Isle of Man
Jersey (1994 SG645)
East Germany (1973 SG E1653)
Amanita muscaria or fly mushroom
contains the alkaloid muscarine. Its extract was used to kill insects.
In Siberia, it was used to make intoxicating drinks. When applied topically,
muscarine causes paralysis of accommodation, miosis and increases lacrimation.
However, it is difficult to extract muscarine from the fungi in pure forms
and it is not used therapeutically.