Ayahuasca Can Help Cure Depression, Alcoholism: Study

Use of the Amazonian concoction is associated with less problematic alcohol and drug use, and better mental health and cognitive functioning.

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Ayahuasca Can Help Cure Depression, Alcoholism: Study

Ayahuasca, a psychedelic traditionally brewed in South America, has shown in a study to improve people's general sense of wellbeing and may offer a treatment for alcoholism and depression. According to the study conducted by a team from Exeter University and University College London, the Amazonian brew contains dimethyltryptamine (DMT) — a psychedelic drug illegal in the U.S. and U.K. — and could improve your sense...

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Suraj Radhakrishnan reports for the International Business Times.