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Ayahuasca Brew Fights Alzheimer’s And Down Syndrome – Study

Published on December 11, 2016 by   ·   No Comments

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A breakthrough scientific study suggests that a hallucinogenic drink from South America called Ayahuasca contains a substance that stimulates the generation of human neural cells.

The native South American brew Ayahuasca stimulates the brain and helps fight Alzheimer’s and Down syndrome, according to a new study.

RT.com reports:

Ayahuasca has been studied before for its ability to fight depression, but in the latest research, published in PeerJ, one of the main substances present in the drink, harmine, was exposed to human neural cells.

Re AYAHUASCA: Spectacular and highly significant finding:https://peerj.com/articles/2727/ 
More here:https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161207124115.htm …

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Harmine stimulates proliferation of human neural progenitors

Harmine is the β-carboline alkaloid with the highest concentration in the psychotropic plant decoction Ayahuasca. In rodents, classical antidepressants reverse the symptoms of depression by stimula…

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It has been shown in rodents that antidepressant medication acts by inducing neurogenesis. So we decided to test if harmine, an alkaloid with the highest concentration in the psychotropic plant decoction ayahuasca, would trigger neurogenesis in human neural cells,” one of the study’s authors, Vanja Dakic, told Science Daily.

The results found that the protein encoding gene DYRK1A, which is over-activated in patients suffering from Alzheimer’s and Down syndrome, was prevented from working when exposed to the substance.

Stevens Rehen, also involved in the study, said the results opened up speculation about future studies into its “potential therapeutic role over cognitive deficits observed in Down syndrome and neurodegenerative diseases.

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