FLY AGARIC
Amanita muscaria  L.

PLAN OF THE MONOGRAPH :

 The mushroom
 History
 Intoxication
 Pictures


The mushroom : Fly agaric, Amanita muscaria L.

 

It is a common mushroom, it is dangerous, however very rarely lethal.

It is a venenous mushroom, but confusion with Amanita caesarea is possible.



History :

 

Toxicity of fly agaric is well known. In the past, in Siberia, people used fly agaric during collective ceremonies, but the mushroom was rare in Siberia, so someone ate mushroom at first, then the others drank urine of him, because hallucinogenic substances are eliminated in urine in active form.
Today, fly agaric is used as hallucinogenic mushroom.



Intoxication :


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