Ayahuasca: Things to remember when traveling abroad Pt.3
Below this paragraph will be links to the previous blogs regarding this topic. In short: when it comes to the world of Ayahuasca, it's easy to get wrapped up in the idea of being able to partake in such a life changing experience. However, while the idea of being able to overcome certain aspects in one's life may be appealing, it may not mean very much if the individual partaking is hurt or worse in such an experience. After all, it's always important to take one's safety into consideration. So without further ado, here is part 3:
Before travelling, make sure to check with a pharmacists on medication interactions: In the world of today, it isn't an uncommon sight for someone to be on medications of some kind. Whether it be from something as minor as a headache to something as serious as addiction, there always seems to be something out there someone can take to try and push off a sickness or to alleviate themselves of inconveniences in daily life. However, with that being said, it is always safe to check with a pharmacist what medications you might be taking (over the counter or otherwise) can or cannot interact with a plant based MAOI. This may seem trivial or even overly protective, but in reality: certain medications can have anywhere from mild interaction to severe and could sometimes be potentially fatal.
The legality of Aya in some locations: When looking into a place that holds ceremonies, there are some important factors to keep in mind when looking for a potential place to tend. Often, when people look into such, it isn't uncommon for Ayahuasca retreats to come up. However, while that sounds all nice and dandy, retreats in certain places like the U.S. are illegal. Some places may hold Aya ceremonies where they only use one part of the plant to get around the legality regarding Ayahuasca, but such would make an incomplete tea. In short: always be sure to really research the area of interest.
Not all places make their tea the same: As discussed some in a part one, Ayahuasca when you really break it down can be made from over 160+ different plants. This alone can affect how strong the tea is as well as other factors such as how it was prepared. So if you ever find yourself somewhere different, always approach such with ease. After all, such recklessness can ause an individual to be overwhelmed where as they might have not been.
More to come in the future.