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Amazon Rainforest Cruise In Search of Miraculous Plants

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Scientists are baffled at how Amazon’s medicinal plants can treat every ailment right from infertility and anxiety to cancer. Travelers, soul seekers, and scientists are equally venturing into the depths of the healing rainforest to learn about the various superfoods and medicinal plants of Amazon. Over a quarter of modern medicines are made from the ingredients resourced from the Amazon like the most powerful anticancer drug Vincristine extracted from the rainforest plant called periwinkle. The rainforest cruises take you on a journey of discovering many such medicinal plants, offering you the chance to connect with nature and reawaken your soul as you discover the ancient secrets of the forest.


Amazon Rainforest Cruise


Connecting to Nature

Venturing into the wilderness tests our mind, body, and spirit in a way that we grow much beyond the physical. Being in nature, or even viewing scenes of nature, reduces anger, fear, and stress and increases pleasant feelings. Scientists like Mitchell and Stamatakis researching on public health say that only by being in nature or viewing scenes of natural beauty one starts having pleasant feelings. The Amazon rainforest cruises are some such immersive trips taking you into the depths of the forest and introducing you to the different types of trees and plants including some 30,000 medicinal plants. Often these soul enriching trips include a meeting with the tribal communities and their spiritual leader and doctor, a shaman, who demonstrates spiritual treatment of wounds and diseases using the powerful ancient traditions of healing by invoking the plant spirit. In the words of Chris Kilham - author and founder of Medicine Hunter, Inc., “Amazon Shamanic Medicine provides a unique, intensive exploration of the plant-based medicines of Amazon rainforest, a body of knowledge derived from shamans who are considered among the most capable of natural healers alive today.”



Healing Plants


Exploring the Healing Forest

The deeps of the Amazon rainforest are a treasure chest of many soul healing secrets and a guided hike through the various Amazonian trails will reveal to you many such natural treasures. The plants of the forest and much often even their fruits are enriched with active components, beneficial nutrients, and phytochemicals. They have been in use since the ancient times by the indigenous tribes for their survival as well as physical and mental well-being. For example, the root of the wasai tree is ground and consumed as a diuretic for healthy kidneys and extracts of Lapacho is used in the treatment of cancer for alleviating pain from chemotherapy. The natives have long been using the leaves of Cordoncillo as anesthesia for numbing pain from injuries. Yet another is the Shapumvilla plant which is can be tested for its amazing coagulant properties if you happen to get a cut when exploring the forest.


Since long, the rainforest cruises have been attracting travelers who are curious to find how the core of the rainforest looks like, people seeking solitude miles away from conventional civilization, scientists who want to discover the medicinal gifts of the forest and the ones in search of ancient spiritual wisdom and healing. Didn't Ralph Waldo Emerson once say - "Nature is the symbol of the spirit?"

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This post was written by our guest blogger, Jackie. Now working as a writer, Jackie started her working life in the leisure and tourism industry, traveling all over the world working as a tour guide and in hospitality -  but after becoming a mom refocused and decided to spend more time with her family. When she's not writing, she volunteers for a number of local mental health charities and also has a menagerie of pets to look after.

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