Psychology Today: Psychoactive Plant Extracts

Summary: “Even today, though, about one-quarter of marketed drugs are still plant-derived,” explains Wallace Mendelson, M.D., in a Psychology Today article exploring the evolution of plant-based medicine through time and cultures. Mendelson continues by explaining a current shift towards integrating psychedelic medicines into society. “Indeed, for the last few years, there has been a movement to reconsider a possible role of psychedelic drugs, both natural (psilocybin, ayahuasca) and synthetic (such as MDMA) for a variety of conditions.”

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