Ayahuasca

Ayahuasca

Side Effects of Ayahuasca

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    There is no safe level of drug use. Use of any drug always carries risk.

    Ayahuasca affects everyone differently, based on:

    • The person’s size, weight and health
    • Whether the person is used to taking it
    • Whether other drugs are taken around the same time
    • The amount taken
    • The strength of the drug

    The effects begin in approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour, with maximum intensity from 1 to 2 hours. The effects last from 4 to 6 hours.

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    There is no safe level of drug use. Use of any drug always carries risk.

    Ayahuasca affects everyone differently, based on:

    • The person’s size, weight and health
    • Whether the person is used to taking it
    • Whether other drugs are taken around the same time
    • The amount taken
    • The strength of the drug

    The effects begin in approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour, with maximum intensity from 1 to 2 hours. The effects last from 4 to 6 hours.

  • You might experience:

    Nausea

    Intense, repetitive vomiting (induced by the tea)

    Increased sweating

    Diarrhea

    Fear and paranoia

    Feelings of euphoria and well-being

    Moderate increase in blood pressure and heart rate

    Increased body temperature

    Visual and auditory stimulation

    Anxiety

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    You might experience:

    Nausea

    Intense, repetitive vomiting (induced by the tea)

    Increased sweating

    Diarrhea

    Fear and paranoia

    Feelings of euphoria and well-being

    Moderate increase in blood pressure and heart rate

    Increased body temperature

    Visual and auditory stimulation

    Anxiety

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    Long-term effects:

    Research into the long-term use of ayahuasca is continuing. Early research indicates that long-term use of ayahuasca is not associated with loss of cognitive functioning although long-term use can cause:

    Anaemia (low red blood cell count)

    Easy bruising and abnormal bleeding

    Inflamed stomach lining, stomach bleeding and peptic ulcers

    Vomiting blood that may look like coffee grounds and bowel motions that look like black tar.

    An allergic-type reaction, wheezy breathing and a tightness in the chest in adults, hives in children, and in some rare cases swelling of the face, lips, tongue or around the eyes

    Reduced kidney and liver function

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    Long-term effects:

    Research into the long-term use of ayahuasca is continuing. Early research indicates that long-term use of ayahuasca is not associated with loss of cognitive functioning although long-term use can cause:

    Anaemia (low red blood cell count)

    Easy bruising and abnormal bleeding

    Inflamed stomach lining, stomach bleeding and peptic ulcers

    Vomiting blood that may look like coffee grounds and bowel motions that look like black tar.

    An allergic-type reaction, wheezy breathing and a tightness in the chest in adults, hives in children, and in some rare cases swelling of the face, lips, tongue or around the eyes

    Reduced kidney and liver function

Ayahuasca Overdose

The effects of taking Ayahuasca with other drugs including over-the-counter or prescribed medications can be unpredictable and dangerous.