Ayahuasca, a South American psychoactive entheogenic brewed drink, is traditionally used by indigenous peoples of the Amazon basin in both socially and ceremonial/shamanic capacities.

Ayahuasca can trigger profound changes in individuals. Yet, like any achievement, there is a degree of difficulty involved. Through beautiful visions of our potential or the intense truths plant medicine can bring, making the most of the journey is easier if you prepare for ayahuasca in a meaningful way.

Ayahuasca causes altered states of consciousness including visual hallucinations and altered perceptions of reality.

Ayahuasca is commonly brewed from:

  • The Banisteriopsis caapi vine.
  • The Psychotria viridis shrub
  • One of the Brugmansia insignis / Brugmansia versicolor or Datura species
  • Mapacho

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