Medicinal mushrooms and mushroom extracts have a history of use in healing for thousands of years, particularly in Asian cultures. Current research confirms that mushrooms have anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties with many positive studies showing mushrooms to have numerous protective effects on the body which are causing some people to call mushrooms the original superfood!
Mushrooms contain B vitamins, trace minerals and fibre but most importantly their ‘magic’ is their high levels of beta-glucans compounds that keep immune cells alert and the amino acid ergothioneine which helps control inflammation in the body. Use mushrooms to strengthen your immune system, improve vitality, strength and stamina and fight disease and inflammation. Some mushrooms can be considered more ‘magical’ than others so before you take a trip to Diagon Alley here is the lowdown on the most common medicinal mushrooms!
Reishi – the ‘all rounder’ mushroom. Reishi fights chronic diseases, balances hormones, assists in mood disorders and tackles inflammation in the body. It provides vitality, strength & stamina. Reishi mushrooms are also powerful adaptogens which help the body to cope with stress.