THE PSILOCYBE FAMILY
Regeneration of vision and auditory neurons
Improved sense of compassion and oneness
Psilocybe is a genus of gilled mushrooms, growing worldwide, in the family Hymenogastraceae. Most or nearly all species contain the psychedelic compounds Psilocybin, psilocin and baeocystin.
Its potential indications include depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, quitting smoking, alcohol addiction, cocaine addiction, cluster headaches, and cancer-related or other end-of-life psychological distress.
A randomized, double-blind trial from Johns Hopkins in 2016 found that a single dose of psilocybin substantially improved quality of life and decreased depression and anxiety in people with life-threatening cancer diagnoses. Ratings by patients themselves, clinicians, and community observers suggested these effects endured at least 6 months. The overall rate of clinical response at 6 months on clinician-rated depression and anxiety was 78% and 83%, respectively.
In a small pilot study from Johns Hopkins UniversityTrusted Source, researchers found that psilocybin therapy significantly improved abstaining from smoking over a 12-month follow-up period.
Matthew Johnson, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, led that study. According to him, psilocybin also has potential to treat other substance use disorders, including alcohol and cocaine addiction. “The general idea is that the nature of these disorders is a narrowed mental and behavioral repertoire,” he told Healthline. “So, [psilocybin] in well-orchestrated sessions [has] the ability to essentially shake someone out of their routine to give a glimpse of a larger picture and create a mental plasticity with which people can step outside of those problems.”In fact, a small open-label studyTrusted Source on psilocybin and alcohol dependence found that following treatment, both drinking and heavy drinking declined.
Studies show promising use for neurogenic capabilities in it's likeness to the Lion's Mane mushroom.
Magik mushrooms are among the safest recreational drugs based on reported rates of emergency medical treatment. Psilocybin mushrooms are safer than MDMA, tobacco, cocaine, alcohol and cannabis, yes even marijuana.
Due to the legality of this mushroom, there is limited research and trails done. Together with a push for the decriminalization of psilocybe we can unlock the potential from this mushroom family.
Recently psilocybin therapy was given “breakthrough therapy” designation (a review fast track) by the FDA for the treatment of depression.
Unfortunately due to overbearing laws, U.S. Myco Corps cannot advise on the procurement of illegal psychoactive substances. While we and other advocacy groups are working for psychedelics to become accepted into medical practice and decriminalized. A growing community of psychiatrists and therapists can offer support for those seeking help in making sense of psychedelic experiences. These include those listed at Psychedelic.Support and the MAPS Integration List. Also these grow in nature, Happy Foraging :)
Roland R Griffiths,1,2 Matthew W Johnson,1 Michael A Carducci,3 Annie Umbricht,1 William A Richards,1Brian D Richards,1 Mary P Cosimano,1 and Margaret A Klinedinst1 Psilocybin produces substantial and sustained decreases in depression and anxiety in patients with life-threatening cancer: A randomized double-blind trial 2016 Dec; 30(12): 1181–1197. Published online 2016 Nov 30. doi: 10.1177/0269881116675513
Matthew W. Johnson, PhD,1 Albert Garcia-Romeu, PhD,1 Mary P. Cosimano, MSW,1 and Roland R. Griffiths, PhD1,2Pilot Study of the 5-HT2AR Agonist Psilocybin in the Treatment of Tobacco AddictionJ Psychopharmacol. 2014 Nov; 28(11): 983–992. Published online 2014 Sep 11. doi: 10.1177/0269881114548296