Psilocybe Cubensis- Magic shroom - Generalities

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Overview of Psilocybe Cubensis

 Psilocybe cubensis is one of the most naturally occurring psychoactive mushrooms around.  It can be found in different parts of the world such as the southern US and central America all the way to the jungles of South East Asia.

Considered to be one of the most popular psychedelic substances around, Psilocybe cubensis belongs to the magic mushroom variety that produces what is called as a dreamy conscious state of mind.  People who have tried this potent hallucinogenic mushroom experienced seeing things more enhanced and colors more alive and vivid.

Physically speaking this magic mushroom features a yellow colored head that is about one to eight centimeters in width.  The stem of the fungus is about 4 to 15 centimeters long.  It is found mostly in the southern US as well as in the dense jungles of central and South America.  Interestingly, the mushroom can also be naturally found in the tropical regions particularly in South East Asia where it is used as a potent hallucinogenic potion. When it comes to the active substance of this mushroom it was discovered that it contained a couple of major psychoactive tryptamine alkaloids psilocybine and psilocine.  Apart from these 2 major components other substances were also found in the mushroom but to a much lesser extent they are norbaeocystin and baeocystin.

As with other similar mushroom hallucinogenic substances the effect is a mind altering trip to similar to that of an acid trip experience.  The most common physical manifestations that were seen in people that have took the mushroom include pupillary dilation, cold clammy limbs and stomach and muscle relaxation. People that have taken a stronger dose experience both visual and auditory hallucinations including magnificent spatial distortions an elevated ability to visualize complex scenarios, intense feelings of time distortion and a variety of vivid spontaneous imagery.  The effects were more pronounced in people who have had an experience of taking the mushrooms prior to the current trip.  Researchers were also able to discover that users produce a feeling of an altered state of consciousness and a pervading feeling of reality disconnection.



After Effects

When the effects of the mushroom trip begin to wear off, people experience feelings similar to that of a hangover brought by binge drinking.  As a matter of fact users noted that prior to the hallucinogenic trip users report stomach problems including nausea and cold clammy perspiration.  It was noticed that these feelings can induce a bad trip that can seriously undermine the entire hallucinogenic experience.  Medical uses for the mushroom include treatment for cluster headaches as well as mental disorders.  However, research on this area is still undergoing at the moment.

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