Pineal Gland

  The pineal gland (also called the pineal body, epiphysis cerebri, epiphysis or the “third eye”) is an endocrine gland found in vertebrates that is the source of melatonin, a hormone derived from tryptophan that plays a central role in the regulation of circadian rhythm (the roughly 24-hour cycle of biological activities associated with natural […]

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Dimethyltryptamine (DMT)

Dimethyltryptamine Dimethyltryptamine (DMT), also known as N,N-dimethyltryptamine, (not to be confused with 5-MeO-DMT), is a psychedelic coumpound . DMT is closely related to serotonin, the naturally occurring neurotransmitter that psychedelics affect so widely. DMT is created in small amounts by the human body during normal metabolism[1] by the enzyme Tryptamine-N-methyltransferase. DMT is present in over 65 […]

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Psychotria Viridis (Chacruna)

Psychotria viridis Psychotria viridis is a perennial shrub of the family Rubiaceae. In the Quechua languages it is called chacruna or chacrona. In Quechua, chaqruy is a verb meaning “to mix”. P. viridis is a close relative of Psychotria carthagenensis (a.k.a. samiruka or amiruca) of Ecuador. The leaves differ by P. viridis having leaf edges […]

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