Banisteriopsis Caapi contains a high level of MAO-inhibitors, and has a purgative effect. It is used to make medical and the visionary brews Ayahuasca in the Amazons.
Banisteriopsis Caapi is used to make ayahuasca – a brew consumed by shamans to get in touch with the spirits. The Ayahuasca (=”vine of the soul”) is considered a “plant teacher” due to its capacities to teach men things that were unknown before. Banisteriopsis Caapi allows the other active part of the ayahuasca (DMT) to become orally active. The B. Caapi contains MAO-inhibitors and many alkaloids. Consuming the ayahuasca brew works hypnotic and hallucinogenic. More information on Ayahuasca and its use through history can be found here: [link: https://www.erowid.org/chemicals/ayahuasca/ayahuasca_culture3.shtml]
Indigenous peoples distinguish up to 40 different types of the B. Caapi. One of the most famous types is “Ourinhos”, which means ‘small pieces of gold’ in Brazilian Portuguese. The B. Caapi is also used as a medicine. It is known to have healing properties as a purgative, by stimulating the digestive track and extinguishing parasites.
Crush the vine with a hammer or pounder until the plant unbinds to soft, fibrous threads. The doses to take varies from 25-150 grams, depending on the user, the quality of the plant, and the intention of the user.
Warning! This products is illegal in France and Australia. Be very careful to combine the B. Caapi with medication. Make sure to consult your doctor or pharmacist first.
Do not use together with or other MAOi (or anti-depressives).
Do not use when pregnant.
Do not operate heavy machinery.
Do not participate in traffic.
Do not use when you and/or your family has a history of mental illness.
Do not use when you and/or your family has a history of heart conditions.
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