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A balanced stimulant, guayusa tea contains energizing compounds. It offers benefits for an attentive mind, a peaceful body, and an awakened spirit: • Boosts metabolism • Supports weight loss programs • Aids digestion • Aids elimination and reduce constipation• Balances blood sugar and supports diabetics • Boosts physical energy• Increases mental clarity and alertness. Loose tea sold in 4 oz.bag.
A balanced stimulant, guayusa contains energizing compounds. It offers benefits for an attentive mind, a peaceful body, and an awakened spirit:
• Boosts metabolism
• Supports weight loss programs
• Aids digestion
• Aids elimination and reduce constipation
• Balances blood sugar and supports diabetics
• Boosts physical energy
• Increases mental clarity and alertness
Guayusa offers more caffeine than tea, yet less than coffee. It contains other stimulants in the same family as caffeine, such as theophylline-- a clarifying and uplifting compound also found in green tea; and theobromine, a stimulant found in dark chocolate offering a pleasant feeling. This unique mix of caffeine, theophylline, and theobromine is what gives the balanced energy effect without nervous jitters and resultant crashes. Guayusa has what it takes to get you going, while stabilizing the release of caffeine in your blood; is easy on the stomach and doesn’t cause the stomach discomfort sometimes associated with drinking coffee.
Packed Full of Nutrients
Guayusa contains 50% more antioxidants than green tea, and is full of polyphenols, flavonoids, and saponins. These compounds offer a range of holistic health benefits, from calming the nervous system to cardiovascular health:
• Polyphenols: studies confirmed one cup of guayusa has 30% more polyphenols than a cup of green tea has been shown to boost the immune system, promote a healthy heart, and have an anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor effect.
• Saponins: Studies illustrated the beneficial effects on blood cholesterol levels, cancer, bone health and stimulation of the immune system.
• Theanine: an amino acid compound studied for its calming effects on the nervous system, and for its ability to protect and restore the brain. • Fifteen essential amino acids, including relatively high amounts of leucine, for muscle protein synthesis and body builders.
• It also contains the minerals potassium, magnesium, calcium, zinc and chromium and vitamins D & C.
Traditional Uses & Cultural Heritage
The indigenous Kichwa say guayusa is so captivating that visitors are warned once they drink it, they will always return to the Ecuadorian Jungle. The women say it relieves symptoms of menopause, helps the liver and stomach; soothes and reduces aches and pains and offers balance and strength to pregnant women. Spiritually, elders say guayusa helps dream recall, protects against insect and snake bites, and connects them to the forces of nature. Traditionally, indigenous families woke up at dawn to drink guayusa around their communal fire until sunrise. The elders taught the youth about ancestral myths, hunting techniques, and social values. Shamans interpreted dreams from the previous night. Guayusa induces lucid dreaming and is known as the "watchman's plant," since even when sleeping you are aware of your surroundings. Guayusa was used to sharpen senses and keep hunters awake during hunting trips. The guayusa ritual continues to be a cornerstone of in some parts of Kichwa culture, bringing family and community together around the simple experience of drinking tea. Sustainability An understory tree of the Amazon rainforest, Guayusa needs a diverse ecological habitat to grow. Its cultivation creates economic incentives for farmers to maintain the rainforest. The market created by sellers and drinkers requires farmers to actively reforest degraded lands in the Amazon. Buying guayusa at fair trade prices promotes organic agro-forestry as an alternative and more sustainable agricultural practice to slash and burn agriculture and deforestation.
*These statements are not evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
These items are lovingly assembled, repackaged and/or created in the United States exclusively for our customers. We make thoughtful choices when creating all our products so that we honor the earth and all her creation and Live in Harmony with all that is. When you shop Shamans Market, you support fair trade, artisan made, healthy body and spirit, and cultural preservation.
Shamans Market is a labor of love and service. We began our spiritual journey in 1994 learning the from wisdom keepers of many earth honoring wisdom traditions mostly in the Americas. We have travelled extensively in Peru and have made many meaningful heart connections with the people of this amazing country.
In 1999 after running out of many of the products we use in our Shamanic practice (and not having a trip to Peru in sight) we decided to import products for our friends and community. We were then and still are today excited to be supporting the growing shamanic community in the US and at the same time providing a fair trade outlet for the exquisite artisans and the indigenous people of the Andes, the Amazon, Tibet and around the world!
Over the years our offerings have grown and we are pleased to now offer these lifestyle products to promote living in harmony with each other and our Earth.
To offer quality products that promote a lifestyle of living in harmony with each other and our Earth.
Shamans Market offers fair trade, eco-friendly, artisan made, organic, natural, products. Many of these products support indigenous people maintain their ancient wisdom and culture.
