Ayahuasca / Banisteriopsis Caapi Information & Purchase
Also Known As:
Caapi, Ayahuasca, Yage, Yaje.
Banisteriopsis caapi, Banisteriopsis inebriens. Family: Malpighiaceae.
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Ayahuasca scientific name Banisteriopsis caapiis a powerfully psychedelic South American brew traditionally made from the B. caapi vine and admixtures such as P. viridis (and/or other DMT-containing plants). One of its primary effects is considered to be the vomiting (the purge) that accompanies the experience. The term Ayahuasca is sometimes loosely used to mean any combination of an MAOI with DMT.
Ayahuasca or Banisteriopsis caapi contains MAOI substances which can elevate blood pressure and lead to heart attack. When used as a dieting agent, Banisteriopsis caapi can react negatively with dairy products.
Always talk to your doctor before using.
Mechanism of Action:
MonoAmine Oxidase Inhibitor (MAOI)
When ingested orally, MAOIs inhibit the catabolism of dietary amines. Sufficient intestinal MAO-A inhibition can lead to hypertensive crisis when foods containing tyramine are consumed (so-called "cheese syndrome"), or hyperserotonemia if foods containing tryptophan are consumed. The amount of Ayahuasca or Banisteriopsis caapi required to cause a reaction exhibits great individual variation and depends on the degree of inhibition, which in turn depends on dosage and selectivity.
The exact mechanism by which tyramine causes a hypertensive reaction is not well understood, but it is assumed that tyramine displaces norepinephrine from the storage vesicles. This may trigger a cascade in which excessive amounts of norepinephrine can lead to a hypertensive crisis. Another theory suggests that proliferation and accumulation of catecholamines causes hypertensive crises.
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Ayahuasca or Banisteriopsis caapi contains MAOI substances. This means it can be very dangerous when combined with certain foods or other psychoactives that are totally harmless when taken by themselves.
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Typical doses of caapi powder when used by itself are in the range of 25 to 150 grams, depending on the variety, the quality, the purpose and of course the sensitivity of the drinker. When used in an Ayahuasca-like brew that also contains DMT, common dosages are 50 to 100 grams in the lower dose range and 100 to 150 grams in the higher dose range.
Some people use B. caapi prior to ingestion of other psychedelics, typically psilocybin mushrooms. According to some, this prolongs and intensifies the effects of the mushrooms and alters the general direction of the experience. Depending on many factors, usually quantities of 25 grams or more are used.
The name Ayahuasca means "vine of the soul" in Quechuan, and the shamans of the indigenous western Amazonian tribes use the plant in religious and healing ceremonies. In addition to its hallucinogenic properties, caapi powder is used for its healing properties as a purgative, effectively cleansing the body of parasites and helping the digestive tract.
General Certificate of Analysis (COA): A manufacture date and batch number are provided for different product strengths. If the link is not available or if the manufacture date and batch number are required, use the email box to request the Certificate of Analysis and we will email it to you as soon as possible. Please enquire about wholesale pricing if purchasing twenty five kilos or more. Please make sure you use the Product ID, Trade Name and Scientific Name.
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