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A hallucinogenic preparation obtained from Banisteria caapi (family Malpighaceae), a South American jungle vine; contains harmine and other psychotomimetic principles.
Synonym(s): ayahuasca
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caapi mixed with tobacco leaves, which is consistent with the chemical analysis of the ayahuasca brew that found harmine, harmaline, and nicotine.
But in 2001, the leaders of the UDV decreed that only Banisteriopsis caapi and Psychotria viridis (the two primary plant constituents of ayahuasca) could be used to prepare the church's sacrament.
Ayahuasca is blend of three essential plants, including Banisteriopsis caapi, or ayahuasca; Psychotria viridis, or yage; and Brugmansia aurea, or toe.
Ayahuasca is a tea-like decoction made of plants (such as Banisteriopsis caapi and Psychotria viridis or Diplopterys cabrerana) indigenous to the Amazon and Orinoco river basins of South America (McKenna, Towers & Abbott 1984).
Ayahuasca is known by many different names in South America including: caapi, yaje, and hoasca (Brazil) (Schultes 1982: 124).
Ayahuasca, also known as daime, hoasca, or vegetal, is a psychoactive mixture made from the Amazonian plants Banisteriopsis caapi and Psychotria viridis and contains dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a controlled substance subject to international drug laws.
Snuff synergy: Preparation, use and pharmacology of yopo and Banisteriopsis caapi among the Piaroa of southern Venezuela.
Illustrative of these issues is ayahuasca, a brew traditionally used in shamanic rituals along the Amazon, made from combining two plants, most commonly the Banisteriopsis caapi vine and Psychotria viridis leaves: while the primary psychoactive constituent of the latter--DMT--is a Class A drug in the UK, the relevant plants themselves are not covered by the MDA and are widely sold through online "legal high" shops.
Popular psychotropic substances are Banisteriopsis caapi (ayahuasca), mescaline, cannabis, peyote, and psilocybin mushrooms.
This brew is also known by several other names such as, yage, hoasca or caapi.
One is the root bark and sometimes the stem cortex of the liana Banisteriopsis caapi, which contains the beta-carboline harmala alkaloids harmine, harmaline, and tetrahydroharmine.
The ayahuasca drink is made by boiling, in a particular ratio, the stems of the Banisteriopsis caapi vine together with the leaves of the Psychotria viridis plant.