Month: November 2021

What ayahuasca — Silicon Valley’s latest drug of choice — does to your brain and body

In this May 6, 2018 photo, Italian national Pamela Moronci attends an ayahuasca session in Nuevo Egipto, at a remote village in the Peruvian Amazon. Every year thousands of tourists visit jungle retreats in Peru, Colombia and Ecuador to try ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic elixir made of native plants that is thought to heal some mental …

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What Is Ayahuasca? Experience, Benefits, and Side Effects

You may have heard stories of people traveling to foreign destinations to experience taking Ayahuasca, a psychoactive brew. Typically, these anecdotes tend to focus on the immediate effects that take place during an Ayahuasca “trip,” some of which are enlightening, while others are downright distressing. However, scientists have uncovered several long-term health benefits of taking …

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