Ayahuasca

National Park and Natural Integrated Management Area Madidi is among the provinces Abel Iturralde and Franz Tamayo, northwest of the Department of La Paz, Bolivia being the most Global Biodiversity Reserve.

Banisteriopsis caapi

The mother plant, Vine of the Soul

Sinonimi:
Yagé, Jagube
Ayahuasca (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

From Spanish ayahuasca, from Quechua ayawaska, from aya (spirit, ancestor) + waska (vine).

Noun

ayahuasca (uncountable)

  1. A giant vine native to South America (especially Banisteriopsis caapi), noted for its psychotropic properties.
    • 2005, the Amazon forest people would take ayahuasca and enter into that place of Group Mind where they would make decisions for the tribe — Martin Torgoff, Can’t Find My Way Home (Simon & Schuster 2005, p. 414)
  2. Any of various psychoactive infusions or decoctions prepared from this vine.

Synonyms

  • yage
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