The people behind Waking Herbs
Waking Herbs is a family project established in Ecuador. We work from Ecuador and The Netherlands where we have an office and distribution center!
We plant, buy, export, and distribute ethnobotanical plants and no-timber products from different ecosystems of Ecuador, Brazil, Colombia, Perú and Bolivia.
Ayahuasca – The Spirit Vine
Why Waking Herbs?
- We plant more than we harvest
- Free & discreet shipping
- No minimum order amount
- Secure packaging
- Encrypted Emails via Hushmail
The best selling products on Waking Herbs.
See our best selling products from our store!
High Vibrational Ethnobotanicals
We are not just sellers of ethnobotanicals. We live in the jungle with our children and work together with different indigenous tribes: Quechua, Huaorani, Chachi and Shuar. We encourage and support people and healers from around the world to become and stay healthy – physically, mentally and spiritually by using natural remedies. We believe that high vibrational ethnobotanicals can help us greatly.
The Kichwa people we work with plant for their own use in their chacras (forest gardens). In close cooperation with the members of the communities, we decided to join forces and grow an extensive stock of sacred tools on their ancestral lands.
Fair Trade Guidelines
At the moment we have a cooperation with (and commitment to) 27 families who grow chacruna, chaliponga, guayusa, bobinsana and caapi. We pay them a fair price, according to fair trade guidelines.
We started Waking Herbs project with several missions; fair trade and sustainability. We truly believe in cutting out the middlemen as much as possible. We deal with the indigenous people themselves. In this way we can keep the energetic level of the plants as high as possible.
Preserve Culture and Land
We facilitate indigenous communities so they can create an income for themselves. Because of the modern world encroaching both physically and culturally, tribe-members are tempted to work in cities, the mining industry or mono culture farming. By working together we can provide an alternative income we hope they can remain in their communities and preserve their culture and land.
Yes we are a commercial enterprise, but with ideals. A big part of the profit is set apart so we can invest in buying land in Ecuador to create a buffer and safe haven for animals and plants. Other ideas are evolving and enhold a school where kids learn to live in nature and care for it.
We are honoured and grateful that by supporting our project you are part of our mission and help us grow and reach our goals.
Many blessings from Ecuador and Holland