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Sacred cacti have been used continuously for over 3,000 years in the Andean Mountains region. San Pedro is named after St Peter who holds the keys to heaven as the cactus is believed to allow one to reach heaven while still on earth. Trichocereus cactus typically grow between 10-20ft tall in the wild with the tallest recorded specimen reaching 40ft. While Peruvian Torch is not as well known as San Pedro it's widely believed to be most powerful of the Trichocereus family. Peyote is considered one of the four principal deities of the Huichol religion and it's use dates back over 5,000 years.

Peruvian Torch Cactus

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*Note: 05/03 There’s currently no shipping from South America due to COVID-19 so we don’t know when we’ll have more, but it will likely be at least a few months. Use the waitlist feature to be notified when it’s back in stock.

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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Weight

50gr, 250gr

Disclaimer

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 (5)

5 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 incense made from the plant was potent but gentle. I am grateful for having access to this amazing plant and it’s teachings.

  3. Bo (verified owner)

    It has been almost 20 years since I’ve had the pleasure of using this sacred plant. Discreet unmarked packaging and fast delivery. Very smooth and calm. I will be ordering more very soon. Thanks Botanicelevation.com You have my business for life

  4. Ray (verified owner)

    Good quality chunks, fast and friendly shipping and service. What more do you need to know.

  5. Erin (verified owner)

    My partner and I were so happy with this product! We had a very healing experience. P.Torch is a great ally when treated with respect.

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