Ethnobotanicals

Banisteriopsis caapi (whole & ground)

We have in stock 4 varieties of B. caapi that are named by their bark and core colour and also because of their different dreamy fragance


Diplopterys cabrerana leaves(whole)

Huambisa / Chaliponga / Chagropanga

Chaliponga or huambisas is favored by shamans in Amazonian Ecuador and western Colombia, but is less often used in the Peruvian Amazon and Brazil where Chacruna is by far the preferred companion plant.


Kambo Sticks , Nunu and pipes.

A Kambo Stick is a small wooden stick, with on its surface the dried secretions of a bright green tree frog called the Phyllomedusa bicolor. "Kambo", "Kampo" or "Sapo" is a traditional medicine used by Amazonian tribes indigenous to the western Amazon region. The Matses tribe traditionally uses this medicine to obtain strength, aim and dexterity for the hunting. The utilization of this frog venom is shared by numerous other Amazonian tribes, including the Matis, Kanamari, Kaxinawa, Katukina, Kulina, Yaminawa, Marubo, and Ticuna tribes. Each stick contains enough venom for approximately 50 so-called "dots".Nu Nu is a snuff by the Matses tribe and is made from toasted, crushed and finely powdered mapacho (jungle tobacco) leaves combined with the toasted, crushed and powdered inner bark of the macambo tree--a member of the cacao family. Aso available the original pipes


Mapacho : Nicotiana Tabacum (Log

Lukux-ri (Yukuna); ye'-ma (Tariana); a'-li (Bare); e'-li (Baniwa); mu-lu', pagári-mulé (Desano); kherm'-ba (Kofán); dé-oo-wé (Witoto). Tobacco is one of the most important plants in the lives of all tribes of the northwest Amazon. It plays a part in curative rituals, in important tribal ceremonies and is occasionally used as a recreational smoke. Native people regard tobacco as their most sacred smoke. The unadulterated herb they utilise can hardly be compared to what the tobacco industry is marketing as Tobacco. Traditionally it was but one of the many herbs that could be smoked for various different purposes.


Psychotria viridis leaves :

a) Wildcrafted/cultivated from Peru
b) Cultivated Premium from Brazil

In shipibo Conibo language it is called cahua, in other parts it is called chacruna. The classical principle admixtures of Ayahuasca and Yagè commonly employed throughout Amazonian Peru, Ecuador and Brazil. Related to the coffee plant in a large genus of over 700 species, P. viridis is a small glabrous tree or shrub reaching 14 foot. It's use has been documented by the Sharanahua and Culina Indian tribes of the southwestern Amazon basin, the Kofá Indians of Amazonian Colombia and Ecuador, the Kashinahua of eastern Peru and western Brazil plus in Tarauacá in the Acre of Brazil amongst others . We offer two qualities of Chacruna : Wild from Peru "standard" and cultivated from


Yellow (cielo), White (trueno) and Ourinhos :

(Malphigaceae) Ayahuasca is a term from Quechua, a South American Indian language and translating from huasca meaning "vine" or "liana" and aya meaning "souls" or "dead people" or "spirits" the name reads as "vine of the souls", "vine of the dead" or "vine of the spirits". In shipibo Conibo language it is called Oni. Ayahuasca is one of the most culturally prevalent entheogens in the world said to "enter into almost all aspects of the life of the people who use it" being compared to an umbilical cord that links humans to their mythical past.