Functional Mushrooms and Herbs Australia
Cultures from around the world have used mushroom tea benefits for immune system support for centuries. We want to share this cherished tradition with you.
We handcraft premium herbal teas with functional mushrooms, partnering with local organic family farmers for the best quality and optimal functionality.
Enjoy premium organic, caffeine-free mushroom tea that’s delicious, nourishing, and straight from the Earth with no unnatural additives.
“My good friend contracted an immune deficiency disease and was recommended to drink medicinal mushrooms for immune system support. At first, this sounded crazy to me. Mushroom tea? And, not psychedelic? What?
But it wasn’t long until I started drinking functional mushroom tea too. I learned about all their wonderful health benefits and long-time therapeutic uses in eastern medicine. Current research now examines their potential in cancer care and immune defense.
Unfortunately, to meet the growing demand of functional mushrooms in the health market, many companies have resorted to importing mushrooms (not to mention chemical extracts and instant processed powders) from questionable sources. Why?
With a Ph.D. in Ecology and deep respect for traditional knowledge systems, I firmly believe in offering premium mushroom tea that stays true to eastern tradition.
That’s why we started psychedelic marketplace. Functional mushrooms can unlock so much wellness for ourselves, our communities, and even Mother Earth when they are pure and unprocessed. I have a firm commitment to partnering with local organic family farmers, and carefully pairing each mushroom with great tasting organic herbs to augment both the taste and health benefits.
You can now enjoy functional mushroom tea in the same way it has been used for centuries without any highly processed ingredients from unknown sources. To your health!
Know Your Source
Medicinal mushrooms are traditionally brewed as a tea for health and vitality. Using medicinal mushrooms in tea has been practiced for thousands of years, but are just recently exploding in popularity around the world.
With interest in functional mushrooms booming, it breaks our heart to see how they are often made into powders, processed extracts, or imported from questionable sources.
At Psychedelic Marketplace, we pledge to source our mushrooms from local and organic family farms. Knowing your source for mushrooms is crucial if you want to maximize some of the great organic mushroom tea benefits that cultures have used for their own physical and mental health. Choose Tamim Teas for the best mushroom tea that’s guaranteed to please your taste buds and keep you strong.
High QualityFamily Farms. Sustainably Sourced. Handcrafted + Small Batches.
Health Benefits of Mushrooms Immune Support. Energy Boost. Antioxidants. Organic Mushrooms + Herbs.
Deliciously Good Herbal Blends. No Caffeine. No Sugar. Nothing Processed.
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Organic Mushrooms Tea Australia
Chaga mushroom: The chaga mushroom (Inonotus obliquus) is a hard, woody mushroom that grows on birch trees, mostly in cold climates. This mushroom is a rich source of antioxidants and may support immunity. Chaga has a long history of use in Eastern Europe and Asia, and makes some of the best mushroom tea in modern times. Learn about our Chaga Chai tea blend or All Mushroom Blend now.
Lion’s mane mushroom: Lion’s mane mushroom (Hericium erinaceus) is a mushroom that is currently being studied for the benefits it can have on neurological health and regeneration. Lion’s mane forms in a ball shape with tiny spines that first grow out and cascade towards the body once mature. This is unlike many other functional mushrooms that grow in the classic cap-and-stem mushroom shape. Learn about our Lion’s Spice tea blend now.
Maitake mushroom: The maitake mushroom (Grifola frondosa) is commonly known as the “hen of the woods” mushroom because of its shape being similar to that of a hen sitting perched upon a nest. Beyond its use in North America in modern day, maitake mushrooms have a long history of being consumed in Asia and Europeherbology. Some studies suggest that the beta glucans found in maitake may help support cardiovascular health. Learn about our Maitake Bloom tea blend now.
Reishi mushroom: There are many different species of reishi mushrooms throughout the world, but Ganoderma lucidum is one of the most researched and well-known mushrooms in eastern herbology. In China, where they have been used for supporting health for thousands of years, the reishi mushroom is referred to as lingzhi.
Learn about our Reishi Delight or Reishi-Chaga Boost tea blends now.
Shiitake mushroom: The shiitake mushroom (Lentinus edodes) is a species of mushroom that grows in China, Japan, Korea, and North America. It is commonly used in culinary dishes, from soups and stews to pizza toppings. Shiitake mushrooms have been shown to contain a variety of vitamins, minerals, and polysaccharides. Learn about our Shiitake Uplift tea blend now.
These organic mushrooms make some of the best mushroom tea blends.
I. Natural Psychedelic Substances Australia
The natural world has a surprising number of psychedelic compounds in the form of various plants, fungi, and even a few animals.
Natural psychedelic compounds have been integrated with human culture for thousands of years for spiritual healing, divination, and sacrament. Virtually every culture on Earth has ties to psychedelics in one form or another.
