Ayauasca’s medicinal popularity growing in Colombia

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One drink is boosting tourism in Colombia, and it’s called Ayauasca.

Yage also known as Ayauasca is a hallucinatory drug that has been compared to LSD and Peyote. The brew received international attention after the death of one British student, but it is widely studied and regarded as a powerful medicine and has helped many people around the world suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, also known as PTSD.

CCTV’s Michelle Begue reports on this indigenous traditional medicine, with deep roots in South America.

Ayauasca's medicinal popularity growing in Colombia

Ayauasca's medicinal popularity growing in Colombia

One drink is boosting tourism in Colombia, and it's called Ayauasca. Yage also known as Ayauasca is a hallucinatory drug that has been compared to LSD and Peyote. The brew received international attention after the death of one British student, but it is widely studied and regarded as a powerful medicine and has helped many people around the world suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, also known as PTSD. CCTV's Michelle Begue reports on this indigenous traditional medicine, with deep roots in South America.