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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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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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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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Terpenes: The Not-So-Secret, Potentially Magical Plant Ingredient

OR, WHY THOSE ESSENTIAL OILS ARE SO POTENT Terpenes are hydrocarbon organic compounds deriving from conifer plants, fungi, and some insects. They have an odour that protects plants from herbivores or attracts predators of herbivores, which may be why certain plants have survived for thousands of years. More than 20,000 terpenes are classified into 10 …

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Five Ideal Plants for Respiratory Illnesses

Inhale, Exhale: Breathing Easy In Difficult Times As you are well aware, the coronavirus, more commonly referred to as COVID-19, is a highly contagious respiratory illness. Health care professionals and scientists are scrambling to understand the nature of the disease. Federal governments are taking extreme measures in order to prevent its spread. As we all …

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Using Ibogaine to Treat My Opiate Addiction

The opiate crisis gripping North America is a complex issue that effects many social and socio-economic matters, such as homelessness, healthcare, crime, housing, unemployment and welfare. The current solutions, such as harm reduction and methadone, though better than nothing, are not fully effective or sustainable. Some people turn to extreme measures to try and circumvent …

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An Artist’s Psilocybin Journey: Terror, Tears and Redemption

Between bouts of crying, and with friends holding him on either side, Paul* choked down the capsules for his third and final trip, two at a time. “At first I spit them out.” The fear of subjecting himself again to sheer terror was too much. “Getting myself to take those pills that day was, without …

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