A majority of our offerings come for Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Central America, Tibet, Nepal, India and the USA
Amazon rainforest preservation, medical support to Indigenous people & preserving indigenous wisdom by supporting the following non-profit charities: The Heart of the Healer Foundation, Camino Verde, Amazon Promise and Green America.
With integrity and heart. All our products support at least one of the following: spiritual/meditation practice, the earth, fair trade, ancient wisdom, indigenous culture, beauty or oneness.
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Standard Delivery orders are shipped via USPS First Class or Priority Mail. Generally Priority Mail will arrive in 3-5 business days and 1st class usually with 3-7 business days. Occasionally items ordered at the same time are shipped separately. For even faster delivery, we offer Express Delivery via Next Business Day and Two Business Day Service via UPS. Next Business Day and Two Business Day Service via UPS orders are given top priority and we will ship the order the same day if received by 2:00 pm EST for product available in our warehouse. If have a time sensitive order and want to confirm stock availability please call us at 866-929-2964 or email us at [email protected] to verify when you can expect your shipment to go out. We will do our best to meet your needs.
Shamans Market ships internationally depending on an individual country's regulations. Not all items we sell can be shipped to every country. Shipping costs are calculated in the shopping cart or at checkout. To see your shipping costs before checking out you can use the estimate shipping cost section in the shopping cart. (Please note: If your country does not use postal code please insert a 1 in the postal code field if you are not getting shipping cost to show.) In a few cases the actual shipping fee will be more than calculated at checkout. If this happens we will contact you via email and inform you of the cost for shipping your order before we proceed.
Our standard international shipping method is US Postal Service 1st Class, Priority Mail or EMS service. We also offer you the option of shipping UPS international service where available. Estimated shipping times (not including order processing time) for USPS Mail service is as follows:
1st Class: 2-5 weeks
Priority Mail: 7-14 days
EMS Express Service: 3-7 days
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Restricted from International Shipping
Certain items can't be shipped outside of the USA or require a special certification.
The US Fish and Wildlife Agency requires a certification for items containing Wild Feathers, Animal Hide, Bone and Shell. Therefore we restrict shipping on these items unless a special request is made and a certification fee of $99.00 is paid in advance.
Other items are including Peacock Feathers & Red Sandalwood are banned to ship altogether.
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A: ShamansMarket.com typically ships packages Monday through Friday within 24-48 hours after the order is placed. If an item on your order is backorded the entire order will be held until all items return to stock.
Q: How do you ship packages?
A: ShamansMarket.com uses US Postal Service or UPS for its standard delivery in the Continental US. Priority Mail is a service of the US Postal Service delivered to within 2-3 day, Monday through Saturday.
Q: So, how long does it take for me to get my order?
A: From the time you order to the time your package arrives typically takes 3-7 days, depending on shipping method you choose. This includes an average of 1-2 days for processing and packaging and 2-6 days for shipping. This applies only to in stock items. If an item is out of stock and that information was not on the website, we will email you with additional information on availability.
Q: Do you ship packages internationally?
A: Yes, Shamans Market ships internationally depending on an individual country's regulations. Not all items we sell can be shipped to every country. Shipping charges that show on the final invoices are estimates. If the actual international shipping fee is lower than the estimate we will automatically credit your payment method the difference. In cases where the actual shipping fee is higher we will contact you via email and inform you of the cost for shipping your order before we proceed. If you would like to know the actual shipping cost before you place your order please feel from to contact us at [email protected] and we will calculate the exact cost for you. Our standard international shipping method is US Postal Service 1st Class, Priority Mail or EMS service. We also offer you the option of shipping UPS international service. Estimated shipping times (not including order processing time) for USPS Mail service is as follows:
1st Class: 3-5 weeks
Priority Mail – 7-14 days
EMS Express Service: 3-7 days
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A: Sure, to change your billing address first click on Customer Service on the top of the page. Then click on “Account History”. When On Account History page, click on your name. This will bring up your Customer Information screen and allow you to change your billing address, password, email and phone number. NOTE: To change the ship to address or your credit card on file you must do this at the time of check out prior to signing in.
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A: To change your credit card information, or to switch billing from credit card to Pay Pal, or check you must do this at check out. Once you are ready to check out click on “Check Out”. This brings up the checkout screen. Click on the box that says: “I am a returning customer and would like to use my existing account.” Then type in your Email and password. Next, check the box “Change billing Information”. Then click on “Continue Checkout”. This will take you to the form to change or update your billing information.
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A: Please see our the "Our Policies" page for return information.
Q: Do you offer wholesale pricing?
A: Yes, We offer wholesale pricing to retailers please email us at [email protected] for more information.