Ayahuasca: So dangerous the drug is, the Joko TV swallowed

In order to keep the audience at the bar, get the actions in the TV-Show “The duel around the world” is always crazy. In episode 11, the on 12. December was broadcast, took the Moderator Joko winter scheidt, the drug Ayahuasca. FOCUS Online explains what Ayahuasca is and how it works.

  • Ayahuasca is taken in South America in spiritual ceremonies.
  • Joko winter scheidt filmed his Ayahuasca-Trip-for-TV.
  • In Germany, the drug is prohibited.

Ayahuasca is a bitter, brownish tea. Shamans in South America drinking it for thousands of years, to open the mind and to get visions. In Germany, the drug is banned because it contains the drug dimethyltryptamine (DMT). Some Europeans travel abroad to take Ayahuasca. Joko winter scheidt traveled to Ecuador and took the drug in front of the camera.

His body tingled, he had to pass, had perception disorders, lay for hours disoriented on a Mat in the middle of the jungle and introduced himself, he was an Astronaut. What Joko winter scheidt experienced, is the ordinary madness for people who take Ayahuasca. First pass, then the hallucinations set in.

The jungle is made drug Ayahuasca

Shamans in South America to win Ayahuasca, made from the Ayahuasca vine. Up to three days, you boil the leaves and roots of the vine. The brown Sud you mix in other plants, such as the coffee shrub Psychotria viridis, which contains the hallucinogenic substance DMT.

Normally, the enzyme complex of mono amino oxidase (MAO) in our body ensures that it breaks down toxic substances, such as DMT, before they pass through the blood-brain barrier. The Ayahuasca is brewed mixture ready, it does not contain DMT only, but also a MAO-inhibitor. So the drug gets into the brain.

Ayahuasca for depression and drug addiction?

A Ayahuasca can noise take several hours. He sounds against depression, anxiety disorders, and – as absurd as it is – against drug addiction help. The unpleasant side effects: vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness. Addicted to Ayahuasca should not do.

The University clinic Heidelberg carried out from 2002 to 2012, a study on the consumption of psychoactive substances, including Ayahuasca. The conclusion of the study author Henrik young Aberle: Ayahuasca could have a healing effect, but is not required. He had barely met a consumer who have only had positive experiences with the drug.