Ilex guayusa

Wayusa is a shrub or tree of the holly family (Ilex guayusa) and is cultivated and carefully hand-harvested in the Amazon region of Ecuador by the indigenous people, the Kichwa Indians.

From bush to tree

Most often, Wayusa grows as an average 2 meter tall shrub, but can grow up to 30 meters in optimal conditions.

No monocultures

Wayusa is not grown in monocultures, but in so-called "chakras" - these are huge gardens in which a variety of other trees and plants thrive. These chakras are home to countless animal and insect species.