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Culture of Indigenous Matsés People – The Frog Medicine: Kambô

Frog medicine, known in Spanish as Medicina del Sapo, originally know as Kambô in old Matsés language; sometimes referred as Acate and Vacina do sapo in Brazilian portuguese, this ancient ceremony is performed by native experts from the Mayoruna tribe (Matsés people), and other indigenous people of the Amazon. In the Matsés, the ceremony starts

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Culture of Indigenous Matsés People – The Tobacco Inhalation: Nënë

The native experts of the Matses (Mayoruna) tribe process a refined green powder that they call nënë in their own language or sometimes referred as nunu in Spanish, using tobacco leaves (Nicotiana tabacum) and the bark of a tree called cacahuilo (Theobroma subincanum). This practice is usually performed by two people. An adult expert Mayoruna pours

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The Anaconda: Queen of the Amazon Rainforest

The green anaconda (Eunectes murinus), its a constrictor snake of the boas family, endemic from the tropical rivers of South America, of all the snakes this is which has the highest weigh and perhaps the largest known snake. In length, it competes only with the Southeast Asian reticulated python (Python reticulatus). Distribution The anaconda is

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What Are The Best Hacks For a Real Jungle Experience?

Most travelers asking for the best tourism company in the Peruvian Amazon jungle, or the best jungle survival guide for the Amazon usually gets to us moved for our over 20-year background exploring the rainforest. Amazon Explorer is specialized on extreme jungle expeditions and survival trainings. Thank our expertise we

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