Magic Mushrooms: Health Benefits of the Latest Superfood

While mushrooms are grown and have been consumed worldwide for centuries, people are now opening up to different fungus species called magic mushrooms. Also known as shrooms, magic mushrooms are the most potent organic psychedelics. They are becoming popular for their numerous health benefits, earning them the tag of being a ‘superfood.’

Are you wondering how magic mushrooms can benefit your health? If yes, you’ve reached the right place. Let’s find out everything you must know about shrooms and their therapeutic properties.  

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How to Grow Oyster Mushrooms at Home (and Get Plenty of Flavor and Protein for Free)

You don't need a garden to grow mushrooms—any cool, shady space will do, even a cupboard or dark corner.

It’s fairly easy to grow oyster mushrooms indoors in a bag or a 2-gallon bucket using sawdust or spent coffee grounds as the growing medium. Mushrooms appreciate the nitrogen in coffee grounds, and the coffee-making hot water treatment clears grounds of mold or microorganisms that might compete with your fungi as they get their mycelium running.

Some Japanese researchers are treating cancer patients with a compound derived from mushrooms.

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Be careful, Gnome! Mean mushrooms ahead!

Be careful, Gnome! Mean mushrooms ahead!

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Andrew is the author of Frommer's global guide to volunteer vacations, "500 Places Where You Can Make a Difference" (Gold Medal Winner from Society of American Travel Writers: Best Guide Book 2010). He spent more than a decade on the editorial team of PASSPORT Magazine. He has volunteered and led teams on service projects around the world, and is honored to be on the boards of directors for the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF.org) and Mentor Artists Playwrights Project (mentorartists.org). Mersmann has been a featured speaker, interview guest, or moderator on several travel talks, from the New York Times Travel Show, Smithsonian Associates, and the 92nd Street Y-TriBeCa to Oprah and Friends, Animal House, and The Focus Group on satellite radio as well as on NY1 television. Past participant at the Clinton Global Initiative and judge for Condé Nast World Changers Conference, he blogs about volunteering and service travel at www.ChangeByDoing.com. As part of the evox television team, he is dedicated to audience engagement, so if you're not engaged, he needs to be thumped on the head (gently)...or at least told (nicely). Twitter: /ChangeByDoing

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A mushroom glowing in the night on a mossy rock
11/17/2020
Anonymous (not verified)
While mushrooms are grown and have been consumed worldwide for centuries, people are now opening up to different fungus species called magic mushrooms. Also known as shrooms, magic mushrooms are the... read more
oyster mushrooms growing on tree in woods
01/09/2015
You don't need a garden to grow mushrooms—any cool, shady space will do, even a cupboard or dark corner. It’s fairly easy to grow oyster mushrooms indoors in a bag or a 2-gallon bucket using... read more
Be careful, Gnome! Mean mushrooms ahead!
07/02/2014
Be careful, Gnome! Mean mushrooms ahead! I don't know about you, but I take it personally when science changes its mind about things I thought I knew as facts. Brontosaurus is not a real,... read more
A mushroom glowing in the night on a mossy rock
11/17/2020
Anonymous (not verified)
While mushrooms are grown and have been consumed worldwide for centuries, people are now opening up to different fungus species called magic mushrooms. Also known as shrooms, magic mushrooms are the... read more
oyster mushrooms growing on tree in woods
01/09/2015
You don't need a garden to grow mushrooms—any cool, shady space will do, even a cupboard or dark corner. It’s fairly easy to grow oyster mushrooms indoors in a bag or a 2-gallon bucket using... read more
Be careful, Gnome! Mean mushrooms ahead!
07/02/2014
Be careful, Gnome! Mean mushrooms ahead! I don't know about you, but I take it personally when science changes its mind about things I thought I knew as facts. Brontosaurus is not a real,... read more