Banisteriopsis caapi POwder 10gms
What Is Banisteriopsis caapi?
Banisteriopsis caapi (B. caapi) is a plant that is used throughout the Amazonian region alone or in combination with Psychotria viridis to form ayahuasca
Ayahuasca is a hallucinogen commonly used in some South American indigenous rituals. However, some shamans and churches in the region use Banisteriopsis caapi without Psychotria viridis
Banisteriopsis caapi has components that inhibit MAO-A and serotonin uptake
The three main alkaloids in Banisteriopsis caapi, known as beta-carbolines or harmala alkaloids, are harmine, tetrahydroharmine, and harmaline
The alkaloids are MAO inhibitors and responsible for Banisteriopsis caapi’s potential brain enhancement, antioxidant, antidepressant, and anti-Parkinson’s effects
Blog posts suggest that, due to differences in individual response as well as variability in vine strength, it is best to start at low concentrations such as 10 g and increase as needed (up to 100 g).
In people with Parkinson’s disease, daily doses of 20-40 mg of banisterine (a Banisteriopsis caapi alkaloid) improved the symptoms
Our Banisteriopsis caapi (one of the main ingredients of ayahuasca) comes from the land of a Quechua (Kichwa) family in the Rio Napo area of Ecuador. When Wouter and Laura met them, they felt a mutual connection and the family invited them to visit their land, a few hours from where Wouter and Laura live.
The family are the keepers (from a long ancestral line) of a sacred ceremonial cave with a waterfall inside. On their ancestral land around the cave they sustainably cultivate and harvest the vines. They replant ten vines for each plant they harvest. The vines all dry in the sun and have no further treatment.
Many tribes regard Banisteriopsis caapi or Ayahuasca as a plant of the gods. Known as a Master Plant Teacher, this giant woody vine of the Malpighiaceae family grows in the lush Amazon rainforests of Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Brazil.
It has many interesting characteristics and properties which have attracted attention around the world. Many South American tribes from the Amazon region have used it for thousands of years. People know it best for its healing power.
This vine is closely linked to cultural mythology and tradition. Although it is revered around the world, it is still considered to be a very mysterious plant. It is arguably one of the most fascinating and culturally important plants on earth.
In the past, and in some remote areas of the jungle today, local people make a tea from the vine and use it to treat a wide variety of illnesses. The decoction can also be massaged into the skin.
They blow the powder through a bird windpipe into the lungs of young Waorani boys. They say it gives the child powerful lungs and the strength to become a great hunter.