San Pedro

The Beginner’s Guide to Healing with Huachuma (San Pedro)

What is San Pedro/ Huachuma? Huachuma, more commonly known as San Pedro in the Western world or currently known as Echinopsis pachanoi in the scientific literature, is a tall (up to 20 ft), light green, night blooming, nearly spineless, columnar cactus native to the Andes Mountains. In its native habitat it grows at altitudes of…

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San Pedro: The Master Teacher and Spiritual Healer

San Pedro cactus (Trichocereus pachanoi), otherwise known as the Cactus of the Four Winds, Huachuma or Saint Peter’s Cactus, is a fast growing columnar cactus native to the Andes Mountains – which can grow up to 20 feet high. It is usually found in Peru, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, and Ecuador – but is also cultivated in many other parts of the world. San Pedro has a history of being used in Andean medicine for healing and religious divination for thousands of years, and archeologists

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