Bookcover of Wavy Caps
Booktitle:

Wavy Caps

Psilocybe, Psilocybin, Psilocin

VolvPress (2012-04-19 )

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ISBN-13:

978-613-8-74808-3

ISBN-10:
6138748085
EAN:
9786138748083
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Psilocybe cyanescens (sometimes referred to as the potent Psilocybe or as wavy caps) is a species of potent psychedelic mushroom. The main compounds responsible for its psychedelic effects are psilocybin and psilocin. It belongs to the family Strophariaceae. A formal description of the species was published by Elsie Wakefield in 1946 in the Transactions of the British Mycological Society, based on a specimen she had recently collected at Kew Gardens. She had begun collecting the species as early as 1910.In 1962, a six year old girl in Oregon experienced a high fever and seizure after eating mushrooms that were later identified as Psilocybe cyanescens, dying three days after being hospitalized. Similar cases in children (not resulting in death) have been reported in San Francisco. Despite these incidents, the mushroom is not generally regarded as being physically dangerous to adults. Since all the psychoactive compounds in P. cyanescens are water soluble, the fruiting bodies can be rendered non-psychoactive through parboiling, allowing their culinary use. However, since most people find them overly bitter and they are too small to have great nutritive value, this i
Publishing house:
VolvPress
Website:
http://www.betascript-publishing.com
Edited by:
Sören Jehoiakim Ethan
Number of pages:
84
Published on:
2012-04-19
Stock:
Available
Category:
General Social sciences
Price:
34.00 €
Keywords:
CAPS, American, species, North, Psilocybin, Psilocybe, Mushrooms, Wavy, cyanescens

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