The religious groups in Brazil often use Ayahuasca

In Rio de Janeiro there are about 30 spiritual and religious groups that use ayahuasca regularly in their rituals. Some are Christians, some are indigenous, others are different traditions from several religions. On the other hand, you may go to to find out more about this ancient plant.

Meanwhile, the Brazilian Psychiatric Association warns that tea should not be used as a recreational drug because of the danger of overdose.

The latest discovery of the components of ayahuasca occurred at the Laboratory of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell at the IDOR institute in Rio. This laboratory specializes in the manufacture of cerebral organoids, which are also known as mini brains. With the mini brain, scientists test experimental drugs on real brain tissue without risk. Through the mini brain as well, scientists test psychedelics from tea.

The latest test by the team here shows that Dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a psychedelic found in the leaves of Psychotria viridis and ayahuasca, is able to modify the mini brain that develops rapidly in the laboratory.

Neuroscientists Vanja Darkic and Stephens Rehen have researched this substance before in 2016, finding substances found in Banapiipsis caapi plants and in ayahuasca, can stimulate brain cell growth. The study raised hopes of the potential use of ayahuasca for various brain conditions.