The U.S. is continuing its journey to legalise marijuana in order to provide effective remedies for serious medical conditions and other ailments. Another natural remedy has also made its way on to the market, and it is gaining a lot of popularity from those who suffer from anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder. The natural remedy is a called Ayahuasca, and it is said to provide a spiritual awakening for everyone who takes it. Some say it’s a miracle and some say it’s super dangerous.
War veterans have been travelling to South America for years with hopes that Ayahuasca may be able to relieve the symptoms of their PTSD. Marine Corporal Ryan LeCompte leads an organisation which takes veterans to Peru so they can take part in Ayahuasca ceremonies. He told High Times that the company recently does so come with some risk. He states that prescribed pills tend to sweep problems under the rug, whereas Ayahuasca forces you to take your rug and beat it with a stick until it is completely clean.
Even though it is possible to purchase Ayahuasca powder off the internet, you never really know what you are getting and it could be dangerous. People have died as a result of poorly-brewed Ayahuasca in ceremonies, and others have even gone as far to commit physical and sexual assaults.
Overall, while many people do believe that Ayahuasca can heal what modern day medicine cannot, it might not be a bad idea to consider the dangers involved. Robin Doblin, who is an executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies says there are currently tests underway that will help us to determine the medical value of Ayahuasca in the U.S.