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This is probably tribal mumbo-jumbo. The Jaguar is a strict carnivore, although it is known to be insectivorous also. Perhaps they have been observed taking insects from these plants and it was assumed that they were eating the plant.Apparently it takes some boiling to produce the hallucinogenic properties of the plant, but it is also used as a cure for worms and other parasites. Since this is done by way of severe vomiting and diarrhea, I doubt any animal would choose such an option.As for chewing it to obtain the 'courage' to go hunting, I don't think a Jaguar needs that. In fact it would be a distinct disadvantage to imagine yourself big and strong enough to tackle a Water Buffalo, or similar, which could easily turn the tables on you, leaving you dead or seriously injured.
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