The use of Ayahuasca as a traditional medicine has attracted a number of researches to conduct scientific studies to know more about this particular potion that is usually consumed in a kind of traditional ceremonies called as the Ayahuasca ceremony done by the Amazon tribes.
Rafael Faria Sanches, Professor of psychiatry at the Department of Neurosurgery, University of São Paulo, Brazil, and colleagues are some of the researches who conducted the study on Ayahuasca which was published in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology (2016).
This group of researchers, who were also largely involved in previous research, examined the potential of Ayahuasca as an anti-depressant in larger samples and investigated its impact on blood flow to the brain. They tested Ayahuasca (2.2 mL/kg) against 17 patients who had problems with recurrent (recurrent) depression for evaluation of the results in 1, 7, 14, and 21 days after oral administration.
Like a number of the previous studies Ayahuasca, this potion in the trial was also associated with its ability to improve the psychoactivity that was able to show significant decreases from 80 minutes to 21 days. Ayahuasca is also able to be absorbed by the body. The only significant side effect in this study was vomiting that reported 47% of the volunteers.
Sanches stated that future studies might have to be randomized, either using double-blind or a trial using a placebo-controlled case. The researchers say that this pattern is a remarkable result, a commercially available anti-depressant drug, on average it takes two weeks to significantly reduce depression symptoms.
The researchers also concluded that the Ayahuasca compounds in addition to having a rapid response potential for depression prevention also can significantly be used for depression treatment cases that require long-term treatment. On the same occasion, at least this study has also shown that traditional medicine is able to play a lot in the modern medical world. Obviously, after a series of research and clinical trials to first verify the truth and efficacy of his.