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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Sistema de monitoramento psiquiatrico em usuarios do cha hoasca [Psychiatric surveillance system in hoasca tea consumers].
In Brazil, where the church has about 10,000 members, the government somehow has managed to tolerate all of this for nearly half a century, exempting UDV's ceremonial use of hoasca from the country's drug laws.
The church sued the government arguing that its rights under the 1993 federal religious freedom law were threatened by the government's actions to bar its use of hoasca.
UDV members believe hoasca, when used under the guidance of UDV leaders, produces spiritual awakening.
According to church mandates, members can only understand God through the consumption of hoasca tea and must use it at least twice monthly.
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.
This brew is also known by several other names such as, yage, hoasca or caapi.
Depending on the region and cultural context of its use, there are a variety of other names for the brew, most notably yage, Daime, hoasca, and vegetal.
In 1999 government officials found a shipment of hoasca bound for a Christian church group called O Centro Espirita Beneficente Uniao do Vegetal (hereinafter UDV).