First of all we need to define what is a drug.
“A drug is any substance that causes a change in an organism’s physiology or psychology when consumed.”
The noun “drug” comes, possibly “droge-vate” from Middle Dutch meaning “dry barrels”. It refers medicinal plants preserved in them. And “to drug” rather than medicinal properties of a substance, invokes the psychoactive side of it.
Although, it seems compatible with the definition of a drug, ayahuasca is not a drug. It is a medicine. And science gives a different name to ayahuasca kind of substances. They call it an entheogen. It is a class of psychoactive substances. Entheogens induce spiritual type of experience. The aim is usually development of any situation. On the other hand, throughout history people use entheogens for sacred purposes. We can say that it has got potential of favorable outcomes for people who look for transcendence experiences.
When people use these substances other than the sacred approaches, they call it recreational use. It is mostly used for getting an altered state of consciousness for pleasure.
Is Ayahuasca Right For Everbody?
Ayahuasca may not be right for everybody. First of all someone should ask to himself, “Why do I want to drink ayahuasca?”. One should have an intention to drink it. An intention of development, an intention of sacredness, an intention of transcendency, an intention of healing. Without any sincere intention ayahuasca becomes no more than any other drugs. So, intention is very important. It changes all the experience.
Then, there is the topic of vibrations. For all the medicines in the world, one should remember that every medicine can not be right for everyone. Every medicine has its own frequency which you may have coherence or not. Of course in order to understand this, one should experience it. At least once.
On the physical level, if there is any problem, one should consult to the shaman. Then, he shall decide if he wants to participate or not.