There is an unfortunate misconception that natural necessarily means safe, and this is not always the case. This article provides readers with an overview of a natural but not necessarily safe substance known as Ayahuasca ...
Using Ayahuasca For Addiction
There is an unfortunate misconception that natural necessarily means safe, and this is not always
the case. This article provides readers with an overview of a natural but not necessarily safe
substance known as Ayahuasca, which is made from a number of ingredients, including
Banistereopsis Caapi vine.
This plant is native to the Amazon region. It creates altered states of consciousness which can vary
dramatically from one individual to the next. While some people can take Ayahuasca and it is just a
bit stimulating, other people report having powerful visions.
The primary ingredient of Ayahuasca is the vine which is also called Ayahuasca, meaning vine with
a soul. Ayahuasca has other ingredients, like the Chacruna plant, which contains a psychedelic
substance called DMT. The tea is named after the vine that it is made with but DMT is the
substance that creates the experience that people usually associate with Ayahuasca.
History of Ayahuasca
It is difficult to know when people first started using Ayahuasca, but there are records dating back
to the 16th century. Missionaries from Spain and Portugal went to South America and found that
the indigenous people were using the concoction. The missionaries called it the work of the devil.
It was written about for centuries, but first came to prominence in the West when the writer William
S Burroughs was traveling through South America and looked for the brew in an attempt to cure his
opiate addiction. Ayahuasca was then written about in the book by the McKenna brothers, True
Why do people take Ayahuasca
Ayahuasca is used to produce a psychedelic experience, like other hallucinogens. In traditional
cultures, shamans use it to communicate with nature. These spiritual leaders can also use it to find
out what is causing a person to be sick at a spiritual level.
In modern Western society, people have become interested in the use of Ayahuasca to overcome
fears and explore the capacity of their mind.