The benefits of mambe are plenty. At a nutritional level, it is a supplement, containing the following proteins and vitamins:
- vitamin A, E, B1, B2, B3 and C
Additionally, mambe effects are that it:
- facilitates communication
- increases concentration
- augments your senses
- increases body temperature / heats body
- quells hunger
- energizes and wards off fatigue
- reduces altitude sickness
How to use:
Oral use: use 1 to 2 gr 3 times a day or in a single dose in the morning.
Take a teaspoon of powder and let it boil for several minutes in boiled water, or add it to a fruit juice or custard.
Keep the container tightly closed. Keep the bottle in a cool, dry place. Protect from light.
Please note – this medicine does not need to be TAKEN WITH AMBIL AND IS ALREADY BEAUTIFUL AND ACTIVATED TO USE ON ITS OWN. BELOW IS JUST INFORMATION
The ritual of mambe (which is the ancestral name of the coca leaf) is often a ritual of mambe and ambil, and this ritual gives you a unique experience in oral tradition.
Mambe gives power to word By chewing the mambe coca, we are able to connect to the wisdom we each have inside so that we can share with the other participants.
This ritual is therapeutic and is based on sharing our life experiences through speech.
It is often taken to endure long work days, particularly when cultivating and harvesting.
In modern-day society, people may take it when driving long distances.
How do you use mambe powder in ceremony?
Mambe and ambil are often consumed together in ceremony.
Though there are varied traditions around the use of mambe powder in ceremony, one common way is in the context of a círculo de palabra, which literally translates to “word circle”, or when the community gathers in a circle to discuss matters relating to relationships, health, philosophy and decisions that the community must make.
This mambe ceremony often takes place in the late evening and continues on through the night to dawn.
During this ritual, ambil (tobaccos paste) may first be passed around. This causes the mouth to salivate, which makes it easier to absorb the mambe coca powder.
Next, the mambe powder is passed around and each individual carefully puts a small spoonful (sometimes more) into the cheek pocket, where it tends to clump. The idea is not to swallow it, but hold it in the cheek.
Following the mambe medicine, a pinch of dry coca leaves is added to the cheek pocket where the mambé is held. This mass is chewed together, thus forming a more solid ball/mass, which is held in the mouth until the next round of medicine.
This mambé and ambil ceremony may go through the night. The mambe powder and the ambil tobacco paste are both stimulants and keep individuals from falling asleep. In fact, after 2-3 rounds, participants tend to feel very alert.
Mambe medicine can also be taken more informally before and during other ceremonies, often energising those that consume it for the long night ahead.
To this day, there exists a great cultural confusion about the difference between coca and cocaine. Mambe coca is often mistakenly thrown into the same category when actually this term only refers to mambe powder derived from coca leaves.
Coca is an age-old plant that has been used for its medicinal and spiritual properties for more than 8,000 years across South America. It is not a drug, however, though it can be transformed into cocaine much like caffeine might be isolated from a coffee bean.