A Sanango dieta is a tradition of shamanic initiation in the Upper Peruvian Amazon that must be undertaken to show commitment to the shamanic path.

With very strong physical cleansing it re-boots the immune system, aides the treatment of diseases of the nervous system and has potential in the treatment of heavy addiction.

The dieta involves drinking a solution made from the bark of Sanango for three days at 3am each morning.

Sanango is hot and spicy as it goes down and is felt throughout the body, usually causing vomiting and diarrhoea soon after its ingestion.

Strict dietary restrictions are followed for the duration of 8 day isolation and fewer restrictions for a further 30 days.

There are two kinds of Sanango that we work with: Uchu and Chiric. We facilitate both Uchu and Chiric Sanango dietas and will help individuals decide which is right for them. Here is a brief overview of both.

The sanango types

Uchu Sanango

Doctor Sanango or Abuelo (Grandfather) Sanango is the spirit of Uchu Sanango. He is often seen in visions during dieta. He is a strict but compassionate teacher that brings us knowledge of our deepest fears and insecurities through visions, dreams, and insights. Uchu Sanango is a strong Master Plant, which is believed to protect from negative energies. It is a powerful Master Plant Ally for Shamans who encounter much negative energy in shamanic practice, and indeed for anyone who encounters negative energy in everyday life. Uchu Sanango is an incredible treatment for body aches and pains and other physical issues, and also aides in addiction treatment as western science supports. During an Uchu Sanango dieta you will purge on all levels and emerge stronger, and feeling more balanced with emotional and physical strength that will last beyond your dieta as you continue to benefit from Doctor Sanango’s guidance.

Chiric Sanango

Chiric Sanango opens the heart and cleanses the mind. Like Uchu, Chiric Sanango teaches through the visions, dreams and insights its ingestion induces, but the effects are usually felt more strongly. Chiric acts on the mind more than the body and is said to be a stricter teacher than Uchu. Chiric Sananago is very effective at treating any issue or illness relating to the nervous system, as western research supports. It usually causes chills, giving it its name ‘chiric’ and is used to treat fever traditionally. Dieters will experience strong physical and emotional purging throughout this diet. A chiric sanango dieta is a powerful experience that can lead to greatly improved physical and mental health.