Psilocybin is a substance found in psilocybe cubensis (“magic”) mushrooms. If you’ve heard of these mushrooms, you might have been faced with controversial ideas about them. However, as many experts and medical researchers can point out, the mushrooms, due primarily to the psilocybin substance itself, can have some remarkable health benefits.
For this purpose, psilocybin has been used in medical research as well as medicine, in order to treat various mental disorders. Recent studies have also shown that it has a strong impact on people with cancer, and that it can also be used to tackle problems such as rigid thinking, states of hopelessness or an inability to think clearly.
In small doses, psilocybin has proven itself extremely useful in the medical field. Mental disorders for which doctors have long prescribed marginally effective drugs that have a variety of side effects, have been treated successfully with the substance. Primarily focusing on cases involving depression and anxiety, researchers cultivating microscopic psilocybin mushroom spores managed to find a definite connection between the use of psilocybin and improved mental and emotional conditions that couldn’t have arisen as a result of anything else.
When it comes to its contribution to the medical field, we still only have a small glimpse of what the substance psilocybin could be able to offer, and medical experts are confident that there can be other uses for it as well that we don’t know about just yet.