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Incense is psychoactive: Scientists identify the biology behind the ceremony
Date:5/20/2008

es of how those psychoactive drugs work have helped us understand modern neurobiology. The discovery of how incensole acetate, purified from frankincense, works on specific targets in the brain should also help us understand diseases of the nervous system. This study also provides a biological explanation for millennia-old spiritual practices that have persisted across time, distance, culture, language, and religionburning incense really does make you feel warm and tingly all over!

According to the National Institutes of Health, major depressive disorder is the leading cause of disability in the United States for people ages 1544, affecting approximately 14.8 million American adults. A less severe form of depression, dysthymic disorder, affects approximately 3.3 million American adults. Anxiety disorders affect 40 million American adults, and frequently co-occur with depressive disorders.


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