The psychedelic jungle plant that experts say gives you a near-death experience

  • 25 Aug - 31 Aug, 2018
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A traditional jungle plant can create a 'near-death experience' when consumed, research has found.

Ayahuasca, which natives in Central and South America drinks in liquid form, is used to create the psychedelic drug known as Dimethyltryptamine (DMT).

And while the drug is illegal in most countries, its link with spirituality is widely acknowledged.

The powerful hallucinogen is usually used for ceremonial purposes in South America and has earned the nickname "the spirit molecule."

A study has found a "large overlap" between the effects of the drug, and descriptions of so-called near death experiences (NDEs).