What is Ayahuasca?
In language linguagem quíchua - South American family of indigenous languages - "aya" means spirit or ancestor, and "huasca" means wine or tea. Sacramental drink from the decoction of two native plants of the Amazon rainforest: the Banisteriopsis caapi (mariri or jagube) vine with Psychotria viridis (chacrona or queen) shrub leaves.
Its use expanded throughout South America and other parts of the world, from the middle of the last century, with the growth of organized spiritual movements, the most significant being the Santo Daime, the Vegetable Union, the Barquinha, umbanda and dissent. of these and independent groups who consecrate it in their rituals in varying styles of beliefs and teachings but always maintaining the principle of consciousness expander.
Who drinks may vomit or go into deep meditation. The reactions vary with each organism. Among the worshipers who worship its use, tea is the key to full consciousness and connection with the divine.
Ayahuasca is not a drug, but a medicine herb used in religious rituals. The religious communities that use it are syncretic, uniting icons of indigenous shamanism, kardecism, Catholicism, Umbanda and Eastern religions.
What happens? What are the effects?
About 15 minutes after ingestion begins a psycho-physiological process of change in sensory perception caused by the increase of neurotransmitters.
Brain waves rise, relaxation is felt, the senses are sharpened, and the cognitive process expands.
With the use of music, messages, and prayers, a kind of paranormal sixth sense naturally arises as a meditation, intensifying mental clarity, creative processes, memories, visions, and dream experiences.
Some physiological discomfort reactions may occur naturally and are desirable. They are called "purge" or "pear".
It is a natural process of cleansing and rebalancing and should not be feared or avoided. Let it flow naturally and, if necessary, help calm your body to expel the bad energies through bowel cleansing, vomiting or crying. Nature is wise - do not resist.
Usually the most intense effects are experienced for up to 2 or 3 hours, leaving only a natural state of relaxation and fullness that can last even for a few days.
Benefits of Ayahuasca Tea
The drink is made up of some combined substances, among them dimethyltryptamine, harmine, harmaline and tetrahydroharmine.
The first of these causes the hallucinogenic effect on people who consume it. This effect has varying duration between 10 minutes and one hour, depending on the reaction of each organism. Harmonin, harmaline and tetrahydroharmine are responsible for the sensation of pleasure reported by drink consumers. These substances increase serotonin rates in the brain, which is seen by many as a natural antidepressant. As for medicinal use, no evidence has been scientifically proven.
However, when Ayahuasca tea is consumed too much, it can trigger a feeling of being sick in people, with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
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