Banisteriopsis caapi | Pilde | Colombia | Shredded Vine

Banisteriopsis caapi | Pilde | Colombia | Shredded Vine

  • Colombia
  • September 2019
  • Very powerful
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Banisteriopsis caapi  Pilde

Waking Herbs Pilde plants, were not collected in the Chocó region, we found them on the Putumayo river banks, on the east, and the story is a beautiful one.

Thirty years ago, an Emberá Catio from upper Chocó migrated over the San Juan river until the headwaters of the Baudó river where a Ziobain (Siona) family in Putumayo received them. In gratitude they gave lots of seeds and plants and animals to the family. Among those seeds, some Yagé Pilde came and it was easily integrated in 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 happy stories about this plant. The most remarkable ones are about the potency and strength of the plant if compared with any other yagé known by them, they say it is 10 times stronger.

Native Use

The Embera people, is a small tribe who live in the Chocó region of Western Colombia. They tell the story that historically Yagé Pilde was used as a sacred plant in their tribe, but nowadays very few people among them know about the sacredness of Pilde, the only yagé of the Chocó region.

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


The Pilde caapi is characterized by the black colour on her bark, the leaves are smaller than her other sisters, and her stems are more fragile.

Scientific information


So ​​far, no ethnographic or ethnobotanical studies of this plant are known.


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