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Diplopterys cabrerana is a South American liana with leaves that are used in the shamanic beverage Ayahuasca. Chaliponga leaves contain the psychoactive substance DMT.
Article number: 2824WH
Category: Ayahuasca
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Diplopterys cabrerana (chaliponga)

Diplopterys cabrerana (chaliponga) is known for its high levels of psychedelic tryptamines DMT and 5-MeO-DMT. This plant species comes from the Amazon rainforest. Chaliponga, its most commonly used name, is cultivated by shamans as a healing ingredient used in Ayahuascabrews.

When chaliponga was first discovered, it was initially named Banisteria rusbyana. Not to be confused with Banisteriopsis caapi. Caapi is often added together with chaliponga to Ayahuasca brews. This is due to the MAO inhibiting properties contained in caapi. The hallucinatory infusion is widely used by indigenous shamans and has now also become very popular in Western Europe. Diplopterys cabrerana (chaliponga) is an essential part of the Worldherbals range.

Depending on the user, chaliponga is often used as a replacement for chacruna in Ayahuasca brews. The reason for this is that chaliponga is much more powerful than Psychotria viridis (chacruna). It contains no less than 5 to 10 times more alkaloids.

Use with MAO Inhibitors

Most people use chaliponga together with an MAO-inhibiting plant species in Ayahuasca brews such as teas. The DMT (dimethyltryptamine) in the chaliponga induces the desired visionary experience, but only when used in combination with an MAO inhibitor. DMT is broken down by enzymes as soon as it is ingested orally. By adding a plant species that contains MAO (monoamine oxidase) inhibitors such as Banisteriopsis caapi, these enzymes are deactivated temporarily. This allows the DMT in the chaliponga to do its job in the Ayahuasca brew.

Chaliponga in Ayahuasca Brews

If you are already familiar with the milder Psychotria viridis (chacruna), then we recommend that you only add Diplopterys cabrerana (chaliponga) to your Ayahuasca brew. The reason is that the effects of chaliponga should not be underestimated. The experience can be overwhelming. Chaliponga is usually boiled in water. The cooking time can vary from one hour to an entire day. This depends on user preference and not on the amount added. An average dose of chaliponga is approximately 10 grams. Most users also add an MAO-inhibiting liana such as Banisteriopsis caapi. Caapi is often added to the brew in the same pot, but it is also cooked separately sometimes. This also depends on user preference. In general, the cooking time is between 4 and 12 hours for both plant species. If you want to speed up the extraction process, then add a acidity regulator such as lemon juice or vinegar. The final infusion is then reduced to a drinkable amount and should ideally be consumed on an empty stomach.

Some also extract chaliponga as a plant itself. For use in incense, for example. The hallucinatory effects have share some aspects in common with Ayahuasca brews, although only lasting about fifteen minutes.

Dose and Effects

For Diplopterys cabrerana (chaliponga), the dose also depends on personal preference and sensitivity levels. Is this your first experience? Then start with a low dose. Chaliponga is known for its intense effects. You experience a radical change in the way you interpret the world around you. Your sensory perceptions also enter another dimension. For most Ayahuasca brew recipes, the following dose applies:

  • Mild trip: 5 grams
  • Normal trip: 10 grams
  • Very strong trip: 15 grams

Effects and Side Effects

The effects of chaliponga can best be described as a mental and physical cleansing process. The average 4-hour experience connects you with the imperceptible world. The intensity of the experience depends on several factors. Again, we recommend adding chacruna to your Ayahuasca brew if this is your first time. Once the correct dose is found, most users have an experience that can be compared to using LSD or magic mushrooms. You could experience vivid visions of both the sunny and shadowy side of life.

In terms of side effects, you may experience stomach cramps in the first two hours after consuming. This is nothing to worry about, it is a common side effect. Some people also experience diarrhea or nausea.

Storage Recommendations

We sell Diplopterys cabrerana (chaliponga) in leaf form in 25 gram packages. These plant species are not suitable for people under the age of 18. Always keep chaliponga out of the reach of children. Also be sure to store it in a cool and dry place.

Safety

Caution: when using chaliponga in an Ayahuasca brew, you will most likely also be adding Banisteriopsis caapi. This type of liana contains MAO inhibitors. The use of MAO inhibitors in combination with some types of psychoactive ingredients or certain types of food could be extremely hazardous.

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