Psilocybin mushroom, commonly known as magic mushroom or shrooms, are a polyphyletic, informal group of fungi that contain psilocybin which turns into psilocin. Biological genera containing psilocybin mushrooms include Copelandia, Gymnopilus, Inocybe, Panaeolus, Pholiotina, Pluteus, and Psilocybe. magic mushroom in addition to treating addiction, psilocybin has also shown impressive results in treating depression, and death anxiety. Psilocybin, the active ingredient in psychoactive mushrooms, has provided the spiritual and cultural bedrock of many great civilizations. The Aztecs referred to teonanacatl, which translates as ‘divine mushroom’, and modern neuroscience has revealed how psilocybin interacts with serotonin receptors in the brain in order to produce a range of consciousness-altering effect. Psilocybin, the active ingredient in psychoactive mushrooms, has provided the spiritual and cultural bedrock of many great civilisations. The ‘divine mushroom’, and modern neuroscience has revealed how psilocybin interacts with serotonin receptors in the brain.
What Do Magic Mushroom Do?
Magic mushroom are hallucinogenic drugs, meaning they can cause you to see, hear, and feel sensations that seem real but are not. The effects of magic mushrooms, however, are highly variable and believed to be influenced by environmental factors.
From the past magic mushroom was said to be the only way to treating depression, insomnia making it very useful Many believe that naturally occurring drugs like magic mushrooms, are sacred herbs that enable people to attain superior spiritual states. Others take magic mushrooms to experience a sense of euphoria, connection, and a distorted sense of time.
The psilocybin found in shrooms is converted to psilocin in the body and is believed to influence serotonin levels in the brain, leading to altered and unusual perceptions. The effects take 20 to 40 minutes to begin and can last up to 6 hours—the same amount of time it takes for psilocin to be metabolized and excreted.