Many of us know of or have cooked with many of the most commonly used culinary mushrooms such as portabella, white button and others. You can buy mushrooms online in this site.
There are also medicinal mushrooms. They can be used to flavor enhance recipes, but they cannot be used for flavor-enhancement. They can be consumed as tea, tinctures, and extracts or in powdered capsules.
These medicinal mushrooms are reishi, agaricus mushroom or agaricusblazei mushroom, maitake, shitake and coriolus. There are many other types of medicinal mushrooms, but these ones are the most widely used.
In terms of chemical and genetic structure, medicinal mushrooms like these have much in common. Many scientists claim that mushrooms are more genetically similar to human beings than any other plants.
These mushrooms are also known as “medicinal mushrooms”, but they are not magic mushrooms. These mushrooms can positively heal the body, mind, and soul of those who consume them.
Reishi mushrooms are one of the most powerful healing mushrooms found in China. It can be found worldwide. Reishi mushroom has been called “The mushroom of immortality”, as it can be taken daily as a tonic herb and is useful in prolonging one’s life.
People with HIV and Cancer often use Reishi mushroom (in Asia) to boost their immune systems. Reishi mushroom is believed to be able to reduce inflammation, improve fatigue, cure viral infections and calm the soul, allowing people to meditate more easily and connect with Spirit.
Maitake mushroom is another potent medicinal mushroom. Maitake is used culinarily as well as medicinally, and is a very powerful source of beta-glucan polysaccharides–potent immune system healing chemicals.
Maitake mushroom is useful in cancer prevention as well as controlling diabetes and high cholesterol. Maitake mushrooms boost the activity levels of the natural killer cell in the body, thus helping to rid the body from immune system issues.