Ayahuasca: Pharmacology, neuroscience and therapeutic potential.

  title={Ayahuasca: Pharmacology, neuroscience and therapeutic potential.},
  author={Elisabet Dom{\'i}nguez-Clav{\'e} and Joaquim Soler and Matilde Elices and J C Pascual and Enrique L Alvarez and Mario de la Fuente Revenga and Pablo Friedlander and Amanda Feilding and Jordi R. Riba},
  journal={Brain research bulletin},
  volume={126 Pt 1},
Ayahuasca is the Quechua name for a tea obtained from the vine Banisteriopsis caapi, and used for ritual purposes by the indigenous populations of the Amazon. The use of a variation of the tea that combines B. caapi with the leaves of the shrub Psychotria viridis has experienced unprecedented expansion worldwide for its psychotropic properties. This preparation contains the psychedelic 5-HT2A receptor agonist N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT) from P. viridis, plus β-carboline alkaloids with… CONTINUE READING
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