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Munay Energy | Ilex guayusa Essence

Munay Energy is an essence of Ilex guayusa. It is a purified extract with a ratio of about 2,5 to 1. Munay Energy is made with only three ingredients; Ilex guayusa, water, and alcohol.



What is Ilex guayusa?

Our Ilex guayusa essence comes from an Amazonian plant cultivated for centuries by indigenous people.  It has a long history of use. Especially in Ecuador, where it grows more than in other countries.

Munay Energy is a water-soluble extract that contains ethanol for preservation. It contains between 3,5 and 7% caffeine and alcohol for preservation. The shelf-life of this product is 5 years.

Scientific findings

Ilex guayusa has an interesting profile. It contains caffeine, theobromine, and theophylline. These compounds have been shown to influence mood and energy levels.

Ilex guayusa has stimulating properties and can be taken as a substitute for coffee. The energy lasts longer and is often described to be more gentle than coffee.


We source Organic certified Ilex guayusa from a Kichwa indigenous community in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Production process.

We use ultrasonic waves as an extraction method for our Ilex guayusa essence. The extraction process is unique in that the plant material does not exceed temperatures higher than that of the human body. This enables our body to absorb the maximum amount of phytochemicals.

This Ilex guayusa Essence is a purified extract. Non-essential fats have been removed from the final product. By doing this additional step, we ensure a higher level of plant alkaloids.

Every bottle of this extract contains plant actives of about 2-3 its weight in dried plant material. That means that 1ML of extract contains about 3-4 grams of Ilex guayusa leaves.

See our other Guayusa products here, including our best selling Ilex guayusa extract.


This product is not intended to treat any disease or to replace any type of medication. Consult your doctor before taking this product.

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.


“We always plant more than we harvest.”

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