Ajo Sacha – A Single Plant with Multi Specialty

ajo sacha
Before we start learning more about Ajo Sacha (Mansoa alliacea) such as how it works? The benefits of it? It is better than we what is Ajo Sacha? If we don’t know what the plant is I don’t think it will be much of an use to know about its benefits and other prospects.

What is Ajo Sacha?

This is a shrub and it is a native to the upper Amazon rainforest. It is not from the garlic family but the leaves, vine bark, and also its roots have similar characteristics of real garlic. It also resembles, taste, and smell of garlic.
You can translate “Sacha” to wild so Sacha Ajo can be translated to “wild garlic”. However, this is one of the mildest of all plant that you will have in your plant dieta. Nonetheless, if you are including this in your diet you have to spend time in quietude and self-reflection.
The plant is usually used by the native indigenous tribes who stay in the rainforest to clean their digestive system and also get an energetic body. The plant is highly respected by the natives over there by using almost all of their parts. Moreover, the plant can also be replanted after they are harvested for the diet!
ajo sacha flower

Medicinal properties of Ajo Sacha:

This plant has analgesic, antirheumatic properties and is used for the treatment of arthritis. It is used as an antiallergic and against muscle tension. To apply the plant to the affected areas, it must be macerated (leaves, stems and roots) and applied to them. It also has insect repellent properties and is also used as an antibacterial.
In fact, the indigenous elders who stay in the Amazon consider that this plant has magical and spiritual powers. This powers not only chase away the evil spirits but also purifies the body. It will be useful if you use the plant before or during the retreat as it helps the body to receive the Mother Vine easily and comfortably. 
Ajo Sacha is even recommended during the period of vital changes in the body because of its strengthening properties. It inspires and also cleans the body from all the negative energy. If you have headaches, fever, or cold then also it is advised to use the plant as it helps to cure them.
Now let us know how to conduct the Ajo Sacha diet?
The Ajo Sacha diet has a three-day ritual. It starts with the scraping of its roots. Then you have to bath in the Ajo Sacha leaves and sleep with the scarped roots keeping them under your bed.
However, the roots of the plant are scrapped at midday and then it is set for overnight dipped in water. You have to drink the tea that is formed at 6 A.M. and follow it with an Ajo Sacha bath.
This three-day diet then allows the dieter the communicate with the Ajo Sacha spirit and then they can receive full protection during their retreat.
The Uses of Ajo Sacha plant.
  • While you are applying it the leaves that are crushed and soaked in the water for bathing is an effective way that will purify your body before you enter the ceremony. This also helps to eliminate any kind of toxic element. As well as when leaves crushed, emit an odor of garlic, with a hint of onion.
  • The plant dieta of Ajo Sacha starts by drinking a cold tincture of the roots. The roots are usually soaked in the cold water for 12 to 24 hours. However, the number of roots that has to be infused in the tonic will be decided by the Shamam.
  • There will be a curendero who will prepare the medicine and bless it with their prayer songs and jungle tobacco (mapacho). Then at 6 AM, the Shamam will arrive at your Tambo where you stay and then direct you how you will intake the drink.
  • There are lots of benefits of the Ajo Sachs plant dieta. It is considered to be an anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, and analgesic. And it is also hugely used to treat diseases like rheumatism, injuries, uterine disorder, arthritis, body aches and pain, colds, epilepsy, and many others.
  • It is commonly grow into a cluster of vines and contains several of the main sulfur compounds that garlic does, such as allicin and ursolic acid.
  • It also cures many digestive issues such as Candida overgrowth along with other intestinal issues. The diet is considered to clean the blood while purifying the body. Moreover, it also opens up the psyche and other channels which allows the Ayahuasca brew to combine with the physical body smoothly and provide more benefits.
Special not on uses of Ajo Sacha: 
It is much more recommendable to use it fresh to obtain all the goodness it offers, although it can also be used with a maximum conservation time of 30 to 50 days

Favorable Environmental Condition for Ajo Sacha:

It is start growing in rainy season, usually in the month of  November and December in the Amezon region. Ajo Sacha usually reach more than 2 meters in height and grow at great speed if conditions are right. According to researchgate ,”Ajo Sacha grows in tropical areas of primary forest with rainfalls from 1800 to 3500 mm/year, in clay or sandy soils rich in organic matter, shaded or poorly shaded areas, temperatures between 20 to 26ºC, away from puddles because it is not resistant to floods.”

