Magic mushroom is also known as psilocybin mushroom which is in the group of fungi. Examples of mushrooms containing psilocybin are pluteus, Gymnopilus, psilocybe, inocybe, and Copeland. Preparation of these magic mushrooms is by drying after which it is mixed with food or drinks for consumption. It can also be eaten when fresh. Below are some of the magic mushrooms uses to treat PTSD in the world today. PTSD in full is posttraumatic stress order which is a disorder that is complex hosted by alterations of neurobiological.
This is an active and a major ingredient in the magic mushroom which can be used in the treatment of posttraumatic stress. this ingredient is responsible for the stimulation of neurogenesis which is the repair and growth of the cells in the brain at the center of memory and emotions.
Effects of psilocybin
Some of the physical effects are; headaches, yawning, weakness of muscles, coordination problem, nausea, drowsiness, increased blood pressure and temperature, and finally pupils which are diluted.
Some of the mental effects are; reactions of panic, nervousness, euphoria, hallucinations, and distorted sense in time, and reality.
Benefits of using magic mushrooms to treat PTSD
There are benefits associated with magic mushroom uses to treat PTSD which include
The users of this drug feel less afraid after using the drug. Because the main objective of using this drug is to reduce flashbacks, if it can reduce the feeling of being afraid then it will be a benefit.
Magic mushroom is not addictive in terms of chemicals. Most drugs are addictive and people feel they need to use the drug even when there is no need to do so. This is a benefit to the users of this kind of mushrooms because one will not be addicted in the end.
Risks concerning the uses of magic mushroom
There are side effects which are associated with magic mushroom uses to treat PTSD which include,
There is a chance that the patient may feel uncomfortable at the end because of the bad trip effect. Magic mushroom causes anxiety and this may greatly affect the patients by causing scars mentally.
Patients occasionally experience flashbacks and this is very dangerous when it occurs in some situations. Especially where the patient has no control over the situation. For example, when driving.
There are other physical effects of magi mushrooms that affect the health of the patient for example nauseates, the rise of body temperature, and loss of appetite just to mention a few.
Though magic mushroom uses to treat PTSD has both the negatives and positive effects, research is still on to determine ways of how to reduce the negatives and make the mushroom work because scientists have said that there is a great potential of the drug being effective.