Aga

18/Description

About

Aga is a mushroom. Its cap is red with white spots. Aga grows in sandy, acidic soils in the US. It is sometimes called “fly agaric,” because some of the chemicals it contains are poisonous to the common housefly. Despite serious safety concerns, people use the parts of aga that grow above the ground to make medicine.

Aga is used in homeopathy for nerve pain, fever, anxiety, alcohol poisoning, and joint pains.

Some people use it as a recreational drug to cause “mind-altering sensations” that are something like hallucinations.

How it works

Aga mushrooms have chemicals that cause the brain to misunderstand what the body is seeing, hearing, tasting, and feeling.

Effectiveness

Not Proven
Nerve pain
Joint pain
Fever
Anxiety
Alcohol poisoning
Other conditions

Concerns

Unsafe

Aga is UNSAFE when taken by mouth. It can cause side effects such as sleepiness, confusion, dizziness, delirium, and death.

18/Warnings

Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Aga isUNSAFEfor anyone to use, but women who arepregnantorbreast-feeding have thehealthof their baby as an extra reason to avoid use.Dosing considerations for Aga.

Interactions

No information available.

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