Drinking ayahuasca unaccompanied is not advisable because of the unpredictable
effects of the drink. Because of the MAO inhibitors drinking ayahuasca can be
dangerous! Please inform yourself before using it! Ayahuasca
is a drink from South america and is known for its hallucinogenic effects. A
well-known nickname for ayahuasca is ‘La purga’ because users often vomit or
sometimes suffers from diarrhea during the intense ayahuasca trip or vision.
Other names are yagé, hoasca or caapi. The history of ayahuasca dates back at
least two millennia ago. Native inhabitants from South America used ayahuasca
during their spiritual ayahuasca ceremonies. The considered it as the most
important medicine of the jungle. In their native language (Quechua) ayahuasca
is spelled ayawaska. Translated into English aya means soul, spirit, dead body
or corpse. Waska translate into rope, woody vine or liana. Waska refers to
Banisteriopsis caapi which is a main ingredient in la purga.
or yage is a very powerful psychedelic brew used in traditional spiritual
ceremonies. The main ingredient is of the ayahuasca drink
is Banisteriopsis caapi which is a vine that grows in South America. It is
a MAO inhibitor and it will allow the psychoactive compound called DMT to be
orally active. Other ingredients for making ayahuasca are plants which contain
DMT. A well-known and often used second ingredient is Psychotria viridis.
Normally when a user only drinks psychotria viridis the DMT compounds will not
reach the brains. DMT will be broken down in the stomach and liver because of
the enzymes called MAO (monoamine oxidase). Therefore brewers of ayahuasca use
a MAO inhibitor to cancel out the this effect so that DMT can reach the brain
and give the user the psychedelic effects. The color of the ayahuasca drink is
brownish/red and has a very pungent bitter taste. There are different recipes
for ayahuasca with all of their own ingredients but always include a MAO
inhibithor with DMT baring plants.
are not similar to magic mushrooms or LSA. The best way to describe the trip is
sitting on a therapist couch and god is your therapist. Users often use
ayahuasca drink to get into a higher spiritual dimension or even rebirth. The first
effects are very unpleasant. Users become dizzy and nauseous and often vomit
during the first hour(s) of the trip. After this the user will go into the
hallucinating part of the ayahuasca trip. The hallucinations cannot be taken
lightly. Users report seeing fast moving images in extremely bright colors.
Most users experience a mystical and religious feeling and even being in
contact with “alien beings” who act as a guide in the spiritual trip. The
trip can last o total of 12 hours. During the first 6 hours the hallucinations
are the heaviest, the after effects can last up to 8 hours.
If you are
looking for a nice and fun trip don’t try ayahuasca. Users often try ayahuasca
for spiritual exploration instead of having a fun tripping night. It is not
advisable to drink ayawaska on your own because of the heavy psychedelic
effects. There are numerous ayahuasca retreats and ceremonies who can advise and guide you
before, during and after the trip. Another risk are the MAO inhibitors. In
combination with other drugs, certain medicine and food the MAO inhibitors can
be very dangerous for your health. Read our MAO inhibitor information about
hazardous foods and drugs which cannot combined with ayahuasca drink.