Peganum harmala or Syrian rue is a perennial bush native to the eastern Mediterranean now found across northern India and as far as Manchuria. It produces white flowers that develop round capsules containing around 50 brown seeds. It is used by modern psychonauts as a Banisteriopsis substitute in analogue ayahuasca brews.
The leaves of the Psychotria viridis (Chacruna) bush are a fundamental component of the ayahuasca spiritual medicine in most of western Amazonia. The Psychotria viridis contains DMT and is regarded as adding the ‘light’ to the experience, while the vine Banisteriopsis caapi provides the ‘strength’ (or in chemical terms, an MAO inhibitor).
Mimosa hostilis, or jurema, is a bushy tree with white flowers, native to southern Mexico, Central America and Brazil. Modern psychonauts prize it as a source of DMT for use in analogues of ayahuasca.
Banisteriopsis caapi is a sacred vine from the Amazonian jungle and is the most important ingredient of Ayahuasca. The main active compounds of this vine are harmine and harmaline. To become active in the brain Banisteriopsis caapi needs to be mixed with a DMT containing plant. Zamnesia has powdered and shredded Banisteriopsis caapi in stock in packs of 50 grams.
Palo Santo (Spanish for 'Holy Wood') is a tree that naturally occurs in South America. The incense from Palo Santo delivers a very strong, sweet smell and is often used during Ayahuasca ceremonies. Palo Santo is praised for its energetically cleansing and healing properties and is related to Frankincense, Myrrh and Copal. Palo Santo is available as sticks (50 grams) and as oil (10 ml).