Note: These are in and out of stock rather quickly. Usually once or twice a year there's a good chance you can grab one. Seeds are also available seasonally. Know that the information provided below is for cultural education only and that you may only combine these ingredients if you have the legal right to do so. You must be part of a religion that has legal clearance from the federal government to consume the mixture. Owning the vine or the maoi plant material itself is not unlawful but combining, consuming, or extracting them without religious rights is.
To the people of the Amazon, Caapi or "Banisteriopsis caapi", is a holy, magical, and medicinal plant. Caapi was made into a brew known as Ayahuasca by Shamans. The word literally means "vine of the souls". It's used in certain area's of the world for religious purposes. For example, the Urarina of Peruvian Amazonia use it in sacred religious and healing ceremonies. It's an integrated aspect of their entire culture. Ayahuasca is considered one of many healing "plant teachers" to these types of cultures. Those who use it for religious purposes claim that it contains a sentient intelligence, with vast knowledge - which reveals guidance, and the proper path to choose for self-renewal and a cleansing of the soul.
So why is it these primitive civilizations have such beliefs? It's the psychedelic alkaloids within this mind altering tea that holds the answer to that question. It's active constituents are primarily 'the spirit molecule' and MAOI alkaloids such as harmala. 'The spirit molecule' is a chemical which your brain creates and utilizes during sleep and dreams. Please note that it's not just one plant that induces these states though. Caapi is one of the several ingredients used in the brew. It's a mixture, and the combination of MAOI type leaves and/or roots, and the tryptamine containing plant material is what makes it active. In other words one herb contains the chemicals that makes it digestible and the other contains the "drug". Chemically, they are nearly identical to psilocybin mushrooms.
Updated: April 9, 2018 2:46 PM
I've literally just updated this page to let everyone know that the counterpart is called chacruna, or "Psychotria viridis", and that these Live Psychotria viridis plants will be in stock soon! Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you're a company that sells these with an affiliate program contact me also. I update this page accordingly. If you've like to know when they become available please subscribe to my newsletter and you'll get an email to let you know. They typically are only for sale once a year or so due to demand and the changing seasons. Fully detailed growing instructions are included.
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INFORMATION PROVIDED ON OUR WEBSITE IS FOR BOTANICAL/CULTURAL RESEARCH PURPOSES ONLY! ANY REFERENCES ABOUT THE USE OR EFFECTS OF THESE NATURAL HEALING HERBS IS BASED ON TRADITIONAL USE OR SHAMANIC PRACTICES. ALL PRODUCTS ARE SOLD FOR ETHNOBOTANICAL RESEARCH (CONSULT YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER)! THE SHAMANIC BEVERAGE KNOWN AS 'THE VINE OF THE SOULS' AS DISCUSSED ON THIS PAGE, IS ONLY LEGAL FOR THOSE WHO HAVE THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT TO CONSUME IT. NOT EVERYONE IN THE UNITED STATES CAN LEGALLY PREPARE THIS MIXTURE. YOU CAN HOWEVER, LEGALLY OWN THE PLANTS FOR COLLECTORS PURPOSES.
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