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Exploring the Mystical and Therapeutic Properties of LSD

Here's a primer on the drug that began the psychedelic revolution.

 

 

 

Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) is a synthetic chemical made from a substance found in a fungus that grows on rye and other grains, called ergot. In 1943, Swiss scientist Albert Hofmann – who was interested in the medicinal properties of plants – altered a molecule in the fungus hoping to create something that would stimulate blood…

Julaine Allen is Senior Research Fellow, Charles Sturt University

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