Banisteriopsis Caapi Yellow Cielo Leaves and Vines: A Sacred Plant for Spiritual Healing
Banisteriopsis caapi Yellow is a legendary vine that has been used for centuries by indigenous Amazonian communities for spiritual and medicinal purposes. Our Banisteriopsis caapi yellow comes from a Kichwa family garden in the Rio Napo region of Ecuador, where the vines are sustainably cultivated and harvested. The members of this family come from a long ancestral line of ‘taitas (healers), and they live on ancestral land with a ceremonial cave-complex and sacred waterfalls.
Features of Banisteriopsis Caapi Yellow Cielo Leaves and Vines
- Rich in cultural mythology and indigenous traditional practices
- Considered a unique entheogen that produces a sense of wholesome connection within the user
- Facilitates self-awareness, dream-like visions, and helps overcome existential challenges
- Contains potent monoamine oxidase-A inhibitors (MAOI) that support neurogenesis in the brain
- May have therapeutic applications as an immune modulator and in the treatment of psychological disorders
B.caapi is also known as the ‘vine of the souls’ and is the main ingredient in the entheogenic bark beverage called ‘ayahuasca’ or ‘yagé’. This drink is prepared, drank, and shared by Amazon 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. Many cultures also believe that it facilitates self-awareness, dream-like visions, and that it helps overcome existential challenges.
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.
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.
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