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Can you eat maitake mushrooms?

Can you eat maitake mushrooms?

Oh, yes: "maitake" means "dancing" -- ancient japanese people apparently danced with joy when finding these mushrooms. For thousands of years, healers have used them in tonics, soups, teas, prepared foods, and herbal formulas to promote health and long life. Researchers are now studying the medicinal effects of mushrooms on the immune system, cancer, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. ...Read more

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Is it hard to stop doing mushrooms?

Is it hard to stop doing mushrooms?

Narcotics Anonymous: Recommend that you become involved in narcotics anonymous. It is less difficult to fight an addiction with help. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to eat mushrooms?

How dangerous is it to eat mushrooms?

Could be: Commercial mushrooms come from safe sources. If you are into foraging for them, either you must be an expert or do this with an expert. Some like morels are easy to identify but others can be difficult and mushroom poisoning is something you would rather not acquire. ...Read more

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Is eating mushrooms good or bad for you? Please advise!

Is eating mushrooms good or bad for you? Please advise!

No: Commercial mushrooms added to food makes them more palatable and interesting. Mushrooms from this source have few nutrients however. Be careful about harvesting your own as there are some seriously poisonous varieties growing wild. In general, however, mushrooms are neither bad nor good in the usual sense of these words. ...Read more

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Are magic mushrooms bad?

Are magic mushrooms bad?

Not to the mushroom: I'm sure the mushroom might be offended if it knew that it had such a bad rap with humans....but to answer your question, they are currently not used medicinally because of their high potential for abuse and addiction. They cause changes in mental status and cognition and therefore, I would advise against their use as harm can come to you or others while under their influence. Try rhubarb instead. ...Read more

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What do magic mushrooms do?

What do magic mushrooms do?

Psilocybin: "magic mushrooms" contain a chemical called psilocybin, which is a natural hallucinogen (similar to lsd, which is synthetic). You can read warnings about it here: http://tinyurl.Com/9gxhsdz and lots more info, some of it very subjective and even positive here: http://tinyurl.Com/4f7qh like all powerful mind-altering drugs, psilocybin can be very dangerous depending on the circumstances. ...Read more

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Are mushrooms (psychedelic) bad for you?

It depends: What mushroom, how much, in what context (the person taking it, age, medical conditions, why used etc) are all elements required to fairly answer that question. I don't think, however, just because something is psychodelic, it means it is bad for you, but that opinion is unfortunately not widely held in our current american culture. This brings up the legal concerns regarding use. ...Read more

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Why am I suddenly allergic to sep mushrooms?

Why am I suddenly allergic to sep mushrooms?

Maybe Not: Maybe you aren't allergic but simply had an adverse reaction due to the quantity of mushrooms or due to something else (like a new food, alcohol consumption, exercise, medications, etc). See an allergist for evaluation and testing. ...Read more

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Is it common to puke off of magical mushrooms?

Is it common to puke off of magical mushrooms?

No: Misidentification is a huge problem in mushroom ingestion. Psilocybin ("magic") mushrooms in 4-8 mg doses produce mostly mental and physical relaxation, a sense of separateness from surroundings, mild euphoria, and perceptual distortions. Some people experience profound insights about their lives. Nausea & vomiting indicate your mushrooms are poisonous ones misidentified as psilocybin. ...Read more

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What are the health effects of magic mushrooms?

What are the health effects of magic mushrooms?

Depends: on what you are really getting. When it comes to herbal substances, especially in the US where they are essentially unregulated, you never know what you are getting. Even more so with illicit plant drugs like peyote, mescaline and psilocibin (which is the active ingredient in most 'magic' mushrooms). Bad trips with psychosis and flashbacks, anticholinergic effects -dry mouth, blurred vision etc. ...Read more