Ayahuasca (usually apparent /? a? j? ’wæsk? / or /? a? j? ’wa? sk? /), also frequently called yagé (/ja? ’he? /), is an entheogenic make made from Banisteriopsis caapi vine, frequently in conjunction with various other plants. It may be together with the leaves of Chacruna or Chagropanga, dimethyltryptamine (DMT)-containing plant varieties. The make, first explained academically in the early 1950s by Harvard ethnobotanist Richard Evans Schultes, who found it employed for divinatory and recovery purposes through the local peoples of Amazonian Peru, is well known by several different titles (see beneath).[1] ayahuasca