Ayahuasca is a psychoactive tea that is native to the Amazon region. Psychoactive substances affect the brain and cause people to experience changes in mood, thinking, and behavior. Traditional healers in several South American countries use tea for its reported healing properties as you can see on the homepage.

While consuming hallucinogens looks fun. You seem to be able to see something else full of fantasy and color. However, what is felt is not as beautiful as the impact. Consumption of hallucinogens can cause long-term side effects in the form of psychosis that triggers paranoia, mood swings, visual disturbances, and disturbed thinking. In some cases, hallucinogen users may experience hallucinogen persistent perception disorder (HPDD) which includes the appearance of hallucinations that occur continuously.

Long-term consumption of hallucinogens can lead to memory loss, weight loss, impaired speech, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and even death. Did ayahuasca change your personality? Attending an ayahuasca ceremony is associated with a moderate reduction in neuroticism, and our results suggest predisposing and experiential factors that may potentiate personality change.

Preliminary results from the Global Ayahuasca Project survey were staggering: about 85 percent of people who use ayahuasca go on to make major life changes. After drinking ayahuasca, people break up, date, leave sad jobs, start new careers, enroll in university, and have babies. The analysis revealed that DMT significantly alters electrical activity in the brain, characterized by a marked decrease in alpha waves – the dominant electrical rhythm of the human brain when we wake up. They also found a brief increase in the brain waves normally associated with dreams, namely theta waves.

British scientists have conducted a large-scale online study of the effects of drug use on a sample of nearly one hundred thousand people. It found that people taking ayahuasca were less likely to have alcohol problems than people taking classic psychedelics (LSD and psilocybin), although both groups generally had more of these problems than the other.