My girlfriend has a rather risky habit of ocassionaly using a psychoactive plant mix called Ayahuasca.
Everytime she does it, myself or one of her friends is at our house to accompany her in case there would
be some kind of problem.
The effects of Ayahuasca is similar to that of Psilocybin Mushrooms.
The one thing that makes Ayahuasca more dangerous than Psilocybin Mushrooms,
is that it contains the plant Banisteriopsis Caapi.
Banisteriposis caapi contains several alkaloids, including some of the beta-carboline group,
such as harmine, harmaline, tetrahydroharmine, harmine-N-oxide, etc.
At least the first two (harmine and harmaline) are strong monoamino oxidase inhibitors (MAOI).
Harmine and harmaline are short term MAO-A inhibitors.
This means that their binding to the MAO enzyme is only for a few hours and that the enzyme is functional
after it is released from the bind.
Even though my girlfriend is very responsable and careful,
I have read a lot of stories of people using Psilocybin Mushrooms who had a very bad experience.
I have found out that people who are having a "bad trip" are often treated with Diazepam.
If my girlfriend would be having a really "bad trip" on Ayahuasca,
would it be safe to give her one of my 10mg Diazepam pills to calm down her body and mind ?
I know that when an MAOI is combined with a wide array of foods, over the counter, prescription,
or black market drugs, the results can be very unpleasant or fatal.
Me, and more importantly my girlfriend herself, know all about which foods and drugs that can not be combined with MAOI...