Indigo Herbs Guayusa Products are sourced from the Ilex guayusa tree native to rainforest of the upper Amazonian regions of Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela. Guayusa is a dioecious, evergreen tree of the holly family, the trees can reach over 10m in height and can live to be over 100 years old. They are abundant in large green glossy leaves which reach up to 15cm in length. They produce small, white flowers and spherical, red fruits about 7mm in diameter.
Historic evidence of a medicine man's pouch of dried Guayusa leaves dated 500BCE shows the effectiveness of the Guayusa plant has been long recognised in many South American cultures. The Kichwa people have long-revered the plant using it daily in Dream rituals and ceremonies, and it is also consumed socially for it's stimulating effects. When brewed in a tea, Guayusa has a smooth, earthy taste. Indigo Herbs is delighted to offer our new Guayusa Tea and Guayusa Tincture which harnesses the power of this potent herb in easy to take tincture form.