Humans have used psychedelics for thousands of years in healing rituals. Ayahuasca, psilocybin, and other sacraments don’t only open up the doors to other realms, they also enable us to see ourselves in a whole new way. And now a new study shows that women are statistically more likely than men to use psychedelics for personal healing.
The ability of these medicines to help people digest trauma, break through restrictive barriers, and fully embrace their life has changed countless participants for the better.
Despite the age-old ancestral use of these plants and fungi for such purposes, modern science is only just beginning to confirm these benefits through a data-orientated lens. We now know that DMT and psilocybin can help to reduce depression, and that psychedelic users are more likely to be physically healthy.
The truth is, humans knew of these benefits millennia beforehand. Despite the draconian laws prohibiting the use of psychedelics in much of the world, people are still reaching for them for personal healing to this day.
The 2020 Global Drugs Survey asked people from all over the world how they used psychedelics. Thousands of them stated they utilised them as a medicine to treat maladies from depression to trauma, and women were more likely to use them for this purpose than men.