As Oklahoma enjoys the green rush of cannabis and everything it has to offer, I couldn’t help but become more curious about other plant-based medicine. SQ788 has ushered in a new era for us as a community and has sparked a wealth of holistic and natural medicinal knowledge that I can’t help but dive headfirst into! For thousands of years, nature has been a wealth of medical and healing supplies for those that have knowledge of it and I think we all can agree natural is better than anything that can be made, right? So, take a dive with me into the world of Psilocybin Cubensis, also known as magic mushrooms, as we begin our journey into plant-based medicine and back to our roots.
Healing the Mind
Psilocybin is known in many cultures as healing medicine and maybe just a little magic as well. Many potent psychedelic plant medicines were seen as capable of healing not only the mind, but also the body and soul. This is known as Psychospiritual Healing. I am sure by now we have all heard of ayahuasca? If not, we will be covering that in a later post on this series so seriously stay tuned. Another example of this type of mind healing medicine is one we are all very familiar with at this point, the Cannabis plant.
Shedding a new Light on Shrooms
Magic Mushrooms have always been portrayed as a spaced-out groovy trip to take and become mind numb in cinema and television shows. Much like the wrong information we have been fed about the cannabis plant, shrooms have gotten the same bad rap. However, we are learning that when utilized correctly, psilocybin is proving to be safer and more effective than conventional treatments and prescriptions medications that modern science has to offer when it comes to ailments such as;
- Opiate Addiction
- Nicotine Addiction
As more clinical trials are being done on Psilocybin, we see more governments allowing the testing and medicating of such plant-based medicine and more companies coming out with products derived from magic mushrooms. Next week, this series will dive deeper into the need to know on these exciting developing discoveries.