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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
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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.
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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".
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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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The issues raised by the case against Juan and Edgar Uyunkar divided First Nation communities across the country and particularly on the Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve in Ontario where Jean (Jane) Maiangowi collapsed after ingesting a solution of natem, tobacco and water provided by the medicine men.
Many Wikwemikong residents took part in the rituals which involved ingesting natem.