The exception is the Inuit of North America — simply due to the lack of psychoactive substances in this part of the world.
Amanita muscaria Australia
Amanita muscaria is often referred to as the “Mario mushroom”. It’s a big, bright red mushroom with white spots on the cap.
This mushroom has a long history of use as a psychedelic among the shamans in Mongolia and Northern Asia.
The active ingredients in this mushroom are muscimol and ibotenic acids — which are highly psychoactive. Just 6 mg of muscimol and 30 mg of ibotenic acid is enough to produce vivid dream-like hallucinations.
However, this mushroom is very unpredictable. The same dose can cause profound hallucinations one day and little to no effects the next.
There are also a lot of potential side effects to this mushroom too — ranging from mild nausea or vomiting to cholinergic crisis. A cholinergic crisis may involve a dramatic drop in blood pressure, sweating, salivation, overheating, and death.
With that said, the American Mycological Association has stated that there are no reliably documented cases of death from these mushrooms in at least 100 years.
There are other species of mushrooms with the same active ingredients, often in even higher concentrations. A few examples include Inocybe erubescens, the small white Clitocybe species C. dealbata and C. rivulosa — unfortunately, all of these mushrooms are toxic.
Ayahuasca is a traditional South American entheogen used for the purposes of spiritual healing and connection. Just one cup of ayahuasca has profound psychedelic effects — often leading to ego death, encounters with “other beings,” and profound introspection.
There are two active ingredients in ayahuasca — a source of DMT (N,N-DMT) and a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI). The DMT is what causes the trip itself, and the MAOI prevents the DMT from being destroyed by the body.
Many people travel to regions of the world where ayahuasca is legal and practiced as a way to seek deeper spiritual connection, self-growth, or to treat psychiatric disorders like anxiety, depression, or addiction.
Ayahuasca vine can also be smoked. A herb mixture known as changa employs the ayahuasca vine with DMT-containing herbs to create a smokable form of this powerful hallucinogenic substance.
Bufo Toad Venom Australia
Bufotenin (5-HO-DMT) is named after the Bufo toads — which are the primary source of this natural psychoactive compound. It’s most closely related to DMT — producing a similar dreamlike state by interacting with the 5-HT2A receptors.
There are several species of toad that secrete this potent hallucinogen on the surface of their skin — but the most popular is the Colorado River Toad (Bufo alvarius). Traditionally, the skin of these toads was eaten to produce intense visual hallucinations and visions.
Unfortunately, these toads also secrete other compounds on their skin, some of which are highly toxic.
The better source of this hallucinogen is the seeds of plants like Mucuna pruriens, Anadenanthera colubrina, and Anadenanthera peregrin.
Bufotenin itself is not toxic — the LD50 of this substance (in mice) is around 200 mg/kg — which is a very high dose.
DMT (Dimethyltryptamine) Australia
There are several different types of DMT — some come from natural sources; others are made in a lab.
DMT is also produced in the human brain. It’s thought to play a key role in the regulation of our default mode network (DMN), which is essentially the scientific explanation for “ego.” DMT is also thought to be largely responsible for inducing dreams while we sleep.
DMT is the active ingredient in ayahuasca. It’s also found in small concentrations in a variety of plant sources and psychoactive toads.
There are two main types of DMT, with dozens of research chemicals based on the basic chemical structure of DMT:
- 5-MeO-DMT — found in various plant and animal sources
- N,N-DMT — the primary form of DMT found in humans and plant sources
Ibogaine (Iboga) Australia
Ibogaine is a psychoactive alkaloid produced by a West-African rainforest shrub called Tabernanthe iboga. The roots and bark of the iboga tree were used as a traditional medicine for divination and spiritual healing.
Today, ibogaine is used for its powerful anti-addictive effects in a similar way to ayahuasca.
Ibogaine can be dangerous, and there have been several reported deaths while using this entheogen.
The hallucinations produced by ibogaine are very different from many other psychedelics. It works as a serotonin reuptake inhibitor (which accounts for the euphoric effects), but the majority of the psychoactivity comes from its kappa-opioid receptor activation. This is the same mechanism used by salvia to produce intense, chaotic, and dissociative hallucinations that can be terrifying to even the most experienced psychonaut.
LSA (Morning Glory & Hawaiian Baby Woodrose Seeds) Australia
LSA stands for lysergic acid amide — it’s very similar in structure to LSD, but with much milder effects. It’s a naturally-occurring organic compound present in relatively high concentrations in plants like morning glory or Hawaiian Baby Woodrose seeds.
This psychedelic is often used as a milder alternative to LSD for promoting mild to moderate changes in visual perception and introspective thoughts.
