The preliminary study, led by Flávia de L. Osorio, from Universidade de São Paulo and published in Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria in 2015, the psychiatric research team examined the effects of Ayahuasca use therapy in depressed patients. Meanwhile, you can go to if you want to know more about the ayahuasca healing center.

Six volunteers diagnosed with a Major Depressive Disorder and were in a state of acute depression were given a single dose of Ayahuasca for later their symptoms were tracked for 21 days.

On average, the patient’s depressive symptoms decreased significantly within the first 40 minutes after drinking Ayahuasca and experiencing further decreased symptoms a day later. Depression levels are also still as low as three weeks have passed.

The authors suggest that neurochemicals that occur when acute depression have reacted with the Ayahuasca chemical compound capable of regulating MAO-A and BDNF (Brain-derived neurotrophic factor) systems.