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Icaros, are sacred medicine songs, or shamanic chants (prayers or mantras typical of the amazonian shipibo culture).

The healers learn the songs by doing dietas, taking specific plants and being in isolation for long periods like 6 months in the jungle. During this time healer connect with the spirit of the plant through dreams. The plant gives them the song to sing and the knowledge on how to use the plant as medicine or medicinal properties. Over the time, the icaros and the knowledge has been passing through generation.