Online Documentation

The Takiwasi Center has a library specialized in traditional medicines, which holds a fund of more than 4,900 books, 2,000 articles and 300 audio-visual elements mainly related to the fields of ethnomedicine, indigenous spirituality, psychology, anthropology, drug addictions and botany. It is a unique resource for the domestic and foreign researchers who have free access to it. Takiwasi's resident patients also benefit from its contents.

Takiwasi also has a collection of digital documents which includes a wide variety of books and articles related to medicinal plants, spirituality and psychology topics, among others. These contents, accessible through our website, are organized according to three classification groups: Articles produced by Takiwasi, Documents of general interest and Theses and research works carried out by domestic and foreign students and researchers.

The Center also develops its own editorial line that has several magazines, documentaries and books that are available for sale in our Store, whether in physical or digital format.

Featured Article

Conceptions and practices of an integrative treatment for substance use disorders involving Amazonian medicine: traditional healers’ perspectives

Author: Ilana Berlowitz

Published in Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria, ahead of print, Epub Dec 18, 2017 - Read more


In an attempt to improve existing treatment options, some research has therefore explored alternative or traditional healing practices for SUDs, in a parallel way as such therapies are often used for somatic chronic diseases, like cancer. Specifically traditional Amazonian medicine, an ancient healing system involving the use of medicinal plants and ritual techniques from the Amazon rainforest, ought to be investigated.

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