Ayahuasca is a medicine used by the indigenous people of the Amazon for healing the body, mind and spirit.
Researchers say that Ayahuasca came to the indigenous people through the Incas, who had been using it for at least 3,000 years.
There are more than 40 names given to Ayahuasca by different tribes. The names Daime and Vegetal were given by the Santo Daime and UDV (Vegetal Union), respectively. These lines also use the sacrament and, together with Barquinha, gradually opened the use of the medicine in the large urban centers from the 1930s on.
Ayahuasca is composed of a leaf (Chacrona) and a vine (Jagube), which after being boiled in water, are transformed into a tea, in a process called feitio. The Chacrona contains a substance called DMT (Dimethyltryptamine), which opens our consciousness to new perspectives of reality. Jagube, contains IMAO, which is the substance that enables DMT to act for a longer time in our organism.
It is important to point out that some researchers say that DMT is produced by us, by our pineal gland, at the moment of our birth and at the moment of our death.
Ayahuasca is called “La Pequeña Muerte” in Peru, because it causes gradual “deaths” of “I’s” that we unconsciously fabricate to deal with situations in the social system in which we live, where we have to conform to society’s “beliefs”, which go against our “real self”. Many call this “fabricated self” by “ego”.
It is also called the Teacher Plant, or Master Plant, because it masterfully conducts the process, teaching us throughout the work it performs together with our “real I”, which many call the higher self.
Ayahuasca is an entheogenic plant, that promotes a journey inside the being with the purpose of centering ourselves. It commonly causes visions, which are called mirações, related to the so-called vivid dreams that we have during sleep.
Ayahuasca is not a hallucinogen, because it doesn’t promote disconnected visions that cause disassociation.
There is a lot to be said about Ayahuasca, and for this reason it is being widely studied by researchers in the scientific, medical, and psychiatric fields, because there are indications that it has the potential to cure Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, post-traumatic depression, and addiction to heroin, among other diseases and disorders.
The cases that are not indicated for the use of the drink are cases with schizophrenia or mental illness, because DMT can increase and potentiate an outbreak. Certain medications are restricted because the mixture can cause negative effects, such as Prozac and other serotonin reuptake inhibitors. We suggest researching these drugs before consuming the drink.
Apart from that, Ayahuasca has no contraindications and has been proven not to cause dependence or harm to the body. On the contrary, it acts as a regulator, which means that if you have high blood pressure, it helps to lower it, and vice versa.
There are reports that Ayahuasca is effective in resignifying the past, such as traumatic events, phobias and compulsive or inappropriate behaviour.
Research carried out with patients who have used Ayahuasca, report that more than 80% of those who participated in the research placed the experience with Ayahuasca as one of the three most significant experiences in their lives.
The tea promotes greater self-knowledge, an intimate connection with nature and with the whole, spiritual experiences, opening of chakras, creative gifts, capacity for realization and brings a new understanding of life.
Bruno Veiga Valentim – Coordinator of Brahmatma Diva Center for Expansion of Consciousness
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