Abstract Objectives: Comprehensively review the evidence regarding the use of ayahuasca, an Amerindian medicine traditionally used to treat many different illnesses and diseases, to treat some types of cancer. Methods:An in-depth review of the literature was conducted using PubMed, books, institutional magazines, conferences and online texts in nonprofessional sources regarding the biomedical knowledge about ayahuasca in general with a specific focus in its possible relations to the…

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ABSTRACT Rationale: Ayahuasca is a South American psychoactive plant tea which contains the serotonergic psychedelic N ,N -dimethyltryptamine (DMT) and mono-amine-oxidase inhibitors that render DMT orally active.Previous investigations with ayahuasca have highlighted a psychotropic effect profile characterized by enhancedintrospective attention, with individuals reporting alteredsomatic perceptions and intense emotional modifications,frequently accompanied by visual imagery. Despite recent…

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