Mescaline (Peyote & San Pedro) Australia
Mescaline (3,4,5-trimethoxyphenethylamine) is the active ingredient in psychoactive cacti. There are several different species of psychedelic cacti, but the most popular by far are peyote (Lophophora williamsii), San Pedro (Trichocereus pachanoi), and the Peruvian torch cactus (Trichocereus peruvianus).
All of these cacti contain a variety of other compounds closely-related to mescaline but with slight alterations in effect profile and chemical structure.
Mescaline is very similar to the tryptamine class of psychedelics (LSD, DMT, & psilocybin), but with some key differences. This hallucinogen doesn’t just activate the serotonin receptors — it also targets the dopamine D2 receptors similar to MDMA or cathinones.
The high produced by mescaline is described as being “less in your face” than LSD or DMT and more energetic and clear-headed.
Psilocybin (Magic Mushrooms) Australia
Psilocybin and psilocin are the active ingredients in magic mushrooms. Psilocybin is present in much higher concentrations, but the effects of these hallucinogens come from the psilocin content. Once ingested, the psilocybin is quickly converted into the more active psilocin — which works to activate the 5-HT2A and 5-HT2C receptors in the brain in a similar way to LSD or DMT.
There are hundreds of different species of mushrooms that make psilocybin and psilocin. The most common species are Psilocybe cubensis, but there are numerous others you may find a well, such as Psilocybe cyanescens, Psilocybe azurescens, Psilocybe semilanceata, and many others.
Magic mushrooms are listed as a Schedule I drug or equivalent in most parts of the world — but laws are starting to loosen up as more research is published on the clear mental health benefits and lack of toxicity from these compounds.
Salvinorin A (Salvia) Australia
Salvia divinorum is a powerful psychoactive sage from Mexico and Central America. In fact, the active ingredient — salvinorin A — is considered by most experts to be the strongest naturally-occurring psychedelic on Earth.
The high produced from salvia is very short-lived — lasting less than 30 minutes in total.
Within these 30 minutes, people experience living several lifetimes, meeting alien entities, or being injected into alternate realities. The psychedelic effects of salvia are intense and unpredictable. Unlike classical psychedelics (LSD, DMT, psilocybin), salvia is unlikely to lead to ego death or introspection. The high is much more chaotic and random and is rarely based on reality.
Salvinorin works through a similar mechanism to ibogaine — by targeting the kappa-opioid receptors rather than the serotonin or dopamine receptors like most other psychedelics.
THC (Marijuana) Australia
While marijuana is not a psychedelic, it can have some powerful psychoactive effects that can feel like a low-dose psychedelic. It also works through a similar mechanism as other psychedelics to produce the characteristic shift in perception.
Rather than targeting the serotonin receptors directly, marijuana and its active ingredient (THC) activate the CB1 endocannabinoid receptors. It’s these receptors. The CB1 receptors control the activity of the serotonin receptors in the neocortex — producing changes in thought process, emotion, hunger levels, arousal, and more.
Marijuana is a Schedule I drug or equivalent in most parts of the world. The exception is a few US states, Canada, and Uruguay.
What Are The Most Common Psychedelics Australia?
There are well over a hundred individual psychedelic compounds — yet 10 of them account for the vast majority of use.
There’s a good reason for this.
Almost all the conventional psychedelics originate from plant or animal sources and have a long history of use. A few of the man-made psychedelics (such as LSD and ketamine) have been around for decades already.
The rest of the psychedelic compounds you’ll find on this list were only invented within the past 10 or 20 years and have virtually no official research to prove they’re safe to use.
Are Psychedelics Legal Australia?
Psychedelics are illegal in almost every country in the world. There are only a few exceptions in specific municipalities or states where psychedelic drugs like psilocybin or LSD are considered legal or decriminalized.
For example, Vancouver, Canada, recently decriminalized all drugs — including psychedelics. This doesn’t make them legal; it just removes the federal prosecution charges if caught in possession of these substances.
Australia Oregon and Washington DC in the United States recently did the same, and Denver, Colorado, approved a bill that allowed for the use of magic mushrooms specifically.
In general, it’s safe to assume psychedelics are illegal where you live unless otherwise specified.
However, times are changing. More research is published every year that supports the idea that classical psychedelics are safe, non-addictive, and provide legitimate medical value.
This research continues to bring us closer to the possibility of legalizing psychedelics — or at the very least, decriminalizing their use.
Related: List of legal psychoactive substances.
What Are Designer Drugs?
We’ve mentioned the idea of designer drugs a fair bit in this guide.
A designer drug is considered any functional analog of a controlled substance for the purpose of providing a legal alternative. These drugs are designed to share the same pharmacological effects yet look different enough that they can’t be included in the regulations that ban the original molecule.
Designer drugs had a heyday in the early 2000s and 2010s as labs were constantly ahead of the regulators seeking to block potentially dangerous and untested hallucinogenic or stimulant substances.