What is Amanita Muscaria?
Amanita muscaria, or fly agaric, is a mushroom found in northern hemisphere woods and grasslands. It has a red cap with white spots. It has a history in traditional medicine and potential benefits.
Amanita muscaria mushrooms have psychedelic properties due to psychoactive compounds like ibotenic acid and muscimol. These compounds interact with the brain, causing hallucinations, altered consciousness, and perception changes. Effects vary based on dose and individual sensitivity. Users may see vivid colors, patterns, and experience time distortion, or more intense hallucinations and altered thinking.