What is Amanita Muscaria and how to identify it?

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Often called, just the beauty of the forest. It is poisonous, but is often chosen for the manufacture of folk remedies for joint pain.

Cap: 5-15 cm in diameter, young hemispherical, older flattened, protruding, sticky, bright red, orange, sometimes fading to yellowish red, with white patches on the surface of the shell. Young muskers, barely emerged from the ground, surrounded by a white shell enclosing the cap and stalk. As the fungus grows, the shell breaks in half, part of it remains on the surface of the cap in the form of patches and warts, the other part encloses a thickened stem at the base. The bottom of the cap is covered with a white-colored veil, which, as the mushroom grows, breaks off the edges of the cap and remains on the stem as a spoon in the form of a ring.

Tabs: white.

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Stem: 7-15 cm long, 1-3 cm thick, white, with a white film-like ring on its upper part, with a thickened base deeply submerged in soil and covered by a protuberance.

Attention! These tips are from Lithuanian folk, are described but not fully endorsed by doctors. Use Amanita Muscaria responsibly as this fungus is classified as poisonous. We are not responsible for any discomfort or health problems you may have.


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