The healing power of mushrooms

Mushrooms are a super nutritious food rich in B vitamins and antioxidants, gathering abundant recognition in recent times for their various medicinal uses. With cancer rates on the rise, many of us seek to find a cure – the answer may just be growing on the forest floor, under a canopy of green leaves. All the more reason to keep woodlands intact, and to promote tree planting and reforestation every chance we get.

All mushrooms have healing powers.

6 mushrooms take the medicinal limelight:

Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) – has a calming and soothing effect for sufferers of anxiety, nervousness and sleepless nights. It helps to alleviate the side effects of chemotherapy, at the same time improving strength and vitality of life.

Shiitake (Lentinula edodes) – with anti-tumor and anti-viral properties this mushroom can be used medicinally for most diseases where a depressed immune system is involved, such as cancer, AIDS, candida and frequent colds.

Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor) – taken as a tea, in a capsule, or in the form of a mushroom broth, the turkey tail is known to lower cholesterol and enhance the immune system, it also reduces the side effects of radiation treatment.

Chinese Caterpillar Fungus (Cordyceps sinensis) – it protects the kidneys from the side effects of chemotherapy and is considered the most widely used fungus by Chinese Medicine as an anti-cancer prevention.

Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) – with both anti-cancer and anti-tumor qualities, it protects the body and supports the immune system, acting as blood purifier and pain reliever at the same time.

Oyster (Pleurotus ostreatus) – used to relieve joint and muscle pain, rich in B vitamins and valuable protein, with the ability to lower cholesterol, not to mention that they are super easy to grow at home…

If you are seeking to boost your immune system, research and consume all the palatable mushrooms you can find, for they are more powerful than you will ever know.

Have you tried any of these mushrooms with success? Please share your experience below!

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