Ancient Spiritual Cleansing Rituals for the New Year

Cleansing rituals

Ancient Spiritual Cleansing Rituals for the New Year Traditionally, every society had its own way of celebrating a new turn around the sun, of welcoming the possibilities of a new cycle, through elaborated rituals filled with symbolism, beauty, and a great sense of belonging. Different beliefs, different languages, different rites, and ceremonies, but almost every […]

What is Ayahuasca?

“Ayahuasca is not fugitive pleasure, seedless luck, and adventure… Ayahuasca is a door, not to hear but to enter this and other natures.” With these sweet and wise words, Peruvian artists Tito la Rosa and Cucha del Águila manages to explain in a profound and symbolic way what can only be understood from the heart […]

Ilex guayusa – What is it?

Guayusa ilex | Whole leaves

Ilex guayusa – What is it? We recently launched an exciting new product called Munay Energy. It’s the liquid Guayusa extract you’ve all been waiting for! This is reason enough to review some of the traditional uses of the amazing plant that is at the core of the product. Later in this blog, we’ll talk […]

Sign up for the free Plant Spirit Summit 2022!

Plant spirit summit 2022

Plant Spirit Summit 2022! We’re beyond excited to announce that we are the head sponsor of Entheonation’s Plant Spirit Summit 2022! : The plant spirit summit is a free 7 day online event that explores the intersection of plant spirit healing and psychedelic medicine, where over 40 artists and speakers will try to answer the […]

Laura & Ergogenic Health Podcast!

Podcast Laura & Lucas

A little while back, Laura, co-founder of Waking Herbs, sat down with Lucas from Ergogenic Health. Learn all about the Waking Herbs story and ancestral plant remedies in the podcast below! Lucas Aoun is an Australian Naturopath who strives to give you the most cutting-edge health information that you struggle to find on google. The […]

Don Jaime -Virgines del Sol(Live at Reserva Munay)

Don jaime

  Don Jaime – Virgines Sel Sol(Live at Reserva Munay) We had the pleasure of receiving Don Jaime at Reserva Munay. Jaime is a shaman from Southern Colombia. In this video he is playing his own interpretation of Virgines Del Sol on his Charango.  Virgines Del Sol is an Andean folksong. It is usually the […]

Smooth Sailing and Fair Winds? | A Covid19 shipping update from the Waking Herbs team.

Afbeelding van F. Muhammad via Pixabay

A Covid19 shipping update from the Waking Herbs team. 29 October 2020.  Waking Herbs has been fully operational during the Covid19 pandemic. We never stopped shipping packages  to our customers around the world. The start of the pandemic has resulted in some lost and delayed packages, but we are noticing that postal services are stabilising. […]

The Fantastic Powers of Mimosa Hostilis

Mimosa hostilis Root Bark

There are close to 500 different kinds of Mimosa in the world. Each one has its own unique characteristics. However, there may not be so many plants that are quite as versatile as Mimosa Hostilis. The species goes by a lot of different names. Amongst others Mimosa Tenuiflora, Jurema, or Tepescohuite.  The root bark of […]

The origin of fire: the story of ‘the Fire of the Jaguar’

The Fire of the Jaguar Many native tribes in South America practice the tradition of the spoken word.  Often spun into great tales, these stories have the function of informing the people of cultural values, survival techniques, and explanations about the natural world. In this blog, we shed light on the ancient story of how […]