Plant Medicine & Healing

Health & Safety Considerations

At Swiss Island, we're deeply committed to the well-being of our guests.

Before booking your Retreat, we ask that anyone considering joining our Retreats meet certain basic medical guidelines to ensure their physical and emotional well-being.

Medical Guidelines

Please Carefully review the following information and consult with your physician before booking your Swissx Island Retreat.

If you have ANY concerns regarding your current or past mental or physical health, it's very important that you consult with your physician, to ensure that partaking of traditional Plant Medicine is safe for you. Many prescription medications and natural supplements should not be mixed with the substances used in Plant Medicine. Also, some medical and psychological conditions are not compatible with use of entheogens. 

Medications and Supplements that should NOT to be mixed with Plant Medicine:

  • Amphetamines (meth-, dex-, amphetamine) 
  • Antihistamines, or medications for treatment of colds, sinus problems, hay fever, or allergies (Actifed DM, Benadryl, Benylin, Chlor-Trimeton, Compoz or others) 
  • Antihypertensives (high blood pressure medicine) 
  • Antipsychotics
  • Appetite suppressants (diet pills) 
  • CNS (central nervous system) depressants 
  • Medications for the treatment of asthma, bronchitis, or other breathing problems 
  • Alcohol consumption
  • SSRI’s (Any Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) 

Medical conditions that are NOT suitable for treatment with Plant Medicine:

  • Serious heart conditions
  • High blood pressure 
  • Suicidal tendencies 
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia

In the unlikely event of a medical emergency, we are located just minutes away from Mount St. John's Medical Centre in the capital of Antigua, and within driving distance from University of Health Sciences Antigua (UHSA).

Swissx Island has partnered with scientists from University of Health Sciences Antigua to develop our Holistic Wellness Retreats program. 



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The information on this website is for informational purposes only and is not intended to assess, diagnose, or treat any medical or mental health disease or condition. Use of this website does not imply nor establish any type of therapist-client relationship. This information is solely intended to educate viewers about the importance of careful, skillful preparation and integration for those who have chosen to use plant medicine. Any acknowledgements made here by the owners of this website regarding potentially beneficial and therapeutic effects of medicinal plant compounds are in no way a recommendation for their use, as plant medicines may be contraindicated for certain health and mental health conditions. Any information obtained from this website should not be considered a substitute for a thorough medical and/or mental health evaluation from an appropriately credentialed and licensed professional in your area. Please consult with such a professional to determine if plant medicine is appropriate for you. Swissx explicitly disclaims any liability, loss, injury, or damage, from the use or application of information contained on this website or from your informed decision to partake in the activities and services described herein.

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