Don't experiment with mushrooms--the price may be your life. The lethal effects of some mushrooms may not manifest itself for several weeks. You may feel good weeks after ingestion to find that your kidneys have failed and you will die without hope of a remedy.
Our Associate, Deric Bruce, with a small portion of his day's harvest.
Varnish Conk, Ling chih, Ling qi, Ling-Zhi, Reishi
The information relative to the Medicinal Aspects of the Mushrooms below has almost exclusively come from Christopher Hobbs' excellent book 'Medicinal Mushrooms'. Please refer to this source for detailed information on preparation, dose, research results, etc...
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sliced and either dried or salted
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|Honey Mushroom (Armillaria mellea)||Reduces symptoms of essential and renal hypertension and of neurasthenia. Used to improve vision and counteract opthalmia and night blindness, prevent respiratory and digestive tract conditions, increases blood flow to the brain and heart without increasing blood pressure, decreases heart rate, reduces peripheral and coronary vascular resistance, is sedative, anticonvulsive and protects against ionizing effects of radiation|
|Puffball (Calvatia spp)||Many of which are active against Gram positive and negative bacteria and various fungi (especially C. craniformis). Also used as styptic to stop bleeding, coughs, sore throat, hoarseness|
|Chanterelle (Canterellus cibarius)||Contains 8 essential amino acids and vitamin A. Frequent consumption may be effective for night blindness, dry skin, infections of respirator tract, inflammation of the eye and sarcoma||dried||anytime|
(Clitocybe nuda or Tricholoma nudum or Lepista nuda)
|Club-head Fungus (Cordyceps ophioglossoides)|
|Caterpillar Fungus (Cordyceps sinensis)|
|True Tinder Polypore, Amadou (Fomes fiomentarius)|
|Quinine Conk , White agaric, agaric, purging agaric, larch agaric (Fomitopsis officinalis or Boletus officinalis or Polyporus officinalis)|
|Red Belted Polypore (Fomitopsis pinicola)||used as tonic to reduce inflammation of digestive tract and increase resistance to cancers; used by the Cree indians as a styptic to stop bleeding||dried||anytime|
|Artist's Conk||Has immunostimulating properties, fights cancers, stops pain, eliminates indigestion, reduces phlegm, antibiotic, antiviral||dried||anytime|
|Varnish Conk, Ling chih, Ling qi, Ling-Zhi, Reishi||used for hepatopathy, chronic hepatitis, nephritis, hypertension, arthritis,
neurasthenia, insomnia, bronchitis, asthma, gastric ulcers. It
is analgesic, anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial,
anti-tumor, anti-viral, anti-HIV, anti-ulcer. It is liver protective,
protects against ionizing radiation, increases white blood cells and
hematoglobin, increases production of Interleukin-2 and 1,
improves adrenocortical function, is expectorant and antitussive, has
central depressant and peripheral anticholinergic action on the autonomic
nervous system and reduces the effects of caffeine and relaxes muscles, has
cardiotonic action, enhances bone marrow, lowers blood pressure. Has been
effective in treatment of hypertension, diabetes, myotonia dystrophica, cancer,
heart diseases, bronchial disease, liver problems, arthritis, nervous
problems, dizziness, poisoning from toxic mushrooms, hepatitis, nephritis,
ulcers, cancers and many other disorders.
It has very low toxicity and has been used for 4,000 years in China.
This is a good one to know!
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|Earthstar (Geastrum triplex)|
|Maitake, Hen of the Woods, Sheep's Head (Grifola frondosa)|
|Polyporus Sclerotium, Zhu Ling (Grifola umbellata)|
|Chaga, Pilat, Clinker Polypore, Birch mushroom, Black Birch touchwood||dried||anytime|
|Kombucha (Fungus japonicus)||no real scientific proof of its medicinal benefits but a good digestive aid and tonic. Has been used for thousands of years for a host of afflictions. It is essentially a combination of acetic and lactic-acid forming bacteria and yeast.|
|Russula and Lactarius spp||very strong antibacterial and antifungal properties||dried
|Shitake (Lentinula edodes)|
|Gilled Polypore, Kaigaratake (Lenzites betulina)|
|Morel (Morchella esculenta)||Tonic to the intestines and stomach, reduces phlegm and regulates the flow of vital energy|
|Bladder Cup (Peziza vesiculosa)|
|Stinkhorn (Phallus impudicus)||enhances the immune system, anti-inflammatory, anti-stress, anti-tumor, cancers of female organs, wound healing|
|False Tinder Polypore (Phellinus igniarius or Fomes igniarius or Polyporus igniarius)|
|Birch Conk or Polypore||dried|
|Oyster Mushroom, Hiratake (Pleurotus ostreatus)||salted|
|Dryad's Saddle (Polyporus squamosus)||dried|
|Red Polypore (Pycnoporus Sanguineus or Trametes cinnabarina)||Antidote for toxins and used for rheumatism, arthritis, gout, styptic, anti-bacteria, anti-fungus disease|
|Split-Gill (Schizophyllum commune)|
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One gram of dried mushroom is equal to 10 grams of fresh mushrooms.
Many mushrooms seem to have very good anti-cancer properties while strengthening the immune system.
Some delicious mushrooms have as much protein value as beef.
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