Our healing work is based on traditional Amazonian shamanic plant medicine. The medicinal plants we use, including but not limited to Ayahuasca, are biochemically and energetically very powerful and do not mix well with all other substances.
Many Pharmaceutical drugs are not compatible with Ayahuasca and some medical or psychological conditions are also not appropriate for treatment with this medicine.
However, even if you cannot drink Ayahuasca, there may be other plants we can use to help you, so please discuss with us before dismissing this opportunity altogether.
It is the responsibility of all guests to consult with us and their doctors about the safety of ceasing medication within the time frames required by our center.
If you need to stop taking any medication prior to your Ayahuasca experience, please consult with your doctor about stopping such medications, ideally at least one month before drinking. Please advise us of any medications you have taken or are taking as far in advance as possible and we can discuss your individual situation.
Below is a list of SOME medical conditions, pharmaceuticals and supplements that are not compatible with drinking Ayahuasca.
Psychological conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, psychosis
Liver and Kidney conditions
Pharmaceuticals and Supplements
We require all guests to refrain from taking any pharmaceuticals or supplements during their stay. However, some medications need to be stopped well in advance of drinking Ayahuasca or other master plants.
Different substances require longer to clear from your system so please speak with us and consult your doctor to establish how long you need to stop taking them before working with us.
SSRI’s (any selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor)
amphetamines (meth-, dex-, amphetamine)
antihypertensives (high blood pressure medicine)
appetite suppressants (diet pills)
medicine for asthma, bronchitis, or other breathing problems
antihistamines, medicines for colds, sinus problems, hay fever, or allergies (Actifed DM, Benadryl, Benylin, Chlor-Trimeton, Compoz, etc.)
CNS (central nervous system) depressants
Amantadine hydrochloride (Symmetrel)
Carbamazepine (Tegretol, Epitol)
Flavoxate Hydrochloride (Urispas)
Levodopa (Dopar, Larodopa)
Oxybutynin chloride (Ditropan)
Tricyclic antidepressants (Amitriptyline, Elavil)
Herbs and supplements
St. Johns Wort
If you have any questions or concerns, or want any clarification in any way about your current medical status and if you are suitable to take Ayahuasca and attend one of our Master Plant retreats, please contact us directly.
At the end of the day, we’re here to help you, so please just disclose everything to us about your current medical status and any medications you are taking, and we’ll do our best to accommodate your specific situation, if possible.
If in doubt, please contact us before applying.
Many blessings and so much love,
The Ayahuasca Healings Family