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

(Ganoderma lucidum)

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...

Medicinal Mushrooms
Common name

(Scientific name)

medical uses preservation method:

sliced and either dried or salted

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Fly Agaric

(Amanita muscaria)

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
Auricularia auricula
Auricularia Polytricha
King Bolete

(Boletus edulis)

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

(Ganoderma applanatum)

Has immunostimulating properties, fights cancers, stops pain, eliminates indigestion, reduces phlegm, antibiotic, antiviral dried anytime
Varnish Conk, Ling chih, Ling qi, Ling-Zhi, Reishi

(Ganoderma lucidum)

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)
Birch polypore

(Heterobasidion annosum)

dried anytime
Chaga, Pilat, Clinker Polypore, Birch mushroom, Black Birch touchwood

(Inonotus obliquus or Poria obligua or Polyporus obliquus)

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

Saffron or Orange-latex Milky  (Lactarius deliciosus)

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

(Piptoporous betulinus)

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)
Slippery Jack

(Suilus luteus)



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Turkey Tail

(Trametes versicolor)

dried out of stock

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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