Ayahuasca is a psychedelic drink that’s been brewed and shared by Amazonian shamans for hundreds of generations. It’s a drink that’s prepared using multiple herbs and it causes an intense psychedelic experience, complete with breathtaking hallucinations.

Equipment

You’ll need the following equipment in order to prepare and use Ayahuasca the easy way.

Ingredients

Ayahuasca can have many different forms depending on which herb you choose to add. We’ll start with a basic recipe.

  • Syrian Rue
  • Acacia Confucia

Brewing Ayahuasca

It’s easier than you might expect to brew up a batch of this powerful hallucinogenic tea. Since our recipe is only using two ingredients — compared to some shamanic brews which allegedly can use over 20 — it’s a simple matter of making tea using the two ingredients.

In the slow cooker, put both herbs and a squirt of lemon juice in order to increase solubility. Slowly cook the syrian rue and acacia confucia for hours, stirring as you go in order to prevent scorching. Add water as needed, and plan on the final drink being very thick even after being strained.

The proper amounts to use are largely up to you, but there is a ratio that is pretty well set in stone when you’re using syrian rue. You should use 4 parts of syrian rue for each part of DMT-containing plant material, like acacia confucia. A strong recipe for two would be 80g syrian rue and 40g acacia confucia.

Taking Ayahuasca

If brewing Ayahuasca seems easy, taking it is a whole different experience. Keep a bucket ready in case you vomit during your trip. Expect incredible visuals, the likes of which you’ve probably never seen before. The room will dissolve into fractal patterns of light and then shatter to pieces as your spirit shoots through it.

An Ayahuasca trip is sure to be memorable, even for experience psychedelics users. Ayahuasca is extremely strong medicine, and after taking it it’s normal to feel sick or sad for awhile. The real struggle is letting yourself forgive, and letting the light in. Experienced Ayahuasca users know that it’s always darkest before the dawn, and with a little patience what seems like an intimidating trip can turn out to be a rewarding one.

As always, check your local laws about the legality of Ayahuasca before you begin.