Sebastian Freidank - 18. July 23

The use of Guayusa Tea through the indigenous people


The Kichwa Indians, the indigenous people of Ecuador, have been using the Kichwa Indians for over 1,500 years Guayusa Plant for different purposes. Guayusa Is drunk as a tea in this country, but the Kichwa Indians chew and smoke the tea and even produce tinctures. The Kichwa is not just about the fact that Guayusa Long -lasting awake, but also about spiritual aspects and healing effects.


Table of contents

  1. How Guayusa is traditionally used
    1. Guayusa chew
    2. Guayusa Smoking tea
    3. Guayusa smoke
    4. Guayusa drink
  2. What will be Guayusa Tea used?
    1. Guayusa As a strengthening before and during hunting
    2. Guayusa For creative thoughts
    3. Guayusa For stronger dreams - lucid dreams through Guayusa
    4. Guayusa Against diseases
    5. Guayusa For a positive working morality
    6. Guayusa As a rejuvenation potion


1. How Guayusa is traditionally used

1.1. Guayusa chew

The Kichwa Indians chew them Guayusa-Blätter e.g. during hunting or field work to stay concentrated and awake.

1.2. Guayusa Smoking tea

Guayusa Smoking application of Guayusa Scroll

Sometimes the large leaves of the Guayusa-T plant also rolled cigar like a cigar. This Guayusa-Tee cigars are then hung up for drying.

When the tea leaves have dried through, the cigars are smoked by the shamans of the Kichwa in ceremonies. They use the effect of the smoked tea leaves to get into a higher level of consciousness and to connect with the knowledge of the ancestors.

1.3. Guayusa smoke

Guayusa is sometimes also used as incense in ceremonies to absorb the positive energies of the plant by breathing and to fulfill the surroundings of the ceremony.

1.4. Guayusa drink

Guayusa Tea traditional preparation

As a rule, however Guayusa drunk these days. The Kichwa Indians use freshly harvested leaves, which they bring to the boil on a fire in a metal kettle for a few minutes to hours. The resulting tea is then drunk pure. In some cases, lemon and some panela sugar are also added.


2. What is for Guayusa Tea used?

2.1. Guayusa As a strengthening before and during hunting

The Kichwa Indians used the invigorating effect of Guayusa earlier before and during hunting.

Hunting in the jungle requires enormous concentration and strength, so that a legend, Kichwa wanted a plant from the gods that gave them more energy in hunting. The gods heard the Indians and gave them the energetic plant Guayusa. More too old Guayusa Stories You can find in the linked article!

2.2. Guayusa For creative thoughts

3 a.m. is up to Kichwa Indians. On a fire you cook freshness in a metal kettle Guayusa-Blätter too Guayusa-Tee on. While you Guayusa-Tea drink, talk about your dreams of the last night. They talk about creative thoughts, inspiring ideas and tell stories about their ancestors.

Depending on the mood of the family and the dreams that are interpreted by the oldest, it is decided what tasks are done on this day.

2.3. Guayusa For stronger dreams - lucid dreams through Guayusa

Lucid dreams is the ability to clasp yourself into his dream while sleeping to actively shape it and experience it with all your senses.

Of the Kichwa Indians is Guayusa also called "The Night Watchman". they say Guayusa give them the ability to perceive the environment even during sleep and to communicate with their ancestors in a dream, so that one often before going to bed Guayusa-Tee is drunk. Guayusa Accordingly, it is also a potent Dream herb.

2.4. Guayusa Against diseases

Guayusa is used against stomach problems such as heartburn. It is also used for headaches, as a tincture for wound healing and as insect protection.

2.5. Guayusa For a positive working morality

Guayusa Tea for more motivation

The children of the Kichwa Indians are already becoming Guayusa-Tee given to school so that they can be more concentrated during class and their work setting is more positive.

Guayusa Reinforcements the zest for action and motivates to do the upcoming tasks.

2.6. Guayusa As a rejuvenation potion

The Kichwa Indians are convinced that when taking daily Guayusa A tapering and strengthening effect begins.

You have experience with centuries Guayusa and its effect can collect why the areas where the Kichwa indigenous people Guayusa use, are numerous and different.

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