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How Many Ayahuasca Drinkers Are There in Brazil?

As a Brazilian ayahuasca scholar, I am frequently asked about...

Fake News About Ayahuasca’s Archeological Antiquity

In recent years, a small group of researchers from different disciplines,...

The 40 Best Books About Shamanism and Plant Medicines

In 2017 Chacruna was invited to make a selection of...

Do Psychedelics Have the Power to Change Minds?

Clinical trials of MDMA, psilocybin, ketamine, and ayahuasca are offering a glimpse that the future may hold psychiatric treatments far different from daily drug...

Getting at the Root of Ayahuasca’s Therapeutic Potential

Laughter is the reaction I often face when I tell people that my research demonstrates that MDMA enhances empathy and that ayahuasca improves creativity....

Can Drinking Ayahuasca Really Change Your Life?

The ayahuasca world can promise big things: curing illness, healing trauma, and personal contact with spirits and divine beings. But what can you really expect,...

Can Medical Cannabis Play a Harm Reduction Role in the Opioid...

  North America is currently in the grips of a public health crisis rooted in the use of licit and illicit opioid-based analgesics. Drug overdose...
ayahuasca mental health

How the Amazonian Tea Ayahuasca Affects Mental Health

More and more people from around the globe are turning to ayahuasca, the Amazonian psychoactive tea, as a form of mental health treatment. Some...