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Magnolia Bark Could Someday Treat Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

Study Identifies the Future Development of Compounds with Potential Activitiy Against Therapy-Resistant Epilepsy In patients with epilepsy, normal neurological activity becomes disrupted, causing debilitating seizures. Earlier this year, researchers reported in the American Chemical Society Chemical Neuroscience journal that they have found a potential new treatment for this disorder in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Tests …

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Studies of Effects of CBD on the Cardiovascular System

Studies suggest the therapeutic potential of cannabis in cardiovascular disorder treatment; more research required Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-intoxicating and well-tolerated constituent of cannabis, which has potential benefits in a wide range of diseases, including cardiovascular disorders. CBD affects the cardiovascular system in different ways. This recap of studies reviews the influence of CBD on …

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Can psychoactive plants help terminally ill patients?

Changing Attitudes Toward Psychedelics Benefit the Terminally Ill The prejudices of yesterday do not have the same hold on people today. Psychoactive drugs have a long history of negative publicity and incredibly Draconian law enforcement practices. The most common one is cannabis, but the current generation of Americans coming of age has used it for …

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Havn Life Supports Expanded B.C. Opioid Therapy Program; Psychedelics Show Promise

On September 16, British Columbia’s health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry issued a public health order to increase the number of health professionals authorized to help people at risk for overdose to access safer alternatives to the toxic street drug supply, as B.C. works to update prescribing guidance. The order, issued under the Health Professions Act, …

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Leaders in Psychedelic Medicine Join to Form Psychedelic Medicine Association

The Psychedelic Medicine Association (PMA) Aims to Bridge the Gap Between the Medical Establishment, Patients, and Industry Leaders As psychedelic medicines progress through clinical trial pathways and legislation is amended, patients are starting to ask doctors, psychologists, and psychiatrists about access to ground breaking new treatments. “We want physicians and other healthcare providers to feel …

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Psilocybin Dreams: A Brief Reflection on Life With the Mushroom

By Clinton Kaley The mountain of clouds towers over me as I lie in the field. I can still taste the earthy, cardboard flavor of the mushrooms in my mouth. The periphery of my vision circles ominously, prodding me, balking. I watch the clouds gather into a form: four arms, a long blade clutched in …

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Scientists Look to Produce Better Heart Medicine From Foxglove Plants

A University at Buffalo Biologist’s Quest to Understand How Foxgloves Make Medicinal Compounds Foxglove plants, found in many gardens, are known for the showers of bell-shaped flowers they produce. But plants belonging to this genus, Digitalis, also harbor a less visible asset: Chemicals called cardiac glycosides, which have been recorded to treat heart failure since the …

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How the Rising Psychedelic Industry Can Learn From The Mistakes of Cannabis

We’re approaching the cusp of a psychedelic revolution. But, this one is different. Backed by decades of research, psychedelics are poised to revolutionize entire sectors of the pharmaceutical and natural health industries. Large public companies are raising vast amounts of money to fund these big ideas. Another big difference is that the 2020 psychedelic revolution …

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A Review of Psychedelic Plant Medicine Studies in Canada

Canada Plays a Significant Role in the Research of Natural Psychedelic Plant Medicine. The study of plant medicine and psychedelic plants gets a back seat when it comes to legal research and clinical trials. This is compared to the ease and simplicity of focusing on a psychedelic molecule, plant derivative, or a plant-based proprietary medicine, …

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How CBD Oil Provides Pets With More Than Just Relief

With more and more people choosing CBD oil as a natural health solution not only for themselves but also for their pets, it becomes an important supplement to understand. Our furry friends deserve the best care possible to help them live longer and happier lives. A good source of CBD oil can be a major …

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