Amanita Muscaria is a fungus and basidiomycete of the gene Amanita that is also muscimol mushroom. Other common names for Amanita Muscaria are fly amanita and fly agaric. Many people have had their reservations to eat Amanita Muscaria due to reports of human deaths, which resulted from consuming it. However, we would like to point out that Amanita Muscaria could be eaten.
People in moderate amounts have consumed Amanita Muscaria for health benefits such as boosting the immune system, relief from pain, detoxify the human body, treats arthritis, and lowers the inflammation in the human body.
To safely consume Amanita Muscaria, you need to bake its cap at 65 to 70 degrees Celsius to convert its poison into a medicinal drug. If you cook below this temperature, it won’t turn the poison, and if you melt above the heat, the muscimol will be destroyed. Then, peel its skin and spots and cook them in the milk while keeping the temperature below 70 degrees Celsius. After cooking for a few minutes, you can drink the milk and eat the skin and spots. Though it will have its advantages, it will still cause a hangover, so consume in moderate quantity. Another way to consume it is by slicing the mushroom and boil it in water for 10 to 15 minutes. The ideal amount to consume is 1 to 2 caps for an adult.
However, if it is consumed above the safe levels, it can cause problems such as diarrhea, increased body temperature, fatigue, heart palpitations, cramps, and as well as dizziness and confusion. In the worst case, this fungus can cause death.
Thus, make sure to detoxify the Amanita Muscaria and consume it in a moderate quantity to attain its benefits.