It is believed that the main function of the harmala alkaloids in ayahuasca is to prevent the metabolization of DMT in the digestive tract and liver , so it can cross the blood—brain barrier , whereas the direct effect of harmala alkaloids on the central nervous system is minimal. CrossRef Google Scholar 5. CrossRef Google Scholar 4. In the process of allyl rearrangement, paspalic acid is converted to lysergic acid.
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