Virola (Virola peruviana)
Usage / Preparation
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Epeña, Ebena, Nyakwana, Paricá, Cumala
5-MeO-DMT, small amounts DMT and 5-Methoxy-tryptamine.
Virola peruviana is a species of tree in the Myristicaceae family. It is found in Brazil (Amazonas, Pará), Columbia, Ecuador and Peru. It grows to a height of about 35 m (100 ft). The fruit is ellipsoidal, 14-24 mm long and 11-23 mm in diameter, forming groups of about 5 to 15.
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Banisteriopsis caapi - Vine of the Soul - taken from “Plants of the gods, their sacred, healing and hallucinogenic powers”
The Use of the Genus Virola as a Hallucinogen In South America
Virola (Epena) from Plants of the Gods
|Trees of the genus Virola, are widely used by groups in wet tropical forests of South America. These tribes include the Waika of the upper Orinoco area in Venezuela and northern Brazil and the Paumarí from near the Rio Purus in Amazonian Brazil. Depending on locality, the snuff made from Virola carries the general names applied to all snuffs, such as Ebene, Epena, Viho, Parica, Yakawana, and Nyakwana, among others. The Tukano, for example, see this sacred snuff as the "semen of Father Sun", obtained by his daughter with whom he had incest. Thus the Tukano received this sacred snuff from the sun’s semen and keep it in containers called "muhipu-nuri", or "penis of the sun".|