Hypotheses Regarding the Mechanisms of Ayahuasca in the Treatment of Addictions

@article{Liester2012HypothesesRT,
  title={Hypotheses Regarding the Mechanisms of Ayahuasca in the Treatment of Addictions},
  author={Mitchell B. Liester and James I. Prickett},
  journal={Journal of Psychoactive Drugs},
  year={2012},
  volume={44},
  pages={200 - 208}
}
Abstract Ayahuasca is a medicinal plant mixture utilized by indigenous peoples throughout the Amazon River basin for healing purposes. The “vine of the soul” or “vine of death,” as it is known in South America, contains a combination of monoamine oxidase inhibitors and N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT). When ingested together, these medicines produce profound alterations in consciousness. Increasingly, ayahuasca is being utilized to treat addictions. However, the mechanism of action by which… Expand
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