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5 things you should know about Ayahuasca

Ayawasca, Aya, Aioaska or Ayahuasca are different names you hear and see. But what is actually the correct name and where does it come from. How and when to use the "medicine". On the internet there is a lot to read and see so you can find a lot.

But what is the right information about this "medicine". In this article you will find 5 things you should know about Ayahuasca.

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#1 what is now the correct name for this hallucinogenic drink

You come across many variations for this drink. Ayawasca is a common variation how it is written but you also come across Aioaska, Ywaska and other variations. Other names for this drink are Yagé, huasca, Aya, and Caapi.

But what is the official name for this drink? Ayahuasca is the correct written name. Ayahuasca means pendulum plant or vine.

#2 where does ayahuasca come from

Ayahuasca is an ancient medicine originating from the Indian tribes of the Amazon rainforest in South America.

At least 70 indigenous tribes living in the Amazon region are known to consider Ayahuasca a sacred medicine.

Its use is guided by a medicine man (shaman) who has been passed down from generation to generation in this culture.

#3 what is Ayahuasca exactly

Ayahuasca is a tea or drink made from two ingredients originating in the rainforest. The vine and the Viridis plant. Both are boiled for hours to create a brown tea-like drink. This drink is called Ayahuasca.

Ayahuasca at the right dosage has Visual hallucinatory effects.

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#4 What does Ayahuasca do

Ayahuasca has a visual hallucinatory effect. At the right dosage, the body enters a state of intoxication that produces dreamlike images. In the beginning the experience can be unpleasant as symptoms such as sweating, vomiting and diarrhea may occur. The next stage is spiritual travel or inner journeys in which you enter into conversation with your inner soul.

BNN's Drug Lab made a good documentary on how an Ayahuasca ceremony works and what the effects are.

#5 For who

If you are open to new insights and lessons about you and the things that are important to you. We stand for a combination of traditional knowledge, modern research and plant medicine related practices. In our safe setting with the right facilitators, you can truly take the journey of a lifetime. It is also suitable for people who have somehow gotten stuck. Stuck in their personal development. In not feeling self-love anymore. Or have problems with gloom, anxiety or addictions. You can gain important insights into the problems of your life and solve them yourself by being able to look at them from a different perspective.

There are countless problems and questions for which our plant ceremonies can contribute to a solution.

For example:








Negative self-image

Mourning for loss


Fear of commitment

Fear of abandonment

Social anxiety

Communication problems

Psychosomatic problems

Feelings of inferiority

Also from the point of view of personal growth, it is a very special experience to get acquainted with your own world that is bigger than you can imagine.

Ayahuasca ceremonie op lokatie mindtravellers.

Deelnemen aan een Ayahuasca ceremonie.

If you want to participate in an ayahuasca ceremony it is important to inform yourself well beforehand. The right guidance with experts is very important during a Ceremony.

At mindtravellers you can find this experience and expertise. For questions you can always contact Mindtravellers. More information can be found on

The University of Maastricht, in collaboration with Mindtravellers, is doing research on the influence of Ayahuasca on health and well-being. Dr. Kim van Oorsouw, neuropsychologist at

this university, is involved in research to explain the life-changing experiences with

Ayahuasca from a scientific perspective.

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