Overview Psilocybe Semilanceata
The most common magic mushroom is Psilocybe semilanceata or the liberty cap and it is commonly found in pastures or verges.
The cap of the mushroom will change color depending on how much moisture it retains. In wet conditions, the color will be yellowish-brown. It has a glutinous layer that can be removed. When dry out the color fades from the mushroom. The conical cap remains a similar shape throughout these changes. It has striated markings with a distinctive small nipple at the very top
The thin stem can grow up to 7 or 8cm. The gills are pale creamy-grey at first, but as the mushroom matures they become a dark purple-brown.
The effects of Psilocybe Semilanceata
The psychoactive ingredient of these mushrooms is called Psilocybin and is also found in a number of different species of fungi. This ingredient is what causes the hallucinations and occasionally causes alarming symptoms including vomiting, stomach pains, and anxiety attacks, Liberty Caps are probably best treated with caution. It takes .2 to .5 grams of dried magic mushrooms to begin to feel the effects of the psilocybin. Height, weight, and metabolism affect
How a person may feel when ingesting Psilocybe Semilanceata.
- Euphoria and feelings of unity with everything around them
- Exceedingly peaceful mentality
- Spiritual awakening and transcendence
- Rapid mood changes or swings
- A growing feeling of detachment to the current reality, or feeling as if it is not fully real, also known as derealization
- Feeling a sense of connection, but disengagement, from the objects and people that surround the user, is also known as depersonalization
- Distorted or irregular thought patterns
- Distorted, altered, or enhanced visualizations, such as extremely vivid colors, and halos of light around people or things
Negative effects of Psilocybe Semilanceata
Alongside potential addiction and drastic changes in behavior, there are some physical effects of magic mushrooms that can be dangerous.
It can make you feel:
- like vomiting
They can cause extreme stomach pain and diarrhea, raise your blood pressure and heart rate, and can potentially cause seizures in individuals.
Positive effects of Psilocybe Semilanceata
There is currently a lot of research being done into the positive effects of magic mushrooms and psychedelics on mental health and illnesses like depression.
Psilocybin seems to “re-order” the way our brain approaches problems and allows people to get to the root cause of the problem and then help to reduce the symptoms of depression. In a recent study at Imperial College London. 59 people took part in a trial comparing magic mushrooms to conventional antidepressants and they found that those taking the magic mushrooms were significantly more affected than those who took the “conventional” antidepressants. In that their mood increased and they were more able to deal with the root causes of their issues ( during these trials the participants were given therapy alongside the compounds being tested)
Psilocybe semilanceata, also known as Liberty Caps, is considered the most widespread naturally growing psilocybin mushroom in the world, according to Psilopedia. Not only that, but they’re also the third most potent, according to tests done in 1997 by Paul Stamets and Jochen Gartz, a German chemist and mycologist.
Identified in 1838, P. semilanceata was the first psilocybin mushroom native to Europe to be formally recognized. This species is still wildly popular and abundant, especially in England, where the first report of a family tripping out on them appeared in print: In London, 1799, a family reportedly picked and ate wild mushrooms growing in Green Park, which caused one son to laugh uncontrollably, the father to believe he was dying, and most family members to have vertigo.
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Liberty caps, also known as Witch’s Hats, grow wildly all over the Northern Hemisphere. They prefer rich and acidic soil, like grasslands, meadows, pastures, and lawns, especially ones fertilized with sheep or cow manure. Because this is such a common environment around the world (think lawns, gardens, soccer fields), they grow in many countries throughout Europe, including France, Germany, Italy, Bulgaria, Finland, Iceland, Russia, and Turkey. They also grow in North America, on the West Coast from California to British Columbia in the fall to early winter, and to a lesser extent on the East Coast from Newfoundland to Nova Scotia, Canada. Plus, some varieties are known to grow in the Southern Hemisphere, too, in Chile and New Zealand.
Liberty caps are small and can blend in with the grass because their stems are only 40 to 100 mm (1.5 to 4 in) long. In fact, they’re the smallest of the top few most potent psilocybin mushrooms. They have a conical or bell-shaped cap, hence their name, and they reportedly taste similar to flour.
Although they grow all over the world, they’re very difficult to cultivate indoors, so most Liberty Caps that are consumed are picked in the wild. But be careful when identifying them because they can easily be confused with a few similar-looking poisonous species that grow in the same areas.