The toll linked to War on Drugs has been high — families being vilified to victimless criminals perishing in jail for carrying marijuana.
Whilst, medicinal properties of cannabis have been heralded for its magical curative properties like in cancer treatment or to cure diabetes, still there has been little mention of three “psychedelic drugs” which are illegal, nonetheless carry amazing medical benefits.
As per Wikipedia, Ayahuasca, a.k.a yage is a psychedelic brew derived of Banisteriopsis caapi vine alone or in combination with various plants.
Roland Griffiths, a professor in the departments of psychiatry and neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University researched on Ayahuasca – the study was later on published in The Atlantic.
“That first study blew me away,” he says. “Nearly all the participants reported significant positive changes in attitude and behavior, and those changes were also observed by the participants’ friends, family, and colleagues.
It was remarkable.”
As per Anecdotal evidence Ayahuasca helps treat depression, anxiety, addiction, plus being deployed by natives to treat almost any illness.
Scientific studies confirm: Psilocybin, or magic mushrooms, have many therapeutic properties.
Natural Society report – research carried out at the University of South Florida reveal psilocybin, the active component within psychedelic mushrooms, can grow new brain cells – thus aiding treatment for mental illness and improving cognition.
The study, published in Experimental Brain Research, says psilocybin is able to bind to special receptors in the brain that stimulate healing and growth.
The study carried out on mice bared some startling facts: psilocybin aided in repair of damaged brain cells and cured or relieved PTSD and depression.
Also called ‘Molly’, and the major ingredient in Ecstasy, MDMA till now has been a party drug. But latest research has discovered that MDMA can be put into medical uses as well, and is not a recreational drug only.
Studies have strongly indicated that MDMA is a solution for people who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
According to The Guardian, “The research was a follow up to an earlier study published in 2010 in which a group of 12 patients with chronic treatment resistant PTSD were given MDMA, and compared with another group of eight patients who were not, during and after psychotherapeutic treatment for their PTSD.
The new paper, which is published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, has followed up all but one of the original participants, up to six years after they were treated with MDMA. The researchers found that their PTSD symptoms remained reduced, they didn’t go on to abuse drugs, and there was no harm to memory and concentration after the treatment.”
People all over the world including Americans are waking up to the amazing curative benefits offered by certain banned “psychedelic drugs”. More than 22 American states have made the medicinal use of marijuana legal and various other states are following suit. Cannabis has been washed off the stigma of being a banned drug in as many as 18 countries.
Roughly $1 Trillion taxpayers’ money has already been spent on the War on Drugs in America — still the addiction rates are dismally high and patients are being denied their medicine. In such worsening situation the only solution looks to be particular illegal “psychedelic drugs”.