What Really Happens When You Drink The “Shaman Drink” Ayahuasca?

People say that this must be the most effective hallucinogen that exists right now. It is considered to be dangerous, so people are banning it in different countries. It has not been consumed, and it has not been checked yet.

People cannot help but wonder though why the Amazonian communities have been using this drink to treat psychological and physical ailments. What if it works? There are a lot of people who would like to know more about it.

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What Exactly is Ayahuasca?

This is known to be a psychedelic brew. This is typically used for a lot of rituals. It is also used for initiation rites in the Amazon. To make this, people need to boil Ayahuasca vine with Chacruna. The vine contains a psychedelic compound called DMT or Dimethyltryptamine. Do you know that this compound can be found in almost all of the food and plant products that we eat? The reason why we do not get affected is that it is destroyed when it reaches the gut. It does not have time to reach the brain anymore.

Since the vine contains B. Caapi, the DMT cannot be destroyed anymore so the brain can experience its effect. The psychedelic experience that people frequently experience usually take about 4 hours but some may feel it up to 6.

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Is It Dangerous?

If you want to try it, it is only common that you want to know if it is going to be hazardous to you or not. Studies show that the body can get rid of the two components that can cause the psychedelic trip from the body so it will not be too hard to do. What makes it dangerous is if it is not prepared properly. Those who are in the Amazon have perfected how to create this drink, but if you are going to try to do it on your own, it may be hard and dangerous.

Some Benefits to Know

Certain advantages can be received when taking the Shaman Drink:

  • The psychedelic experience that people feel may be therapeutic.
  • People frequently become less depressed after taking this.
  • People may be able to realize the answers or the things that they are going to do regarding the issues they are facing.

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How it Works

It is only normal that you want to know more about how it works. Those who take the drink normally experience being more focused because their organs can connect with each other better. The feeling lasts for about 24 hours.

Some people say that they normally become mindful of the things that they are going through which is the same thing that people experience when they are doing meditation. Some individuals who say that they have always been stuck in doing a routine typically realize that there is more to life than the things they are experiencing. They have realized that there are still other things that they can do that will prove to be more worthwhile.

There are still a lot of experts who are trying to understand how the different compounds of the Shaman Drink work. Time will tell what people will find out about it.

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