Mazatapec Mexicana (Psilocybe Cubensis)
What Are Psilocybe Cubensis Mazatapec mushroom s?
The strain that paved the way for today’s therapeutic interest in psilocybin, Mazatapecs were the first “magic” mushroom discovered by American researchers in the 1950s, a discovery that would go on to inspire Timothy Leary and all the decades of psychonauts that followed him. The Mazatapec name resulted from an initial mishearing that went uncorrected, but this strain is enough of an icon that you can just call it “Maz”. Named for the Mazatec tribe in Oaxaca, a people whose deep connection with this plant is seen in their tradition of multi-generational ritual use, the skinny grey stems and small brown caps of the Mazatapec variety look deceptively simple for the profound complexities they can reveal. As the name suggests, this strain of magic mushroom s originates from Mexico. They’re characterized by their caramel-colored caps that are partially closed, stems that grow around three to five inches tall, grey gills and dark purplish-brown spores. Mazatapec mushroom s are also known for giving an exceptionally spiritual trip.
Users report an energetic yet meditative feeling with a general body buzz that gives way to frequent open-eye visuals, featuring lots of colours, shapes, pattern morphing, and sometimes auditory hallucinations. As the trip goes on, some users describe a loss of ego that can be humbling and awe-inspiring, and others have reported experiencing the unlocking of long-forgotten childhood memories. The trip can be spiritual, and for some, profound and emotional. Some users benefit from approaching this journey like the Mazatec people still do to this day, with a sense of reverence and ritual – which they call “Velada” – and like all psychedelics, a positive state of mind will help facilitate a more ideal experience. The overall trip can last from 5 to 8 hours, and inexperienced users should start small and up their dosage only after waiting an hour to assess their condition.
Magic mushroom Family
Mazatapec Mexicana mushroom s are part of the Psilocybe Cubensis family. Because this family of shrooms is so common and well-known they are often simply referred to as magic mushroom s. The two active hallucinogenic compounds in all Psilocybe Cubensis mushroom s – or cubes – are psilocin and psilocybin. This family of mushroom s is typically characterized by having golden caps and grey gills. However, each species differs and has defining factors.
This family of mushroom s contains over 180 different strains and can grow all of the world. They are most commonly found in areas of South America, Central America, Mexico, Asia and Australia.
Psilocybe Cubensis Mazatapec mushroom Potency
Mazatapec Mexicana mushroom s are typically more potent than other strains of Psilocybe Cubensis, which are often moderately potent. It is not the most potent species of magic mushroom s, however, it is noted to foster an experience that can be likened to a spiritual journey.
Psilocybe Cubensis Mazatapec mushroom Effects
Like most magic mushroom s species, the Mazatapec mushroom may cause a whole range of positive effects that include decreased feelings of stress, enhanced mood, increased creativity, a general sense of delight, visual hallucinations and more. But the Mazatapec is also characterized by its ability to give a very spiritual experience. The spiritual journey often includes beautiful hallucinations, meditative feelings, a buzz felt across the entire body and a sense of revitalization.
Mazatapec Mexicanan shrooms may also cause negative side effects, including nausea, dizziness, inability to control motor functions, trouble focusing on cognitive tasks and more. They will also cause neutral physiological effects such as a change in heart rate, a change in blood pressure and pupil dilation.
Also worth noting is that there are four main stages that you will go through when consuming magic mushroom s – ingestion, the onset of the trip, the trip and the comedown. How you ingest the shrooms and how large of a dose that you take will dictate the duration of each stage.
Psilocybe Cubensis Mazatapec mushroom Benefits
Since Mazatapec Mexicanas offer such spiritual journeys, they are claimed to often aid those suffering from symptoms of anxiety, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. No research has presented evidence to support these claims, however, there are many current studies that are looking at the potential benefits psilocybin mushroom s may have on individuals.
Recent studies have suggested that magic mushroom s may be beneficial in treating symptoms of mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety and OCD, as well as addiction and cluster headaches.
How to Take Psilocybe Cubensis Mazatapec Shrooms
Mazatapec Mexicana mushroom s can be taken in shroom tea, eaten whole or in microdoses. To take the shrooms in microdoses, you can either eat an extremely small dose (more in the next section) or take shroom capsules that are pre-measured to aid the microdosing process.
To eat the mushroom s whole or in tea, make sure they have been dried out first. To make shroom tea, boil 1.5-2 cups of water, add the Mazatapec mushroom s, reduce the water down to a simmer and allow the mushroom s to steep for 10-15 minutes. When the mushroom s are done steeping, strain it and drink as-is or add a teabag of your choice to enhance the flavor.
Psilocybe Cubensis Mazatapec mushroom s Dosage
Finding the correct dosage for any kind of magic mushroom can feel like a game of trial and error at times. Below is a general guide for doses, but it’s important to note that everyone responds to magic shrooms differently. Often, a more accurate dosage can be determined when an individual’s body weight is taken into consideration; there are a few online dosage calculations that can aid in this process.
Generally, approximately five grams of Mazatapec mushroom s are needed for every 1-1.5 cups of water when making psilocybin tea. If you’re eating the shrooms whole, one to two grams is a good place to start.
This species of magic mushroom s is lauded for its ability to foster a spiritual journey. It can be taken by beginners and experts alike, as it generally creates an overall positive experience. It is also an adequate shroom for first-timers, as the euphoric trip it provides is often gentle on the body.