Ayahuasca – Scientific and Medical Research

Plant medicines have been used for centuries as the mainstay of medical treatment for diseases. In the last two decades modern medicine has recognized the value of plant medicines such as ayahuasca, and in the last ten years this has led to new research and scientific studies.

In the following reports you will read about how ayahuasca relates and is used for many common modern disorders and diseases such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Sleep disorders
  • ADHD
  • Drug abuse
  • Alcohol abuse
  • OCD, Obsessive Compulsive disorder
  • Violent behavior
  • Anti-social disorder
  • Neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s
  • Cancer

However, beyond the specific medical realm, people have reported a large (and growing) list of benefits to daily health and general well-being such as:

  • Improved general physical health
  • Increased mental clarity
  • Improved relationships
  • Improved outlook on life
  • Increased sense of purpose
  • More spiritual in life
  • Happier sense of well-being
  • More self confidence
  • Calmer
  • More compassion/empathy
  • Increased energy
  • Improved concentration
  • Improved anger control
  • Feeling more centered
  • More humble
  • Quicker healing time
  • Better creativity

The links on the following pages that discuss all of the above and much more are all external to us; we have no affiliation with any of the organizations that have done the studies or written the papers. We recommend that you read them and make up your own mind as to the relevance of the information to you and your beliefs. Some of the papers have been written by highly regarded medical and scientific organizations such as, The Lancet, NCBI, MAPS, Heffter Research Institute, as well as psychiatric associations and other scientific organizations. Some of the papers are from professional associations, therefore only extracts are viewable from the public platform; if the paper is of major interest to you, you will have to join or purchase the full document to continue reading.

The categories we have placed them in are general, and only to make your navigation through the links easier. Many of the papers cross over between the different categories, so look through similar categories if you are after more medical fact and information.

Research Categories

Links related to the efficacy of working with ayahuasca as a treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.Read More
Information pertaining to ayahuasca and how its use can help treat addictions, including studies investigating its efficacy as part of rehabilitation programs.Read More
The following links relate to ayahuasca usage with anxiety and related issues, such as sleep disorders and anti-social disorders such as violent behavior.Read More
Ayahuasca and how its use can help depression. Some of the links talk about the research being done and others relate to treatment programs.Ready More
Links related to ayahuasca usage with a large variety of mental health issues, such as sleep disorders, ADHD, Obsessive compulsive behavior as well as neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s. Also discussed is what happens in the brain when ayahuasca is ingested.Read More
Health and well-being studies related to a broad scope of health topics. This includes research targeted to specific aspects of health, e.g. immune system health or serotonin fucntion; as well as research focusing on the spiritual health of individuals as a result of ayahuasca experiences.Read More
The following are general research and medical links that relate to ayahuasca usage with a variety of disease states and health issues including cancer and other terminal illnesses, as well as general health and well-being studies.Read More