Latin, Zoological, Botanical and mineralogical name/s:
|Agaricus, Agaricus muscarius
||Fly Agaric, Bug Agaric
||Amanita muscaria, Agaricus muscarius
General description and domicile:
This very poisonous fungus grows all over the Northern Hemisphere in dry places
and in summer. It is a rather attractive toadstool with bright red cap flecked
with pale to dark orange marks
Warning: Extreme care must be taken when handling this
fungus as it is exceptionally toxic in very low dosage.
Part used and extraction:
All of the fungus is used fresh or dried
Chopped, macerated and steeped in alcohol before straining to obtain mother tincture
The Fly Agaric toadstool is so named because it was used as a fly and bug
Agaricus is thought to be the oldest hallucinogen used in rituals. Shamans and
others used it to "see visions". It was also used to add "punch" to alcoholic
drinks but this practice did not last as many died.
The homeopathic remedy was proved by Dr. Stapf in 1928.
Agaricus people are preoccupied with a fear of death when ill, a
concept that is never out of their minds. They are anxious, fearful and
generally nervous. When ill Agaricus people avoid conversation. When down they get
very depressed and when up they are elated and over stimulated.
Physically they are clumsy and twitchy and sensitive to cold and
Depression or elation, Chilblains, Twitchy and clumsy, Fear of terminal
Used for treatment of:
Burning and itching, red and swollen.
General Symptoms Worse for:
Factors/Conditions that make the symptoms worse
After sexual intercourse
General Symptoms Better for:
Factors/Conditions that improve symptoms
See also our
Herbal page on Agaricus.
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