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This extract contains as main ingredients freshly harvested caapi (Banisteriopsis caapi, vine) and cat's claw (Uncaria tomentosa, bark).
Caapi and Cat's claw: holistic powerhouses from the Amazon
These two plants are sustainably gathered from the wild in the jungles of Ecuador by the local indigenous people. After harvesting, everything is replanted, contributing to a system where the jungle can maintain its biodiversity while generating work and income for the population. Because the vine and bark are processed fresh, the final product is superior to when dried product is used.
In Ecuador, our supplier works closely with a local tribe, which processes the caapi and cat's claw into paste under the guidance of a shaman. They do this by slowly boiling the fresh plants, 3 times 8 hours, with natural spring water. After every 8 hours they filter the liquid and then boil the clear liquid further until a thick paste remains, which is processed in the Netherlands into an easy to dose extract.
Read on to read more about the synergy created when combined with cat's claw.
B. Caapi: the ayahuasca vine
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.
Take caution with the following when researching caapi and cat's claw drops
- Caapi and Cat's Claw are an ethnobotanical herb and is for research purposes only.
- If swallowed yhis 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.