Medicinal Mushrooms

Chaga (Inonotus Obliquus)
Chaga (Inonotus Obliquus) has the highest S.O.D. (Super Oxide Dismutase) out of any food on the planet. It also contains Betulinic acid which is one of the most promising discoveries for healing the human immune response. It is a antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antitumor, antiviral, insulin responsive, cholesterol reducer, immune stimulant, liver tonic, number 1 cancer fighter, cervical and uterine tonic, and adaptogenic. Chaga contains the highest ORAC rating ever recorded (40,000 times more potent than the next closest natural product).

Cordyceps (Cordyceps Sinensis)
Cordyceps (Cordyceps Sinensis): antibacterial, antioxidant, antitumor, antiviral, blood pressure tonic, insulin responsive, cardiovascular, cholesterol reducer, immune stimulant, kidney tonic, liver tonic, lung tonic, nerve tonic, sexual potentiator, stress reducer and helps to fight leukemia, lung problems, lymphoma and adaptogenic.

Reishi (Ganoderma Lucidum)
Reishi (Ganoderma Lucidum): Dragonfly Earth medicine has a ganoderma blend which includes red, purple, black and white reishi. The mushroom of immortality. It is one of the most important adaptogens available. Reishi is Anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-tumor, immune modulating, blood pressure and insulin regulator, good for cardiovascular, cholesterol, immune system, creates a tonic for the kidneys, liver, lungs, nervous system, and helps with sexual potency, stress reducer. Helps aide leukemia, cancer of the liver, lungs, prostate and sarcoma.

Turkey Tail (Trametes Versicolor or Coriolus Versicolor)
Turkey tail has been used for over 5,000 years in Traditional Chinese Medicine in healing the body of many ailments. Turkey tail stimulates and empowers the immune system, particularly by enhancing the workings of one of the most critical cells, known as natural killer cells (NK cells) or killer T cells. This ancient mushroom can help rebuild the immune system in people with a wide range of cancers. The polysaccharides in Turkey Tail (PSP or PSK) are strong scavengers of superoxide and hydroxyl radicals. It has shown to inhibited incorporation of two structural units of DNA (uridine and thymidine) in ascites tumor cells, inhibited the growth of P388 leukemia cells, and demonstrated anti-proliferative activity against cell lines of human gastric cancer, lung cancer, lymphoma, and mononuclear leukemia. It inhibits adhesion, invasion, motility, and metastatic growth of tumor cells in animal models of cancer. Turkey Tail improves upper respiratory tract infections, helps with pulmonary disease, elimination of urinary tract infections, relieves digestive tract irritations, anti-viral activity, enhance liver function, anti hepatitis, anti microbial and a high antioxidant. Turkey tail is extremely beneficial to people who choose to use radiation and chemotherapy. Turkey Tail increases the 5 year survival rate in cancer patients.

Lions Mane (Hericium Erinaceus)
Lions Mane is known as a nootropic medicine. A medicine that treats cognitive or motor function difficulties attributable to disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, ADHD, depression, dementia, autism, and schizophrenia and other brain dysfunctions. Lions mane is exceptionally active in stimulating the synthesis of Nerve Growth Factors (NGF) a small protein crucial to the growth of brain neurons. Lions mane produces substances that allow NGF to to permeate the blood brain barrier. It coats the mitochondria assisting the healthy function of all cells. Lions Mane is a medicinal mushroom and powerful superfood adaptogen for nervous system and the autoimmune system. Known for it’s powerful effects as a brain tonic has been used in teas by ancient Buddhist monks to highten their ability to concentrate during meditation. other benefits include… Helps digestive tract ailments, anti-inflammatory, anti-depression, anti-cancer, improves cognitive impairment, can kill Leukaemia cells, helps fight colon cancer, in ancient Chinese texts it was used to treat near degenerative diseases, a powerful neuro protectant, regulates blood sugar and cholesterol problems making it important to people who suffer from diabetes and heart problems. This mushroom can help people with severe brain injuries by actually repairing and regrowing severed or damaged axons in the brain nerve tissue.

Agarikon (Fomitopsis officinalis or Laricifomes officinalis)
Agarikon conks were used in ancient Greece to treat consumption (tuberculosis). We have also found remnants of agarikon at burial sites of indigenous tribes that died of smallpox and important Shamans. We assume from this that conk was used as treatment for smallpox and used by Shamans to treat severe ailments. The Agarikon is used for viral infections by helping to stimulate the immune response to viruses. Eating the fungi’s mycelium can reduce inflammation and can help combat both bacterial and viral infections. Paul Stamets has done extensive research on this fungi and has found it to fight viruses (cowpox, swine and bird flu and the virus that causes herpes). We know that Agarikon contains agaric acid which is a anhidronic (reduces, prevents, or stops sweating), anti-inflammatory and used as a parasympathetic nervous system agent. Agarikon is being studied currently and we will know more as the research is unfolding of all of it’s healing properties.

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