Banisteriopsis caapi ‘Cielo’ | ‘Ayahuasca’, ‘Caapi’, ‘Yagé’ | Vine
We’re very excited to be offering this fair trade, organic and sustainable Banisteriopsis caapi ‘Cielo’ (‘Yellow’) vine from Ecuador, freshly harvested in January 2019. This dried caapi vine was grown and hand-picked by a Quechua family (who plant a minimum of ten new vines for every one that they harvest) and is another of our UK exclusives!
Banisteriopsis caapi is a South American liana of the Malpighiaceae, useful in a variety of different disciplines including soap-making and (apparently for several thousand years) traditional Amazonian indigenous medicine. Arkham’s Botanical offers both dried leaves and dried vine from this species.
Reaching roughly fifteen to twenty metres high in the wild, this multi branched and distinctively twisting vine puts out smooth, deep green oval-ish leaves and delicate, white to pink flowers (approximately two and a half millimetres long and twelve millimetres in diameter) which usually only bloom infrequently.
Caapi thrives in moist, humus-rich soil in warm tropical to semi-tropical climates and is native to the rainforests of Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Close relatives include Banisteriopsis membranifolia and Banisteriopsis muricata.
All our botanical products were ethically and renewably sourced – Ships from Spain
We regret that we cannot sell this product to Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, France, Lithuania, Poland, Reunion, Russia, Switzerland, Ukraine or Vatican City
This is due to international regulations. We recommend always checking your local laws before ordering.