Maitake Mushroom: probably most powerful mushroom in strengthening the immune system, reduces negative effects of chemotherapy such as pain, nausea, and hair loss, strong antiviral, treats hepatitis, chronic fatigue syndrome, high blood pressure, regulates insulin levels and cholesterol levels, inhibits tumors from growing back after surgery, protects the liver
Chaga has been used as a tonic and tea by the Siberians for hundreds of years. Chaga contains inotodiol, betulin, and active polysaccharides that have various medicinal implications. A preparation called Befungin has been used in Russia for cancer treatment since the 1960s
Saprobic mushroomsDecomposers are essential for the survival of ecosystems. Saprobic mushrooms are fungi that act as decomposers, feeding on dead and decaying wood, leaves, litter, and other organic matter. To digest this they secrete enzymes that break it down. This releases and recycles vital nutrients for other organisms, and helps dispose of organic waste. In the photo: Mycena subcana (left) and Xeromphalina campanella (right) decomposing a conifer stump in Ordeson-Todd Woods, in…
Yellow Unicorn Entoloma (Entoloma murrayi) … aka “Unicorn Pinkgill”, is a species of fungus in the Entolomataceae family. Found in wet forests of eastern North America, Central and South America, and southeast Asia, the fungus produces yellow mushrooms that have a characteristic sharp umbo on the top of the conical cap. A saprobic species, Entoloma murrayi derives nutrients by breaking down organic matter.