This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
On Feb 27, 2006, Michaelp from Piney Flats, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:
was looking around for decent selected clones of this plant but could find it anywhere. finnaly found website called clonebay.us where you can find local growers and buy directly from them!
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Remember reading on cold medications, “Do not take if you’re on a MAO inhibitor.” This is a MAO inhibitor. This plant is combined with Psychotria viridis and various other entheogens and taken by shamans. This is the one time the doctor takes the medications to cure the patient!
A very specific died must be followed when shamans take this.
Makes beautiful vine pieces. I have one 8 ft section 3″ in diamater that looks like it’d be Gandalf’s staff. The mature vine sections are woody and also make great dried arrangement foundations. They have vertical grooves.
Palm Bay, Florida
Also, it’s worth noting the value of this houseplant OUTSIDE the realm of it’s role in the shamanic tradition. It’s a fast growing, enjoyable foliage plant, and need not be abused for it’s alkaloid content. When taken in combination with any DMT containing plant, like P. viridis, but without a shaman, it’s nothing more than a necessary counterpart to a recreational drug.
On May 6, 2019, Jbz711 from Austin, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
Itheus: There is nothing even REMOTELY “recreational” about the beverage and one doesn’t need a shaman to bring something meaningful back from the experience. I don’t know of anyone who “abuses” ayahuasca, it is very difficult to abuse any hallucinogen due to the rapid, short lived tolerance they cause.
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Some common alternatives for the MAOI component are Syrian Rue (Peganum harmala) and various plants of the passion flower (Passiflora) genus. Others are listed here. Just be aware that some may have negative side effects for you, so it’s vital to do your research.
Disclaimer: ayahuasca is a potentially illegal substance, and we do not encourage or condone the use of this substance where it is against the law. However, we accept that illegal drug use occurs, and believe that offering responsible harm reduction information is imperative to keeping people safe. For that reason, this guide is designed to ensure the safety of those who decide to use the substance. We do not encourage using this drug outside of a legal or traditional context.
The DMT-containing plant market is always changing, so keep an eye out for new appearances. Here is a list of dozens of plants that contain DMT, many of which could be available through online vendors to your country. As with the alternative MAOIs, some alternative sources of DMT may have negative side effects for you. Always do your research before trying a new substance.
It’s amazing that this brew must have been created by chance thousands of years ago, to create the perfect chemical conditions for a psychedelic medicine.
Patrick Smith · January 11th, 2017
Although the experience may be traumatic, being able to see life in a new perspective almost always has a healing effect, whether it’s on your own personal vices, or on the way you see yourself. It’s important to anticipate an unpleasant journey, but this is part of the reason why ayahuasca is so powerful and therapeutic.
We ask all our readers to exercise cultural sensitivity if choosing to make ayahuasca or, more correctly, ‘pharmahuasca’ at home. Keep in mind the difference between taking a DMT/MAOI cocktail in your kitchen, and taking part in a genuine shaman-led ayahuasca ceremony in the Amazon.
It’s true what they say about how truly nothing will prepare you for your experience and if you’re committed, prepare to enjoy the ride. Ayahuasca has turned me into a vulnerable, sensitive, raw and exposed sham. Ayahuasca is also responsible for allowing me to recognize profound beauty, truth, and happiness when I come to notice it.
A recipe that circulates on the internet, probably derived from Ecuadorian or Peruvian tradition, suggests starting with 50g of fresh B. caapi vine and 85g fresh P. viridis leaf per person.
Making ayahuasca at home is simple! Here we guide you through the steps to obtaining your materials and brewing your own ayahuasca in your kitchen.