Ayahuasca - Definition

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Ayahuasca, also called yagé, is a drink originating in the Amazon, composed of the leaves of psychotria viridis, a hallucinogenic plant, and liana vines. Ayahuasca is consumed for medical purposes, especially as a purgative, as it provokes vomiting. It is also a drink that allows one to rapidly achieve a state of inebriation, accompanied with hallucinations, and is used in religious and traditional ceremonies that require a trance state.