Ayahuasca is a psychoactive herb consisting of plants Banisteriopsis caapi and other psychoactive DMT substances. This concoction was introduced to the world in general in the early 1950s by Harvard ethnobotanist, Richard Evans Schultes, who discovered the extraordinary spiritual and health benefits of this herb. Meanwhile, you can visit https://ayahuascahealings.com/ to learn more about the plant itself.
Ayahuasca ingredients have actually been discovered and used thousands of years ago by ancient Amazon tribes before 500BC. How ancient humans in the Amazon waters can find this herb is still a mystery. This herb is now based in Peru as the largest B. caapi exporting country.
Ayahuasca itself is not a plant or substance, but is a concoction of two components consisting of MAOI sources such as those found in B. caapi and DMT psychoactive substances such as the genus Psychotria. This DMT psychoactive substance alone if taken orally is inactive because it will be metabolized by monoamine oxidase (MAO) in the liver. B. caapi functions as a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) or a temporary and reversible MAO blockade. With MAO which has been blocked, the DMT psychoactive substance can reach the brain and provide maximum effect.