Many people have tried and enjoyed some of the most well-known culinary mushrooms, including portabella, soul cybin or white button.
There are also medicinal mushrooms. They can be used in recipes, but they cannot be used for flavor-enhancement. They are available in tea form, as tinctures and extracts, or in capsules as powders.
These medicinal mushrooms include coriolus, agaricus, maitake, shitake and agaricus. There are many other types of medicinal mushrooms, but these ones are the most widely used.
These medicinal mushrooms, such as those used in medicinal purposes, have much in common. Many scientists agree that mushrooms are genetically more similar to human beings than almost any other plants.
This fact is what makes certain mushrooms “medicinal”. They are believed to have positive effects on the body, mind, spirit, and emotions.
Reishi mushroom (also known as “the mushroom of immortality”) is one of China’s most powerful healing mushrooms. However, it is also found in other parts around the world. Reishi is often called “the mushrooms of immortality” because it can also be taken as a tonic or herbal to extend life.
HIV/Cellulose patients and others with cancer or other serious illnesses often turn to Reishi mushroom for their immune system stimulation. Reishi mushrooms are also believed to reduce inflammation and fatigue, aid in healing viral issues and calm the mind. It is said to facilitate meditation and connection with Spirit.
Maitake mushroom is another potent medicinal mushroom. Maitake is used culinarily as well as medicinally, and is a very powerful source of beta-glucan polysaccharides–potent immune system healing chemicals.
Maitake mushroom has been used to help prevent cancer, diabetes and high cholesterol. Maitake mushrooms can increase activity in the natural killer cells and help to rid the body from immune system problems.