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Ergot Essay Examples

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The Biological Cause of Salem Witch Trials
Throughout the time in history, the Salem Witch Trials have had many theories as to how and why it was caused. It is more than apparent that the main causes were the strict Puritan religion and the contamination of their crops by a fungus that caused Ergot poisoning. Ergot contamination was not known to exist in the Unite...
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The Biological Cause of Salem Witch Trials
Throughout the time in history, the Salem Witch Trials have had many theories as to how and why it was caused. It is more than apparent that the main causes were the strict Puritan religion and the contamination of their crops by a fungus that caused Ergot poisoning. Ergot contamination was not known to exist in the Unite...
1,158 words
3 pages
The Plague Known as Ergot
Ergot and its disease ergotism have been a worldwide plague to humans ever since humans have started to harvest and cultivate grains in all their forms. Although outbreaks of ergotism still occur periodically they have all but become nonexistent in the modern era. Ergot has had beneficial effects as well. Ergot has produced...
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An Overview of the Characteristics of Hallucinogenic Drugs
Hallucinogens are drugs that effect the mind and the body. There are different kinds of drugs that act as hallucinogens. Some main drugs that are available to people are LSD, mushrooms, MDMA, and GHB. LSD is one of the most popular drugs that are out in today society. It was discovered in 1938 and is the most potent mood...
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The Problem of Ergot and Its Disease Ergotism in the World
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Ergot and its disease ergotism have been a worldwide plague to humans ever since humans have started to harvest and cultivate grains in all their forms. Although outbreaks of ergotism still occur periodically they have all but become nonexistent in the modern era. Ergot has had beneficial effects as well. Ergot has pr...
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A History of LSD Which Comes From Ergot a Parasitic Fungus of the Genus Claviceps Purpurea
LSD, History of LSD comes from Ergot, a parasitic fungus of the genus Claviceps purpurea that grows on wild grasses, corn, rye and other grain producing plants. Fungus infected kernels grow into light brown curved “pegs” that stick out of the cornhusk. Starting in the middle Ages, midwives woul...
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The Diseases Caused by Ergot Fungi Worldwide
Ergot and its disease ergotism have been a worldwide plague to humans ever since humans have started to harvest and cultivate grains in all their forms. Although outbreaks of ergotism still occur periodically they have all but become nonexistent in the modern era. Ergot has had beneficial effects as well. Ergot has produced...
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3 pages
The Description of the Hallucinogenic Drug, Lysergic Acid Diethylamide
Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD) LSD), a potent hallucinogenic drug, also called a psychedelic, first synthesized from lysergic acid in Switzerland in l038. Lysergic acid is a white odorless drug, a component of the mold of ERGOT. Ergot is a product of the fungus Claviceps purpurea. Th e bio-active ingredients of erg...
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