Yellow Caapi Vine
Yellow Caapi Vine banisteriopsis caapi vine- Ayahuasca, yagè, hoasca (Malpighiaceae) Ayahuasca is a term from Quechua, a South American Indian language and translating from huasca meaning “vine” or “liana” and aya meaning “souls” or “dead people” or “spirits” the name reads as “vine of the souls”, “vine of the dead” or “vine of the spirits”. Some paye’s maintain that with caapi they can cause eclipses of the moon, tornadoes or control the weather. Ayahuasca is the name given to both the central ingredient of a South American Indian psychoactive potion (a species of the Banisteriopsis genus) and the potion itself.
Other plants are almost invariably mixed together with the jungle vine Banisteriopsis; about a hundred different species are known to have been added to the potion at different times and places. Ayahuasca has been used in a number of countries in South and Central America, including Panama, Brazil, Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru and Bolivia, and by at least seventy different indigenous peoples of the Americas. In addition to ayahuasca, other native names include yajé, caapi, natema, pindé, kahi, mihi, dápa and bejuco de oro, the last meaning ‘vine of gold’. Ayahuasca itself means ‘vine of the soul’ (Hofmann et. al. 1992).
We stock 5 varieties of Banisteriopsis Caapi vine, yellow, white, red, black and rainbow.. Each have slightly different strength and effects, but all contain the same alkaloids important to successfully brew the Ayahuasca drink.**
TRADITIONAL EFFECTS: Early on, ayahuasca gained a reputation for giving users telepathic powers, and a psychoactive alkaloid found to be present in the brew was named telepathine. This is now known to be the alkaloid harmine, also found in Peganum harmala (syrian rue). The alkaloids harmaline is also present in both B. caapi and syrian rue. The reports of the telepathic powers granted by these alkaloids has since been rejected by the scientific community, although legends still linger in some circles. When used alone, B. caapi produces mood-enhancing and sedative effects. In higher doses, the harmine in the plant can induce nausea, vomiting, and shivering (Ratsch 1998, 88).
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