Thursday, November 19, 2009

Ayahuasca (Vine of Blood/Vine of Souls)

Ayahuasca is a brew made with the stems and vines of the plant banisteriopsis, and mixed with another type of plant like this one to the right. The banisteriopsis plant is supposed to act as a guide for the spirits of the other plants incorporated with it and potentiate the effect. The result is a tea containing powerful hallucinogenic alkaloids harmine, harmaline, d-tetrahydroharmine, dimethyltryptamine (DMT). These compounds and effects are similar, but not identical to LSD.
It has been used throughout the world in different countries. Known most in the amazon this blend of plants is used to help people find their spiritual dimensions.
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