Category Archives: Medicinal Mushrooms

What’s The Deal With Reishi Mushrooms?

Native to the continent of Asia, Ganoderma lucidum, often referred to as Reishi, is a fungus that thrives in hot, humid conditions. Popular in Eastern medicine, this mushroom has some of the most beneficial triterpenoids, peptidoglycans, and polysaccharides. Reishi mushrooms don’t taste particularly good, but the Chinese have developed ways of cooking them that bring out their best as a culinary […]

Turkey Tail Mushrooms – A Medicinal Mushroom Powerhouse

Turkey Tail Mushrooms

Turkey Tail mushrooms, botanically classified as Trametes versicolor, are striped, multicolored fungi that belong to the Polyporaceae family. They are commonly grown on stumps, logs or branches that are in the process of decomposing. One of the most common varieties of mushrooms found in forests, they take their name from their resemblance to the colored tail […]

All About Lions Mane Mushrooms

Lions Mane Mushrooms

Lion’s mane mushroom is a puffy, fuzzy, white species that grows well on sawdust substrate in an agricultural setting. It has both culinary value due to its versatile texture and flavor profile, as well as medicinal uses supported by ample peer-reviewed research. Called Hericium erinaceus by scientists, lion’s mane supports immune function as well as providing neurological benefits.  One of the ways it enhances immune […]