Types of Psychedelic Mushrooms
Many people tend to get confused between mushrooms and fungi, thinking that they’re the same thing. Technically, they are different parts of the same thing; fungi can be difficult to detect and generally grows under the soil, whereas mushrooms are the umbrella-shaped “fruit” that fungi produce when let grow for long enough. In this article we’re going to take a closer look at the different types of psychedelic mushrooms and the effects they can produce, as well as how they’re grown.
Types of Psychedelic Mushrooms | Types of Fungi
Ever since history began, human kind has been interested in mycology, the study of fungi. Thanks to this virulent interest throughout history, we know that there are essentially six different types of fungi; edible, ornamental, medicinal, contaminant, venomous and entheogens.
In today’s post we’re going to talk about entheogen fungi, which is a type of fungus that has psychotropic qualities that have been used for centuries in religious and shamanic rituals in order to connect with God. Most of these rituals were recorded to have happened in Native American cultures, although evidence has also been found in Europe.
Types of Psychedelic Mushrooms | Properties and Effects
These types of fungi don’t just provide hallucinogenic effects to those that consume them, they also capture and filter heavy metals from the ground. That’s why, in some places such as Fukushima and Chernobyl, they have planted hallucinogenic mushrooms in order to reduce contamination.
It’s also been proven that the two main elements which cause the psychotropic effect when consumed, psilocybin and psilocin, can be (and have been) used as medication used to control or modify behavior, affectivity, and states of extreme euphoria.
When consuming mushrooms in order to obtain beneficial effects, you’ need to take extreme caution with the amount taken, as the effect may turn unpleasant, which is quite counterproductive. However, if controlled doses are taken with an expert in an environment in which the person feels comfortable, it can be used to treat schizophrenia, chronic pain and depression; it’s also sometimes used in assisted psychotherapy sessions.
Types of Psychedelic Mushrooms | Necessary amount and effect
When taking mushrooms, lots of people claim that they never managed to experience any sort of effect. This is usually because they underestimated the amount that they’d need to take. The best generic recommendation we can make is that you’ll need around 4-8g in order to get a decent effect, unless the manufacturer or grower gives you other instructions.
If you’ve consumed mushrooms and had a bad trip, the best thing that you can do is simply be patient. The effects that psychedelic mushrooms have on the body can last from anywhere between 3 to 6 hours. When you take mushrooms, do it with people that you trust in an open space with some fruit or juice nearby.
Important: Nobody has ever died as a direct result of consuming this type of mushroom, and they do not cause addiction after prolonged nor occasional consumption.
Most Common Strains of Psychedelic Mushrooms
The following is a list of some of the most common strains of psychedelic mushrooms that you can easily grow at home if you have the knowledge.
One of the most grown magic mushroom strains is the Mexican mushroom, which is sometimes erroneously called Psilocybe Cubensis. These mushrooms are known for containing psilocybin and having a soft effect, although it can also offer some pretty powerful trips.
Cambodian, Ecuadorian and Colombian mushrooms offer more intense effects that can produce visual distortions. If you’ve never grown magic mushrooms before, Cambodian mushrooms are a great place to start; they have strong mycelium, and they can grow in various different substrates.
Thai strains are also known for their intense creative effect, which can also become quite a visual trip. They’re relatively easy to grow and can be highly productive, making them perfect for those that don’t have much experience in taking care of mushrooms. However, keep in mind that its effect is a lot more potent, and maybe not that great for beginners.
Golden Teacher is a strain that was the Queen of the psychedelic scene for quite a long time thanks to its intense effect and large yield. There was a time when everyone wanted a Golden Teacher trip. Nobody really knows where this strain is from, but it’s known for its eye-catching red tinge. It’s quite impossible to find the original strains nowadays, although there are some strains that are similar.
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