What is Ayahuasca?

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The world is talking about ayahuasca, it’s magic-like therapeutic benefits, ceremonies, retreats, and whatnot. If you are yet to learn about this life-altering brew and its healing experiences, here’s what you need to know. 


Ayahuasca is an ancient medicinal brew made up of the leaves of the Psychotria Viridis (also known as chacruna leaf) mixed with the stalks of the Banisteriopsis caapi vine, along with some other ingredients like mapacho tobacco, tree barks, and the Sanango root.

This ancient shamanic drink has been used for millennia in South American countries for healing physical, emotional, and psycho-spiritual illnesses. It is also known as the vine, tea, la purge, the vine of death, and has been used by shamans and indigenous people over thousands of years in various ways. The plant is very safe, kind, nurturing, and sacred; it is believed to have intelligence that’ll allow you to reflect upon your inner thoughts, seek clarity, and discover your life’s purpose.

DMT (Dimethyltryptamine) is the psychoactive ingredient of the brew and that is behind the visionary properties of the medicine. This is why Ayahuasca is also known as a plant entheogen (a substance that is known to produce visions or deliver mystical insight).

The Ayahuasca Experience

The ayahuasca experience may vary for different people – some find it soul-satisfying, while others can’t relate much with its profound cleansing benefits.

Most people usually start feeling the effects of ayahuasca within one hour. It should be noted that ayahuasca is not a magic pill; instead, it is a medicinal plant retreat that has strong healing, cleansing, and visionary effect. It may activate repressed memories, and make you identify and bridge the gap between who you think you are who you actually are. You can introspect, hallucinate, shed tears, and more, depending upon your past experiences and haunting memories.

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Ayahuasca has the power to change your state of consciousness and make your inner perception very strong. Scientifically, it is helpful to restore the balance to the body through its various actions on serotonin, dopamine, and other chemicals in our bodies.

Recent research on ayahuasca shows that this plant mixture has the ability to change the levels of certain neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin in our body, when taken as a tea.

Stress and the problems in life may imbalance our mind which causes our serotonin levels to be abnormally low and cortisone levels to be high. This makes us feel low, in low energy, and gives a series of symptoms that are caused by serotonin deficiency. Ayahuasca helps in restoring the balance on our minds and bodies by releasing all the negative mental energy through its powerful and unexplained ways.

Ayahuasca may help the body to heal itself with a proper balance that will make you feel calmer and more relaxed. See for yourself how an ayahuasca retreat experience helps people find their calling and unveil their hidden potential.

Ayahuasca Ceremonies

An ayahuasca ceremony is the traditional practice offered to participants especially at night. It lasts until the effects of brew have worn off.

As a part of the ceremony, ayahuasca is taken in a group of a few participants conducted by one or more shamans. The shaman forms a circle of safety against dark energies or spirits. One of the crucial elements is the music which is played and sung in most of the ceremonies that helps harmonize the group through marked rhythms and voices in unison.

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The sacred songs sung by the shamans have their own importance. The use of different instruments and repetitive beats are powerful aids in bringing about altered states of consciousness. Like a magician, these songs make a secret way to a peaceful mind.

During the ayahuasca ceremony, plant medicine opens the part of the subconscious where some of the old memories and patterns were buried deeply. You might experience symptoms like vomiting, fear, diarrhea, and feelings of euphoria, however, there is nothing to worry as these are considered a part of the cleansing experience.

Every time you take Ayahuasca, it will give you a different positive experience. It will help you expand your consciousness, recognize your life’s true purpose, and work on your personal growth.

What are the Potential Benefits of Ayahuasca?

To begin with, the disciplined use of the ayahuasca provides a safe and secret way to the wonderful transcendental experience that many find in alcohol and drugs. It is safe to say that taking part in ayahuasca ceremonies is an effective way of dealing with alcoholism and drug addiction.

Some studies reveal that the primary ingredients in Ayahuasca-DMT and carbolines exhibit neuroprotective and neurorestorative qualities thus preventing brain health.

In addition to boosting brain health, Ayahuasca can also help with the treatment for serious illness such as depression, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, fear of death, and many more. It’s ideal to tear down emotional barriers and fix thought patterns that are not supporting your personal and/or professional growth.

If your body energy is not clean and vibrant, no medicine in the world can heal your anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders or insomnia. However, you can end the devastation of these illnesses with the Ayahuasca. Its energy cleansing and healing will improve your brain chemistry and gives you a deep sense of peace, joy, and happiness.


To discover a gratifying Ayahuasca experience, book the upcoming retreat with Avalon.love. Our holistic integration programs will help you use ayahuasca in a safe and comforting setting. You can write to info@avalon.love to get further details.

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