser for fungal issues and even as an cure for epilepsy. This jungle plant is commonly believed to have magical properties capable of cleansing the soul of negative energies, strengthening one’s body and will, and driving away evil spirits. ... During ceremony I witnessed white angelic looking beings walking around the Maloka space working on people and in the space between sleep and awake I would hear the plant playing this hauntingly beautiful flute song. The dreams experienced were very vivid and lucid."


"Ajo Sacha Diets".

"Its taste is that of raw garlic cloves. Some people get nauseous while others have very lucid dreams. ... When ingested as a concoction, Ajo Sacha is considered analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-rheumatic and are widely used to treat arthritis, rheumatism, body aches and pain, injuries, colds, uterine disorders, epilepsy, inflammation ... . ... It also opens up the psyche and other channels, allowing the Ayahuasca brew to integrate properly into the physical body thus providing a more beneficial experience with the Medicine. "


"Mansoa alliacea Ajo sacha, Jungle Garlic".

"Ajo sacha is sometimes used to shift ones luck, to cleanse the spirit, and to help cleanse the body and restore physical health.
Fresh ajo sacha leaves are also rubbed all over the body to reduce human stench and improve success in hunting. Shamans also believe that Ajo sacha sharpens eyesight, hearing, and sense of smell to improve hunting prowess. It is considered to be a stalking plant due to its ability to amplify the senses. Some shamans use the plant to help a person see their spiritual path and have insight into other realms or states of reality that underlie everyday reality.
The plant is also thought to have magical properties, bringing lucid dreams, driving away evil spirits and bringing good luck. ...

Some shamans report that Ajo Sacha has a sense of humor and is a gate keeper to the dream world and to realm of plant spirits. The plant may use humorous tricks to get your attention during dreaming and promote lucidity."


"Genus Adenocalymma -- Adenocalymma alliaceum".

Mansoa alliacea, or garlic vine, is a species of tropical liana in the trumpet-creeper family. It is native to Northern South America,[4] and has spread to Central America and Brasil.[5] Among the mestizos of the Amazon rainforest it is known as ajo sacha, a Spanish-Quechua name that means "forest garlic" or "wild garlic".


"Rain-Tree Reports -- Ajos Sacha".

p. 1 Family: Bignoniaceae

Taxon: Mansoa alliacea (Lam.) A.H. Gentry

Synonyms: Adenocalymma alliaceum, Adenocalymma pachypus, Adenocalymma sagotii, Bignonia

alliacea, Pachyptera alliacea, Pseudocalymma alliaceum, Pseudocalymma pachypus, Pseudocalymma



Amazonia for arthritis, good luck, nervous shock, and rheumatism

Brazil as an analgesic, antipyretic, antirheumatic, and tonic; for arthritis, body

aches, colds, coughs, fevers, flu, respiratory ailments, and rheumatism

Colombia for pulmonary ailments

Guyana as an analgesic and antipyretic, for colds, cramps, fatigue, fevers, flu,

general weakness, head colds, lameness, lumbago, muscle aches,

pain, and rheumatism

Peru as an analgesic, anti-arthritic, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic,

antirheumatic, antitussive, depurative, purgative, and tonic; for aches,

abdominal pain, arthritis, asthma, body aches, colds, coughs, cramps,

epilepsy, fatigue, fertility, fevers, flu, good luck, headaches,

inflammation, insect repellent, malaria, nervous shock, nervousness,

pneumonia, rheumatism, skin problems, and uterine disorders

Suriname for colds, fever, rheumatic pains and as a vermifuge and pregnancy tonic"


"Garlic Vine, Ajos Sacha - Mansoa alliacea, Pseudocalymma alliaceum, Cydista aequinoctialis".

"Garlic Vine have many other common names that relates to Garlic - Garlic Creeper, Garlic Shrub, Garlic Rope, Amazonian Garlic Bush, Bejuco de Ajo, Ajos del Monte, Sucho Ajo and Cipo de Alho ... . ...

In Amazon Rainforest, local people are using leaves of Garlic Vine as a seasoning and spice. Fresh young and soft leaves and stems can be chopped and uses like chives to sprinkle on salads, sandwitches, mashed potatos or any other food. Old tough leaves can be used fresh crushed or chopped, or dried and crushed or powderized, it can be used for cooking as a Garlic substitute. ...

Ajos Sacha is commonly used in traditional medicine of Amazon tribes, for fevers, colds, flu, cough, asthma, pneumonia and other respiratory problems, rheumatic and arthritic pains and other inflammations, malaria, cancer, myalgia, mycosis, lumbago, headache, nervousness, nervous shock, neurosis, uterine disorder, epilepsy, cramps, wounds, swellings, high cholesterol, indigestion and constipation. ...

Leaves can be eaten fresh or dried, and all parts of plant including roots can be taken in form of infusion, decoction (some of it properties might be lost due to long, high heat exposure), tincture, or capsules, but decoctions and tinctures are usually made from bark or root."


Stephan V. Beyer : Singing to the Plants : A Guide to Mestizo Shamanism in the Upper Amazon. Univ of NM Pr, Albuquerque, 2009.

"Hunters use ajo sacha to disguise their human scent; fishermen purify their bodies, tools, and canoes with ajo sacha to assure a good catch.

Ajo sacha is considered a subtle ally, who influences the nature of dreams on following nights, making them peculiarly auditory; it is thus a source of icaros, magical songs, for all sorts of purposes. ... the first night after drinking it, he dreamed ... a song entered into him like a spiral through the top of his head. ... Ajo sacha enhances auditory perception ...; and in dreams the plants begin to sing."



"Ajo Sacha 100 Vegetarian Capsules / 500mg

by Rainforest Pharmacy"

"Mansoa alliacea | Ajo sacha | Wild garlic | Opener of the Way"

"Ajos Sacha (Mansoa alliacea) leaf – 16 oz. (1 lb.) bulk powder."

"Ajos Sacha (Mansoa alliacea) root  – 16 oz. (1 lb.) bulk powder."