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Banisteriopsis caapi (10 seeds)

Banisteriopsis caapi (ayahuasca, caapi or yagé) is a South American jungle vine that has a rich history of entheogenic use. Tribes of the Amazon use the plant which they call “vine of the spirits” as one of the ingredients to make the psychedelic brew Ayahuasca. With our Banisteriopsis caapi seeds you can grow your own Ayahuasca plants.

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Banisteriopsis caapi: The Vine of the Spirits From The Amazon

Banisteriopsis caapi, the “vine of the spirits” is a jungle vine that is a native to the rainforests of South America. The indigenous peoples of the Amazon use banisteriopsis caapi together with other plants such as Psychotria viridis (chacruna) leaf or Chagropanga to make Ayahuasca, the highly psychoactive spiritual brew which allows humans to enter the spirit world in ceremonies and sacred rituals.

Banisteriopsis caapi contains various alkaloids and MAOIs such as harmine, harmaline and tetrahydroharmine which work in synergy with the other ingredients used for making Ayahuasca. The MAOIs in Banisteriopsis caapi allow the psychoactive compound DMT which is found in the other plants to make the brew such as Psychotria viridis to become orally active. It is also reported that the vine by its own has some psychoactive properties when consumed.

With our Banisteriopsis caapi seeds you can now grow the sacred spirit vine of the rainforest at home.


Know that cultivating the Ayahuasca vine from seed can take a very long time. Experience in cultivating and some patience may be required.

When you plant the Banisteriopsis caapi, make sure to use humus-rich and moist soil that is well-draining. Put the seeds in the soil with their wing end facing up and uncovered. Water well and frequently to ensure that the soil stays moist at all times. Banisteriopsis caapi with its origin in the tropical rainforest climate is quite hardy and tough but does not tolerate any frost. Once you plant your Banisteriopsis caapi seeds in optimal conditions you can expect them to sprout in about 3-4 weeks.

With our Banisteriopsis caapi (ayahuasca) seeds you can grow your own ayahuasca plants at home