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LSD: A Future Anti-Anxiety Pill?

New Study by Dr. Gabriella Gobbi Reveals the Neurobiological Mechanisms by which LSD could Relieve Anxiety The craze for psychedelics used for therapeutic purposes is real. However, the scientific evidence supporting their effectiveness and explaining their mode of action in treating mental health disorders is still very thin. A new study led by Dr. Gabriella …

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Uses of Psychedelics in Brain Trauma Treatment

By Catherine Kakenya The study of psychedelics and their use has been on the rise. Many people have become informed and are using plant medicines to improve their lives. Recently, Ayahuasca and psilocybin mushrooms (known as magic mushrooms) have been proven to help heal brain trauma, depression, and other mental illnesses. Ayahuasca The indigenous upper …

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New UCSF Research Program to Advance Psychedelics Research and Treatments

Psychedelics research in support of brain health is getting a major boost this month with the formation of the Neuroscape Psychedelics Division at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Through $6.4M in private funding, the new division will take a unique translational research approach to integrate cutting-edge neuroscience technology with psychedelics treatment, including through …

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Rosemary and Its Use in Mental Clarity

By Catherine Kakenya There are many ways people have found to improve their mental clarity. One of those ways is by using rosemary, either by inhaling its scent or adding it to food. What is Rosemary? Scientifically known as Rosmarinus officinalis, rosemary is an herb with needle-like leaves. It is an herb that grows year-round. …

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The Illustrious History and Future Potential of Medicinal Mushrooms

By Sandra Nomoto 2020 wasn’t just a year of self-reflection; it groomed the way for both the cannabis and psychedelics industries to rise, despite few changes made on the governmental level globally. While not everyone may have jumped on the bandwagon for either, mental health and wellness took centre stage, and opened the door to …

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Health Promoting Properties of Citrus Flavones

By Sandra Nomoto Further Studies Could Pay the Way to Development of New Functional Foods and Health-Promoting Neutraceuticals Several studies have focused on food products that have been available for centuries and are the backbone of traditional medicine. The efficacy of traditional herbal remedies derives from the bioactive compounds coming from the original plant or …

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How Mushrooms Can Save the World with Paul Stamets: A Review

By Sheida Livai Mycologist Paul Stamets Hints at the Revolution That Will Move Humans to a Higher State of Consciousness Hosted by DoubleBlind, a live session took place only a few days after drug reform won a clean sweep in the US election. Attendees were eager to hear from the renowned mycologist who has carried …

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Study Shows Psychedelic Treatment with Psilocybin Relieves Major Depression

In a small study of adults with major depression, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report that two doses of the psychedelic substance psilocybin, given with supportive psychotherapy, produced rapid and large reductions in depressive symptoms, with most participants showing improvement and half of study participants achieving remission through the four-week follow-up. A compound found in so-called …

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Potential of Siberian Ginseng and Gu-Sui-Bu to Improve Neuropsychological Function

By Sandra Nomoto Clinical Study Evaluated Cognitive Enhancement and Anti-Stress Effects A study in Japan that began last year and was published earlier this year expanded on research done on animals using the leaves of Siberian ginseng or eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticosus) and water extract of rhizomes (plant stem or rootstalk) of gu-sui-bu (Drynaria fortunei, also …

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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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