We’ve mentioned before that we are strong supporters of Ayahuasca Research. In fact, we created our own scholarship award.

There are all kinds of research studies happening right now, and we wanted to share with you the latest news.

  1. United Kingdom

Researchers from the University of Exeter, looking at data from 96,000 people worldwide concluded that Ayahuasca has a great therapeutic potential for treating psychiatric disorders including alcoholism and depression. Here in Peru, we already knew that, but it’s nice for the scientific community to notice.

  1. Brazil

Research last year in Brazil found that Ayahuasca helped patients with treatment-resistant depression. The sample was small, so the research definitely needs to be replicated, like all good research.

  1. Canada

Research at the University of British Columbia suggests that Ayahuasca could be used for the treatment of eating disorders. This study offered some compelling numbers of patients who drastically improved after taking Ayahuasca.

  1. Spain

Researchers in Barcelona have been studying the effect of Ayahuasca on brain tissue since 2013. These researchers are trying to understand why Ayahuasca works on improving mental health.

Remember: Ayahuasca is the plant medicine that has been used by indigenous people in the Amazon basin for hundreds if not thousands of years. It is a brewed drink made of several different plants, including typically Banisteriopsis caapi and Psychotria viridis. Banisteriopsis caapi contains a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) and Psychotria viridis contains dimethyltryptamine (DMT) a psychedelic mind-altering drug. The MAOI is required in the brew because otherwise the DMT would be broken down by enzymes in the stomach.

If you come to visit us, you can try Ayahuasca under the supervision of our highly-trained and compassionate shaman. We believe that most people would benefit from having an Ayahuasca experience.

What’s striking about the scientific examples above is that these are patients who improved in a cold clinical setting. Imagine how much more effective Ayahuasca is when it is offered in a nurturing setting surrounded by ritual, history, authenticity, and a caring shaman. Like here with us.

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