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.
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).
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.
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.
Chaliponga (Diplopterys cabrerana) is a vine from the Amazonian rainforest. Chaliponga contains a very high percentage of the psychedelic tryptamines DMT and 5-MeO-DMT and is often used as a substitute for Psychotria viridis in the psychedelic brew Ayahuasca. Chaliponga is also called Chagropanga by the indigenous people of South America.
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 (70-80 grams) and as oil (5 ml).
Clavo huasca is a giant vine (up to 80 meters high!) from South America and is mostly known for its aphrodisiac effect on both men and women. Clavo huasca is also used as ingredient in many Ayahuasca recipes to settle the stomach. The Latin name for Clavo huasca is 'Tynnanthus panurensis' and the active compound is called 'tinantina'.
The Red Virola (Virola calophylla) tree is a medium-sized tree that is native to South America. The bark of the Red Viola tree contains psychoactive alkaloids including MMT, N,N-DMT and 5-MeO-DMT. South American shamans use the bark to make a powerful snuff with hallucinogenic properties.
Iporuro (Alchornea castaneifolia) is a medicinal plant native to the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil. For centuries the indigenous peoples of the Amazon have used the bark and leaves of Iporuru for many different purposes and prepared it in many different ways. Iporuro is commonly used with other plants during shamanistic training and is sometimes used as an ingredient in Ayahuasca.