Amazing Benefits of Ayahuasca Tea

by John Staughton (BASc, BFA) last updated -

Drinking ayahuasca tea can be an intense and life-changing experience, but should only be done with great caution, once you are familiar with its effects, both good and bad.

What is Ayahuasca Tea?

Ayahuasca tea is a traditional spiritual beverage made with the Banisteriopsis caapi vine, which primarily grows in South American countries like Ecuador, Bolivia, and Peru. Also referred to as yage, ayahuasca tea has been a critical part of many religious and spiritual ceremonies in certain South American cultures, but its psychoactive effects have made its popularity spread throughout the rest of the world. Formal ayahuasca tea ceremonies are hosted deep in the jungle, with spiritual guides who facilitate the process. Use of this tea is unlike any other tea you may have used and is intended more for its mental effects than its physical ones. [1] [2]

A cup of ayahuasca tea and brown sugar cubes with a spoon in a saucer

Ayahuasca is a psychoactive tea from the Amazon region. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Ayahuasca Tea Benefits & Uses

Ayahuasca tea is known to be a psychoactive beverage that has mind-expanding and spiritually stimulating effects. Many people use it for emotional healing, for guidance in life, or to achieve a new level of spiritual consciousness. While it is difficult to quantify the effects of ayahuasca tea, as every person will experience different hallucinations and mental journeys, it is known as one of the most powerful herbal substances in the world. [3]

In some cases, this tea has also been linked to eliminating symptoms of PTSD, aiding in cancer treatment and giving relief from depression. Ayahuasca tea has both a fascinating present and past, but it is critical that you fully understand and do your research before using this powerful substance. [4] [5] [6]

Ayahuasca Tea Side Effects

There are a number of side effects of this tea that happen to almost everyone who consumes it. It has become an accepted part of the practice of drinking this tea. The side effects include nausea, vomiting, and sweating. The experience can be described as very unpleasant for a portion of your “journey”, followed by the visceral, spiritual, and psychoactive portion of the event. [7] Protection Status
About the Author

John Staughton is a traveling writer, editor, publisher and photographer with English and Integrative Biology degrees from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana (USA). He co-founded the literary journal, Sheriff Nottingham, and now serves as the Content Director for Stain’d Arts, a non-profit based in Denver, Colorado. On a perpetual journey towards the idea of home, he uses words to educate, inspire, uplift and evolve.

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