PsilocybinLAST UPDATED: Friday December 3, 2021
What is it?
Hallucinogenic chemical obtained from certain types of fresh and dried mushrooms. Has slender stems topped by caps with dark gills on the underside.
Magic mushrooms, Shrooms, Mushrooms
How is it used?
• Ingested orally
• Brewed as tea
• Added to foods to mask bitter flavor
How does it affect the body?
- Large amounts can cause panic attacks and psychosis
- Nausea and vomiting
- Muscle weakness, lack of coordination
- Overdose may result in psychosis or death
Photo: "Psilocybe mexicana 53966" by Alan Rockefeller via Wikimedia Commons