Banisteriopsis Caapi Yellow Shredded Vine (Shipped From USA)
Experience the power of the sacred vine used in Ayahuasca ceremonies with our yellow Banisteriopsis Caapi. Sustainably cultivated and harvested by a Kichwa family in the Rio Napo region of Ecuador, this giant woody vine is known as a Master Plant Teacher and is revered by many tribes native to the Amazon region as a plant of the gods.
Banisteriopsis Caapi Native Use
Banisteriopsis Caapi has been used in ritual context throughout the Amazonian rainforest and is known as the ‘vine of the soul’ in the Quechua language. With its healing power, this vine is steeped in cultural mythology and tradition. It is considered to be one of the most fascinating and culturally rich plants on earth.
Shamans of the Amazon claim that they can achieve altered states of consciousness just by using this plant alone. Approximately 70+ tribes have traditionally used this vine for various purposes, including healing, spiritual sight, foretelling the future and divination. This vine is responsible for the breadth of botanical knowledge held by these tribal peoples.
In the past and in some remote areas of the jungle today, local people make tea from the vine and use it to treat a wide variety of illnesses. The decoction can also be massaged into the skin. Elders blow the powder through a bird windpipe into the lungs of young Waorani boys. It is said to give the child powerful lungs and the strength to become a great hunter.
Banisteriopsis Caapi Yellow features
- Sustainably cultivated and harvested by a Kichwa family in the Rio Napo region of Ecuador
- Known as a Master Plant Teacher and revered by many tribes native to the Amazon region
- Used in ritual context throughout the Amazonian rainforest and considered to be one of the most fascinating and culturally rich plants on earth
- Can achieve altered states of consciousness and traditionally used for various purposes, including healing, spiritual sight, foretelling the future and divination
- Can be used to make tea to treat a wide variety of illnesses or massaged into the skin
Banisteriopsis Caapi grows plentifully in the Amazon rainforest in South America. The vine possesses a rather distinctive appearance, with a circular twisting shape that bears many branches and leaves. It has been recorded to grow an average of 40 ft in height!
The leaves of the Caapi are broad and have little hairs on the abaxial (lower) leaf surface that gives the green leaves an etheric silvery appearance. The flowers are petite (12-14mm in diameter and 2.5-3mm long) with a white to pinkish colour when in full bloom. Its small fan-like seeds are green in colour when fresh and fade to a brown when dried.
Banisteriopsis caapi has been used for thousands of years by various tribes in the Amazon region to make Ayahuasca, a powerful mixture that is revered for its deep cleansing effect on the body, mind, heart and energetic field. This sacred plant contains several chemical components such as harmine, harmaline and tetrahydroharmine, which are classified as monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) and contribute to the plant’s psychoactive properties.
Research reports that the caapi vine contains approximately 0.11-0.83% beta-carboline, with the majority of it being harmaline and tetrahydroharmine. These alkaloids are responsible for the plant’s profound and transformative effects.
Shamans and traditional healers have identified over 20 varieties of Banisteriopsis caapi, each with different potencies, effects and uses. Our yellow shredded vine comes from a lineage of ancestral keepers who cultivate and harvest the plant sustainably, replanting ten vines for each one harvested.
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