Category: Spirit Medicine

Photo: John Hain / Pixabay According to anthropologists, a thousand years ago, Native Americans in South America used multiple psychotropic plants, possibly simultaneously, to alter the perception, induce hallucinations Y disturbances of consciousness. Now research is getting closer to discovering more fully the origin of the effects of ayahuasca. Why […]

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MADRID — Ayahuasca tea, a powerful hallucinogenic drink used in native American ceremonies, could emerge as a strong natural treatment for mental illnesses and neurological problems like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, a new study suggests. Ayahuasca is an ancient brew, made from the ayahuasca vine and chacruna shrubs. The tea has […]

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Dimethyltryptamine or DMT, one of the main natural components of traditional Amazonian ayahuasca tea, promotes the formation of new nerve cells (neurogenesis), a recent study suggests. Researchers say the compound might have “great therapeutic potential” for treating a range of neurological disorders, including neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. […]

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Could hallucinogenic ayahuasca tea be used to treat Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases? Researchers at Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) are on the way to answering that question. Their new study found that dimethyltryptamine (DMT), the psycho-active ingredient in ayahuasca, promotes the formation of new brain cells, particularly in neurons as […]

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