Return of the Magic Mushroom

Super Mario Fans play with them. Doctors have studied them. They are loved by chefs from all corners of the globe. They arrive overnight, disappear fast and leave no evidence. They are called mycologists by students from this world. The soulcybin can be used to treat cancer, PTSD-post-traumatic Stress disorder, and other psychological disorders.

Mushrooms, also called toadstools are fleshy bodies made of fungus and can be found growing above ground in soil or near food sources. They are kept separate from the world of plants by forming a kingdom called Myceteae. Because they don’t have chlorophyll like green vegetables, they aren’t able to produce any chlorophyll.

Some mushrooms are able to obtain nutrients even without the use of photosynthesis. These are called decomposers. Another sector targets living plants to kill and eat them. Mycorrhizal is a mycorrhizal that lives near the roots and produces poisonous or edible plants.

The mushrooms of mushrooms can do three things for humans: heal, nourish or poison. Few mushrooms are actually benign. The three most loved edible versions are the oysters, the morel, or the chanterelles.

They are used extensively throughout cuisines in India, China and Korea. China is the biggest mushroom producer in the entire world and produces more than half of all mushrooms worldwide. Most of the edible variety found in supermarkets is commercially produced on farms. It includes shiitakes, portobellos and enoki.

The use of mushrooms in Eastern medicine, especially traditional Chinese, is a long-standing tradition. American studies began in the 1960s looking at possible ways to stimulate the immune system or inhibit tumor growth with extracts.

Mesoamerican natives used mushrooms as ritual food for thousands of generations. Aztecs referred to mushrooms as the ‘flesh for the gods’. In religious ceremonies, cultures all over the Americas used mushrooms extensively. Cave paintings from Spain and Algeria show ritualized ingestion that dates back more than 9000 years. The use of psilocybin by Christians on both sides were investigated by Christian authorities. However, it was not discovered until Western psychiatry recovered it after World War II.