Banisteriopsis caapi | Mono | Monkey Vine | shredded
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Banisteriopsis caapi Mono | Monkey Vine | Colombia
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.
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.
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.
The primary active ingredients in this part of B. caapi are harmine, harmaline and tetrahydroharmine (Raetsch 2005).
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