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Peruvian Torch Cactus


Another beautiful member of the San Pedro family, also known as the Peruvian torch or Echinopsis peruviana (syn. Trichocereus peruvianus). This cactus has been used as a religious sacrament by a small number of Indian tribes in northern Peru. It’s probably the most powerful and magical species from the Echinopsis family.

The Peruvian torch grows high in the Andean mountain deserts of Peru and Ecuador and is similar to the San Pedro cactus (Echinopsis pachanoi) which is found in the same region. The human use of the cactus dates back thousands of years to the northern coast of Peru and the monks of a pre-Inca culture known as Chavín (900 BC to 200 BC). They prepared a brew called “achuma”, “huachuma” or “cimora” which was used during ritualistic ceremonies to diagnose the spiritual links to a patient’s illness.

Note: we also have Peruvian Torch powder and San Pedro powder.

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50gr, 250gr


Our products are NOT sold for human or animal consumption. They are sold strictly for incense and soap making purposes, decorative purposes, and/or legitimate ethnobotanical/scientific research.

Reviews (2)

2 reviews for Peruvian Torch Cactus

  1. Daniel

    Ordered Peruvian torch cactus from botanic elevation last month and I was a little hesitant as I had not heard much about the supplier, but after receiving the products I was very pleasantly surprised. It’s definitely authentic p.torch with high alkaloid content. Will definitely be buying from here again soon!

  2. Eric

    My first time using Botanic Elevations to order Peruvian Torch. Order was quickly fullfilled and delivered in tight sturdy, non marked packaging. The medicine made from the plant was potent but gentle. I am grateful for having access to this amazing plant and it’s teachings.

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