Known as the Night Watchman’s plant. This sacred plant’s common name is Guayusa. Its pronounced “Wa-Yu- Sa” . Its latin name is Ilex Guayusa, a relative to Yerba Mate and Yaupon Holly. It’s a species of tree native to the amazon rainforest found in Ecuador, Northeastern Peru and parts of Columbia. Guayusa is known to be used by Shamans as a sacred plant medicine for dreaming and journey work During Ayahuasca ceremonies , to improve focus and bring clarity to the visions the Shamans may receive and it aids in remembering all the details like lucid dreaming. Guayusa has been found to contain caffeine, theobromine (commonly found in chocolate), L-theanine and theophylline (also found in green tea). It contains nearly 50% more antioxidants than that of green tea, namely polyphenols, flavonoids and saponins. The caffeine content is on average around 90 mg per 8 oz cup of tea. More caffeine than tea but less than coffee.