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Amanita Muscaria: Therapeutic Shrooms

Updated: Aug 1, 2023

Amanita Muscaria, also known as fly agaric, is a psychedelic mushroom used in many countries for religious purposes. The fly agaric has multiple benefits that can help you physically and mentally. Countries like Siberian, European, and American tribes would use it topically or internally. You can spot the mushroom by noticing its bright red caps with white spots around it. They tend to be five to twenty centimeters wide. Whenever consuming, you would want to start with a light dose and gradually build your way up. A fair amount would be considered 1-5 grams, a regular dose (5-10 grams), a strong dose (10-25grams), and a high dose (25+ grams). One cap of a mushroom is around 2-3 grams when dried. You would want to dry out the mushrooms to get the full effects whenever you consume them. By drying out the mushrooms, you convert the ibotenic acid into muscimol. Here are a few benefits that Amanita Muscaria (fly agaric) can help with—a list of possible side effects.

Benefits · Helps with depression and PTSD. · Lowers stress and anxiety. · It might increase neuroplasticity. · Helps joint pain. · It can help a sore throat and arthritis. · It lets you connect with nature. Side Effects · It can cause physical damage if combined with other drugs. · It can cause trauma from the wrong setting. · It can cause seizures if not prepared right. · It can be neurotoxic.

Here are a few tips that can help you get the most benefits of your trip and how to avoid a bad one.

· Don’t watch anything negative.

· Don’t make plans for the next day.

· Set a clear intention for your trip.

· Fully surrender to the experience.

· Journal your experience.

After taking a dose, it starts within the first forty minutes, reaching the peak around 2 hours later. The whole trip lasts anywhere from 5-10 hours. With large doses, your trip can last up to 20 hours. With low doses, you will have a euphoric feeling. On a moderate amount, you will start to feel a sleepy-like high. In high doses, people have said they felt an out-of-body experience.

In a study, it was shown that there were beneficial effects when micro-dosing Amanita. It was helping with depression, epilepsy, hypertension, insomnia, and low appetite. Other cases helped with rheumatoid arthritis and migraines. Another study found that it can also stop addictions to alcohol, nicotine, opiates, and other narcotics.

Amanita Muscaria has many benefits and should be treated as a delicacy with great intent to get the best. Possible outcome. Amanita Muscaria, or fly agaric, is a psychedelic mushroom with physical and mental benefits. Its red caps with white spots recognize it and can be consumed internally or topically. Benefits include alleviating depression, stress, anxiety, joint pain, and sore throat and fostering a connection with nature. However, caution is advised as it can cause physical harm when combined with other drugs, trauma in the wrong setting, seizures if not prepared correctly, and neurotoxicity.


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Psychedelic Spotlight. (10-08-2022). A beginner's guide to Amanita Muscaria mushrooms. Psychedelic Spotlight. Retrieved from

Masha, B., & Fadiman, J. (2022). Microdosing with Amanita Muscaria: Creativity, Healing, and Recovery with the Sacred Mushroom (Edition). Park Street Press.

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