Healing powers of medicinal mushrooms.


Healing powers of Medicinal mushrooms.


The fungi kingdom has been studied for many centuries.  Mushrooms are a great source for natural remedies.  They present many medicinal qualities.  Great for prevention of illnesses and to cure health conditions.  Of course, many fungus species are used for culinary purpose around the world.


Different mushrooms from the wild.

We think mostly about mushrooms generally for culinary preparations.

For instance, foraging for wild mushrooms in the forest. It is recommended to be an expert. This in order to identify the poisonous ones from the non-poisonous ones. Surprisingly their appearance looks very much the same.

We know from naturopathic experts, that all mushrooms are classified as the Fungi Kingdom.

mushroom-black forest
mushroom-black forest

Naturopathic doctors (ND) are usually primary care physicians.  However, they can blend their centuries-old knowledge with other philosophies. Especially that nature is the most effective medicine provider.

In the meantime, advancements in Mycotherapy knowledge is becoming more and more popular in Europe.

From the experts

Very well-known in France, Professor Alain Tardif is the President of the European of the Academic of Natural Medicine.  He says that the medicinal community of his country, don’t consider the mushrooms as medicinal therapeutic fact. But it is changing.

French have a real mushroom love affair in their culinary preparations.  There are approximately three Thousand varieties types of wild fungi, but only a few are edible.


Popularity and use of mushrooms in other parts of the world.

Traditional Chinese and Japanese Medicine experts use mushrooms.  This is coupled with the alternative and complementary treatment of cancer.

Many other Country such as Taiwan, Russia, the United States, Brazil, Germany, give an essential Scientific interest.  Especially because of the mushroom’s medicinal properties.

Mushrooms contain D-glucan. A component to the most critical bioactive compounds in therapeutic fungi. Consequently, this will help to prevent cancer and protect the immune system.

First off, I am not a medical professional or a liver organ expert.  I am just someone who is passionate about finding ways to help people who are in pain.

The information in this article is purely informative.  And cannot be considered as medical pieces of advice.  No treatment should be initiated solemnly based uniquely on the content of this text.  It is highly recommended to the reader to consult health professionals.  The editor of this informative article does not practice medicine or any other therapeutic profession.

More information and facts about Fungi.

What species is Fungi?
Fungus, plural Fungi, the word ” fungus ”
is a Latin word meaning ” mushrooms ”

It exists about 99,000 know species of organisms of this kingdom Fungi, which includes:
The yeast, mildews, molds, and mushrooms.

Fungi are living organisms that are distantly related to plant and more associated with animals.


How Are Fungi useful?

  • Molds from Fungi are used to make cheeses like Roquefort, blue cheese and many more…
  • Scientists use Fungi to make antibiotics to treat bacterial infections.
  • Fungi are useful to humans, because of the economic value.
  • In nature, they help break down plant fibers such as dead leaves and wood.


To begin with. What is Mycotherapy?
It is defined as the medicine that study of the use of mushrooms extracts and compounds.

Originates from traditional Chinese Medicine is widespread and now very well-known in Europe

Recently Discovered

Incidentally, many mushrooms species are an excellent source of anti-oxidants.

Including the following properties:

  • anti-cancer,
  • anti-inflammatory,
  • cardiovascular,
  • anti-microbial
  • anti-diabetic, properties.

Mushrooms are becoming major studies in pharmaceutical factories. Therefore, there are hundreds of different constituents with miraculous biological effects.

shiitake mushrooms
                      Shitake mushrooms


These are two shitake species with stimulant properties.

Especially recommended for:

  • Boost the immune system HIV/AIDS
  • Lowering blood cholesterol levels
  • Hardening of the arteries
  • Diabetes
  • Eczema
  • Cold and Flu
  • Treating prostate or
  • Breast cancer
  • Has an anti-aging agent
  • Also, used to help for hepatitis B
  • Herpes
  • High blood pressure and
  • Stomach ache

Shiitake mushrooms side effects.

There are no known side effects from eating the usual, moderate, amount of medicinal mushrooms in our diet.

As a rule, eating Shiitake every day, it is probably not recommended.  This, because of the fiber component they have.

It might be difficult to digest and could provoke side effects such as digestive issues.  Finally, Shiitake mushroom extracts are generally considered safe.

cordyceps sinensis
cordyceps sinensis

The most well-known species of Cordyceps is Cordyceps Sinensis. It is described as an exotic medicinal mushroom.

There are approximately 400 species. Originated from Tibet and the Chinese provinces of Sichuan. Used for centuries to treat many health conditions.

Other studies suggest Cordyceps have the potential to improve heart health. And furthermore fight inflammation, cancer, diabetes, and anti-aging.

Finally, If you choose to take Cordyceps supplements make sure that it was tested by a third-party organization for purity and quality.


Chaga (Inonotus obliquus)

The health benefits of Chaga are numerous:

Chaga is a mushroom that typically grows on birch trees in a colder climate.

As a matter of fact, Chaga is especially efficient to:

  • Stimulate the immune system
  • Normalize blood pressure and cholesterol levels

According to the results of Studies
The betulinic acid in Chaga can break down LDL cholesterol- (lousy cholesterol) in the bloodstream.

