One of the most important things to consider when selecting a retreat is a recipe that will be used to brew ayahuasca tea. Each batch of ayahuasca varies in potency and psychoactive effects, depending on the skill of the shaman, the intent of the ceremony, and other plants that are mixed.
If you want to experience ayahuasca retreat in Sacred Valley Peru, then you must first know how it is prepared and what is its effect.
In order to prepare ayahuasca tea, you need two materials: psychedelic plants containing molecules called dimethyltryptamine (DMT) and one rich monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI).
DMT is, a strong visual psychedelic compound found in many plants and animals, and while it produces a short-acting effect when smoked, monoamine oxidase in humans is usually prevented from affecting us when we eat or drink.
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These are chemicals that are responsible for most of these ayahuasca psychoactive effects. MAOIs have various uses, but they are mainly used in antidepressant drugs.
They are able to disable the monoamine oxidase in your abdominal, allowing the DMT to pass through your stomach, enter the bloodstream, and make a way to your brain.
Banisteriopsis caapi (also known as ayahuasca or YAGE vine) is a plant containing MAOIs most commonly used in ayahuasca drinks, whereas Psychotria Viridis (also called chacruna) supplying DMT.
That's the basic recipe ayahuasca tea used by most herbalists and facilitators; However, some would add an additional plant in the retreat experience.