After Megan Fox talked about her experience with Ayahuasca tea in an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live, fans are asking: what the heck is Ayahuasca tea?
Ayahuasca (pronounced ah-yuh-wah-skuh), the psychoactive tea — known as the vine, and la purga — is a brew made from the Psychotria viridis shrub along with the stalks of the Banisteriopsis caapi vine.
The main ingredients of Ayahuasca — Banisteriopsis caapi and Psychotria viridis — have hallucinogenic properties. Psychotria viridis contains DMT, is a hallucinogenic chemical that is in the plant. The psychedelic brew affects the central nervous system, “leading to an altered state of consciousness that can include hallucinations, out-of-body experiences, and euphoria.”
Ayahuasca is often used for those looking for mind-altering effects of the psychedelic, and use it to help themselves overcome their fears and explore the capabilities of their mind.
Megan Fox and boyfriend Machine Gun Kelly can now officially say they’ve enjoyed the rigors of the Ayahuasca tea ceremony after a recent getaway.
The actress says she and the singer drank the hallucinogenic tea while on a trip to Costa Rica. “We went to Costa Rica to do Ayahuasca in a proper setting, with indigenous people, and we were in the middle of the jungle,” Fox told guest host Arsenio Hall Monday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
“I was thinking it was like glamping or something like that, still going to be like some kind of five-star experience,” she said when talking about her Ayahuasca journey.
“And you get there and you really are in the middle of the jungle, and you don’t get to eat after 1 p.m. You have to walk a very far distance to get your water. You can’t shower because they’re in a drought, so you can’t use the water, obviously. You need to respect the rainforest. Nothing glamorous about it. It’s all a part of sort of making you vulnerable so that you surrender to the experience.”
Fox called the ceremony “such a good bonding experience.” Fox added, “We did it for three nights. It was incredibly intense. Everybody’s journey is different. The second night I went to hell for eternity,” she said. “Just knowing eternity is torture in itself because there’s no beginning, middle or end. So you have a real ego death.”
“It surpasses anything you could do with talk therapy or hypnotherapy or any of those things,” she added. “It just goes straight into your soul, and it takes you to the psychological prison that you hold yourself in. So it’s your own version of hell, and I was definitely there.”.