Botanical Names: Inonotus Obliquus
Other Names: "The Diamond of the Forest
King of the Fungi Family
Chaga mushrooms get their appearance of black charcoal from a huge amount on melanin in the mycelium which produce a woody growth. Despite the black color on the outside, when cut open the fungus is an orange color. Traditionally Northern European and Russian people would shave the Chaga mushrooms into a fine powder and brew a Chaga tea to boost their immune system health.
Rich in antioxidants, fiber, vitamins and minerals, Chaga offers a variety of health benefits that promote overall wellness. Chaga mushrooms boost the immune system, protecting the body from disease causing free radicals, promotes cardiovascular health, benefits digestive health, supports liver health, benefits respiratory health, and aides the body’s response to inflammation.
Reishi Mushroom revered in China and known to Chinese Medicine Practicioners to heal you starting from the gut which provides incredibly strong immunity as well as a sense of calm to balance both physical and mental states. It has been used for thousands of years to support longevity and vitality, thus giving it the name "the mushroom of immortality".
It is a large, dark mushroom with a glossy exterior and a woody texture. The Latin word lucidus means “shiny” or “brilliant” and refers to the varnished appearance of the surface of the mushroom.
Reishi is unique in that its pharmaceutical rather than nutritional value is paramount. Reishi Mushroom boosts the immune system, supports liver health, promotes heart health, supports normal hormone balance, promotes healthy blood sugar levels and supports respiratory health. It has tonic, adaptogen, antioxidant, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and immunomodulator effects.
Botanical Name: Ganoderma lucidum
Other Names: “The Mushroom of Immortality”
Queen of the Fungi Family
Botanical Names: Trametes versicolor
Other Names: Coriolus Versicolor/Polyporus
Versicolor- Meaning 'of Several Colors'
Turkey Tail mushroom is a popular mushroom used in China and Japan. It is known to support healthy liver function and lung health. It aids in digestion and supports the immune system.
There is reason to believe the usage of Turkey Tail has been prevalent for possibly centuries and especially used in China to promote healing of the health for a multitude of diagonosis. Not only does it help improve immunity on the overall body and organs to replenish back to optimal states, it's also used as a preventative to keep illness at bay or from coming back. An example of this is on the Netflix documentary 'Fantastic Fungi' where Turkey Tail is used to help and fight certain cancers as well as keeping free radicals in check.
If that wasn't enough Turkey Tail is packed full of antioxidants, antibacterial qualities, and has even been said to improve athletic performance reducing fatigue and is now starting to become a popular choice to combat everyday chills and illness.
The name Cordyceps is derived from the Greek language, meaning “club head.” A powerful athlete’s tonic that helps build physical strength by helping balance and restore the body’s fundamental energies.
Cordyceps is known for supporting the healthy utilisation and absorption of oxygen in the system which leads to greater endurance, fatigue-resistance and physical enhancement. It is used as a life-enhancing herb in the Taoist herbal system and has been shown to promotes cardiovascular health, boosts the immune system, promotes endurance, benefits oxygen uptake by the body, supports naturally occurring energy, benefits the digestive system, supports the reproductive system and promotes nervous system health.
Botanical Names: Cordyceps militaris
Other Names: Caterpillar Fungus.
Botanical Names: Hericium erinaceus
Other Names: Bearded Hedgehog, Pom pom
A beautiful mushroom appearing as a white waterfall of cascading icicles on broadleaf trees and logs. Traditionally used for thousands of years, saying to provide “nerves of steel and the mind of a lion,” as it is known as a brain tonic supporting nervous system health. Providing benefits to the five internal organs (heart, liver, spleen, lungs & kidneys), it is used to tonify and promote healthy digestion.
Lion's Mane is a tonic, supports digestive health, boosts the immune system, benefits brain function and mental well-being. This super-food is popular in mushroom coffee recipes, but also offers health benefits including antibiotic, antioxidant, anti-diabetic, anti-fatigue, cardioprotective, anti-inflmmatory, anti-aging, hepatoprotective, nephroprotective and neuroprotective effects.Its powerful immune supporting effects aid in the healing processes of the body.
A mushroom so incredibly valuable that ancient foragers would literally dance with delight upon discovering it. Maitake mushrooms are a medicinal mushroom that support the immune system, benefit cardiovascular health, promotes healthy blood sugar levels, supports the body's defense mechanism functions, may ease chemotherapy side effects, and promotes the body's cellular waste removal processes. This superfood is an excellent source of vitamin D and has antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-diabetic and liver tonic effects. Maitake is one of the few medicinal mushrooms that is also a culinary delight. Amazing in soups and broths, or grilled straight up.
Botanical Names: Grifola frondosa
Other Names: Hen of the Woods, Dancing
Mushroom, Cloud Mushroom
Improving effects of the mushroom Yamabushitake (Hericium erinaceus) on mild cognitive impairment: a double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial
Nerve growth factor-inducing activity of Hericium erinaceus in 1321N1 human astrocytoma cells
In vitro anti-Helicobacter pylori effects of medicinal mushroom extracts, with special emphasis on the Lion's Mane mushroom, Hericium erinaceus (higher Basidiomycetes)
Immune Modulation From Five Major Mushrooms: Application to Integrative Oncology
The lignicolous fungus Trametes versicolor (L.) Lloyd (1920): a promising natural source of antiradical and AChE inhibitory agents
Effect of Cs-4® (Cordyceps sinensis) on Exercise Performance in Healthy Older Subjects: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial
Cordycepin interferes with 3′ end formation in yeast independently of its potential to terminate RNA chain elongation
Antioxidant small phenolic ingredients in Inonotus obliquus (persoon) Pilat (Chaga)
Immunomodulating Effect of Ganoderma (Lingzhi) and Possible Mechanism
Anti-hyperliposis effect of maitake fruit body (Grifola frondosa). I