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. Doing a dieta is like going on a spiritual retreat, where you will be receiving sacred teachings and blessings from a spiritual master, in this case, the master plant teacher.
Bobtruth on November 22, longg am. I loooove ayuhuasca. Safety for the Solitary Drinker. The gentler you are on your system, the better. And during? You can drink, but only long or herbal tea. What you want to do is spend as many days preceding your ayahuasca engaged in activities like yoga, meditation, mindfulness diet, prayer and how walks in the woods.
RomertL on March 12, at pm. I am a spiritual seeker in addiction recovery. I did a day ayahuasca dieta in Peru, where the shaman had us all kick off our retreat by drinking a tonic made from a purgative plant medicine called huancawi also known as yawapanga. Fruits including berries, bananas, apricots, peaches, melons, grapes, apples, and pears. Some fruits are okay to have at the end of the ceremony if there is no nausea or dizziness. The best dieta for the day of the ceremony begins with a simple vegetarian breakfast, followed by a light vegetarian lunch. To learn more about our Ayahuasca Retreats in Spain. While different shamans and retreat centers vary on the specific restriction, most places advise that you start eliminating certain foods and drugs from your diet weeks before a ceremony longer for certain prescription drugs like SSRIs. Leave A Comment. Old school ayahuasqueros would go into the forest on extended solitary retreat in order to seek and diet with the plants, surviving on their own hunting and foraging skills. Cindy on April 19, at pm.