Banisteriopsis caapi is a creeper that has been used for centuries in South America as one of the main ingredients of a sacred hallucinogenic drink called Ayahuasca. Shamans use this drink for internal healing and divination. In some cases, the plant is administered alone. It does not induce such a rich hallucinogenic experience, but it still contains a lot of active substances affecting the nervous system. the drink of this liana acts primarily as a natural antidepressant. It can comfortably elevate mood and relieve stress and anxiety. Slightly hypnotic effects can be used for deep meditation or relaxation. After using the plant, you fall asleep beautifully, followed by vivid and colorful dreams.
According to the legislation of the Czech Republic, Banisteriopsis caapi is not an approved nutritional supplement or food and is therefore sold only for collecting purposes.
For more information about the herb, its history, and more, visit our herbarium.