Plant Medicines

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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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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Familial Ties: Drinking Ayahuasca With My Family

WHAT A SOLO TRIP TO PERU TAUGHT ME ABOUT MASCULINE CONNECTION In October of 2019, I, a spiritually curious psychonaut, traveled alone to the Andean mountains of Peru to drink a potent psychedelic plant medicine known as Ayahuasca. During the course of my travels, I encountered a series of profoundly moving spiritual and emotionally healing …

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Commonly Used for Healing and Decoration, the Cactus Remains Endangered

CACTUS: THE PRECIOUS, PARCHED PLANT Known as desert plants that grow in dry, sandy, and rocky soil, one-third of cactus (cactaceae) species and their desert ecosystems are threatened by climate change. Cacti are now considered more endangered than birds and mammals. In addition to hot U.S. states and Mexico, cacti also grow in the prairies, …

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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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