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By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - "Magic mushrooms," used by Native Americans and hippies to alter consciousness, appear to have similar mystical effects on many people, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday.
People who took an illegal drug made from mushrooms reported profound mystical experiences that led to behavior changes lasting for weeks â€” all part of an experiment that recalls the psychedelic '60s.
Tryptophan is the source of Thanksgiving legend and grist for a "Seinfeld" episode, but it's not the chemical that you'd expect to find in Lawrence Steinman's lab.
Thanks to a legal loophole that allows the sale of fresh, unprepared magic mushrooms, an estimated 300 vendors have sprung up across the country. But, on 13 December, in Gloucester, the first Crown Court case opens against retailers of the mushrooms.
Eating up your greens may have a protective effect that your mother never knew about. A Cardiff research team is holding a series of clinical trials to test whether the substances in vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, sprouts or cauliflower could help fight cervical cancer.
- The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
- A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
- To mutter deliriously.