Research

Scientists Looking At Reducing Opium Alkaloids In Poppy Seed Food Production Chain

Papaver somniferum or opium poppy is highly prized by the pharmaceutical industry as a source of alkaloid compounds. The plant … Read More

Carbon Dating Reveals Origin and Timeline Of Opium Poppy Cultivation

Papaver somniferum or more commonly known as opium poppy is a flowering plant that is widely cultivated for medicinal, psychoactive, … Read More

Scientists Looking To Utilize Pain And Anti-inflammatory Properties of Salvia Divinorum Without Hallucinogenic Effects

Salvia divinorum is a herbal plant native to the southwestern region of Mexico. A relatively unknown species, it’s been gaining … Read More

Rising Health Concerns After Legalization Of Cannabis Edibles

Healthcare providers are being encouraged to be more frank with their patients about cannabis edible usage. Ever since its legalization … Read More

Why Isn’t There More Research On Medical Cannabis?

Medical marijuana has been legalized in 36 states, including the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin … Read More

Spotlight On 50 Years Of Research On Salvia Divinorum

Salvia Divinorum is a psychoactive plant native to a small region in Mexico. It was first discovered by two ethnopharmacologists … Read More

Artifacts Reveal Culture Of Psychoactive Plant Consumption In Ancient Central American Civilizations

The practice of consuming fungi and other psychoactive plants among ancient Central American civilizations are not well known. However a … Read More

Ancient Amazonian Practices Reveal Medicinal and Therapeutic Uses Of Tobacco Plant

Tobacco is one the leading global health concerns of the 21st century. Its usage has been linked to increased risk … Read More

Betel Nut Chewers In Guam Risk Health Due To Sociocultural Pressures

Betel or areca nut chewing has been  linked to  oral and oropharyngeal cancer, oral lesions, oral lukoplakia and submucous fibrosis, … Read More