Diplopterys cabrerana | Chalipanga | Chaliponga | Chagropanga | Wild Crafted | Leaves and Vine
Our Diplopterys cabrerana is planted, harvested, and blessed by an extraordinary kind Kichwa shaman. Together with his family, he lives on sacred land in the Rio Napo Province in Ecuador surrounded by waterfalls and pristine forests.
We are proud and honored of having become close friends and partners of these remarkable people in order to be able to plant, grow, harvest, and spread plant remedies all around the globe.
What started off as a small project between friends, has become an important source of income for many families in several parts of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Usually, the indigenous people we work with all have a forest garden or ‘chakra’ where they grow medicinal, edible, or otherwise useful plants for their families.
Chalipanga is often used in combination with B. caapi yellow or B. muricata.
The vine prefers to grow along riverbanks and can be found in the warm, moist tropical jungle regions of Brazil, Perú, Ecuador, and Colombia.
The Diplopterys cabrerana vine has ovally shaped leaves, very glossy and waxy and when held up to the light, they shine. Curiously, the leaves are very reminiscent of the Banisteriopsis caapi vine, but are slightly larger in size.
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.
We guarantee the authenticity of our products and the correct botanical title.
Unfortunately, due to legislation we cannot ship this product to the following countries: Bulgaria, Canada, France, Poland, Reunion, Romania, Russia, Switzerland and Ukraine.