Ayahuasca Dietary Information

This Ayahuasca dietary information page lists the foods and substances you should avoid before and after your Ayahuasca retreat. It is important to keep your body cleaned from any toxins, chemical substances and impurities present in certain ingredients, medicines or drugs.

The food prepared at Selva Madre includes the healthiest ingredients and diets that are Ayahuasca friendly. Some meals can be personalized if you are dieting a special medicinal plant or allergic to certain ingredients.

It is recommended to abstain from the following food/substances prior during and after your retreat:

One month prior to your retreat:

  • Alcohol
  • Cannabis
  • Recreational drugs
  • Pork meat
  • Antidepressants
  • Sleeping pills

One week prior to your retreat:

  • Refined sugar and sweet products
  • Less salt
  • Chemical sweeteners
  • Junk food
  • Candy
  • Spicy food
  • Red meat
  • Saturated fats (olive oil is fine)


Synthetic cosmetics or soaps are not recommended during the retreat if they contain artificial components.

If you have any question regarding this Ayahuasca dietary information, please contact us.