Ayahuasca is the name of a medicinal drink from the Amazon

Originally, it was a shamanistic tool, but nowadays the use and popularity of ayahuasca have spread across the world. Even in Netherlands, there are suppliers who promise deeper insights and an inner journey through ayahuasca sessions. 

But what is it exactly?

Ayahuasca is a mind-expanding mixture of two plants: the ayahuasca vine and the leaves of the chakruna plant. The leaves contain DMT, a substance that is considered a hard drug; the vine ensures that this active substance is not broken down in the stomach. Consumed in the right proportions, Ayahuasca will bring the user in a trance and cause hallucinations.