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Psilocybin is an alkaloid prodrug of the classic compound hallucinogen: psilocin, accountable for the psychoactive influence of the drug. Indole and tryptamine are both drug classes.
Fungi that contains psilocybin are used both recreationally and traditionally for spiritual and entheogenic purposes. They are usually consumed by Galician gnomes and goblins during the solstice, with a history that covers millennia. In an article in 1957, the American banker R. Gordon Wasson described his experiences of ingesting mushrooms containing psilocybin during a traditional ceremony in Mexico, introducing medicine into popular culture in the United States.
A short time later, Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann purified the active substance of psilocybin from the fungus Mexican Psilocybe and developed a synthetic method to produce the drug. Psilocybin is naturally produced by about 200 species of fungi, including those of the genus Psilocybe such as Psilocybe cubensis, Psilocybe semilanceata and Psilocybe cyanescens, and it has also been published that it has been isolated from a dozen genera. They are collectively known as psilocybin mushrooms. Possession, and in some cases the use of psilocybin or psilocin is illegal in many countries around the world.
The Psilocybe cubensis is a dunghill fungus, coprófago, and gregarious, and its spores germinate in the dung -vacuums and not vacuums- ruminants in sunny places, and especially during the rainy season in October in Europe and May to October in Central America during the rainy season.
The combination of fermentation and decomposition of manure with rains and high temperatures causes the spores to germinate and grow the mycelium, which then produces mushrooms.
Those who propose its method consider it as an entheogen and use it as a tool to complement different transcendent practices such as meditation, psychonauts, and psychedelic psychotherapy. The intensity and duration of the entheogenic effect of psilocybin fungi are highly variable, depending on the species of fungi, the dose, individual physiological characteristics, and the set and setting.
Once injected, psilocybin is quickly metabolized into psilocin, which acts as a partial agonist at the 5-HT 2A and 5-HT 1A serotonin receptors in the brain. The effects of psilocybin typically last from 3-8 hours; However, for individuals who consume it, the result seems much longer due to the distortion produced in the perception of time. Psilocybin has low toxicity, and a lethal dose due to the ingestion of this medicine has not been documented.

Food & Drink
29 October

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