Psychedelic mushroom is also known as magic mushrooms and contains psilocybin, which is a natural occurring psychoactive compound.
Psilocybin, the active compound present in hallucinogenic mushrooms has been recommended by scientists at Johns Hopkins University. It was reclassified for medical therapy, and this has reestablished its potentials in treating anxiety and depression. The only know contraindication for mushrooms is the drug lithium. Users that take Lithium and do muchrooms can have seisures or a fatel heart attach.
Are mushrooms addictive, and do they have any known abuse?
Generally, drug potency varies based on different drugs and even similar ones. Its relative harm also varies among different users. A 2018 Global Drugs Survey, of which 130,000 individuals participated from 40 countries ranked mushrooms as the safest prescription that can be taken. This was a piece of exciting news for spiritual users, that quite frankly had already know this.
Are Mushrooms ceremonies still being practiced?
The first set of people that used magic mushrooms during religious ceremonies were the Druid who were the first inhabitants of Ireland. The ceremonies were claimed to have been disappeared as the church became prominent.
The fly-agaric mushrooms are the ones you will find in children’s books, having pixies and fairies sitting on them. The second one is called the liberty-cap that resembles the hat of a little brown elf.
Psychedelic mushrooms are not addictive, and the risk of causing acute harm is almost non existnat, there are no reported death, lose of mind, permanent damage or going ‘insane” with magic mushrooms.
There are a varity of phychedelic mushrooms, all regions of the world have them.
They are usually sought for their peaceful relief, of anxiey, depression, addictions and trauma. Any hospital admissions are related to the use of magic mushrooms has to do with what is called a Bad Trip, non of these experience happened in a controlled ceremony with a Shaman trained in Psychedelic mushrooms or leading a healing shamanic ceremony.
Ayahuasca plant, on the other hand, is a tea, and it is brewed from Psychotria Viridis shrub. Sometimes, during its production, other plants can be added to it. The tea gotten from this plant is used for mostly spiritual purposes.
The main constituents of Ayahuasca are two plants that have hallucinogenic properties; Banisteriopsis and Psychotria Viridis. Psychotria Viridis contains DMT, which is a very potent hallucinogenic agent.
The tea brewed from Ayahuasca is used for religious purposes, but it is recommended that it is taken with the supervision of a Shaman. The effect of Ayahuasca is felt within 20 to 60 minutes. Although the effect depends on the dose, the trip lasts for 2 to 6 hours.
Several individuals who have taken Ayahuasca talked about its long term and positive effect. This effect is evident as it impacts the neurological system. The primary ingredients in one of the constituents of Ayahuasca are DMT.
DMT helps to regulate the production of antioxidant that protects the brain. A study has supported that Ayahuasca protects brain cells.
Several studies show that Ayahuasca improves psychological well being; research done with 20 people has been demonstrated that consuming Ayahuasca for four weeks, and was usual in an 8-week mindfulness program. Several other studies also show that Ayahuasca will improve mood, emotional, and mindfulness.
Ayahuasca has also been indicated to treat addiction, depression, and PTSD. Despite the myriads of benefits, there are still some side effects associated with Ayahuasca. The Diet that prepares you for Mother Aya is most import as are medication restrictions. The vine of the plant is a potent MAOI inhibitor and pharmaceutical drugs such as wellbrutrin can kill you if you ingest them with this inhibitor. Any SSRI in contraindicated with Ayahuasca. Also, Individuals who have a history of schizophrenia, and any psychiatric disorder should avoid the use of Ayahuasca because there are tendencies that it could worsen these symptoms.
Psychedelic mushrooms are the alternative to Ayahausca in many circumstances. Do your research. Much more research needs to be done to determine if Ayahuasca can be used for alternative treatments to health conditions.