Medicinal mushrooms

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  • Fungi Lab Report

    or club fungi, which are also known as mushrooms. Fungi can be found in a variety of diverse environments, such as grassland areas, decaying logs, or with symbiotic relationships with the roots of specific trees. Mushrooms acquire food by breaking cellulose down to glucose. This natural process is used by fungi to produce glucose as a food source (technology, 2013). In the final stage of breaking cellulose down to glucose the enzyme cellobiase is used to speed the reaction up. An enzyme is a protein produced by a living organism that acts as a catalyst to speed up a specific biochemical reaction. Enzymes are important because they control the speed of chemical reactions in an organism and without enzymes,…

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  • Ginkgo Biloba Research Paper

    biloba is a deciduous, primitive tree native to mainland China and it is estimated that Ginkgo biloba dates back to 150 million years ago, making it one of the oldest species of tree alive on the planet. Ginkgo biloba has been classed as a “living fossil” as it has survived many global extinction events throughout history. It is endangered in the wild but it has been long cultivated in China for thousands of years, where it is used for its medicinal properties. Modern Western medicine has now…

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  • Hallucinogenic Research Paper

    With an ancient history of civilizations using psychoactive substances as medicinal, ritual, and spiritual remedies, these drugs have shown positive treatments in more recent years. This notion that hallucinogenic drugs played a significant part in the development of religion has been extensively discussed for many years, causing controversial aspect of “hallucinogenic” or psychedelic drugs generate religious experience, and whether this experience is genuinely religious. Before considering the…

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  • Essential Oil Research Paper

    Common Name: Vetiver Essential Oil Botanical Name: Vetiveria zizanioides Other names: Khus Khus-Khus Description/Distribution: Grown in Haiti, vetiver oil is used for therapeutic, meditative and perfuming purposes. This essential oil is grounding, cooling and nourishing. Vetiver is a grass, not unlike lemongrass and citronella. The stems are tall and it can grow up to five feet high. The leaves are long and thin, and the flowers are a brownish-purple color. However, unlike most root…

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  • Informative Essay On Psychedelic Drugs

    this culture and you may even be criticized by showing interest in such a topic. You must learn that there is actually an organization called The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) which is a “non-profit research and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana.” This organization runs countless studies on how drugs from LSD to MDMA to Cannabis can help with mental…

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  • Clavicep Synthesis

    species), Pluteus (6 species), Inocybe (6 species), Conocybe (4 species), and Agrocybe, Galerina and Mycena (one each) (Azarius n.d.). Since all of these genera are relatively close to being similar/identical, they all do have traces of the psilocybin drug or psilocin, an almost-identical particle to serotonin, structurally and effectiveness, that psilocybin converts to instantly when it finishes metabolizing, but not as much as Psilocybe sp. Looking more in depth of this genus, the most popular…

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  • Persuasive Essay: The Benefits Of Legalizing Marijuana

    marijuana is the plant that fights nausea and appetite loss. To the nutritionist, its seed is second only to the soybean in nutritional value and is a source of cooking oil and vitamins. To the paper or cloth manufacturer, it is the plant that provided much of our paper and clothing for hundreds of years and produces four times more fiber per acre than trees. To the environmentalist, it is the plant that could greatly slow deforestation, restore robbed nutrients by other crops, and help prevent…

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  • Summary Of Wicked Plants By Amy Stewart

    I chose Wicked Plants by Amy Stewart over the others on the list of approved books because it sounded more interesting and more relevant than some that just focused on one branch of Botany, instead of the entire wicked spectrum like Stewart does. I like how she breaks up the world of devious plants into seven distinct categories. The plants are reported on alphabetically with relation to their crime, but with a heading that falls under one of the seven wicked categories; deadly, destructive,…

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  • Lantana Research Paper

    2. Economic Importance- • The stems of Lantana, if treated by the sulphate process, can be used to produce paper. • Its other uses include, making baskets and temporary shelters and fuel for cooking and heating. • The plant can prevent soil compaction and erosion and is a source of organic matter for pasture renovation. • In Australia, ornamental Lantana is an excellent source of income in the nursery sector. 3. Neutraceutical Importance- The plant was reported to contain various…

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  • Ergot Poisoning Research Paper

    psilocin, an almost-identical particle to serotonin, structurally and effectiveness, that psilocybin converts to instantly when it finishes metabolizing, but not as much as Psilocybe sp. Looking more in depth of this genus, the most popular and commonly available natural psychedelic currently is the species Psilocybe cubensis (other names could be Stropharia cubensis, Stropharia cyanescens or Stropharia caerulescens) due to being relatively easy to grow; also given the street name “magic…

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