Ambil is the liquid paste that is traditionally eaten with the mambe (coca). It is prepared by taking fresh leaves and cooking them in fresh water over a wood fire for 12 to 20 hours till a paste is formed. Ambil is often used in the presence of coca leaf or mambe, and the union of these two plants clarifies and sweetens communications, and makes us more sincere in our dealings with one another. The combination of ambil and mambe represents the sacred union of the Father Creator, represented by , and the Mother Earth, represented by coca leaf. Ambil alone also realigns our chakras, grounds us emotionally, and encourages positive, insightful conversation. Whenever there is a request for guidance, advice, ceremonies or taking from the plant, animal, or spirit world, is always offered first.