Medicinal Mushrooms: Nature’s Ancient Healing Allies

| March 19, 2013

shiitakeAlong my journey of researching holistic approaches to healing and wellness I’ve come across a wide variety of pretty amazing and astonishingly effective substances, practices, products, protocols and herbs. However when I first started studying and learning about the therapeutic benefits of medicinal mushrooms, it soon became very apparent that I was investigating something very special indeed, and had clearly come across one of the most unique and incredibly effective families of herbs known to man.

Medicinal mushrooms have been used for thousands of years by human beings around the world as foods, tonics and medicines, and are among the most ancient and time tested of all the healing allies people have ever derived from nature.

Extensive and ongoing modern scientific study continues to substantiate the remarkable healing properties of these particular fungi, but even so, the profound benefits of these herbs are still not well known among most people in the western world.

I’ve been so captivated by what I’ve learned about medicinal mushrooms, including the role they play in the natural world and their phenomenally effective adaptogenic and healing attributes, that I’ve collected a variety of different species of dried specimens and have been inspired to create an entire live presentation focusing exclusively on them.

In fact I’ll be presenting an abbreviated version of my medicinal mushroom talk in a few months on Saturday June 1st at the Mother Earth News Fair in Pyuallup WA.

I’ll also be bringing my collection of dried medicinal mushroom specimens with me to the fair and will have them on display the whole weekend at my booth, #230.

In anticipation of this event I’ve decided to post a series of articles all about medicinal mushrooms.

Below is an outline of the subjects I’ll be covering in this upcoming series of posts here on my blog leading up to my presentation at the Mother Earth News Fair:

  • The mystique surrounding the fungal kingdom.

  • The role of fungi in nature.

  • Mycelium – the underground forest steward.

  • Medicinal mushrooms’ unique relationship with trees.

  • Medicinal mushrooms’ therapeutic constituents and beneficial adaptogenic properties.

  • Handcrafting medicinal mushroom teas and tinctures.

Monographs on the following species of medicinal mushrooms:

  • Shiitake – Lentinula edodes

  • Chaga – Inonotus obliquus

  • Reishi – Ganoderma lucidum

  • Maitake – Grifola frondosa

  • Lion’s Mane – Hericum erinaceus

  • Turkey Tail – Coriolus versicolor

  • Caterpillar Fungus – Cordyceps sinensis

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Category: Adaptogenic | Tonic Herbs, Fungi, Herbal, Human Health, Medicinal Mushrooms, Medicinal Mushrooms | Culinary

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  1. MW says:

    You should look at http://www.myimmune.com for a fabulous immune mushroom extract that works!

  2. Lisa Lynn says:

    Thanks for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop!
    Hope you have time to link up again this week!
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/03/the-creative-homeacre-hop-9.html