It is a hallucinogenic tea that is made typically from the banisteriopsis caapi vine commonly called ayahuasca and the leaves of the psychotria viridis shrub commonly known as chacruna, although it might also be made with the leaves of the diplopterys cabrerana shrub known as chaliponga or chagroponga. The indigenous people traditionally follow certain dietary guidelines when working with this plant medicine, avoiding specific foods and behaviors in order to have a deeper physical and psychospiritual healing experience with the plant teacher. As modern civilization has evolved to expand the range of foods, drugs and other substances we can put into our bodies, the list of things to avoid when preparing for an ayahuasca ceremony has grown longer. In particular, a long and growing list of synthetic drugs are found to be extremely dangerous to use — even fatal — in conjunction with ayahuasca. However, the common denominator of the traditional ayahuasca dieta is flavorless food no salt, sugar or spices, especially hot peppers, onions, and garlic, no sexual stimulation, no alcohol. And no pork. Unfortunately, because many of these synthetic drugs are inventions of the Western world, many indigenous shamans and curanderos will have little understanding of what they are, how to ask if a Western visitor is taking them, nor what to do if there is a fatal reaction. There are 3 main areas of concern that you need to be aware of in order to have a safe and profoundly healing ayahuasca ceremony. These are. This method of preparation is known as a dieta.
The dieta regulations can change depending on the village, tradition and ayahuasquero but almost always includes the following restrictions. NO SEX. The dieta restricts many spices, salt, pepper, oils, etc. It also includes abstinence from sex, sexual activity, drugs and alcohol. A t New Life Ayahuasca, we are not very strict on the diet in regard to food. In the western world it is almost impossible to completely eliminate salt or sugar from our diets. Try to make healthier decisions and eat primarily whole foods. We let each guest choose on their own the level of dedication and rigidness they apply to following the ayahuasca diet. All the meals served during the retreat will adhere to a basic ayahuasca diet. Restricted for 7 days prior to arrival-.
Drug Use — includes prescription drugs and recreational drugs. Ayahuasca banisteriopsis caapi is an MAO-inhibitor, which means it temporarily inhibits the activation of the monoamine oxidase MAO. What are the patterns or underlying conditions that may be getting in the way of what you are trying to achieve? Salt and sugar tend to also come back out in a noticeably concentrated way, so that the honey sweetened tea you drank earlier, and ice cream you ate hours before that which you are now so clear it has been pumped full of artificial flavors, appear to be regurgitating as a sickly-sweet, condensed syrupy vomit. In industrialized countries, a modern dieta would definitely include a fast from television, radio, movies, news and social media. The Ayahuasca diet and these dietary guidelines are essential to get the most out of your experience with Mother Ayahuasca. This is why an Ayahuasca ceremony is most beneficial when approached with a humble heart, clear intentions, and an open mind. Sex involves a powerful energetic exchange and if you are sexually engaged with someone in the days leading up to ceremony, there is a strong likelihood that you will feel their energy in your own energetic field very strongly during ceremony. The ayahuasquera advised we abstain from spicy foods and sex until the ceremony, but if she said more than that, it was lost in translation.