Magic mushrooms are wild or cultivated organisms that belong to Kingdom Fungi. They contain psilocybin or psilocin compounds, known to cause hallucinations. Psilocybin is classified as a Class A drug making it illegal for supply unless licensed. This type of mushrooms has been used for decades in some parts of the world for recreational, medicinal or spiritual purposes. There is an ongoing research for the potential benefits of psilocybin in the medical industry. Mushrooms can be taken raw, dried, cooked and sometimes brewed as explained below.
First, clean the mushrooms by running them under tap water, wipe off any dirt and place them on a clean paper towel to dry.
It is the simplest approach of consuming shrooms but also a hard one because you have to experience its unpleasant taste. Avoid food for a few hours before chewing to prevent stomach upset or keep your favourite drink close, just in case. Chew them thoroughly for all the juice to come out and then swallow. Psilocybin compound released during chewing mixes with blood to reach every cell of the body.
Prepare Tea from Dried Mushrooms
Next to eating psilocybin relatively raw, preparing shroom tea is another most popular method. Use 1 cup of tea for every dried out gram of mushrooms. Clean the shrooms and let them dry in the open sun. Boil some water in a pan, crush the shrooms into a fine powder and throw them in. To avoid destroying the active compound, keep the pan close to simmering but further from the boiling point. Let it cool shortly after preparation. You’re free to add any of your kitchen spices.
Gelatine Capsule Shrooms
Gel caps are easy to digest and dissolve in the human blood. They are also easy to swallow because of their smooth texture compared to tablets as they hide the unpleasant taste of shrooms. Grind the clean and dried shrooms into powder then place them into caps. Remember to take capsules that you have prepared yourself to guarantee their integrity. Mushroom dosing per capsule should be below 0.5 grams depending on consistency. Avoid mixing the substance with vitamins, nutritional supplements or any other herbs.
Mix with Other Foods
Another common way of ingesting mushrooms is by mixing them with other dishes or smoothies. For instance, crushing and sprinkling them on pizzas, preparing a stew with some “ugali” or blend them with your favourite juice.
Smoking and Sniffing
Roll all the blunts that you need to take before beginning the process. There’re some claims that smoking shrooms compliments a bad trip and sometimes calms stomach upsets. Sniffing refers to taking the substance through the nose. The shrooms have to be ground into fine powder for easy intake.
Experts believe that consuming magic mushrooms has lots of potential benefits such as curbing addiction to alcohol and nicotine, treat post-traumatic stress disorder by increasing one’s sense of openness and empowering a mental flexibility which when combined with psychotherapy, develops a healthy individual. Note that psychedelic mushrooms are supposed to be eaten, drunk, smoked or sniffed, they are not consumed through injections. Other ideal method of taking shrooms not stated above include smashing them up and mixing them with fresh lime juice, believed to intensify the trip.