News

14 January 2022

Cultural and Pharmacological Relevance of the Emetic and Purging Properties of Ayahuasca

We analyze some of the main results of the review study carried out by researchers from the University of Chieti, Italy, and led by the scientific director of Takiwasi, Matteo Politi, that has set the aim of reviewing the cultural significance of the emetic and purging effects within the traditional and ceremonial use of ayahuasca, and the pharmacology of its main constituents for their potential application in gastro-intestinal health.


06 January 2022

Participate in a study involving ayahuasca

We’re looking for volunteers to participate in a study involving ayahuasca conducted by Serena DeLuca, Global Sustainability Science Master’s Student at Arizona State University.


05 January 2022

2022 Dates for the Traditional Master Plant Dieta

Dear friends, we are pleased to announce the dates of our Master Plant Dietas and Retreats for the year 2022. Follow the link below for more information.


04 January 2022

How Psychedelic Therapy Fuses Indigenous Shamanism with Western Science

Anthropologists studying the ceremonial use of psychedelic plants often write about the skillful manner in which shamans guide their patients into “managed altered states of consciousness”. Such techniques are routinely employed by indigenous healers at the Takiwasi Center in Peru, a world-leading treatment and research facility where traditional Amazonian medicine is combined with Western psychotherapy. Our scientific director, Dr Matteo Politi, has been interviewed by IFLScience for this piece on Psychedelic Therapy.


14 December 2021

International Scientific Meeting - Summer 2022

Our scientific director Matteo Politi will represent Takiwasi at the next Summer International Scientific Meeting with the presentation “Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit sharing in Peru: Implications for researchers”. The meeting will take place online from January 2 to 4, 2022 and is co-organized by the International Scientific and Technological Council of Peru together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, CONCYTEC, Ricardo Palma University and the National Engineering University (UNI).