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The effects of Ayahuasca

The stories have always been doing the rounds of tourists frequenting the Amazonian basins to try out the laxative effects of the Ayahuasca. It is a syrup which is prepared from the banisteriopsis caapi vine stalks and the shrub leaves of the psychotria viridis. This drink is prepared by a shaman or a spiritual leader who boils the torn stalks of and leaves of both these plants. Although it has become popular on a worldwide level, earlier ayahuasca intake was limited to certain tribes for religious and spiritual reasons. Nowadays the modern people from civilized society are into visiting ayuahuasca healers center mind releasing therapies with seasoned shamans.

More details on ayahuasca

It is very important to intake ayahuasca in presence of an experienced shaman as it is only done in group sessions. Those who are taking it, particularly for the first time, need to be monitored carefully and only a veteran shaman can do that. This brew contains psychoactive ingredients which can lead the person to have hallucinogenic effects and an out of body experience to a higher level of reality.  Many have severe bouts of nausea and diarrhea, high feelings of ecstasy and hallucinations.  Before taking ayahuasca as treatment, the participants are asked about their medical history by the shaman. They are also advised to refrain from usage of drugs, caffeine, cigarettes and alcohol. They are also told to abstain from physical intercourse.

Ayahuasca rituals

The Ayahuasca ceremony Peru is generally conducted during the darkness of night after the effects of the drug has worn thin. The sacred venue is made ready and purified by the shaman. Then this sacred brew is provided to the visitors, sometimes into multiple doses. After the dosage intake the people can start to feel the effects within a short while. The duration of the dosage depends upon the amount consumed.  The ayahuasca personal experience is different for everyone. One can feel positive emotions like a high life condition and extreme euphoria whereas on the other hand a person can start feeling terribly panicky and depressed. Some retreats have medical units on hand to assist the people if they get terribly ill from effects of it.

Conclusion

However, research has shown this drug has positive impacts in treating mental issues like mood swings, depressions and eating disorders.  But while opting for a treatment, it is always better to find a reliable ayahuasca shamans center with an educated shaman to lead the ceremony else your life may be in danger.