AHPA’s 40 Herbs We Love – No. 26: Ayahuasca (with love from Alkemist Labs)

December 13, 2022

AHPA's 40th anniversary celebrations continue with our showcase of the twenty-fifth of many beloved herbs at the heart of our robust industry and vibrant community.

No. 26: Ayahuasca (Banisteriopsis caapi + Psychotria viridis)

Ayahuasca is a decoction used as a shamanic spiritual medicine among the indigenous peoples of the Amazon basin. Made from boiling two plants, Banisteriopsis caapi vine and Psychotria viridis shrub, the final preparation contains the powerful psychedelic drug DMT and MAO inhibiting harmala alkaloids. People who consume it report having ego dismantling and life-changing revelations. Others describe it as 10,000 hours of therapy overnight where they work through trauma, depression, addiction and other mental and emotional conditions.

Alkemist Labs has a rare DEA registration and can legally confirm Identity, Potency and Contamination of all plants and fungi including scheduled substances (Schedules 1, 2, 3n and 4). Celebrating its 25th year, Alkemist Labs is the natural product industry's leading botanical and fungal lab.



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