Ayahuasca is a brew made of the Banisteriopsis caapi liana and other plants.

The name ayahuasca also refers to the liana itself and sometimes the drink is prepared only from it. Usually, though, leaves of plants containing dimethyltryptamine (DMT) are added. Alkaloids from the Banisteriopsis caapi plant act as monoamine oxidase inhibitors, synergic with dimethyltryptamine from the additional plants, which would otherwise be immediately metabolized and inactive.

How the natives discovered this combination is not entirely clear. According to their own words, the instructions for preparing the drink were given to them by the plants themselves or by the spirits of the plants.

Ayahuasca can be classified as a psychedelic. Its immediate psychological effects include changes in sensory perception, especially visual, synesthesia, changes in time perception, changes in

thinking and cognitive functions in general, and sharpening of emotional experience. Under the influence of ayahuasca, the mind may be capable of deeper introspection and it may recall various memories.

However, the experience also has physical effects. Rapid heart rate and breathing and a slight increase in body temperature are common. So is vomiting, while diarrhea is less common. Shamans consider these effects an important part of the purification process. They are interpreted as a representation of the release of negative energy and emotions accumulated throughout life. Increased sweating, tremors and feelings of heat or cold also appear.

Ayahuasca makes your life undergo psychoanalysis, with regression to your past, reliving the moments that caused you some trauma, pain, fear, etc. The medicine shows you who you really are without lying to yourself or anyone else. By reviving your traumas, you heal or give yourself the opportunity to heal.

The medicine helps a very high percentage of participants and shows them what to do to overcome all of their obstacles. The ceremony takes place at night, while the main effects last from 3 to 6 hours. During the experience, we take care of your being, protect the space with magic circles, purify the space and your body and mind with black tobacco, copal, and flowers.

You never lose consciousness or will. Ayahuasca is not a drug and it is not intended for recreational use. You cannot get addicted nor overdose.

What can I achieve by encountering ayahuasca?

There are three main aspects:

  1. Physical healing that begins with a special diet before the encounter and continues with cleansing or physical detoxification after the intake of the sacred medicine.
  2. Opening, expanding or enriching consciousness and knowledge and connecting to the subconscious. A positive, clarifying state of mind. Answers to your existential questions, freeing your mind from the chains of depression and anxiety.
  3. Opening your heart, which integrates love, compassion, and tolerance for yourself and as well as others. Getting to see your inner self. Obtaining inner peace, forgiveness for others and your own being. Getting to know that your spirit is alive, which is a beautiful experience. Reincorporating the universe and connecting with your environment.


Here is what ayahuasca does:

  • Frees from addictions to substances such as alcohol, cocaine, heroin,
  • Alleviates anxiety, depression, or chronic fatigue,
  • Soothes impatience, anger, and stress,
  • Heals physical diseases,
  • Eases pains,
  • Cleanses and detoxifies the organism,
  • Nourishes the soul,
  • Unblocks traumas from conflict situations,
  • Helps you value your past,
  • Eliminates fears and negative patterns,
  • Removes repetitive thoughts,
  • Clears your mind,
  • Helps you develop your sense for communication,
  • Boosts self-confidence,
  • Helps you find your true calling,
  • Releases attachment,
  • Clears bad energy,
  • Activates abundance and fertility,
  • Helps communicate with your spirit,
  • Rekindles love,
  • Activates joy,
  • Boosts hope,
  • Comforts with peace,
  • Allows to develop wisdom.

Do not attend an ayahuasca session (contraindication) if:

  • you are under 18 years of age,
  • you suffer from a brain disease,
  • you suffer from a psychotic disorder,
  • you are taking medicines with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs).