We harvest the vine in an ethical manner under the authority of the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA). This ensures future maintenance of a natural balance in the rainforest. Authorization is granted through an ongoing sustainable management project directed by the government and based upon existing local herb availability whereby the amount of inner bark approved for harvesting is set. The harvest is taken (cut) at a point on the plant approximately three feet above the ground; the plant is then capped to ensure integrity of the root structure and rapid regeneration of the vine. Additionally, new saplings of the C-Med-100бу vine are planted in a precise manner to ensure the continued viability in the harvesting area. Our partner moreover works in cooperation with the Floravida Institutes (Brazil) guidelines for biodiversity conservation, environmental education and local community social inclusion.