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Research on Psychoactive Cacti and Fungi to be Conducted in Asia for Treatment of Mental Ailments

New Psychedelic Research Institute to Study Alkaloids in Cacti and Psilocybin Mushrooms and Develop Consumer and Medicinal Products Toronto-based Nutritional High International Inc. announced its intent to acquire Kruzo LLC (Kruzo), a subsidiary of Psychedelic Science Corp (PSC). Kruzo has entered into an agreement with Rangsit University (RSU) to develop a cacti-based water beverage, and …

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Hoodia: A Case Study on the Difficulties in Commercializing a Potential Anti-Obesity Plant

By Sandra Nomoto Despite a Decade’s Worth of Research and Marketing, the Science Remains Inconclusive on the Appetite-Suppressing Mechanism Behind Hoodia Hoodia (Hoodia gordonii) is a succulent also known as Bushman’s hat and Kalahari cactus, because it grows in the Kalahari Desert of southern and southeastern Africa. Its flowers have a putrid smell, and are …

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Commonly Used for Healing and Decoration, the Cactus Remains Endangered

By Sandra Nomoto 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 …

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Plant Psychedelics 101

Psychedelics can be associated with the experimental 1960/70s era or as the occasional party drug. But what exactly are psychedelics, and where are they derived in nature? Psychedelic substances can produce intensified sensory perception, perceptual distortion and/or hallucinations, and feelings of extreme euphoria, or despair. Betel nut (Areca catechu), cocaine (Erythroxylum coca), opium poppy (Papaver …

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