Please watch this short video about Chaga mushrooms.

Can Chaga cure cancer?
Chaga can kill cancer cells. It has a strong immune-enhancing power.
As well as a superfood with vast healing potential.

Incidentally, always keep in mind that self-treating a health condition with Chaga is to be avoided.

Therefore look for medical advice before taking Chaga.


Turkey Tail mushroom.

This is one of the most well-researched medicinal mushrooms in the world. Because it is a biological response modifier.

What will be the proper dosage to take?

Based on the existing Scientific Research and the level of purity of the product ( one gram extract daily ) of Turkey Tail is recommended.

Incidentally, some people might need less, and some might need more.

Ordinarily dosage for people in the age of:

  1. thirty-five will need less. (e.g., two capsules daily).
  2. Over fifty, it might be necessary for the desired effect to take at least two grams daily.

Remember these facts:

  • The immune function of humans is optimal before the age of thirty-five and declines significantly after fifty.
  • Chinese Medicine uses Turkey Tail mushroom as a tonic for Centuries.
  • Subsequently, studies show that it improves survival rates.
  • With immune stimulating and anti-tumor properties.
  • Others Studies show that it can enhance the effect of chemotherapy cancer treatment.
  • As well as reducing the side effects of radiation therapy.

The King of mushrooms:

Reishi mushroom

Researchers demonstrated that Reishi mushrooms boots immunity and fights the proliferation of cancer cells.

What do we know about the benefits of reishi mushrooms?

People use reishi mushroom for boosting the following:

  • The immune system
  • Viral infection
  • Lung condition Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Kidney disease
  • Cancer
  • Liver disease
What are the dosage recommendations?
Typically, the range dosage is from 1,5 to 9 grams per day.

What are the side effects of reishi?

  • A possible side effect is a slightly increased risk of upset stomach or digestive distress.
  • Pregnant women or breastfeeding should probably avoid reishi.
  • More importantly for people undergoing treatment.
  • And for those on maintenance therapies.

  • Generally, supplement remedies include tablets, capsules, teas and liquid extracts.

How do you drink Reishi tea?

  • Take one or two large reishi slices and put them in about a quart of water
  • Let the water boil for at least fifteen minutes.
  • Strain it off and drink it.

What does REISHI TASTE like?

In brief, the taste of Reishi mushroom is quite a bit bitter.  Incidentally, some people will say it tastes like tree bark. Reishi mushrooms aren’t famous for their taste.

Sliced Reishi
      Sliced Reishi

Where can I find sliced Reishi mushrooms?


Look for dried Top Grade Japan Red Organic Brand
At your local botanical market, or Amazon.

Can you I eat the vegetative part of a fungus)?

In reality, it should be avoided eating it.
The mushrooms that we usually eat are actually just a small visible part of the organism.
In nature, mushrooms bloom much as flowers do.

They bloom during certain times of the year when the conditions are just right.


Should I eat raw mushroom?

Important to realize that, raw mushrooms are very indigestible, because of their tough cell walls.
Therefore, it is advised that all mushrooms must be cooked before consumption.

Furthermore, raw mushrooms and raw mycelium may pose hazards from harmful pathogens.

Try this delicious recipe with mixed popular mushrooms.


Oyster mushrooms
  • One pound of mixed mushrooms of your choice like:
  • Shiitake, Buttons, Ceps, or Porcini mushrooms
  • One spoon of olive oil
  • two tablespoons mince chopped garlic
  • one tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • One tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • One juice of a lemon
  • Salt & pepper


  1. Heat the oil

    mushrooms with garlic and parsley
         Mushrooms with garlic and parsley
  • 2- Add mushrooms and thyme
  • 3- Cook, stirring frequently until mushrooms are golden. Eight minutes.
    4- Stir in garlic
    5- Add juice of the lemon
    6- Sprinkle with parsley
    Bon Appetit!



In summary, we can say that many of the medicinal mushrooms are powerful for preventing and treating cancer.

Medicinal mushrooms are traditionally used in Asian countries to manage and treat different diseases.

On the other hand, edible mushrooms have attracted much interest as a functional food. Especially because of their, anti-tumoral, anti-viral properties.

Therefore, don’t hesitate to include fresh mushrooms in your diet.  As food or as supplement forms, including tablets, capsules, teas, and liquid extracts.

Thank you for reading my article.

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This information I provided to you is not intended to offer professional medical advice or treatment for any condition.
Should you have any health problems or are taking any medication. Please seek advice from your healthcare provider prior to any change in your diet.

2 thoughts on “Healing powers of medicinal mushrooms.

  1. Hi Jacqueline, I love mushrooms, I eat them quite a lot, partly because I am aiming to cut my meat consumption and they make a great substitute because of their fleshy texture. I have learnt some new information from you today regarding health benefits of mushrooms and I think it is time I broadened my horizons and tried some different varieties. Thank you for educating me.

    1. Hi, Ally, I am glad you’ve read my post about mushrooms, mushrooms are so delicious and so beneficial for you, keep eating them, there are so many ways to prepare them.
      Thank you for your comments.

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