magic mushrooms or commonly referred to as ‘shrooms ‘are the next big thing in the medical field. They date way back in the prehistoric periods yet it is now scientists are demystifying many of the magical and medicinal powers they possess.
This article is meant to advocate the potential health benefits as far as medical research and professionalism is concerned.
Topic: The Healing Power of Magic Mushrooms
There are basically two types of magic mushrooms but nearly 200 different known species. All of them have different effects on the human anatomy. Some are beneficial while others are potentially dangerous. Below are some of the approved and well researched benefits of magic mushrooms:
- Reorganization of the human brain
As mentioned earlier there are two types of magic mushrooms. Most of them are within the genus psilocybe. These are light grayish yellowish or brownish stems with brown or brown and white caps and dark gills. Most common known psilocybe specie is the psilocybin. Psilocybin contains molecules made of 200 different species of fungi. They bind to receptor cells in the brain for serotonin causing many of its sensory distortions. Many people who take them often describe an abstract dream like sense of expanded awareness. Thanks to technology fMRI has shed light on what this actually looks like inside the brain. Also it has been found from fMRI study a dramatic change in brain organization. This is in link to psilocybin which causes a temporary flurry of neural connections that don’t normally exist. Additionally psilocybin can bind itself to receptors that stimulate healing.
- Lasting Personality Change
This is regards to tests done severally on five domains of personality, namely openness, agreeableness, neuroticism, extroversion and conscientiousness. From the tests done on study participants, openness had a significant rise following a high dose of psilocybin session. Interestingly, even after 1 year of the session, 60% remained significantly higher than normal baseline yet it is normal for openness to decrease as one gets older.
- Temporary Ego ‘Dissolvent’
This can be beneficial if done in the right context. Ego dissolution typically is a short lived phenomena. It can result in moment of expanded awareness. This is a feeling in which the mind is put more directly and intensely with the world. This profound sense of connection has the potential to be beneficial for people suffering from anxiety, depression and some forms of addiction.
- Reduce Level Of Depression
This is from the common type of magic mushroom. Since psilocybin can bind itself to receptors it has been discovered or believed psilocybin can repair and grow brain cells. This could prove beneficial to people who suffer from depression or other mental health problems like anxiety or addictions.
Magic mushrooms are increasingly seen as a possible medical wonder drug. They have had transformative relief from people suffering from anxiety, including in people with life threatening cancer. Based on what scientists have found so far, it is evident magic mushrooms has unlimited health benefits that has been untapped.