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Among Other Benefits, Cannabis Sativa Provides a Vital Source of Protein

By Jhena Waring Here’s Why You Should Consider Adding This Plant-Powered Miracle Crop to Your Diet What Is Hemp? Hemp is a variety of the infamous Cannabis sativa plant, a flowering plant that is cultivated widely due to its varied functions. It’s a source of industrial fibre, seed oil, and is used for recreational and …

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More Than Incense: Boswellia’s Wide-Ranging Potential

By Sandra Nomoto Commonly Called Frankincense, Boswellia Species Have Been Used to Treat Ailments for Thousands of Years in Traditional Medicine, Which Still Applies Today Boswellia is a genus of trees, flowering plants, and shrubs. Boswellia sacra, commonly known as frankincense or olibanum-tree, is native to the Arabian Peninsula and northeastern Africa. It grows up …

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Field Trip Launches Therapeutic Program for Combat Veterans, First Responders, and Healthcare Workers

New Program Offers Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy That Benefits Frontliners and Others in High-Pressure Occupations Field Trip Psychedelics Inc., a company doing work in psychedelics and psychedelic-enhanced psychotherapy, announced the launch of Field Trip Basecamp, a long-term program focused on serving individuals suffering from debilitating mental health issues as a result of high-pressure occupations. The immediate focus …

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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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Reishi: The Medicinal Mushroom That Promotes Longevity

By Jhena Waring This Healing Fungus Boosts Immunity and is Believed to Help Combat Cancer Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum), also known as Lingzhi, is a type of fungus native to the humid soils of Asia. It has been used as a medicinal mushroom for over 2000 years in various medicinal systems, such as Ayurveda and Traditional …

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

Or, Why Those Essential Oils Are So Potent By Sandra Nomoto 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 …

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Aerial drone image of the rainforest and a small river at Amboro National Park, Bolivia

Ayahuasca: A Brew that Reveals You

By Sandra Nomoto Adults around the world are learning about Ayahuasca (also known as yagé) and experiencing its effects. Ayahuasca is a brew made out of the Banisteriopsis caapi vine and other ingredients such as the shrub chacruna/chacrona (Psychotria viridis), native to Amazon countries such as Peru. Annually, thousands of people visit the region to …

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