Wachuma is the indigenous name for San Pedro, and is a tall green cactus that grows natively on the Coastline of Peru and Ecuador. This sacred plant has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years by many South American families. The use is currently being revitalized by many tribes, specifically the Quechua, and helps people heal from mental, emotional, and physical ailments.
Wachuma, in the Andean Quechua language, translates to removal of the ego or the mind. This means Wachuma helps you move from destructive thinking patterns, and brings you back to your heart, with a place of love and compassion. Because of the destruction and control from the Spanish Conquistadors, natives had to name the medicine ‘San Pedro’ after Saint Peter, who holds the keys to the gates of heaven. Both of these names refer to the magnitude of this sacrament. This medicine can help resolve harmful negative thinking patterns, while offering anti-depressant qualities.
After extensively learning with a beautiful Indigenous family from the high Andes, Anna was blessed with the honor to serve the medicine of her linage. Anna's family have been medicine teachers and guides for many generations in the Andes. Anna collaborates with her family to organize plant medicine retreats along with Westerners and Peruvians who have dedicated their lives to serving and learning these ancient ways. Typically in a ceremony we hike to a sacred site or mountain for an all day pilgrimage.