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"The vine of the dead"

For centuries amazonian shamans have been implementing Ayahusca for vision quests, healing and learning.

Ingredients - the primary ingredients of Ayahuasca brew are Ayahuasca vine (banisteriopsis caapi) and Chakruna leaves (psychotria viridis), as well as Mapacho (nicotiana rustica, jungle tobacco) and sometimes Toe (datura suaveolens).

In addition to these primary ingredients Maestro Alberto adds barks of medicinal trees into the Ayahuasca brew. Each tree has it's own medicinal and spiritual properties and adds potency to the Ayahuasca brew. Maestro Alberto works with approximately 28 medicinal trees. We will be adding a page about the trees and plants of the Amazon shortly.

Is Ayahuasca addictive? - No. Ayahuasca has not ben found to be physically addictive or to cause any withdrawal sypmtoms.

Can one overdose Ayauasca? - No. Ayahuasca is a "purgative", and it purges itself out of your body, if any excess amount is ingested.


How safe is Ayahuaca? - Ayahasca is very safe, if taken under the supervision of experienced shaman. The shaman guards your body while your spirit soars through the universe and ensures your safe return to your body. This being said, it does not mean that you will necessarily loose the sensation or presence of your body, however you are welcome to explore out-of-body journeying, if opportunity arises. There are serious contraindication on combining ayahuasca with certain medications, such as antidepressants or antihistamines. Individuals with chronic high blood pressure and heart conditions are strongly advised to refrain from taking Ayahuasca as well. Please read Health and Safety page for full details.


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