Ayahuasca is a hallucinogenic brew that has been hailed the most powerful hallucinogen on the planet.
This potion is made by boiling the leaves of either the chacruna (Psychotria vidridis) or chagropanga (Ddiplopterys cabrerana) plants with the ayahuasca vine (Banisteriopsis caapi), hence giving its name. In its most common form ayahuasca forms a strong smelling brown liquid with a bitter taste, affecting the recipient for up to six hours.
The psychedelic effects are reliant on the specific combination of the plants. Both chacruna and chagropanga contain relatively high amounts of the psychedelic substance dimethyltryptamine (or DMT for short), which is only activated in the body when combined with the ayahuasca vine.