A plant-based psychedelic, Ayahuasca is a brown-reddish drink that affects all the senses. It comes from boiling the Banisteriopsis caapi vine with the leaves of Psychotria viridis shrub. Indigenous people have used the drug for centuries for religious and therapeutic purposes.
An Ayahuasca ceremony involves drinking the tea blend in hopes of a deep connection to a higher being. A ceremony is usually an entire night, with the hallucination lasting up to five hours. If you don't follow the correct cleansing diet before the ceremony, you may have vomiting.
1. Origen Sagrada
Locations: California, Colorado, Oregon, Colombia, Mexico
About: Abuelo Claudino Perez, a member of the Muruy (Uitoto) tribe of the Amazonas of Colombia, is the spiritual leader of Origen Sagrada.