What to Know about Ayahuasca?

These days, the methods to heal a drug addiction has become more and more varied, taking advantage other different things which previously have not ever been used to heal drug addictions such as the herbal which is called as ayahuasca. If you want to take a look at some example of treating drug addictions with this particular herbal, you can check out the New mexico ayawasaca church. However, before that, it is better for you to know more about what ayahuasca itself so that you will be able to understand more how actually ayahuasca can be effective for treating or healing drug addictions. Below, then, will be the discussion.

Ayahuasca which is usually pronounced as ayawaska or ayahuaska is a psychoactive potion made of plants Banisteriopsis caapi and other psychoactive substances DMT. This herb was first introduced to the world in general in early 1950 by a Harvard ethnobotanist, Richard Evans Schultes, who found spiritual and health benefits remarkable in this herb.

The potion of Ayahuasca is already discovered and used since thousands of years ago by ancient Amazon tribes before 500BC. However, how human antiquity in the waters of the Amazon can find this herb is still a mystery. The herb is now centered in Peru as the country’s largest exporter of B. caapi.

There are several different contents of Ayahuasca. Ayahuasca itself is not a plant or substance, but it is a concept herb blend of two components consisting of MAOI sources such as those which are found in B. caapi and psychoactive substances DMT as the genus Psychotria. DMT is a psychoactive substance itself if taken orally is inactive because it will be metabolized by monoamine oxidase (MAO) in the liver. B. caapi serves as a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) or the MAO blockage which is temporary and reversible. With MAO which has been blocked, the psychoactive substance DMT can reach the brain and provide maximum effect.