Ayahuasca (Banisteriopsis caapi) is a jungle vine with hallucinogenic properties used in ancient ritual celebrations in countries of the Amazon basin. The vine is ingested as a concoction, also called ayahuasca, and prepared by combining it with other botanicals such as the shrub Psychotria viridis or the liana Diplopterys cabrerana. The active ingredients of ayahuasca include the hallucinogen dimethyltryptamine and potent inhibitors of the monoamine oxidase-A (MAO) that prevent its degradation.1,2 Ayahuasca may have therapeutic effects in psychiatric illnesses such as substance abuse and depression.2–4 It decreased dependence symptoms, cravings and use among cocaine users.2 Acute and chronic ayahuasca use decreased depression, anxiety, and panic symptoms and improve neuropsychological performance.5
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More and more people from all walks of life and spiritual and religious backgrounds feel drawn to in often surprising ways. In this revised and expanded edition of Ayahuasca: Soul Medicine of the Amazon Jungle, author Javier Regueiro offers a guide for those new to the use of this powerful medicine that originates in the Amazon rainforest.Javier Regueiro not only provides general information about Ayahuasca, but he bridges the cultural gap between the native and the current use of Ayahuasca by Westerners. This guide offers background about the plant medicine, its history, and how to engage with and learn through its use. It includes stories of Javier’s personal experience of transformation, as well as stories from those he’s guided in ceremonies.Addressed to the ever-increasing number of people who approach this medicine for their own personal healing and development, this guidebook provides clear and practical advice on how to use this therapeutic modality in a fashion that is meaningful to modern people for a maximum of benefit.
is a traditional blend of herbs that are usually brewed and taken in liquid form. The most traditional Ayahuasca blend is made with one herb that contains the psychoactive compound DMT and another herb that helps DMT cross the blood-brain barrier.
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