Banisteriopsis Caapi Yellow 30:1 Concentrated Paste
Experience the pure gold of the plant with our Banisteriopsis caapi yellow paste, made with clean water and freshly harvested Banisteriopsis caapi. For every kilogram of paste, we use 30 kg of fresh vine, preserving the ethereal oils and properties that get lost in the drying process. The vines are slow boiled for many hours with plenty of filtering steps, resulting in our famous caapi yellow paste.
Our Banisteriopsis caapi yellow comes from a Kichwa family garden in the Rio Napo region of Ecuador, where they sustainably cultivate the vines by replanting 5-8 new plants for each one they harvest. This family has a long ancestral line of taitas (healers) and lives on ancestral land with a ceremonial cave-complex and sacred waterfalls.
Native to the Amazon rainforests of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil, B. Caapi is a legendary vine also known as the ‘vine of the souls’. It is the main ingredient in the entheogenic bark beverage called ‘ayahuasca’ or ‘yagé’ which is prepared, drank and shared by Amazon’s shamans during special ceremonies. Many indigenous cultures believe that the drink opens up the user to extraordinary perceptions and potentially healing powers. For millennia, this plant has been considered a gift from the gods throughout the Amazon basin. To this day it is still regarded as sacred by many indigenous communities. It is often referred to as a ‘Master Plant Teacher’ by which one could enter a spiritual healing doorway.
Banisteriopsis Caapi Yellow features:
- Concentrated 30:1 paste made with freshly harvested Banisteriopsis caapi
- Pure gold of the plant – preserves ethereal oils and properties lost in drying process
- Sustainably sourced from a Kichwa family garden in the Rio Napo region of Ecuador
- Native to the Amazon rainforests of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil
- Main ingredient in the entheogenic bark beverage called ‘ayahuasca’ or ‘yagé’
The bark of B. Caapi contains 0.11-0.83% B-carboline alkaloids such as harmine, harmaline and tetrahydroharmine. These components are potent monoamine oxidase-A inhibitors (MAOI) that have been reported to support neurogenesis in the brain. Many ongoing pharmacology and clinical studies have provided evidence that B. Caapi may have therapeutic applications as an immune modulator, as well as in the treatment of some psychological disorders like alcoholism, substance abuse and serotonergic deficits.
The Malpighiaceae jungle liana is native to the Amazon rainforests of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil. The plant thrives in humus rich soils, climbing and embracing other amazonian trees in search of sunlight. It can grow up to 40 feet in height! Its leaves are oval shaped and dark green with a slight silvery appearance. B.caapi prefers to grow on strong trees and the vine itself becomes thick and woody with age. The flowers are tiny of a white to pinkish color yet are seldom seen in bloom.
Order your Banisteriopsis Caapi Yellow 30:1 Concentrated Paste today and experience the pure gold of the plant. Sustainably sourced from a Kichwa family garden in Ecuador, you can be assured of its purity and potency. Available exclusively at Wisdom of Plants Institute.