How to Make Ayahuasca Tea – A Simple Guide for Newbies

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What is Ayahuasca?

Ayahuasca (pronounced ‘’Aya-Waska’’) is a psychedelic drink –generally tea – made by cooking the stem of Banisteriopsis caapi with the leaves of Psychotria Viridis. Ayahuasca tea is believed to have healing qualities, and according to The Ayahuasca Foundation, over 90 indigenous Amazonian tribes have developed healing traditions around Ayahuasca throughout the history. Ayahuasca experiences regularly lead to psychedelic-inspired art pieces.

Ingredients for Ayahuasca Tea

Even though preparing Ayahuasca to get high is illegal in most countries and the finished brew is a controlled substance, it is legal to buy and sell the ingredients used to make Ayahuasca tea. It is easy to purchase the things one needs online. One can also purchase an Ayahuasca kit from some websites.

Despite Ayahuasca ingredients are easy to obtain, one should not do this as it entails legal liabilites. Also, one can experience unexpected side effects wich may be devastation.
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The Spiritual Aspect of Preparing Ayahuasca Tea

Ayahuasca Tea

The Ayahuasca experience is very spiritual, even from the beginning. The traditional practices suggest that that one speaks intentions to the brew and listen to the sounds that it makes. Mind, body and spirit exercises such as yoga or meditation before preparing and taking Ayahuasca, are extremely complimentary to the preparation process. Other regular users suggest that before brewing Ayahuasca tea, blow on the vine, offering soft chants of gratitude towards God the Creator and earlier masters of the tradition.

How to Make Ayahuasca the Best Experience

Ayahuasca experience’s quality depends highly on the preparation that one puts into the ceremony. The most important step to take even before beginning to prepare Ayahuasca tea is to release all expectations of what the trip may entail.


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  • Henk Lance
    I thought the toxic level of rye is at 15grams.