What are Medicinal Fungi, or say mushrooms?
Medicinal mushrooms are mushrooms that have been shown to have medicinal properties. As stated earlier, they are used in traditional medicine to promote overall health and well-being and are used to treat a wide range of health conditions, including autoimmune diseases, neurological disorders and inflammation. Some of the most commonly used medicinal fungi include Reishi, Shiitake, Chaga, Turkey Tail, Cordyceps Militaris, Maitake, Oyster and Lion's Mane.
Potential Health Benefits of Medicinal Fungi:
- Immune System Support:
- Anti-inflammatory Properties:
- Cognitive Function:
- Stress Reduction:
Medicinal mushrooms are believed to have potential benefits for stress reduction. There are some that are adaptogenic, meaning that they help reduce anxiety, depression and stress, and improve overall mental well-being, thereby ensuring sound sleep and also contributing to heart health.
- Anti-tumor Properties:
These medicinal fungi are also believed to have anti-tumour properties, which may help reduce the risk of cancer. Some studies suggest that they may help prevent the growth of cancer cells and reduce the risk of recurrence.
Safety and Dosage of Medicinal Fungi
These fungi or mushrooms are generally considered safe when taken in recommended dosage which varies based on the individual and the form in which they are taken (eg. powder, capsule, liquid extract/tincture). A mushroom named Cordyceps Militaris comes as dry strands as well.
Medicinal Mushrooms have been used for thousands of years in traditional medicine to promote overall health and well-being. If you are looking to support your immune system, reduce inflammation, improve cognitive function or reduce stress, these mushrooms are a powerful and natural option to consider. You can consult a healthcare professional to determine the right dose and form for your individual needs.