The Pure Vine Study
- To identify the psychologically- and physiologically-curative effects of the Banisteriopsis Caapi vine.
- To further the currently limited research on the Banisteriopsis caapi vine and its unique healing properties.
The aim of this study is to explore the potential medical uses of the Amazonian plant Banisteriopsis Caapi (“Caapi”) .
For centuries, the Caapi vine has been hailed by the indigenous peoples of South America for its abilities to heal. The vine is brewed into a tea and consumed for a variety of ailments, both physical and psychological.
In a traditional Ayahusaca ceremony, the Caapi vine is combined with a botanical containing the hallucinogenic chemical N, N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT.) However, the purpose of this study is to examine the medicinal effects of the pure Banisteriopsis Caapi vine without added hallucinogens. As the vine alone does not contain hallucinogens, it is legal in the United States, where the study will take place.
In 2017, Matt and Laura Stoker traveled to the Peruvian Amazon Basin to seek the rumored healing properties of Ayahuasca. What they experienced was so astounding that Matt undertook to interview individuals around the world to corroborate his experience. Hundreds of interviews revealed similar “miraculous” experiences of healing.
This resulted in an interested in learning more about the Banisteriopsis caapi vine, the non-hallucinogenic ingredient of the traditional Ayahuasca brew. Matt and Laura have since recruited 50-100 plant medicine experts who are each interested in conducting focus groups of up to 50 individuals. These group leaders will distribute materials to and collect data from their focus groups.
The goal of this study is to compile the largest collection of data on the thus far inexplicable effects of microdosing the pure Banisteriopsis caapi vine. This research could not only lead to vital medical advancements, but help to preserve an endangered habitat and culture that has revered this plant as sacred for hundreds of years.