Banisteriopsis caapi Mono | Monkey Vine | 30X Concentrated paste | Ecuador

Banisteriopsis caapi Mono | Monkey Vine | 30X Concentrated paste | Ecuador

  • Fresh stock December 2019
  • Awakens the happy Monkey
  • Waking Herbs Exclusive
  • South Colombia
  • Water soluble
  • 30 kg of fresh vine was used to make 1 kg of paste
  • 100% Banisteriopsis caapi, no additives
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Banisteriopsis caapi Mono | Monkey Vine | 30X Concentrated Paste | Ecuador

The Monkey vine variety is very distinctive and revered among tribes from the South of Colombia, because its special properties and strength. From all the Banisteriopsis varieties that Waking Herbs bring to you, this is one of the strongest and also the most joyful one. Our friends in the jungle say that this vine awakes the happy monkey inside of you, and it is believed to have special properties for artists and music creators.

The Monkey or Mono vine belongs to the Banisteriopsis caapi species. It has distinctive rounded and big knots along its stem, bigger than the Caupuri variety.

30 Kilos of fresh vines makes one kilo of resin

We make the paste from only clean water and freshly harvested Mono vine. When we use fresh vine the end-product is better than when using dried vine. Accompanied by local indigenous people, we slow boil the Mono vine for many hours (3 x 8 hours). After each 8-hour period we filter the liquid. We then boil down the clear liquid until it becomes a thick paste. This is the pure gold of this plant.

Native Use

Many tribes regard Banisteriopsis caapi as a plant of the gods and know it as a Master Plant Teacher. Many South American tribes from the Amazon region have used it for thousands of years. People know it best for its healing power. This vine is closely linked to cultural mythology and tradition. Although it is revered around the world, it is still considered to be a very mysterious plant. It is arguably one of the most fascinating and culturally rich plants on earth.

In the past, and in some remote areas of the jungle today, local people make a tea from the vine and use it to treat a wide variety of illnesses. The decoction can also be massaged into the skin. They blow the powder through a bird windpipe into the lungs of young Waorani boys. They say it gives the child powerful lungs and the strength to become a great hunter.

As the exploration of the traditional use of the vine grew, it became known for its telepathic powers. Initially the psychoactive alkaloid was called telepathine, but it is now known as harmaline.


This giant woody vine of the Malpighiaceae family grows in the lush Amazon rainforests of Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Brazil. It has many interesting characteristics and properties which have attracted attention around the world.

The vine has a distinctive appearance, with a circular twisting shape with many branches and leaves. They grow to an average of 40 ft in height! The leaves of the caapi are opposite, green, oval-shaped, pointed and smooth. The flowers are smallish (12-14mm in diameter and 2.5-3mm long) with a white to pinkish colour when in full bloom. They are indeed a special and rare sight to see.  Its small fan-like seeds are green in colour when fresh and fade to a brown when dried. It thrives in humus-rich and moist soil with lots of water, such as in warm tropical environments.

Scientific information

The deep brown stems contain various chemical components such as harmine, harmaline and tetrahydroharmine, and they are classified as MAOI’s. Scientific analysis has shown that the vines also contain several alkaloids.

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