A number of studies conducted over the past few decades have produced evidence that ayahuasca does not harm the people who consume it. A 2012 study conducted by the Hospital Sant Pau in Barcelona drove home the message with scientific rigor.
The research looked at 127 people who had used ayahuasca at least twice a month for 15 years and compared them to a group who had never taken the substance. After undergoing a series of interviews and tests, the study found that there is “no evidence of psychological maladjustment, mental health deterioration or cognitive impairment in the ayahuasca-using group.” Ayahuasca users even scored better in some of the cognitive tests than their counterparts. They also showed lower rates of depression, anxiety, hostility, worry and other negative traits than the control subjects, and higher in self-transcendence and spiritual orientation.
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