Ayahuasca General Effects

Ayahuasca is used extensively for healing and religious ceremonies. In recent decades, there is a growing interest in the said substance due to its potential in treating mental disorders like depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and addiction.

Ayahuasca users disclosed that the experience was fulfilling and worth it. Most individuals feel that they are free and a better person following their Ayahuasca session. Some were able to quit from doing cocaine and bad habits. Others experienced psychological and spiritual healing with personal insight and integration.

It might sound exaggerated to some who are doubtful to Ayahuasca but yes, there are Ayahuasca users who became more appreciative of life and their family after using the substance. Life and work became easier and enjoyable.

Some felt that they were lost, but came to their senses again after using Ayahuasca. Others felt that they were too consumed with their personal issues, but Ayahuasca awakened them to feel alive again.

Although using Ayahuasca gives you a euphoria there are also side effects that you should watch out for.

In most ayahuasca ceremonies, nausea and vomiting are a common side effect. Some even experience diarrhea. Aside from these, there are obvious physical side effects. Some ayahuasca users experience profuse sweating and shivering. Their heart rate and blood pressure rise. These ayahuasca effects, which are likely due to DMT intoxication, subject one to risks of hypertension, agitations, dizziness and muscular incoordination.

Ayahuasca may also affect one’s emotional state. As some put it, ayahuasca makes one reflect on his experiences and loosen up from his normal way of thinking. It gives one the strength to think about his traumatic past and confront those things that he usually pushes out of his conscious mind. It can stir up your traumatic past and result in distress. It may also heighten one’s fears and result in anxiety and paranoia.

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