Anahuasca | Tryptamine and MAOI Cocktails

Ayahuasca also introduced the notion to the that other combinations of plants might be entheogens, and scientists are beginning to look at these other "anahuasca" combinings.

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Anahuasca is a term used to describe other entheogenic drinks made from trytamine-rich plants and plants containing MAOIs (Monoamine oxidase inhibitors).

Trytamine-filled plants are among the most common on the planet and there exists a multitude of plants containing MAOIs, thus there might be millions of combinations possible. Research in this area is so new, but among the most exciting anahuasca possibilities are three very common species, Peganum harmala, Mimosa hostilis and Phalaris arundinacea (or any of a number of other common phalaris grass species). P. harmala contains karge amounts of the beta-carolines harmine and harmaline (both effective MAOIs), and Mimosa and Phalaris are extemely rich in trytamines, including DMT (N, N-Dimethyltryptamine).

At least one Israeli scholar - Dr. Benny Shanon - has noted that all three plants are common in the Middle East and has questioned whetherr the knowledge of their shamanic potential wasn't known. One such possible concoction is P. harmala and Mimosa hostilis - both of which are extremely common throughout parts of the Mediterranean and the Middle East, including the Judeo-Christian homelands of the southern regions of Israel/Palestine and the Sinai Peninsula. The former residents of the region including the ancient Egyptians and Israelites considered Mimosa hostilis to be of special significance, well noted in the Scriptures, as both the tabernacle and the Ark of the Covenant were made out of Mimosa wood. So were the caskets of the pharaohs. This occurs despite the fact that mimosa wood was not especially valuable, being instead quite common. Peganum harmala also holds significance throughout the region. The seeds are valued all across Asia Minor and India, where it is the medicine harmal. The data also suggests spiritual significance and the Zoroastrians continue to believe it is a sacred plant. A potent anahuasca brew can be made from P. harmala and either M. hostilis or any number of phalaris grasses. Interestingly, all these plants have now become rather common worldwide.

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Mimosa hostilis also is shamanically used in a few parts of Columbia and Brazil, called jurema.

Biblical Entheogen

One such possible Biblical concoction is P. harmala and Mimosa hostilis - both of which are extremely common throughout parts of the Mediterranean and the Middle East, including the Judeo-Christian homelands of the southern regions of Israel/Palestine and the Sinai Peninsula. The former residents of the region including the ancient Egyptians and Israelites considered Mimosa hostilis to be of special significance, well noted in the Scriptures, as both the tabernacle and the Ark of the Covenant were made out of Mimosa wood. So were the caskets of the pharaohs. This occurs despite the fact that mimosa wood was not especially valuable, being instead quite common. Peganum harmala also holds significance throughout the region. The seeds are valued all across Asia Minor and India, where it is the medicine harmal. The data also suggests spiritual significance and the Zoroastrians continue to believe it is a sacred plant. A potent anahuasca brew can be made from P. harmala and either M. hostilis or any number of phalaris grasses. Interestingly, all these plants have now become rather common worldwide. .

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