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Ayahausca: Ancient Super Medicine


Armchair Activist

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I’d be interested to know if anyone has experience with the alleged ‘super medicine’ called ayahuasca. A powerful hallucinogen claimed to cure patients of illnesses such as depression, multiple sclerosis to even cancer.
Although Sceptical these accounts or testimonials seem increasingly consistent. Several of my family members would benefit but mainstream coverage of the drug is rather lacking so any attempts to encourage experimentation is next to impossible.

I’m gathering as much information about the drug as possible so any contributions to this debate would be greatly appreciated.

If your interested in learning more please follow the provided links.

Ayahuasca - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0ommNRJeMQ
Ayahuasca - National Geographic Adventure Magazine
Ayahuasca, homepage of the great amazonian medicine
Welcome to Ayahuasca Info - A general introduction to Ayahuasca
 

The OD

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It gets one off ones head.

According to our morality free 'moral guardians' thats a no-no.
 

General Mayhem

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I have heard a bit about this some months back, a couple of friends have given it a lash Jack.

Very cleansing I believe.
 

pragmaticapproach

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slippy wicket

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Isn't that the one that you keep taking until you have violent diahorrea and vomiting and then the visions start.

No thanks ,
 

pragmaticapproach

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Isn't that the one that you keep taking until you have violent diahorrea and vomiting and then the visions start.

No thanks ,
That'd explain the "cleansing" aspect :)
 

General Mayhem

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Sounds a lot like Thai drug detox except more worthwhile.
 

Armchair Activist

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allot of negative pre-conceptions.. take a look at the documentary
 

General Mayhem

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It's all about trusting the skill and perception of your shaman ;)

[video=youtube;kOdXQ0Y-MKI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOdXQ0Y-MKI[/video]
 

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Shamans look crazy but so does pretty much every other person these days. hard to tell who's doing what.

I like the idea of emotional damage causing physical illness or disrupting the natural immune system from recovering. Stress is a well known factor in causing illness so makes sense to take something to drastically reduce it.

Typical for it to be illegal. Good ol' boys in big pharma protecting their interests.
 

Samell

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Try getting an old reliable like St Johns wort from a health shop in U.K. past the IMB never mind some new stuff with no licence no chance, you gotta pay the big pharma their pound of flesh.

Glycerine suppositories for kids constipation have gone up from cents to tens of euro each because big pharma wanted to drop making them as the margines were too small but HSE has persuaded them to keep making them at a huge price increase.
 
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[video=youtube;5roC0kDgyow]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5roC0kDgyow[/video]

Very interesting TED talk
 

Red Clover

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Isn't it amazing how gullible some members of the public are. Here is a compound with not a shred of evidence to prove it has any medicinal qualities apart from 'testimonials'.
Proponents of this have a go at big pharma to muddy the water to divert any scientific critique away from their latest quack fad.
 

mothball

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Isn't it amazing how gullible some members of the public are. Here is a compound with not a shred of evidence to prove it has any medicinal qualities apart from 'testimonials'.
Proponents of this have a go at big pharma to muddy the water to divert any scientific critique away from their latest quack fad.
Whereas the truth would be that the aforementioned big pharma would be including this substance as an active ingredient in its own products if it did what it said on the tin.
As is often said, if alternative medicine worked, it'd just be called medicine.
 

Armchair Activist

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Isn't it amazing how gullible some members of the public are. Here is a compound with not a shred of evidence to prove it has any medicinal qualities apart from 'testimonials'.
Proponents of this have a go at big pharma to muddy the water to divert any scientific critique away from their latest quack fad.
there is evidence. unfortuantly scientific research is banned
 
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