Frequently Asked Questions about Ayahuasca
"Ayahuasca" refers to a diverse complex of South American entheogenic brews, but classically comprises a source of DMT made orally active by the addition of a plant containing harmala alkaloids for monoamine oxidase inhibition.
- DMT (N,N-dimethyltryptamine)
- Harmaline (3,4-dihydro-7-methoxy-1-methyl-b-carboline)
Tihkal #13; Primary agent of P. harmala
- Harmine (7-methoxy-1-methyl-b-carboline)
Tihkal #14; primary active agent in B. caapi
- Diplopterys cabrerana (Chaliponga)
Formerly assigned to Banisteriopsis, this vine has a high concentration of DMT
- Mimosa hostilis (Jurema)
Sometimes called Mimosa tenuiflora; "Tepescohuite"
- Peganum harmala (Syrian rue)
The seeds of this Middle-Eastern shrub have a long history of medical/psychoactive use. Their properties derive from MAO-inhibiting beta-carboline alkaloids, making it usefl as an ayahuasca admixture.
- Psychotria viridis (Chacruna)
The leaves of P. viridis are a classic source of DMT in ayahuasca brews.
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