Magic mushrooms are a type of fungi that contains the psychoactive compound psilocybin. Psilocybin is a naturally occurring psychedelic substance that is thought to produce its effects by binding to serotonin receptors in the brain. Magic mushrooms are used for their psychoactive effects and are often consumed in the form of dried caps or dried stems. Some of the potential health benefits associated with magic mushrooms include the treatment of depression, anxiety, and addiction. Magic mushrooms have also been shown to improve the quality of life in cancer patients and reduce the severity of cluster headaches.