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Journey Into the Mysteries of Chacruna or Psychotria viridis


Chacruna or Psychotria viridis: Journey Into the Mystery As a journalist based in Quito, I’ve been fascinated by the intricate relationships between indigenous Amazonian tribes and the diverse plant life forming the foundation of their medicinal and spiritual traditions. Over the years, one plant in particular captured my intense curiosity, the profoundly powerful chacruna or […]

Acacia Confusa Root

Acacia Confusa ACBR

Acacia confusa Root: Where did it really come from? To talk about the origins of Acacia Confusa is to talk about the origins of life itself. I felt like a true detective while creating this blog post because there is valid information to believe that it started in South Asia. It is widely mentioned in […]

Blue Lotus Extract: Reviving Ancient Traditions

Blue Lotus Flower Papyrus

Blue Lotus Extract: Reviving Ancient Traditions Sitting away at night in your apartment, in your realm of peace you still worry and have sleepless nights. The world seems to spin into a relentless turmoil without understanding why. You work hard, you are grateful and you are one of the lucky ones to have an amazing […]

Ultrasound Extraction: Reinventing Old Extraction Methods 

Ultrasound extraction machine for premium extracts

Ultrasound Extraction: The Path to Amazing Extracts You know, we humans are a curious bunch. We’ve climbed the tallest peaks, braved the iciest waters, and even left footprints in space. But now? Now, with all this tech at our fingertips, maybe it’s time we looked inward. Maybe it’s time we tackled our stomachs, give our […]

Cat’s Claw: Amazonian Roots and Modern Appeal

Cat's Claw, Uncaria tomentosa

Cat’s Claw: Amazonian Roots and Modern Appeal By: Andrés Molestina G Deep in the Amazon, a special vine has been weaving its story among the tribes. This isn’t just any vine; it’s the Uncaria tomentosa, or as the locals call it, Cat’s Claw. From being a part of age-old tribal ceremonies to now gracing modern […]

The Role of Alcohol in Extracts

Bobinsana flower for alcohol extraction

The Role of Alcohol in Extracts Munay extracts received several inquiries: “Why do you use alcohol for your extracts?” We use alcohol in our extracts because it aids in creating potent extracts. It has been a preferred solvent for herbalists for over 4000 years. Importantly, it’s in the dose. As the great Paracelsus once said, […]

Yellow Banisteriopsis caapi vs. Red Banisteriopsis muricata

Banisteriopsis Caapi logs - Ayahuasca

Yellow Banisteriopsis caapi vs. Red Banisteriopsis muricata: Unraveling Amazon’s Enigmatic Vines   Within the Amazon’s pulsating heart, generations have passed down tales of two vines. The Yellow Banisteriopsis caapi and the Red Banisteriopsis muricata. Both are offsprings of the Banisteriopsis clan, and their stories are as old as the Amazonian soil they spring from. But […]

Cacao, Blue Lotus, and Bobinsana

cacao blue lotus and bobinsana

Spring is here, you can feel the love in the air. Perhaps it’s the gentle cool breeze carrying the sweet fragrance of blooming flowers, or the warm sun shining down on us. Regardless of the reason, the feeling of love is palpable and fills our hearts with joy. At Waking Herbs, we believe that Cacao, […]

The power of Ultrasonic caapi paste

Ultrasonic Caapi paste

The power of Ultrasonic Caapi paste  By Thomas • 20 March 2023 For years our traditional 30x Caapi pastes have been among the best-selling products in our store. Now we are introducing a new version of this age-old formula. One that is born from the combination of long-term collaboration with indigenous communities, and the expertise […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]