The word “ayahuasca” is a Quechua term composed of two words: aya, which means “corpse, dead, dead human body.” and waskha, which means “rope, cord, braided or twisted wire.” Thus, it has commonly been translated as “the vine of the dead” or “the rope of the dead.”
Ayahuasca is a decoction of the Amazonian vine Banisteriopsis caapi. Its chemical ingredients are known as harmalines. Some ethnic and religious groups add the Psychotria viridis plant to ayahuasca, which has visionary effects and whose active component is dimethyltryptamine (DMT).
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THE HEALING POTENTIALS OF AYAHUASCA
Ayahuasca is not a magic pill that will instantly solve all your problems. Although, sometimes solving a problem does happen, especially through integration. Our ayahuasca retreats provide a gateway for the journey into wholeness. With clear intentions and a sincere commitment to work with plant medicines, there are many potentials for healing and living a whole life—creating reality with purpose.