When discussing mushrooms of hallucination or even when talking about the Fly Agaric / Amanita Muscaria, people generally just refer to their hallucinogenic properties and particularly psilocybin is what is usually talked about in the hallucinogenic mushroom field. I rarely come across the health/psychological benefits of these mushroom types (in this case the Fly Agaric). I got into health, diet, natural living as something I was drawn to work with through various experiences in my life. One mushroom I recently got into learning / studying / experimenting with is the:
Fly Agaric or Amanita Muscaria Mushroom
Though it’s generally thought that this exotic mushroom variety is toxic / poisonous, there are only a few occurrences of fatal incidences in using this mushroom.
It wasn’t until the last half of the century the true entheogenic compounds of Amanita muscaria were identified as ibotenic acid and muscimol. Actual effects is most likely produced by muscimol since 50-100 mg of ibotenic acid produces the same effects as 10-15 mg of muscimol. The symptoms of intoxication are characterized by muscle twitching, dizziness, hallucinations, and altered hearing.
It’s benefits which are rarely known (other than it’s psychedelic properties) are unfounded and numerous. It can greatly benefit/uplift some peoples quality of life depending on a persons health and goals.
Amanita Muscaria’s plethora of amazing benefits include but are not limited to (micro dosing – higher dosing)
Boost immune system and make stronger
Has antimicrobial properties based in the mycelium
Increased strength, endurance, and virility
Natural pain killing properties
Euphoria / Bliss / Happiness
Opening of the energy body and more energy / vitality
Greatly decreases pains such as muscle aches, joint pain, achy body
Effective against arthritis
Eliminate back pain by using it as a liquid tincture/oil rubbed into the back or area of pain
Very small amounts stop almost completely symptoms of Lyme disease (as reported so much so that people with Lyme have reported all their pain and suffering from the disease is taken away for a duration)
Can decrease or stop depression in some people
Helps purge and detoxify the body
It can be used in a low dose for micro dosing (.5 of a gram – 2 grams) or in moderate doses of 5 grams at a time.
Can bring a person closer to spirit / soul and closer with nature
It’s possible that other neurotoxins and diseases can help assisted or treated using this magical mushroom as well
Can be used in religious / ritual / spiritual settings
This mushroom has a very long history of use dating back to believed thousands of years of use. Some tribes will drink or save the urine after ingesting the mushroom because all of its psychoactives are passed through the urine and can drunken again over and over to produce the same effects over and over. No loss of effect will occur. In ritual use, it is used to battles ones own battles, demons, have intense spiritual experiences, out of body experiences, and induce trance and chaotic ceremonial states