Many traditional medicine practices specific to ancient civilizations include natural psychedelic substances. These are researched by modern medicine may even be used legally, in the future, under strict medical surveillance, as scientific research reveals their potential to treat various diseases.
Mushrooms are incredible – there is no doubt about it. For example, Penicillin, the first man-made antibiotic that ushered in a new era in medicine, was made from a natural substance with antibiotic properties, found in a strain of Penicillium mold – a microfungal species.
Researchers love to investigate mushrooms because they believe that many other species may contain substances with various properties waiting to be discovered.
Magical mushrooms are a good example.
Recently, some studies revealed that psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy (psilocybin is the psychedelic compound in magic mushrooms) effectively treats a wide range of psychopathologies. Some time ago, even the FDA called psilocybin an “innovative therapy “. Clinical studies often times originating from a mushroom spore kit found online, specifically look at the impact of this substance on significant depression and other diseases. However, hallucinogenic substances are not legal, so research is rather difficult, making it difficult to get conclusive results, although there are sufficient reasons to believe that these resources may be useful in clinical practice in the future.