Return of the Magic Mushroom

Super Mario fans love to play with them. They are also studied by doctors. Around the world, chefs cook with them. They are quick to disappear and return with no trace. These students are known as mycologists. The soulcybin is now being studied as a treatment for cancer, PTSD-posttraumatic stress disorder, and other psychological disorders.

Mushrooms, also known as toadstools or fungi, are fleshy, fleshy, fungus-like bodies that can be found above ground, either on soil or in a food source. They live in an entirely separate kingdom called Myceteae, and are not able to absorb chlorophyll as green plants.

Some mushrooms, without the aid of photosynthesis can obtain nutrients through organic matter breakdown or from higher plants. These people are known as “decomposers”. They are also known as parasites, and attack living plants to kill or consume them. Mycorrhizals can be both edible and toxic and they are often found near or on the roots of trees, such as oaks and pines.

Mushrooms may be beneficial for humans in three ways: they can nourish, heal or poison. Few mushrooms are good for you. These’meats of the vegetable world’ are most commonly eaten in three forms: the oyster, the morel and the chanterelles.

They are widely used in Indian, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese cuisine. China is the world’s biggest producer of mushrooms, accounting for more than half of all mushrooms consumed in the world. Many of the edible mushrooms found in supermarkets were grown on farms.

Since centuries, mushrooms have been used in Eastern medicine, particularly traditional Chinese practices. The U.S. conducted studies in the early 1960s in order to discover ways to improve the immune system and inhibit the growth of tumors using extracts that were used in cancer research.

The natives of Mesoamerica used mushrooms in rituals for thousands of year. Aztecs called mushrooms “flesh” by Aztecs. They were used widely in religious ceremonies throughout America. The ritual ingestion of mushrooms can be seen in cave paintings in Spain and Algeria dating back nearly 9000 years. Both Christian authorities on either side of the Atlantic asked about psilocybin use. After World War II, Western psychiatry was able to reintroduce it.