According to some research its flavor  could vary in intensity according to the seasons, its mild flavor can go from a slight taste to onion, onion, pepper and pepper, giving the end a spicy touch as characteristic of all plants, that present a similarity to Allium Sativum (common sense) which allows a lot to be combined with all kinds of preparations.

In fact, has its versatility in the medicinal and culinary field. but also in the spiritual realm. According to legends it is used to ward off the negative energy or the evil spirits.

Ajo Sacha Vine and Flowering Properties:

Its flowers are very beautiful; corsages of white, purple and nuanced flowers are observed. This spectacular flowering vine is better known abroad than in it’s native places like Brazil and it is easy to check this information, just type Garlic Vine on the search sites and hundreds of articles and images about the plant appear on sites in other countries around the world.

This vine is very vigorous and extremely floriferous, it blooms several times during the year, its flowering appears in great quantity with compact and rounded inflorescences. The newly bloomed flowers are pinkish-purple in color and as they become more mature they change to very light pink, almost white, resulting in a very interesting visual effect, similar to that of manacás.

More information about Ajo Sacha ( Mansoa alliacea):

Scientific Name: Mansoa alliacea
Synonym: Cydista aequinoctialis, Adenocalymma alliaceum, Adenocalymma pachypus, Adenocalymma sagotii, Bignonia alliacea, Pachyptera alliacea, Pseudocalymma alliaceum, Pseudocalymma pachypus, Pseudocalymma sagotti
Popular Names: Garlic vine, Garlic vine, Garlic
Family: Bignoniaceae
Soils: Various types of soils, preferably those rich in organic matter and unpacked.
Category: Creepers
Climate: Equatorial, Subtropical, Tropical
Origin: Central America, South America, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guyana, French Guiana, Peru
Height: 3.6 to 4.7 meters
Brightness: Half Shade, Full Sun
Life Cycle: Perennial


The inhabitants of the communities take advantage of almost the entire plant: its leaves, flowers, roots and bark, to use it as.

Cortex Antiepileptic: They use the bark of Ajo sacha to prevent choral gout and seizures

Ulcers: the grated bark is put on the ulcer.

Hemorrhoids: the liquid obtained from a decoction of the bark is used
in sitz baths.

Antiseptic and mycosis: the decoction is used in washes on the affected area.

Sheets Antiarthritic: Use the leaves in infusion or crushed on the affected part or maceration of stems and roots in alcohol to relieve pain, swelling, stiffness and local heat in the joints. It is also recommended to crush the stems and fresh roots and place them in a glass bottle with brandy (filter cake or 80% ethyl alcohol), let it macerate for two days and filter before eating to relieve pain and inflammation of the joints. , muscles and tendons.

Analgesic: They use the leaves in an infusion or the macerated roots to soothe pain in muscles, bones, head, abdomen, etc.

Urinary infections: The decoction of 250 g of leaves is allowed to cool down. Take half a glass on an empty stomach for seven days.

Inflammation of the prostate: The leaves are crushed until a mass is obtained. Apply on the affected part for 30 minutes; repeat the treatment for seven days.

In the Peruvian Amazon it is used for arthritis, for good luck, for nervous breakdown, and for rheumatism.

Other Properties and benefits of Ajo Sacha

  1. Antiepileptic: They use the bark of sacha garlic to prevent choral gout and seizures.
  2. Antipyretic: The stems and leaves are used in decoction for body baths, it reduces fever and cold sores.
  3. In stomach colic: The decoction of the bark in water relieves acute stomach pain (blocks violent contractions of the stomach and intestines).
  4. In headache: They use the pulverized leaf mixed with water or with filter cake, topically to relieve headache.
  5. As a restorative: They use the decoction of the roots and it is consumed orally. Serves as a tonic or body energizer.
  6. Uses in colds, pneumonia, coughs, nausea, and constipation are also reported.
Delhi Magazine Team

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