July 23, 2016

Aga

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What other names is Aga known by?

Amanita muscaria, Amanite Tue-Mouches, Fausse Oronge, Fly Agaric, Matamoscas, Soma.

What is Aga?

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.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Nerve pain.
  • Joint pain.
  • Fever.
  • Anxiety.
  • Alcohol poisoning.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of aga for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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