Peru's Ayahuasca Industry Harvesting the Ayahuasca Vine at an alarming rate

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Peru's Ayahuasca Industry Harvesting the Ayahuasca Vine at an alarming rate


The demand for the ayahuasca plant has become so strong that it is exceeding the natural supply. Ayahuasca is a plant drink which is made from the banisteropis caapi and the chacruna plants, found beside the forests of the Amazon river. It is being used for centuries by the shamans in the tribes for spiritual and religious purposes. The studies and researches have proved this plant drink also known as yage proves to be very effective in curing mental and physical ailments. It is even said to be helpful in reducing substance addictions and suicidal tendencies.  The amazing Amazon comprises of the trio of running rivers Napo,Ucayali and Maranon. These high water ways mark the ways for the finding of this ancient plant which is now rapidly depleting and becoming thinner by the day, due to excessive collection.


Due to the constant demand for ayahuasca, there is over harvesting. Many foreigners who come for the much trending ayahuasca treatment become so hooked that they often learn shamanism. Others try to take back this plant to their native. But it is certainly a fact that this medical plant is waning and it is becoming a cause for alarm. Many tribal communities are genuine and have compassionately ethical shamans. They rely on the income from their ayahuasca treatment for the source of sustenance. But the constant collection of this yage is making things difficult for the genuine shamans who help people with their age old knowledge and compassion.  You can see the preparation of the plant brew by well-known yage producer Elizabeth Bardales on this link. This well known ayahuasca trader reveals that unless this ancient magical healing plant is cultivated, it stands to become obsolete. Many people go further into the forests to collect it and thus more yage plantations have become very essential if the legacy is to be continued.   The healing plant is also known as Mother Ayahuasca because it provides emotional and physical healing like a mother does.

How to take the ayahuasca plant 

This plant brew has to be taken in a special ceremony which is usually held at night in a sacred place. The participants sit in a group with the shaman in the center. The dosage for each participant is decided by the shaman based on their medical history and health conditions. The singing icaros ot sacred hymns is done. The effects of the ayahuasca are felt within a short while as the purging or nausea and hallucinations begin. A famous ayahusca resort has a good number of volunteers, counselors and a trained medical unit on board in case there is an emergency. Many people have suppressed memories of traumatic events which come to the forefront in yage intake. So it is mandatory to be very careful and selective in choosing your ayahuasca treatment center and shaman whom you will be under. The ayahuasca vine has become touted for its ever spreading popularity and medical value. It is even said to aid in the growth of neural cells and prevent suicidal tendencies too.

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At the retreats of Peru, you will have a beautiful and life changing experience with the intake of this healing brew in addition to enjoying the exotic locales. An authentic and well known Peru retreat takes the utmost care of its guests by providing them with comfort facilities, effective counseling and also efficient translators for the visitors to communicate with the experienced shamans. The reliable shamans have a plethora of knowledge passed down the centuries by their adroit ancestors. So it is highly commendable that you have your ultimate ayahuasca experience at a retreat with able guidance. The price packages of the trip also depend upon the tour duration, place of ceremony and the number of participants.  It is quite possible for one to think of getting the yage ingredients and doing it yourself online. However, this is a mistake one should never make. This is not a casual cup of tea which you can drink sitting in your kitchen. Only experienced shamans can guide you through this journey of healing.

 End word 

So if you are really in a dilemma of sorts and wish to change your life for betterment, you can definitely consider giving the ayahuasca treatment a try. But it is always necessary to choose a reliable treatment center and consult the online forums if need. There are many people who have written and recorded their experiences and have reported feeling extremely rejuvenated. So it is of prime importance to keep the ayahuasca legacy alive by planting it more. You can listen to Abraham Guevera for more guidelines on ayahuasca. It is certainly an age old gift of nature and heals your life to make it complete for the better.


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