Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (Brazil)

The Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte is a public educational institution, among the 10 largest universities in Brazil. It was founded in 1958 and offers undergraduate, master’s degree and doctoral programs. It has 43,000 students and some 5,500 faculty and staff.

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La liane Banisteriopsis caapi entre dans la composition de l’ayahuasca, un breuvage aux effets psychotropes utilisé par certains peuples indigènes d’Amazonie à des fins spirituelles. Apollo/flickr

L'ayahuasca, un psychotrope amazonien, pourrait soigner la dépression sévère

L’ayahuasca est un breuvage psychoactif utilisé pour la médication et les rituels spirituels autochtones. Aujourd’hui, des chercheurs brésiliens révèlent qu’il est aussi efficace contre la dépression.
The vine Banisteriopsis caapi is one ingredient in ayahuasca, a psychedelic brew that Amazonian indigenous populations have long used for spiritual purposes. Apollo/flickr

Amazonian psychedelic may ease severe depression, new study shows

Ayahuasca has long been used for indigenous healing and spiritual rituals. Now, a Brazilian clinical trial has confirmed that this psychoactive drink can help those with even severe depression.

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