Microdosing is the act of consuming sub-perceptual (unnoticeable) amounts of a psychedelic substance. Many individuals who have integrated microdosing ayahuasca into their weekly routine report the alleviation of depression and anxiety, insights into aspects of daily life, lower stress levels, higher awareness, greater presence, compassion, satisfaction, and peace, among other positive changes.
Ayahuasca is an entheogenic brew or tea made from the Banisteriopsis caapi vine and the Psychotria viridis leaf. It is used in traditional ceremonies among the indigenous tribes of Amazonia. P. virdris contains DMT, which is a powerful psychedelic compound, and B. caapi contains monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), which work synergistically with DMT to produce a long-lasting psychedelic experience. Though macrodoses of ayahuasca are more commonly known, shamans also have a history of microdosing the substance.
Studies are showing that ayahuasca therapy may be effective in treating depression and addiction. As this ancient brew becomes more mainstream, we may see it become a widespread and accepted form of psychedelic therapy.