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Immunological Effects of Ayahuasca in Humans

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Abstract

Ayahuasca is a botanical hallucinogen traditionally used by indigenous groups of the northwest Amazon. In the last decade, the use of ayahuasca has spread from Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru to the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Africa. Despite acute and long-term evidence of good tolerability and safety for ayahuasca administered in the laboratory or ritually consumed in religious contexts, little is known about the immunological impact of ayahuasca on humans. Since ayahuasca is used by an increasing number of consumers, and considering its therapeutic potential, more information is needed regarding ayahuasca potential risks. This article presents a brief overview of the available data regarding the immunological impact of ayahuasca in humans.

dos Santos, R. G. (2014). Immunological Effects of Ayahuasca in Humans. Journal of psychoactive drugs, 46(5), 383-388. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02791072.2014.960113

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