Ayahuasca is a notorious mystical psychedelic vine that grows in the Amazon rainforests. The legends of Ayahuasca derive from its entheogenic effect, which is why it’s commonly referred to as "Vine of the Soul". Ayahuasca has been used for thousands of years as a conduit for man to heal and communicate with the spiritual realm. However, the mysteries of Ayahuasca have yet to be accepted, understood and adopted by western civilization. Buzz about the spiritual and physical healing benefits of Ayahuasca have led people to seek answers and healing from all across the globe.
PROPHECY OF TROPICAL TUNDRA
Tropical Tundra was birthed from the Founder’s psychedelic spiritual awakening in 2018. Walking into the Ayahuasca ceremony as a non-believer suffering from addiction and depression, dialogue with the divine allowed him to overcome attachments to unhealthy thought patterns and prescription pills which catapulted him into fortifying a spiritual relationship with the self, Mother Earth and to the universal consciousness.
Tropical Tundra as a brand exists as a manifestation of the spiritual realm, commitment to save the rainforests and bold advocate for the spiritual healing of Ayahuasca and other psychedelic medicines.
A BRIEF HISTORY
The first historical mention of Ayahuasca dates back to the era of the Spanish and Portuguese explorers. They visited the South American region around the 16th century and described Ayahuyasca as a dangerous and "diabolic" decoction due to the misunderstood hallucinogenic trances that would occur once ingested.
The vine is native to the jungles of the Orinoco and Amazon basins in the South American region. Indigenous tribes of South America had utilized it for thousands of years before westerners discovered it in 1851.
An English botanist, Richard Spruce, described it as a new species after seeing how Llanos' indigenous residents chewed it instead of brewing. Over the years, the vine has obtained several common names such as Soulvine, Jagube, Yage, and Caapi.
USES AND BENEFITS OF AYAHUASCA
Ayahuasca offers numerous and universally applicable benefits, which include:
Direct contact and guidance from the spiritual realm
- People who have consumed Ayahuasca report spiritual revelations concerning their life's purpose on earth. They have also had mystical insights into how best they can be as a people and the universe's true nature. This is viewed as a spiritual awakening that provides contact with extra-dimensional beings who can act as healers and guides.
- Purgative detoxification of the gut
- The harmala alkaloids present in Ayahuasca are effective anti-parasitic
- Treatment of addiction, depression, anxiety and PTSD
- Ayahuasca increases blood flow to the para-limbic and frontal regions of the brain. These areas are responsible for motivation and emotional processing. Researchers have established that people struggling with addiction can gain tremendous improvement in mindfulness, empowerment, hopefulness, and life quality when treated with components of the plant. Severe physiological and behavioral problems related to specific substance abuse, mostly drugs, can be altered.
- Treatment of Cancer
- Although further research needs to be undertaken, research shows that the jungle vine has excellent efficacy in the fight against cancer. Its constituent elements, especially Harmine and DMT, positively affect cell cultures. Thus, it is believed that these elements can suppress cancer cells' growth by boosting the number of white blood cells in the body.
- Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease
- There's a mounting body of evidence that the Ayahuasca can boost your dopamine levels. A decrease in the level of dopamine is believed to be the cause of Parkinson's disease.
Despite all goodness of the Ayahuasca, ingestion can cause several side effects, which should always be taken into account. These effects are typically short-lived and long-term adverse effects have not been identified.
- Vomiting and diarrhea
- Hot and cold flushes
- The purging effect causes the release of negative energy
- Temporary emotional and psychological distress leading causing nausea, tremors, motor function impairment, sedation, dizziness, and muscle spasms
A few deaths due to consumption of Ayahuasca have been reported. Many times this is due to Its interaction with caffeine, nicotine, and recreational drugs. Also, some parts of the plant are poisonous if ingested.
GENERAL APPEARANCE OF THE PLANT
Ayahuasca thrives well in humus-rich soils with plenty of water. This woody vine that grows up to 98 ft in length, gaining its support from winding on other plants. It produces tiny white to pale pink flowers, 12-14 mm in size, that commonly appears during the month of January.
Its leaves are smooth, pointed, and oval-shaped and occur in opposite alignment configuration. Seeds are small, fan-like, and green in color when fresh and turn brown when dry.
The Ayahuasca contains MAOIs, harmaline, tetrahydroharmine, and beta-carboline harmala alkaloids. Generally, it has a bitter taste.
Ayahuasca has the ability to awaken, heal and reconnect the human spirit to Mother Earth. These miraculous spiritual and medicinal healing benefits have yet to hit the western world during a time when humanity needs them now more than ever. It is the mission of Tropical Tundra to spread awareness to the tremendous healing properties of this plant for the sake of the planet and future generations.