Psilocin and Psilocybin
- 1 Brief overview - What is Psilocin / Psilocybin?
- 2 Chemical and physical properties
- 3 Effects
- 4 Pharmacology, toxicity and general safety
- 5 Mushrooms containing Psilocin / Psilocybin
- 6 Extraction teks
- 7 Dosages and consumption methods
- 8 History of usage
- 9 Analysis of Psilocin / Psilocybin
- 10 Scientific publications
- 11 Other links of interest
Brief overview - What is Psilocin / Psilocybin?
Psilocin (4-Hydroxy-Dimethyltryptamine, or 4-HO-DMT), and Psilocybin (4-Phosphoryloxy-Dimethyltryptamine, or 4-PO-DMT) are the main active alkaloids in "magic mushrooms".
Some psychoactive mushrooms may have other active alkaloids such as Baeocystin, and it is not really sure how different ratios of these alkaloids can affect the experience. Also certain mushrooms have been found with Phenetylamine, which though apparently inactive by itself, may be the reason for some tachycardia and other side-effects in some strains of psilocybin-containing mushrooms (ref Trout's Notes)
There are other active mushrooms, such as Amanita muscaria and pantherina, which do not contain psilocin/psilocybin, but rather ibotenic acid/muscimol. These are completely different substances with different effects, not related to what is mentioned in this entry.