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THE BENEFITS OF PSILOCYBIN
This strain of mushroom remains illegal in the U.S., yet this past decade has seen a remarkable increase in the medical research of this psychedelic. Let’s take a look at the numerous benefits associated with psilocybin that medical professionals continue to study.
What Is Psilocybin?
Psilocybin is a psychedelic compound that originates from the tryptamine grouping. It is commonly known for its existence in over 100 species of mushroom. The species include Psilocybe cubensis, Paneolus and Canocybe, among others. Those species are typically referred to as magic mushrooms. Psilocybin is the “magic” in magic mushrooms, as the compound has a variety of effects when ingested. Effects include both hallucinations and groundbreaking awakenings. For this reason, psilocybin has been used for decades as a traditional medicine and for religious purposes.
DO PSILOCYBIN MUSHROOMS HAVE A HISTORY OF USE AS A MEDICINE AND ENTHEOGEN?
An entheogen is a psychoactive substance that can be used while undergoing a mystical experience or religious ritual. Oftentimes it will be administered by either a religious leader or experienced shaman. For spiritual purposes, entheogen is believed to have been in use for more than 11,000 years. The “Stoned Ape” theory goes into detail about the possible influence psilocybin may have had in human evolution and the development of different cultures around the world.
Roland Griffiths, a Psychopharmacologist, published an article in the Journal of Psychopharmacology discussing psilocybin’s ability to bring about spiritual experiences for users. Since this study was conducted in 2006, Johns Hopkins has participated in numerous studies featuring psilocybin. Most of the benefits listed below were discovered in just the past 10-15 years. Let’s take a look at a few of the most important benefits of using psilocybin.
Psilocybin Research For Your Health!
PSILOCYBIN SHOWS PROMISE AS A TREATMENT FOR ADDICTION
Griffiths conducted a study utilizing psilocybin on nicotine-addicted patients. After administering two to three doses of psilocybin during a behavioral therapy session, he found that 80% of the patients were able to abstain from smoking for six months when following up. 60% of the group abstained from smoking for two and a half years during the next follow up. Typically, traditional smoking cessation treatments yield a 30-40% success rate after six months’ time. Patients treated with psilocybin were twice as likely to quit smoking as a result of treatment. Multiple studies have also shown that psilocybin could be an effective treatment for alcohol and cocaine addiction.
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