Psilocybe Cubensis — the Golden Teacher
Known as a psychedelic, the Psilocybe cubensis, also called the Golden Teacher, cubes or Gold Caps, comes with active compounds psilobin and psilocybin. These mushrooms are either reddish-cinnamon brown or golden brown, but turn purplish or bluish when bruised because of its psilocin’s oxidation.
You will see them with planar caps, noting they are fully mature and have adnate gills (which are horizontally attached to its stem) to adnexed (slightly indented to its attachment point) but it varies per strain.
Currently one of the most popular and available of natural psychedelics and also known as Mexican mushroom, Stropharia carulescens, Stropharia cubensis and magic mushrooms, Golden Teacher has more than 180 species possessing the tryptamine alkaloids called psilocybin and psilocin.
Most of the species can be found in the humid forest of New Guinea and Mexico, with the latter having 76 species of neurotropic fungi, which 44 percent is part of t psilocybe.
Live Science, in an article “11 Odd Facts About ‘Magic’ Mushrooms,” an interesting finding about psilocybin mushrooms is that the compounds found in psilocybin mushrooms may make you feel as if your brain were melting, but it actually isn’t.
An October 2014 study conducted by the researchers at King’s College London on 15 volunteers who had brain scanning using a functional magnetic resonance imaging machine (fMRI) revealed otherwise. They had brain scanning after taking magic mushrooms and another one after placebo.
And results revealed, based on brain connectivity maps, that while a person was under the drugs, his brain was able to synchronize the activity, in particular to areas, which weren’t commonly connected. And what does this say? This activity alteration means one thing: It explains user reports about them experiencing a dreamy state after taking this magic mushroom.
When using fresh mushrooms, this dosing schedule is often applied: light trip, 5-10 grams; medium trip, 15-25 grams; and highest level of tripping for psychonauts, 30-35 grams. For most of them, the easiest way of consuming magic mushrooms is through making tea wherein all you need to do is to pour hot water over shredded dried mushrooms and let it sit for up to ten minutes. Separate the liquid and pour in some more water. But fresh or dried, these mushrooms can also be used with hot chocolate, orange juice and spices.
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