Decarboxylation of Amanita Muscaria
Updated: Oct 23, 2022
Learning how to decarb amanita muscaria is important to preparing it when learning how to use, dose, take and trip on amanita. There are many uses for both ibotenic acid and muscimol. Muscaroids have two main actives in them, ibotenic acid and muscimol. Naturally they have mostly ibotenic acid which break down into muscimol in the body. We can also do it before we ingest it. This is called decarboxylation. There are many different uses for both medicines.
Ibotenic acid has a long history of use as a powder, dried and as a cold water extraction by original cultures and countries for use in the mornings for focus and attention. Today many people use it for help with ADD/ADHD. We have a zoom community that meets twice a month in our private patron community that is for ADD/ADHD if you'd like to check it out here.
A 50/50 decarb is good for microdosing so that both sides of the medicine can determine what needs to be done for balancing out the fight or flight response. There is another article here on finding your dose.
Moving into a more muscimol dominated 70/30 decarb might be good for macro dosing and for slowly raising your tea dosing until you find your limit with ibotenic acid while trying to see how higher doses feel. If you start to feel nauseous, or get cramping or muscle twitches, that's your cue that you have found your upper limit of dosing with this level of decarboxylation with ibotenic acid.
Once you are ready to try a heroic or trip dose you may want to move into a full muscimol conversion. There are articles here on this site for several methods of doing that using raw milk or vegan fermentation. I do not recommend the 3 hour boil but have made a video on it if you wish to use it.
See full decarb recipes also here on this site. It's a separate topic.
When dosing with ibotenic acid you can
Use powdered mushroom
Break off a thumbnail sized piece of mushroom and eat it
Put several caps in cold water in the fridge over night to create a cold water extraction, remove the mushrooms and use the medicine by measuring small amounts
Use the tea recipe also in the list of articles. Made to that recipe you will have a range of 40 to 70% decarb for use for microdosing.
After using the tea recipe and making your 50/50ish decarb you can store it in the fridge. When you are ready to use it add the lemon. The best way to do this is to made a tea with herbs of your choice then add your 50/50 medicine then add lemon. If you are using teaspoons to tablespoons to 1/4 cup sized dosing, using 1/4 of a lemon is plenty. But feel free to add more, it won't hurt.