Ayahuasca is poured into a cup in Pucallpa, Peru. A thick brown brew made of the ayahuasca vine and the chacruna bush, its use to treat mental trauma is being investigated by scientists. Photo: Getty Images Ayahuasca is poured into a cup in Pucallpa, Peru. A thick brown brew made of the ayahuasca vine and the chacruna bush, its use to treat mental trauma is being investigated by scientists. Photo: Getty Images
Ayahuasca is poured into a cup in Pucallpa, Peru. A thick brown brew made of the ayahuasca vine and the chacruna bush, its use to treat mental trauma is being investigated by scientists. Photo: Getty Images

Studies lift the veil on psychedelic brew ayahuasca, its mental health benefits and potential to treat depression and trauma

  • Ayahuasca is a powerful psychedelic, consumed in the form of a drink, that is used in the Amazon for ceremonial and therapeutic purposes
  • Hong Kong psychologist WaiFung Tsang is a part of a team looking at its ability to reduce anxiety and treat mental health issues

Topic |   Wellness
Ayahuasca is poured into a cup in Pucallpa, Peru. A thick brown brew made of the ayahuasca vine and the chacruna bush, its use to treat mental trauma is being investigated by scientists. Photo: Getty Images Ayahuasca is poured into a cup in Pucallpa, Peru. A thick brown brew made of the ayahuasca vine and the chacruna bush, its use to treat mental trauma is being investigated by scientists. Photo: Getty Images
Ayahuasca is poured into a cup in Pucallpa, Peru. A thick brown brew made of the ayahuasca vine and the chacruna bush, its use to treat mental trauma is being investigated by scientists. Photo: Getty Images
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