Sinicuichi (Sun opener) - Heimia salicifolia

Botanical name: Heimia salicifolia

Other names: Sinicuiche, Sun Opener, Sinicuichi

Family: Lythraceae

Distribution: Mexico, South America

Origin : Mexico

No information is available concerning the prehistoric use of Heimia salicifolia. It is possible that the plant was associated with the cult of Xochipilli, the Aztec god of spring and desire. During the 19th century, the plant was a recommended treatment for syphilis.

If often has been (incorrectly) assumed that the plant was named for the renowned Altasian mycologist Roger Heim. However, the genus Heimia, which consists of just three species, was actually named for Ernst Ludwig Heim (1747-1834), a physician from Berlin who introduced Alexander von Humboldt to botany.

Our Sinicuichi

Our Sinicuichi is higher quality because it's freshly harvested by knowledgeable family farmers, as well as it's stored in the cold and dark. It contains a high content of essential oils.

Our Sinicuichi is ethically harvested by local family farmers.


Our products are of the highest quality but they have not been certified by the FDA neither Health Canada for human consumption. Therefore, we have to specify that they cannot be sold for human consumption. They are sold for incense and soap making purposes, decorative purposes and/or legitimate ethnobotanical research. The information given about the plants is for academic purposes only and not intended to be used medically. TrancePlants, its suppliers, agents, employees and distributors cannot be held accountable for any misuse of the products offered.


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