Mushrooms and LSD help treat anxiety, depression, and addiction in much the same way. In fact, there is quite a lot of evidence that suggests these two psychedelic ingredients can help even more than just these three symptoms. Fear, a sense of loneliness, doubt, and unease also make the list, among others.
Mushrooms, in particular, contain a psychoactive compound known as psilocybin, a mood-altering substance that can promote feelings of euphoria and contentful peace. With this in mind, psychedelic plants may very well be ready for a medical comeback considering many Native American tribes and other native cultures have used psilocybin in their medical practice for generations.
However, it is difficult to provide any clear research into such topics beings as the Federal Government places LSD and mushrooms into the category of Schedule 1 drugs along with marijuana, ecstasy, heroin, methaqualone, and peyote;
“Schedule 1 drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Schedule 1 drugs are the most dangerous drugs of all the drug schedules with potentially severe psychological or physical dependence.” – Drug Enforcement Administration
Yet on the flip side, there have been several independent studies done by various researchers that found psilocybin shows promise for treating obsessive-compulsive disorder, cluster headaches, anxiety, and in some cases, depression.
In other studies, it’s also been shown to significantly help with addiction. Assisting individuals with their desire to quit smoking cigarettes and/or to greatly cut back on alcohol consumption.
Yet despite all the positive benefits of using psilocybin to treat such conditions, there are, as with anything else, drawbacks and dangers to using substances that can alter brainwave function. Too much of something is rarely ever good, and mushrooms and LSD are no exceptions to this rule. In fact, benefits significantly begin to reduce after taking the drugs for longer than 3 months.
Everything in moderation.
However, if used for the greater good, numerous studies show psychedelics to be non-toxic, non-addictive and have the power to cure and help treat everything from anxiety, addiction, depression, and PTSD. Various other studies even suggest that caffeine found in coffee and energy drinks could potentially be more toxic to the body than psilocybin mushrooms.
In dealing with these conditions, psychotherapy can help an average of 1 out of 4 people. It’s vital this medicine becomes more mainstream, especially when considering how nearly 22 veterans commit suicide every day.
One study done by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine shows 80% of subjects who were given psilocybin said the experience increased their sense of well-being and life satisfaction, while 30% claimed it to be the single most important experience of their lives.
Another study from the University of Southern Florida found that psilocybin may even lead to neurogenesis or the regrowth of brain cells.
With so many natural alternatives available, grown explicitly from the Earth and not in a chemical lab, we can take our conscious sovereignty to new levels. Spiritually strengthening pineal gland function, as well as healing ourselves from the inside out. ♥
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