Amanita phalloides

Amanita phalloides

The Amanita muscaria is the most known mushroom visually but most know little about it. A little commentary would be helpful for most. It is a hallucinogenic mushroom, well known from *Alice In Wonderland* and the Jefferson Airplane's Grace Slick: a pill to make you tall and another to make you small. The hallucinogenic alkaloids of this mushroom are not dangerous, but are certainly not recommended to take. A sister mushroom is the Amanita phalloides or "Death Angel"- a pure white mushroom…

The Amanita muscaria is the most known mushroom visually but most know little about it. A little commentary would be helpful for most. It is a hallucinogenic mushroom, well known from *Alice In Wonderland* and the Jefferson Airplane's Grace Slick: a pill to make you tall and another to make you small. The hallucinogenic alkaloids of this mushroom are not dangerous, but are certainly not recommended to take. A sister mushroom is the Amanita phalloides or "Death Angel"- a pure white mushroom…

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Amanita phalloides

Amanita phalloides

There is currently no good treatment for poisoning from death cap mushrooms (Amanita phalloides), writes Harvard doctoral student Cat Adams at Slate. But that may be about to change. In a clinical trial by S. Todd Mitchell of Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz, Calif., all of the 60-some patients who took a compound called silibinin within four days of eating a death cap mushroom survived.

There is currently no good treatment for poisoning from death cap mushrooms (Amanita phalloides), writes Harvard doctoral student Cat Adams at Slate. But that may be about to change. In a clinical trial by S. Todd Mitchell of Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz, Calif., all of the 60-some patients who took a compound called silibinin within four days of eating a death cap mushroom survived.

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