Ayahuasca, also known as yagé, is a mixture of two plants - the ayahuasca vine (Banisteriopsis caapi) and a shrub called chacruna (Psychotria viridis), which contains the hallucinogen dimethyltryptamine (DMT).
It is a drink used by the indigenous peoples of the Latin American Amazon as part of a purification ritual. It is considered a gift from the gods destined to lead humanity to a rebirth or return to its origins. The master healers or shamans are in charge of preparing Ayahuasca, for which they use plants that are only found in the Amazon jungle.
For them, these are sacred plants that convey wisdom, as well as having highly healing properties. Various researches consider ayahuasca as a tool that helps to break material perceptions, which allows those who use it to obtain a different vision of life and what surrounds them. When taking ayahuasca, the experiences can be intense lasting four to five hours from the spiritual, emotional, mental and physical aspects, often culminating in mental clarity. The desire to cry, laugh or simply remain in a state of contemplation may appear, everything will depend on the preparation, mental and emotional maturity and physical strength.