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Ayahuasca Recipes

 

Ayahuasca is
a potent holistic plant medicine

with a broad
spectrum of healing capabilities.

 

It is not
a recreational drug and should not be taken

without proper
preparation and qualifed administration.

 

 

 

 

There are many permutations of the classic shamanic formula for the magical healing
brew in the upper Amazon. Virtually every shaman and curandero has his
or her personal recipe, often incorporating secret components. The nature
and spirit of the various admixture plants brings undeniable healing versatility
to the medicine, often enriching one’s visionary communion with the plants.

Companion Plants
Ayahuasca prepared in the Peruvian
Amazon is typically composed of the following plants, although combinations
and ratios vary. Every experienced shaman has his or her special
secret technique, ritual, or recipe. The indicated plant ratios will produce
superior
Ayahuasca if proper techniques are employed in the cooking process.
Many factors influence the strength and character of an Ayahuasca experience
apart from the plants and preparation technique.

the Power and the Light
ayahuasca (Banisteriopsis caapi)

~ 12 kilograms macerated “cielo”
(heaven or
yellow) or “cascabel” (little jungle viper) ayahuasca;

2/3 this amount if “trueno (thunder or black) ayahuasca is used ~

and

chacruna (Psychotria viridis)

~ 4-5 kilograms of fresh finely shredded leaves ~

and/or

oco yagé (Diplopterys
cabrerana=Banisteriopsis rusbyana*
)

also known as chagropanga,
huambisa, chaliponga

~ .5+1 kilogram fresh shredded leaves ~

*Some shamans prefer oco yagé over chacruna while others avoid it. It is used much more in
Ecuador and Colombia than in Perú.

Most Peruvian shamans use
only chacruna.

This formula produces about
1.5-2 liters of Ayahuasca medicine.

Admixture Plants

toé blanco (Brugmansia suaveolens)

~ 2-3 leaves in an entire brew to produce thirty or more drinks – no more! ~

WARNING!

Toé
is also known as ‘tree datura’ and is a member of the Datura complex
of the botanical family Solanaceae.

It is potentially very dangerous and excessive use can cause permanent mental impairment. Deaths are not
uncommon from miscalculated dosages.

Curanderos in the Peruvian Amazon use toé very cautiously if at all as an Ayahuasca
admixture

toé negro; toé brasilera; maricahua (Teliostachya
lanceolata)

~ 2-3 small leaves in an entire brew to produce thirty or more drinks – no more! ~

chiric sanango (Brunfelsia grandiflora)

~ a small amount of bark scrapings are used in an entire brew ~

Chiric sanango
contains the same tropane alkaloids as Toé but is not as
toxic. It characteristically produces a feeling of cold characterized
by chills.

It is used in the Amazon to break fevers, hence it’s common English name “Fever Tree.”

mapacho (Nicotania rustica or N. tabacum)

~ 1-2 cigarillos 10 cm long ~

Mapacho is
always used in Peruvian Amazon Ayahuasca ceremonies and is sometimes added
to the Ayahuasca brew

to increase the strength of the visions and the purge.

More
about admixture plants…
These are some of the many plants used
in various combinations by many curanderos in their healing practices.
Up to 100 grams of these or other medicinal plants may be added…their
healing properties reportedly strengthened in combination with Ayahuasca.

 

abuta
chuchuhuasi
cumala
camalonga
clavo
huasca
remo
caspi
renaco
uña
de gato
tahuari
almendra
cuma ceba
chiric
sanango
cariñito
larcarto caspi
palo sangre

 

 

 

Go Here…for
a photo essay of Ayahuasca preparation
by grassroots
jungle curanderos in the Peruvian Amazon
 

 

 

 

A Working
List of Confirmed Ayahuasca Admixture Plants

ARRANGED BY BOTANICAL NAME AND FAMILY

(links go to detailed accounts of each species)

ACANTHACEAETeliostachya
lanceolata
AMARANTHACEAEAlternanthera lehmannii

Iresine sp.

APOCYNACEAE

Himatanthus sucuuba

Malouetia tamaquarina

Mandevilla scabra

Tabernaemontana sp.

AQUIFOLIACEAE

Ilex guayusa

ARACEAE

Montrichardia arborescens

BIGNONIACEAE

Mansoa alliacea

Tabebuia heteropoda

Tabebuia incana

Tabebuia sp.

Tynnanthus panurensis

BOMBACACEAE

Cavanillesia hylogeiton

Cavanillesia umbellata

Ceiba pentandra

Chorisia insignis

Chorisia speciosa

Quararibea “ishpinango”

BORAGINACEAE

Tournefortia angustifolia

CACTACEAE

Epiphyllum sp.

Opuntia sp.

CARYOCARACEAE

Anthodiscus pilosus

CELASTRACEAE

Maytenus
ebenifola

CYCLANTHACEAE

Carludovica divergens

DRYOPTERIDACEAE

Lomariopsis japurensis

ERYTHROXYLACEAE

Erythroxylum coca

EUPHORBIACEAE

Alchornea castaneifolia

Hura crepitans

GNETACEAE

Gnetum nodiflorum

GUTTIFERAE

Clusia sp.

Tovomita sp.

LABIATAE

Ocimum micranthum

LECYTHIDACEAE

Couroupita guianensis

LEGUMINOSAE

Bauhinia guianensis

Caesalpinia echinata

liandra angustifolia

Campsiandra laurifolia

Cedrelinga castaneiformis

Erythrina glauca

Erythrina poeppigiana

Pithecellobium laetum

Sclerobium setiferum

Vouacapoua americana

LORANTHACEAE

Phrygilanthus eugenioides

LORANTHACEAEPhtirusa pyrifoliaMALPIGHIACEAE

Diplopterys cabrerana

Diplopterys involuta (=Mezia includens)

Mascagnia psilophylla var. antifebrilis

(= Cabi paraensis; Callaeum antifebrile)

Stigmaphyllon fulgens

Uncaria guianensis

Uncaria tomentosa

MARANTACEAE

Calathea veitchiana

MENISPERMACEAE

Abuta grandifolia

MORACEAE

Coussapa tessmannii

Ficus insipida

Ficus ruiziana

Ficus sp.

MYRISTICACEAE

Virola sp.

Virola theiodora

Virola surinamensis

NYMPHIACEAE

Caboma aquatica

PHYTOLACCACEAE

Petiveria alliaceae

PIPERACEAE

Piper sp.

POLYGONACEAE

Triplaris surinamensis

Triplaris surinamensis var. chamissoana

PONTEDERIACEAE

Pontederia cordata

RUBIACEAE

Calycophyllum spruceanum

Capirona decoriticans

Guettarda ferox

Psychotria carthaginensis

Psychotria psychotriaefolia

Psychotria “batsikawa”

Psychotria “nai kawa”

Psychotria “pishikawa”

Psychotria viridis

Rudgea retifolia

Sabicea amazonensis

SAPINDACEAE

Paullinia yoco

SCHIZAEACEAE

Lygodium venustum

SCROPHULARIACEAE

Scoparia dulcis

SOLANACEAE

Brugmansia insignis

Brugmansia suaveolens

Brunfelsia chiricaspi

Brunfelsia grandiflora

Brunfelsia grandiflora ssp. schultesii

Capsicum sp.

Iochroma fuchsioides

Juanulloa ochracea

Nicotiana rustica

Nicotiana tabacum

VERBENACEAE

Cornutia odorata

Vitex triflora

VIOLACEAE

Rinorea viridiflora

 

 

Medicinal Plants

of the Peruvian Amazon

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