Mushrooms are fungi that grow naturally all over the world. They come in hundreds of different varieties and colors. Many mushrooms contain psychoactive compounds called psilocybin. These chemicals give some species psychedelic effects when ingested.
Here's a brief overview of the various kinds of Mushroom and their uses:
• Agarikon - Used to make agar-agar gelatin desserts
• Amanita Muscaria - Also known as fly agaric, used to produce LSD
• Chanterelle - Used to flavor soups and sauces
• Clitocybe - Used to make clitocybe soup
• Coprinus Comatus - Used to make coprine syrup
• Ganoderma Lucidum - Used to make ganoderma lucidin powder
• Grifola Frondosa - Used to make grifolin
• Hypholoma Mucronatum - Used to make hypholomine
• Laccaria Amethystina - Used to make laccarin
• Lepiota Brunneana - Used to make lepiotoxins
• Lyophyllum Decastes - Used to make lyophyllin
• Panaeolus Subbalteatus - Used to make panaeolus toxin
• Pleurotoides Versipellis - Used to make pleuronexin
• Polyporus Umbellatus - Used to make polyporine
• Reishi - Used to make reishi tea
• Shimeji - Used to make shimejilin
• Suillus Murinus - Used to make suilloside
• Tremella Fuciformis - Used to make tremellamine
• Tricholoma Sclerotium - Used to make tricholomic acid
• Tuber Oligospermum - Used to make oligospermin
• Volvariella Volvacea - Used to make volvarol
The following is an excerpt from "Psychedelics Encyclopedia" by Robert Forte (page 5)
Agaricus bisporus: Mushroom Spores
This mushroom has been cultivated for thousands of years and was read more one of the first mushrooms eaten by humans. It isalso known as the common white button mushroom. The edible part of this mushroom is its cap which can be found on the underside of the stem. When cooked, the cap becomes soft and creamy. The stems have no culinary value but they do provide a pleasant aroma.
A. bisporus contains the alkaloids muscimol, ibotenic acid, and ibotenate.Ibotenate is also present in other mushrooms such as the fly agaric.
Taste: Mildly bitter; mild taste of cooked mushrooms.
Effects: Psychedelic effects similar to those produced by LSD.
Dosage: 1/2 cup fresh or 2 cups dried.
Preparation: Boiled, steamed, sautéed, baked, grilled,broiled, fried, or microwaved.
Storage: Refrigerated after cooking.
Amanita phalloides: Magic Mushroom
Also known as death cap, amanita phalloides produces a very toxic substance called alpha-amanitin. This compound causes liver damage, kidney failure, and convulsions. Death usually occurs within 24 hours of ingestion. There is no antidote available.
Taste: Bitter; tastes like almonds.
Effects: Hallucinations, delirium, confusion, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle twitching, seizures, coma.
Dosage : 1/4 ounce fresh or 1/8 ounce dry weight.
Preparation : Eat raw.
Storage: Refrigerentiated after drying.
This mushroom is not poisonous. However, it does contain the hallucinogenic compound mescaline. Mescaline is responsible for the psychedelic effects associated with peyote.
Taste: Sweet; tastes like honey.
Effects: Halluciations, euphoria, increased appetite, visual distortions, body temperature changes, tingling sensations, hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, anxiety,panic attacks, nightmares, sleep disturbances, restlessness, hyperactivity, dizziness, drowsiness, numbness, headache, sweating, heart palpitations, chest pain, shortness of breath, blurred vision, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, constipation, difficulty urinating, muscle spasms, weakness, trembling, cold sweats, chills, fever, hot flashes,goose bumps, skin rashes, itching, loss of coordination, memory impairment, depression, mood swings, irritability, insomnia, nervousness, agitation, confusion, anger, fear, panic, rage, aggression, sexual dysfunction, impotence, erectile dysfunction, ejaculation problems, premature ejaculation, penile erection, vaginal lubrication, menstrual irregularities, breast tenderness, nipple discharge. Psilocybin Chocolate Bar