More about Guayusa (Ilex guayusa)
Top quality, very finely shredded leaves of Guayusa, or Huayusa. Ethically and sustainably wild harvested in the tropical rainforest, area Amazonas, Ecuador
Ilex guayusa is from the Aquifoliaceae (Holly family), in a family of over 450, which are widely distributed in both hemispheres. Most grow in tropical Central and South America.
Fair Trade Ilex G. leaves. The harvesting community is located in Archidona, Napo province, and belongs to the Quichua tribe. Their Guayusa is grown and harvested using only traditional methods, ensuring sustainability and preservation of nature, knowledge and culture.
Huayusa is used by people of the Amazon basin to make an energizing tea, with the interesting effect of inducing lucid dreaming, and being helpful in recalling them. For those interested in shamanic dreaming this is certainly the plant to explore. This plant is discussed on the Ayahuasca Forum. Two teaspoons of shredded leaves, or 6-7 whole leaves are softly boiled for 20 minutes in a liter of water until the liquid has a golden transparent color.