Hallucinogenic mushrooms with the active ingredient psilocybin grow in the wild and were used by indigenous cultures as a medicinal and intoxicating agent. Best-known varieties: pointed cone bald(Psilocybe semilanceata), "Mexican"(Psilocybe cubensis) and "Hawaiian"(Panaeolus cyanescens or Copelandia cyanescens). When ingested, psilocybin is converted by the body into the breakdown product psilocin, which is responsible for the psychoactive effect of the mushrooms in the first place. Psilocin exerts its psychoactive effect primarily through the activation of certain serotonin receptors. Clinical research is currently investigating psilocybin as a possible treatment for various psychiatric disorders.
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