#170: Hapalopilus nidulans

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  1. Hi all, I just want to ask if someone ever tried using shrooms or truffles for medical purposes? I was reading some articles about this magic truffles and shrooms before engaging my self for the first time. Like this one from: .They say that it has a very potent effect on the brain and hallucination. Unlike marijuana does it have any medical use? In one article that I’ve read magic truffles or shrooms compaired to synthetic drugs are very alarming https://www.trufflemagic.com/blog/shrooms-vs-acid-lsd-vs-shrooms-psychedelic-experience/. Also magic mushroom are use on reducing the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety. It can also help people to quit smoking and alcohol addiction. Some studies also suggest the property of magic shrooms/truffles can be useful for cancer patients. I would really want to hear other insights regarding this new possible alternative meds. Thanks

    • Thomas Roehl says:

      Psilocybin (the active chemical in magic mushrooms) is being used in limited clinical trials to alter mood and thoughts in the ways you mentioned. However, as far as I know it is not being tested for non-psychology-related medicinal uses. Studies have found it is useful for cancer patients (in a controlled and supportive environment only) because it alleviates anxiety and depression that go along with the disease. The researchers did not examine potential effects outside the brain and I’ve never heard anyone attribute other medicinal properties — such as antiviral, antibacterial, or anticancer activity — to psilocybin-containing mushrooms. Those medicinal properties are attributed to various other mushrooms and I have written about some of them under the medicinal tag.

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