History of the Malabar magic mushrooms
This magic mushroom strain is aptly named according to its place of origin. Malabar shrooms originated from the Malabar Coast in India while growing in elephant dung. The shroom is one of the oldest varieties on the market. Its use dates back to the 1500s and is intertwined with the Hindu and Zoroastrian traditions.
Since the discovery, the use of Malabar magic mushrooms has become rampant. Currently, this strain is widely used in countries beyond India, such as Canada. It is highly sought after for its stimulating and energizing effects alongside its ability to foster spiritual awakening.
Malabar magic mushrooms come in medium to large sizes. This is quite an attractive shroom strain, characterized by large, broad caps. These caps take on a golden yellow hue that darkens towards the center and fades towards the edge. The stipes are long, thick, and white.
Although the strain does not contain a high percentage of psilocybin like Penis envy and other strains, it does tend to turn blue when bruised. The bruising is an indication of its potency, so if you get a shroom with such coloration, do not fret. The blue color does not affect the shroom’s quality, safety, or potency in any way.
Potency and dosing
Malabar mushrooms have an average potency. Although this may seem lower than most strains, Malabar provides a potent experience for novice and experienced consumers. The secret is in the dosing. Novice consumers are advised to start with the lowest dose possible and then increase it until they attain their preferred effects.
Magic mushrooms dosing is a complicated process as the ideal dosage depends on several factors, such as a consumer’s physiology, previous experience with magic mushrooms, brain chemistry, set, and setting. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to microdosing magic mushroom dosage. However, it is possible to have a dosing recommendation such as the one highlighted below.
0.1 to 0.5 grams: microdosing
0.5 to 1 gram: creative dose
1 to 2 grams: mild psychedelic effects
2 to 3.5 grams: strong psychedelic effect
3.5 to 5 grams: full psychedelic effect
5+ grams: heroic dose
Experiencing the Malabar magic mushrooms
Low doses of the Malabar magic mushroom provide euphoric, mood-boosting, stimulating, and energizing effects. 2 grams and below of this shroom will have you experiencing mild visuals, giggles, laughter, and love. At this point, even introverts find themselves being the center of attention as they engage in meaningful conversations with friends, family, and colleagues.
In high doses, this shroom variety turns your surroundings into a large, open gallery. The visuals intensify, and things around begin to move around. 5+ grams of Malabar mushrooms provide intense effects that may lead to spiritual enlightenment and ego death.