3-(2-Dimethylaminoethyl)-4-indolol, 4-Hydroxy-N,N-dimethyl-tryptamine C12H16N2O M 204,27 g/mol
Common with Psilocybin in mushrooms of the kind Psilocybe in small quantities occurring psychedelic active substance, which is formed in the body from Psilocybin under splitting off the phosphate group and which represents the actual psychoactive substance (about 1.4 times as potent as psilocybin).
The surely hallucinogenic working dose lies with approx. 10 mg, starting from 4 mg arises to tendency changes. Psilocin acts as an agonist at the 5-HT-serotonin receptor in the brain where it mimics the effects of serotonin.
Schedule I drug under the Convention on Psychotropic Substances.
Psilocin was isolated by Dr. Albert Hofmann in 1959.