“Anthropological (and growing contemporary scientific) evidence suggests…:  ayahuasca [is not harmful in and of itself]:  ayahuasca has long been revered as a traditional therapeutic agent over a large geographical region and throughout a wide variety of cultures, and it arguably deserves more attention from modern medical researchers and clinical practitioners” (Callaway, Grob, McKenna, Nichols, Shulgin, & Tupper, 2006). 

Callaway, J. C., Grob, C. S., McKenna, D. J., Nichols, D. E., Shulgin, A., & Tupper, K.  (2006).  A demand for clarity regarding a case report on the ingestion of 5-Methoxy-N, N– Dimethyltryptamine (5-MeO-DMT) in an ayahuasca preparation.  Journal of Analytical Toxicology, 30, 406-407.