Monthly Archives: January 2019

Ayahuasca Increases “Acceptance” Capacities

There is a growing interest in the use of psychedelics such as ayahuasca for the treatment of psychiatric disorders. Used ritually and medicinally by indigenous Amazonian peoples for centuries, ayahuasca is a decoction prepared from caapi (Banisteriopsis caapi, Malpighiaceae) stem and chacruna (Psychotria viridis, Rubiaceae) leaf or chagropanga (Diplopterys cabrerana, Malpighiaceae) leaf. In clinical studies, ayahuasca has shown therapeutic benefits in

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Fig and Flixweed Intake Improve Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Individuals with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have bloating and abdominal pain or discomfort that can cause them to miss work, increase their spending on health care, and experience decreased quality of life. Constipation-predominant IBS (IBS-C) is defined as constipation accompanied by abdominal pain, which is usually relieved by a bowel movement. Flixweed (Descurainia Sophia, Brassicaceae) and fig (Ficus carica, Moraceae) are rich

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