Ayahuasca, Yagé [jahe], Yajé [jahe], Natem, Cipó or Daime are names for a plant brew from the liana Banisteriopsis caapi and N, N-dimethyltryptamine-containing leaves of the coffee plant family Psychotria viridis, also called Chakruna. In some cases, the name Ayahuasca means only the liana Banisteriopsis caapi. 

The brew contains Harman alkaloids, which act as monoamine oxidase inhibitors that are slowing down the breakdown of the hallucinogen N N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT).

The term Ayahuasca or Yajé comes from the indigenous language Quechua and means translated "liana of the spirits / dead" or "tendril of souls" / "soul tendril".  Ayahuasca initiates a visionary state of consciousness and this effect is used in a variety of people for various reasons.

Shamans or medicine men take Ayahuasca to communicate with nature or to see at a spiritual level what causes a patient's illness. Ayahuasca has also received the attention of Western society in recent decades. Academic researchers in the field of psychotherapy have shown an increasing interest. People drink Ayahuasca to confront themselves with the richness of the psyche, the infinity of the universe and their greatest fears.

Ayahuasca is the medicine of the soul and has great impact in healing addictions, cancer, diabetes, depression and other diseases of the body and the soul.

DMT is one of the strongest visionary substances known to mankind. It is generated naturally in humans during, for example, in deep mediation. DMT binds to the sigma-1 receptors in the body, which have been shown to be involved in many cell functions - including the signal for cancer cell death. There is also scientific evidence that the Harmine in the brew causes the death of some cancer cells and inhibits cell proliferation.

In PLANTA DIVINA healing centre, we combine Ayahuasca with other medicinal plants to heal body and soul in the long term.

Ayahuasca versus Psychotherapy

San Pedro


Wachuma or San Pedro, is an ancestral master plant used for sacred healing ceremonies. The origin is in the tradition of the Incas. Wachuma or San Pedro is the masculine spirit of the Apus (Andean mountains). The original name in Quechua is Wachuma (San Pedro). According to Catholics it is Saint Peter who opens the doors of heaven. Its scientific name is Trichocereus Pachanoi and its main chemical component is mescaline. 

It purifies your mind and connects you deeply with nature, it brings beautiful and deep visions about the universe and about life in general. Wachuma/ San Pedro is very helpful in opening the heart, in balancing and cleaning body, mind and soul. It helps dealing with depression, traumas, and internal emotional conflicts and opens the consciousness.

San Pedro Plant