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  Medicinal Mushrooms: Ancient Remedies Meet Modern Science... learn how they can help save the world.

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"Mushrooms, the fruiting bodies of macroscopic filamentous fungi that grow above the ground, have been a part of the human diet and used as both food and medicine for centuries."

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Scientists now estimate there are between 2.2 and 3.8 million species of fungi worldwide, although we only know about 10% of them.

Romans perceived them as the “Food of the Gods.” For centuries, the Chinese culture has treasured mushrooms as a health food, an “elixir of life.” They have been part of the human culture for thousands of years and have considerable interest in the most important civilizations in history because of their sensory characteristics.

The mushroom, Poria cocosused as a traditional Chinese medicine which is used alone or in the combination with other herbs to cure diabetes and other disorders related to diabetes (Lindequist et al. 2005)

How many times have you seen a picture of a fairy sitting on a mushroom? If you’ve watched the classic animated film, Alice in Wonderland, you’ll notice them all over the scenes.

Mushrooms offer so many benefits that we have yet to discover. However, here are 12 unexpected health benefits you may find interesting.

1. Reduce Systemic Inflammation

2. Lower Cholesterol

3. Improve Bone Health

4. Prevent Diabetes

5. Boost Immune System

6. Natural Source of Vitamin D

7. Increase Oxygen Levels

8. Weight Loss

9. Restore Health of Skin and Nails

10. Cancer Prevention

11. Treating PTSD

12. Watch What You Eat

The Fungi Your Immune System Has Been Waiting For

Why Your Immune System Loves Mushrooms

Where do mushrooms get these beneficial compounds?

Health benefits of Mushrooms:

Mushrooms are Packed with These Vitamins and Minerals

It’s best to blend several mushroom species. A good trio includes:

Reishi Mushroom

Reishi has been called the “Mushroom of Immortality,” and has been used in Asia for thousands of years. It has ganoderic acid, which is being used to support cellular abnormalities.

Other Benefits: (Cancer regression rate) 98.5%

Shiitake Mushroom

A key component of Shiitake is Lentinan, which has been found to protect the liver and provide relief for a variety of stomach ailments. Lentinan has also been linked to combating illnesses that attack the immune system.

Other Benefits: (Medicine

Cordyceps Mushroom

Called “Caterpillar Fungus,” Cordyceps is unique in that it grows out of an insect host rather than a plant host. Cordyceps has properties similar to those of ginseng and is traditionally used to help the body build strength and endurance. In traditional Chinese medicine, cordyceps has been used to benefit the glandular system in both women and men. In addition, cordyceps supports the kidneys, aids the upper respiratory tract and may help the body maintain proper blood viscosity.

Other Benefits: (Easily Grown / Bins & Jars)


Mushrooms are extremely hearty organisms that thrive in good, and bad, environments. In ideal conditions, they absorb and concentrate healthful compounds. In poor conditions, they absorb and concentrate unhealthy, harmful, and even deadly substances. Be sure your mushrooms come from a reputable, safely grown source.

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