ayahuasca


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caa·pi

(ka'pē),
A hallucinogenic preparation obtained from Banisteria caapi (family Malpighaceae), a South American jungle vine; contains harmine and other psychotomimetic principles.
Synonym(s): ayahuasca

ayahuasca

(ī′yə-wä′skə, ä′yə-)
n.
A hallucinogenic brew made from the bark and stems of a tropical South American vine of the genus Banisteriopsis, especially B. caapi, mixed with other psychotropic plants, used especially in shamanistic rituals by certain Amazonian Indian peoples.

ayahuasca

A psychedelic brew used by native tribes of South America in traditional spiritual ceremonies. Moclobemide serves a similar purpose as the harmala alkaloids; it has been used in modern synthetic recapitulations of the Ayahuasca ritual, and such a mixture, in which a synthetic MAOI is used in conjunction with DMT, is referred to as "Pharmahuasca".

ayahuasca

(a″yă-wos′kă) [Sp. ayahuasca fr Quechua aya, spirit + huasca, waska, vine]
Any of several psychotropic brews consumed by indigenous peoples of South America in shamanistic ceremonies. The drinks are teas made from a variety of plants rich in harmaline alkaloids and other hallucinogens.
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Ayahuasca is a psychedelic brew comprised of two natural ingredients which are boiled together for three to four days: first, the chacruna leaves which contain large quantities of dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a naturally occurring chemical produced in the brain.
So I rushed home, went online, and found all manner of opinion about what a person should do before embarking on an ayahuasca journey.
We were scared we were going to get dropped, scared we hadn't written the right songs, and then we did ayahuasca and it put everything in perspective.
In vitro and in vivo studies on the anticancer effects of DMT and harm me indicate that ayahuasca may be more than a psychoactive agent, a hypothesis that Schenberg would like to see tested "by rigourous scientific experimentation.
Ayahuasca shows you the depths of your being - you can see yourself getting rid of old stuff you've held on to for years.
Her dissertation research was on ayahuasca use in the context of shamanic tourism in Peru.
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Yage, also known as Ayahuasca, is a psychedelic brew made from leaves and twigs and is used by native people in South America for healing and spiritual purposes.
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They cover ayahuasca in South America and the world; medical, psychological, and pharmacological issues regarding the safety of its use; and the development of a global debate on ethics and legalization.
The 12-member sect, thought to have been founded in 2005, consume the potent hallucinogenic plant ayahuasca.