Banisteriopsis caapi | Pilde | Colombia | Shredded Vine

Banisteriopsis caapi | Pilde | Colombia | Shredded Vine

  • Colombia
  • September 2019
  • Very powerful
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Banisteriopsis caapi  Pilde

People did not collect Waking Herbs Pilde plants in the Chocó region. We found them on the east bank of the Putumayo and it is a lovely story.

Thirty years ago an Emberá Catio family from upper Chocó crossed over the San Juan river to the headwaters of the Baudó river where a Ziobain (Siona) family in Putumayo received them. In gratitude they gave the family lots of seeds, plants and animals. Among those seeds was Yagé Pilde. They easily integrated it into the yagé culture and rituals of the Siona family.

The Yaiguaje family from Putumayo are our friends and provided us with this limited edition of Pilde. They told us many joyful stories about this plant. The most remarkable ones are about the potency and strength of the plant compared to any other yagé they are familiar with. They say it is 10 times stronger.

Native Use

The Embera are a small tribe who live in the Chocó region of Western Colombia. They tell the story that they traditionally used Yagé Pilde as a sacred plant in their tribe. Nowadays, very few of them know about the sacred nature of Pilde, the only yagé from the Chocó region.

Among Emberas, the people who use this plant are known as Pildicero Jaibanas.


The Pilde caapi is characterized by its black bark. Its leaves are smaller than those of its sister plants, and its stems are more fragile.

Scientific information

To date, no ethnographic or ethnobotanical studies of this plant are known.

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