10 Best Medicinal Mushrooms to Have

Eric Raszewski

Have you heard of the healing power of medicinal mushrooms and wondered which mushrooms are best? With over 2,000 varieties of mushrooms, only about 25 are considered food and are commercially grown. For medicinal purposes, mushrooms are growing in popularity, but which are the best mushrooms for health? We’ll cover the best medicinal mushrooms and their benefits to human health. As an all-natural supplement, these medicinal mushrooms offer a wide variety of health benefits to fortify your immune system and overall health. 1. Reishi Mushroom Found in hot and humid areas in Asia, the Reishi mushroom tops our medicinal mushroom list because it has...

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Mushroom Drinks: A New and Booming Wellness Trend

Eric Raszewski

Mushrooms are a diverse crowd. They run the gamut from mildly nutritious, tasty salad toppings to medicinal and even psychedelic properties. A new trend that has taken the wellness scene by storm plays on the medicinal properties of some shrooms by combining with ingredients to make a delightfully refreshing beverage.   This group of functional mushrooms is noted for having several positive effects on the human body, including managing stress and boosting immune function. Functional mushrooms typically include the likes of lion's mane, chaga, reishi, turkey tail, and shiitake.  History of Functional Mushrooms While the western world deals with herbal...

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Turkey Tail: Benefits, Side Effects, And Dosage

Eric Raszewski

Turkey Tail mushrooms are aptly named — characterized by their beautiful, multi-tonal fan shape similar to the tail of a turkey. These enormous, fanned fungi may also hold some medicinal value. Traditional Chinese herbalists have been using turkey tail mushrooms for more than 2,000 years to replenish the essence of life. But if you are intrigued, you are probably looking for something more concrete than that. Let’s look at the scientific benefits, potential side effects, and recommended dosing for turkey tail mushrooms. What is a Turkey Tail Mushroom? Turkey Tail mushrooms are a type of fungus that grows at the...

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Could Lion's Mane and Cordyceps Be the Ultimate Study Buddy?

Eric Raszewski

Looking for a way to cram for those tests, without cramming your style? Drop the narcotics and reach for fungus, instead. That’s right. I said it. Fungus. Who knew mushrooms were more than just a pizza topping? With studies coming out every day, Cordyceps and Lion’s Mane just may be the new answer to getting ahead, without breaking the bank, or your precious REM cycle.    Related: Everything To Know About Mushroom Tinctures   But Why Mushrooms?     I don’t think it is a secret that school is rough. Almost ⅓ of adults living in developing countries suffer from...

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Top Gifts for Mushroom Lovers

Eric Raszewski

Mushroom Gifts for Mushroom Lovers Here are some of our favorite gift ideas for mushroom enthusiasts.   1. Organic Extracted Mushroom Tinctures Source   Mushrooms have incredible healing powers and have been used for centuries to improve health. These organically extracted mushroom tinctures harness the power of mushrooms to boost the immune system and reduce inflammation.  Edible Alchemy offers various mushroom tinctures, such as a 14-mushroom blend, Chaga, Lion’s Mane, Red Reishi, Cordyceps, and Turkey Tail. They also offer a premium mushroom tincture set that highlights their best mushroom tinctures.   Related Link: Who Is Edible Alchemy?   2. Therapeutic Mushroom Powders Choose from a...

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Benefits of Medicinal Mushrooms

Jessica Davis

Mushrooms have thousands of years of therapeutic use in traditional cultures; however, today, the literature is starting to emerge on both their mechanisms and the full range of applications. While much of the research has focused on their (a) antioxidant content; (b) ability to regulate the immune system; and (c) ability to combat cancer; they may also play roles in (d) reducing inflammation; (e) combating metabolic syndrome, including diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease; (f) combating pathogenic bacteria, viruses, parasites, and other fungi; (g) improving mood, cognitive function and reducing neurodegeneration; and (h) improving organ function. The first three benefits are...

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