Understanding the ayahuasca-mind connection

Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth

Understanding the ayahuasca-mind connection

Soul Quest Orlando explains that to understand the optimal effects of using ayahuasca, one has to know about the ayahuasca-mind connection or the effect of ayahuasca on a person’s brain.  The knowledge of the effects of this entheogen tea on the biological and chemical composition of the brain will go a long way in knowing what benefits to expect in the future.

Ayahuasca is a sacred brew that is derived from native Amazonian plants.  The ayahuasca brew combines two natural herbs: Psychotria viridis and Banisteriopsis caapi.  The combination facilitates a psychedelic effect brought by the DMT found in the P. viridis whose effects the B.caapi boosts. 

Through brain scans, research shows that the brains of people who consume ayahuasca become incredibly active, even if the DMT of the tea reduces interactivity in the organ.  The overstimulation that happens due to the “fight or flight” parasympathetic nervous system is decreased, thus lowering any agitation, restlessness, depression, fear, anxiety, or addiction a person may feel.

Soul Quest Orlando explains that in contemporary jargon, ayahuasca can be categorized as a chill pill, one that helps people relax and achieve optimal meditation.


Ayahuasca also activates specific proteins in the brain that are responsible for neuroplasticity, long-term memory, and the regeneration of neurons that bond to the receptors in the brain.  Several studies have shown that this bond can encourage the body to destroy cancerous cells, regenerate healthy neurons, and keep the brain agile.


One of the more fascinating aspects of ayahuasca, Soul Quest Orlando notes, is the absence of lasting tolerance, which can be found in some addictive substances.  Dosages for optimal experience remain constant.  Furthermore, ayahuasca is not addictive.  In fact, it is used by many institutions to treat people who have a history of substance abuse.

Soul Quest Orlando offers its church members ceremonial ayahuasca retreats for healing and personal evolution.  It uses one of the most powerful shamanic medicines on the planet to facilitate this fascinating process.  For more articles on Soul Quest Orlando’s ayahuasca retreats, click here.