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This B. Caapi Vine Extract contains freshly harvested caapi (Banisteriopsis caapi, vine) as its main ingredient.
It's important to realise that Caapi does not equal the ceremonial drink ayahuasca. Let's clarify what this product is not:
- It is not ayahuasca, which is a combination of two plants: Caapi and Chacruna. This extract does not contain chacruna or any other psychoactive plants except caapi.
- It contains no DMT and is therefore not a hallucinogen.
The properties and experiences described below are all applicable to Caapi in microdose.
B. Caapi: one of the two ayahuasca ingredients
Banisteriopsis caapi, or the caapi vine, is considered by many indigenous communities in South America to be the most important teacher plant of the Amazon. It - it is a female plant - has been given nicknames such as 'madre ayahuasca', 'plant of the gods' and 'vine of the soul'. It grows in the lush Amazon rainforest of Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Brazil where it has been traditionally used for thousands of years by numerous South American tribes in the Amazon.
Caapi alone does not make ayahuasca; to obtain ayahuasca, caapi is boiled together with chacruna leaves for hours into a concentrated dark tea, and only in this combination does it have a psychedelic effect.
In the indigenous traditions and plant medicine ceremonies in the Western world, this is not what it is about; it is about the healing power on the physical, emotional and soul levels, and in addition ayahuasca makes it possible to make contact with the divine that connects everything, with the wisdom of mother earth and that within ourselves. All in all, it is part of a rich cultural mythology and tradition.
What effects does Caapi have in our brain?
According to Western science and ideology, the effects are described as follows: Caapi stimulates the brain to release dopamine and acts as a serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI, the label under which most modern antidepressants fall). This creates neurogenesis in the hippocampus and other parts of the brain; in other words, new nerve cells and neurological connections are made in the brain.
As a result, Caapi contributes to a sense of well-being and a reduction in anxiety and tension. Furthermore, experiences and research reports from South America tell us that Caapi also has physiological healing and purifying properties, with positive effects on the digestive tract and eradication of parasites.
Take caution with the following when using B. Caapi Vine Extract
- B.Caapi is not sold or intended for human consumption.
- This product may affect driving ability, do not drive until you know your sweet spot
- Do not use during pregnancy and lactation
- Not for children under 18 years
- Caapi is a MAO-inhibitor and should therefore not be used in combination with certain medications, such as heart medications, antidepressants and other psychopharmaceuticals. In that case you should first consult your doctor.
- Should you experience side effects, such as headaches, an adjustment in your diet may be sufficient to remedy this. More information about MAO-inhibitors via Microdosing Institute.
- In case of mental disorders, consult your doctor or therapist first.