MycoMedicinals: An Informational Treatise on Mushrooms
Scientists have only recently confirmed what ancient cultures have known for centuries: mushrooms have within them some of the most potent medicines found in nature. Long viewed as tonics, we now know that their cellular constituents can profoundly improve the quality of human health. Differing from most pharmaceuticals, these healing agents have extraordinarily low toxicity, even at high doses….For physicians, naturopaths, herbalists and lay people, medicinal mushrooms may well hold answers for many of today’s major health concerns. Increasingly, medicinal mushrooms are valued not only as adjuvant therapies to allopathic practices, but show promise for preventing diseases, including cancer. In this treatise, 17 of the more important mushroom species are described in detail noting latin species name, common names, distribution and natural habitats, known active constituents, form used, medicinal properties and the author’s comments on each species. The book also contains key reference articles specific to each species in their treatment of disease (with a special listing of activity against specific cancers). The book includes a section of commonly asked questions and an impressive listing of medical professionals who recommend medicinal mushrooms.