News

06 August 2021

Drug use screening test among high school student

A new research article has been published in the Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse presenting the results related to the application of the substance use screening test ASSIST, performed within the framework of a drug use prevention project developed in 2019 in 3 schools of the city of Tarapoto with funds granted by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - UNODC.


09 July 2021

Tribute to Piero Coppo, the "Great Lord"

The members of the "Centro Studi Sagara" in Pisa, Italy, announce the passing of Piero Coppo, whose loss has left a great void of affection and an immeasurable legacy to be honored. We share a tribute to his memory written by our founding president, Dr. Jacques Mabit.


07 July 2021

Empirical uses of tobacco to prevent and reduce the toxic effects of COVID-19, vaccinations and the after-effects of intoxication

The global health crisis declared since early 2020 with the appearance and spread of SARS-CoV-2 and the disease labeled COVID-19, places each person in front of difficult choices to make for their health and that of their loved ones. Contradictory, biased, censored information further complicates “informed” or “enlightened” decision-making. The essential questions that arise are to determine the possible preventive measures, the treatments for symptomatic people, the approach to the after-effects of the infection or intoxication (Mild COVID, Long COVID), the choice to be vaccinated or not, the prevention of the possible toxic effects of vaccines for both the vaccinated and the non-vaccinated in the presence of the vaccinated. Traditional Amazonian medicines point to the empirical use of therapeutic black tobacco as an essential remedy in all these cases, this claim being supported by the data acquired from science and the research leads currently underway on tobacco. We propose in this article to identify some guidelines around the role and place of tobacco in the context of the COVID-19 epidemic and to point out the possible empirical therapeutic uses to respond to different individual situations in the face of the choices that are needed.


01 July 2021

What if Someone Tries to Patent Ayahuasca?

Advances in scientific research in recent decades have brought unprecedented attention to ayahuasca, the sacred plant brew of the Amazon. Researchers are confirming what the Indigenous people have been affirming for centuries: ayahuasca is an exceptional medicinal concoction, with diverse properties and potential therapeutic applications. Western society is looking to exploit this immense potential. Shamanic tourism has lived a couple of decades of boom and I recently learned of a patent application for ‘synthetic ayahuasca’ that has been pending for a number of years. Article by Matteo Politi published on the website of ICEERS.


30 June 2021

Amazonian plants to help the spirit

A documentary on Takiwasi is part of the series "Amazonia, evils and plants". Written and directed by Emilie Grange.