Magic Mushrooms

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Photographer: Berthe, E

Reference: EricBerthe, (2014), j [ONLINE]. Available at: http://mrg.bz/80e916 [Accessed 9 August 2016].

 

Psychoactive fungi commonly known as hallucinogenic mushrooms or magic mushrooms’ has hallucinogenic toxins, such as the psilocybin and psilocin compounds. Upon low doses of consumption these hallucinogenic mushrooms has a primary effect on the central nervous system. Symptoms cause’s perceptual distortions, visual alterations of reality, change of mood, clear-like awareness of surroundings and almost no effect on balance and memory. Even though the label suggest otherwise the use of hallucinogenic compounds rarely results in true hallucinations because of the vast diversity of chemical compounds in mushrooms and Fungi.

Magic mushrooms can be consumed in fresh form, dried, cooked, frozen and capsule powders. The majority of hallucinogenic mushrooms are small brown or tan coloured mushrooms and easily mistaken for a variety of inedible mushrooms with visual similarity. A genetic identification system has been developed to make fungi identification easier and more precise.

Presently, researchers are experimenting with psilocybin compounds as a potential treatment for d anxiety, depression and mental disorders.

 

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Photographer: Berthe, E

Reference: EricBerthe, (2014), i [ONLINE]. Available at: http://mrg.bz/80e916 [Accessed 9 August 2016].

 

 

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