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The Vine with a Soul
Micro-dosing with ayahuasca

Looking for a natural, legal and gentle way to support your mental health or deepen your connection to spirit, without doing an intense trip? I'm honoured to be able to offer this sacred Vine in Glastonbury as a 3 month micro-dose supplement, for those who want to explore working with the spirit of Ayahuasca.  Otherwise known as Banisteriopsis Caapi, the supplement I offer is the legal part of Ayahuasca and the part believed to carry the actual soul essence or spirit of Ayahuasca...



Health studies and reports have suggested that B. Caapi can promote wellbeing and feelings of calm inner peace, improve levels of empathy, relieve anxiety and depression, and even improves motor symptoms and problems found in Parkinson’s disease. Studies on rats have found that it also decreased inflammation and helped to promote stem cell repair and neurogenesis in the brain. Other people have reported sleeping better, improved awareness, focus and presence as well as experiencing positive improvements in their mental health, especially with PTSD. Though it's important to note, (as with most plant medicines) that this extract is not FDA approved for any medicinal, cosmetic, dietary, or supplemental use, nor approved to cure or prevent any diseases.


Of course, everyone is a unique individual and so everyone will have their own unique experiences whilst journeying with Caapi. Many people report feeling a greater sense of gratitude and connection to nature, appreciation for the beauty of life, and a better connection to the loving presence of spirit. You may find that you have a lot of useful realisations about yourself and can look at past experiences with a whole new healing and wiser perspective. It may help with moving through mental health blockages, PTSD, breaking through old habits or inspiring you to start a new chapter of your life. Those who might have previously been feeling lost, may suddenly realise they know which way they want to go. For many, B. Caapi also brings them more earthy grounding and yet also more joy and energy, more zest for life. Though it isn't hallucinogenic, some people experience vivid dreams full of meaningful symbolism too whilst taking B.Caapi.




The physical effects of B.Caapi are so discrete that it should be fine to operate machinery and drive without any concerns. However, it's always best to err on the side of caution for your first day taking the extract incase of a rare allergic reaction.



While some people might enjoy the 6 hour visual blast off into the 12 dimensions that a DMT based Ayahuasca ceremony invokes, for many others that might not be their cup of tea! In fact, the idea of losing control like that might be terrifying for some. Instead, micro-dosing with B. Caapi offers the same healing realisations and mental health break throughs but gradually and without any of the visuals or physical purges. Some people feel a slight and very subtle energetic or positive mood shift about 15 minutes after taking the drops, but nothing significant enough to change the way they function normal day to day tasks. Despite having very subtle effects physically, many people find the overall depth of emotional healing is just as significant compared to the big ceremonies they've sat through with DMT based Ayahuasca. In many ways, microdosing B.Caapi gives us an opportunity to truly invite the Spirit of Ayahuasca to walk gently alongside us on our healing journey for a prolonged period of time, instead of a quick, intense, 6 hour trip. Thus, we give ourselves more time to slow the process down and to really listen and process what she has to teach us.




Banisteriopsis Caapi is a large tropical vine which grows in South America. It's known among the indigenous peoples of the Amazon rainforest as 'the vine with a soul', a sacred plant teacher and is believed to hold the spirit of Ayahuasca within it. The major components in Banisteriopsis caapi are B-carboline alkaloids (such as Harmine, harmaline, and tetrahydroharmin), which are alkaloids with MAOI type properties. Banisteriopsis caapi is also rich in antioxidants, proanthocyanidins, epicatechin and procyanidin B2.




Although B. Caapi is 50% of the brew which makes up Ayahuasca (which is a hallucinogenic brew made from two plants mixed together), it does not include the other illegal plant (Psychotria Viridis) which is banned due to its psychoactive composition (DMT). Because B.Caapi is classed as a non psychoactive substance, it is classed as legal in the UK as long as it's taken by itself. 

Some other countries have sadly banned Banisteriopsis Caapi, such as Italy. So please do be very careful to independently check if you'll be allowed to bring the extract across the boarder when travelling abroad, way in advance of any planned holidays. 




The plant extract you'll receive is 100% B.Caapi and sourced from the Peruvian region of the Amazon rainforest by the safe keepers of the jungle, who monitor the harvest and make sure new vines are planted to maintain the plant species. The vine is harvested on the full moon then prayed over and blessed by the plant gatherers. The harvest is then sent to California where the drops are made from the vine with a distilled water extraction method to make a 100% plant extract liquid. Finally, they are sent to me here in Glastonbury, where I add 5ml of honey mead to 10ml Caapi to sweeten in a 15 ml bottle.


The way we're working with the plant kingdom is forever changing and as the demand for healing with plant medicine increases, so should our approach to work mindfully with our plant allies. For this reason, I deeply advocate micro dosing instead of consuming large amounts. It's believed that the spirit behind each plant will work with us just as powerfully when invited into the body, even when consumed in extreme moderation. In many ways it feels like a more respectful (and sustainable) approach to working with such sacred plants . For this reason, the dose i'll be recommending for you is 4 drops per day in the morning followed by a short meditation. This is to be taken under the tongue, 5 days a week (with a 2 day break) for 3 months. It's believed the mind takes 3 months to re-wire and form new brain pathways, beliefs and habits, which works perfectly in alignment with the course of micro-dosing this extract. It can also be really helpful to keep a dream diary and journal any thoughts / realisations which arise during this time.



Only adults over the age of 18 should be taking this extract.
Banisteriopsis caapi is a natural MAO inhibitor and should not be taken while taking or while coming off from any MAO or SSR inhibitors, antidepressants, anti-anxiety, anti-psychotic, sleeping medications, any supplements or herbs that contain MAOIs or SSRIs. Blood pressure medications should also be avoided when micro-dosing Banisteriopsis Caapi since it can lower blood pressure. Please always exercise caution and consult your doctor before you use this plant extract, especially if you have any known mental health or physical health diagnoses such as seizures, for example. This extract should not be taken by anyone breastfeeding or pregnant. Additionally, please avoid stimulants, alcohol or drugs when working with this (or indeed any) sacred plant extract.



£80 which includes an opportunity to talk through a healing intention for yourself, a Reiki Healing session with shamanic drumming, singing bowls and channelled advice from ancestors and spirit guides. Plus your 3 month supply of legal plant medicine for micro-dosing for your healing journey. The healing session is 50 minutes long and based in Glastonbury UK.


Please text me on 07986460011 to book your session. I look forward to being a part of your healing journey!

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