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Demystifying Ayahuasca In Peru

A shamanistic medicinal ritual, the Ayahuasca experience can be exhilarating, intimidating and cathartic

Ayahuasca is a plant based medicine spiritually used in Peru Photo: Flickr

I went to Peru motivated to see Machu Picchu, and a close friend, Alex. As I learnt more about the Incan culture, ayahuasca came up. A medicinal plant known for its psychotropic properties used for spiritual growth by shamans for centuries. "Now, that's something I could use", I thought. On our last day in Cusco, Alex and I went to the reception at Milhouse Hostel and asked about the Ayahuasca, telling them we wanted an epiphany.