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Banisteriopsis caapi yellow | Cielo | Leaves and Vines | Kichwa Yage

Always fresh stock of ethically sourced Banisteriopsis caapi Yellow vine from Rio Napo province. Harvested by our long-time supplier from Kichwa nation, Ecuador.

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Banisteriopsis caapi yellow | Cielo | Leaves and Vines | Kichwa Yage

Banisteriopsis caapi Yellow is one of the twenty known varieties of this important jungle liana. The name is derived from its golden hue when the vine is cut and dried. Our Banisteriopsis caapi yellow comes from a Kichwa family garden or ‘chakra’ in the Rio Napo region of Ecuador with whom our founders, Laura and Wouter, feel a very special connection. We have worked with them from the very beginning of Waking Herbs because they sustainably cultivate the vines by replanting 5-8 new plants for each one they harvest. The members of this family come from a long ancestral line of ‘taitas'(healers). They live on ancestral land with a ceremonial cave-complex and sacred waterfalls. 

Also see our 30:1 extract paste of B. caapi Yellow.

Native use

B.caapi is a legendary vine which is also known as the “vine of the souls”. It is the main ingredient in the entheogenic bark beverage called  “ayahuasca” or “yagé” which is prepared, drank and shared by Amazon shamans during special ceremonies.  Many indigenous cultures believe that the drink opens up the user to extraordinary perceptions and potentially healing powers.

B. caapi is richly steeped in cultural mythology and indigenous traditional practices. This explains why it is considered worldwide as a unique entheogen that produces a sense of wholesome connection within the user, engendering mystical experiences.

For millennia, this plant has been considered a gift from the gods throughout the Amazon basin. To this day it is still regarded as sacred by many indigenous communities. It is often referred to as a “Master Plant Teacher” by which one could enter a spiritual healing doorway. Many cultures also believe that it facilitates self awareness, dream-like visions and that it helps overcome existential challenges.

Habitat

The Malpighiaceae jungle liana is native to the Amazon rainforests of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil. The plant thrives in humus rich soils, climbing and embracing other amazonian trees in search of sunlight. It can grow up to 40 feet in height! Its leaves are oval shaped and dark green with a slight silvery appearance. B.caapi prefers to grow on strong trees and the vine itself becomes thick and woody with age. The flowers are tiny of a white to pinkish color yet are seldom seen in bloom. 

Scientific information

The bark of B. caapi contains 0.11-0.83% B-carboline alkaloids such as harmine, harmaline and tetrahydroharmine. These components are potent monoamine oxidase-A inhibitors (MAOI) that have been reported to support neurogenesis in the brain. 

Many ongoing pharmacology and clinical studies have provided evidence that B. caapi may have therapeutic applications as an immune modulator, as well as in the treatment of some psychological disorders like alcoholism, substance abuse and serotonergic deficits. 

Additional Information:

http://entheology.com/plants/banisteriopsis-caapi-ayahuasca/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banisteriopsis_caapi

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-05407-9

https://maps.org/news-letters/v03n3/03317aya.html

BANISTERIOPSIS CAAPI:

Family: Malphighiaceae

Genus: Banisteriopsis

Origin: Ecuador

Common names: Yellow Ayahuasca, Caapi, Yagé, Yaje, Yahe, Yaxe, Hoasca, Vine of the Soul, Bejuco de Oro, Biaxa, Dapa, Doctor, Kaapi, Kahi, Maridi, Mihi, Nepe, Pinde, Totenliane, Vine of the Dead, and Netma, Jagube.

We strongly believe in the power of natural plant medicines and related products to make a positive contribution towards physical, mental and spiritual health and healing.

Whilst we take great care to verify and reference all information presented on this website we are expressing our own opinions, beliefs, personal experience and indigenous wisdom and knowledge. We are not publishing scientifically proven facts. All information is provided in good faith “as is” with no warranty or guarantee.

Our products are not certified by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) nor by Health Canada, for human consumption. They are sold for incense and soap making purposes, decorative purposes and/or legitimate ethnobotanical research. Our products are not sold or intended for human consumption. The information given about the plants is for academic purposes only and not intended to be used medically. Wakingherbs.com, its suppliers, agents, employees and distributors cannot be held accountable for any misuse of the products offered.

Colours of the product may vary; as we sell natural products we don’t make photos of every new batch. Sometimes the exact form of the products can differ from that of the photo.

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