There are various types of fungi that are known to have health giving properties. One of the well-known drug is efficacious as psilocybin mushrooms or so-called "magic mushrooms". A
recent study found that psilocybin mushrooms have the potential to help
treat depression, and how it works similar to antidepressant drugs.
do not intend to suggest that eating this mushroom, but this treatment
has effects that are critical to the brain. Because it can explain to us
how the brain works" says Professor David Nutt, a researcher at
Imperial College London neuropsikofarmakologi.
In his research, Nutt conduct research twice to see the influence of psilocybin consumption to decrease depression. Research first published on January 23 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. These findings involving 30 healthy volunteers given psilocybin fluid. Yeast extract was included in the body through the bloodstream of volunteers while lying in an MRI scanner.
results of analysis on brain MRI scans showed that a decline in
activity levels in the "center" of the brain that links between
consciousness, identity, and sensory information.
Research conducted on both January 25 and published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, which involved 10 volunteers. Here participants were asked to write about their memories of the past. But first, researchers gave psilocybin to the participants. The results showed an increase in memory so that participants could recall their personal memories. Brain scans also showed a change in vision-related brain areas and sensory information.
The researchers said psilocybin might be an effective supplement to psychotherapy. "Psychedelics
are considered able to 'broaden the mind' that has been widely assumed
to have the ability to increase brain activity," said Nutt.
Even further Nutt, psilocybin also have contributed to slow the flow of blood to the hypothalamus of the brain. During
this time, it is known that increased blood flow to the hypothalamus
can trigger a person experiencing cluster headaches (stratified). Thus, this explanation may be the answer to why some volunteers felt better after eating magic mushrooms this.
''This research can provide input to us to figure out how to treat depression. But I warned that people do not attempt self-medication,''Nutt told.