Ayhausaca (Banisteriopsis caapi) is a plant commonly used in the Amazonian region, either alone or in combination with the Chakruna plant (Psychotria viridis.)
The Chakruna plant contains a chemical called DMT which is known to cause hallucinogenic effects and is used by some shamans in indigenous rituals for its purgative, cleansing, and healing properties.
Often when one refers to Ayahuasca, they are referring to banisteriopsis caapi with the Chakruna plant. However, Ayahuasca on its own has also been shown to have positive mental and physical effects.
Shamans consider the vine to be the essence of Ayahuasca and commonly refer to it as “the vine of the soul,” the “umbilical cord,” and “the mother.”
Health Benefits of Microdosing Ayahuasca
- Mental and emotional stability
- Alleviation of depression and anxiety
- Enhanced intuition
- Improved vision
- Hunger suppression
- Relief from neuro-degenerative diseases
- General improvement in ability to cope and navigate life