The topic of ayahuasca is very controversial. Some people say that it’s an incredible medicine that can heal you inside and out. Others refuse to be near it. Whether or not you think ayahuasca is a wonder plant, you can’t deny that there are a lot of amazing health benefits that it can offer. The ayahuasca tea contains quite a few compounds that can be great for your body. Let’s take a look at a few.
1 - It cleanses you from the inside
Besides provoking hallucinations, ayahuasca tea is probably most well-known for inducing vomiting, referred to as “purging.” The idea of drinking a tea to vomit probably doesn’t sound very pleasant, but it can actually be a wonderful way to detoxify your body. The tea helps to cleanse your gut and flush out any parasites and other microorganisms that may be lurking. The detoxification process is both physical and chemical. While you purge, two compounds called harmine and harmaline chemically eliminate any parasites.
It’s pretty obvious that having parasites in your body won’t do any good for you. They can damage your metabolic system, cause disease, and even leave you bedridden. With the help of ayahuasca, you can flush out all of the dangerous microorganisms and restore good health to your digestive track.
2 - It has an anti-depression effect
Besides being great for your digestive system, ayahuasca is also wonderful for your emotional health. The parts of your brain that process emotion and motivation are stimulated, reducing feelings of depression and anxiety. Plenty of people have reported anti-depressive effects when taking ayahuasca. That being said, many also reported the unpleasant side effect of vomiting (which isn’t so bad for you after all!).
Ayahuasca tea is also able to stimulate blood flow to the areas of your brain that regulate your mood. The DMT compound in the substance is able to activate serotonin receptors in those areas which are believed to be the reason for an improved mood.
Depression has been a major problem plaguing people all over the world. To some, it may be a mild inconvenience. To others, it’s something that severely disrupts their lives and keeps them from doing the activities that they love. It can even become life-threatening. Ayahuasca may be able to help to combat depression and help people live normal lives.
3 - It helps people stop abusing other substances
Ayahuasca is best known for its hallucinogenic properties. Although you may associate a “high” as a wild and raucous experience, people who take ayahuasca actually are very cool and composed throughout the entire experience. That, coupled with the fact that ayahuasca has anti-addictive properties makes it an appealing treatment for may looking to wean off from other substances. Drinking moderate amounts can do wonders in the recovery process. It brings both psychological and spiritual benefits that reduce the cravings for other substances.
Aside from that, ayahuasca has also been reported to promote creativity and help people deal with their addictions in a positive manner.
4 - It may reduce the risk of cancer
Just about every one of us knows someone who has passed away as a result of cancer. Although it is an extremely prevalent disease, there is yet a cure to be found. Perhaps ayahuasca is the answer. Although it has not been able to cure cancer, it has the potential to decrease the number of cancer-causing cells in our bodies. It does this by increasing the number of white blood cells which allows your body to combat the cancer-causing cells in a natural way.
There’s no denying that ayahuasca tea comes with some incredible health benefits. That being said, there are some side effects that people may find unpleasant. The tea itself is bitter and the taste can be very off-putting. You’ll need a lot of mental fortitude to push it down. Those who are pregnant or breastfeeding also should not consume this drink because of the possible effects on the baby. It’s best to consult a medical professional to determine how much you can safely consume.
Ayahuasca tea comes with a lot of terrific health benefits. Not only can it be used to treat depression and anxiety but it can reduce the risk of cancer. If you ever get the opportunity, don’t be afraid to give it a try. Although it isn’t easy to get your hands on the tea, you can purchase it from major online web stores with relative ease.
The physical, mental, and spiritual healing that this plant brings is great for your long-term physical and mental health. That being said, it’s important that you consider the pros and cons before giving it a try on your own. It’s a substance that is great in moderation but most definitely should not be abused. If you do try it, be sure to try it safely!
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