Medicinal mushrooms are among mankind’s oldest natural remedies. In China and Japan, mushrooms have been used for over 4000 years to maintain health, strengthen the body’s defences and improve vitality. The western world is also increasingly discovering how valuable mushrooms are not only as a healthy food, but also as a source of a large number of biologically active substances with vitalizing properties.
Here you will learn a few interesting facts about the currently most important and common types of medicinal mushrooms.
The Snow ear is also called Snow fungus
From the far north
Ling Zhi, the Taoist mushroom of immortality
The lion’s mane mushroom is also known as a monkey head mushroom, or pom-pom mushroom because of its striking appearance.
The Tibetan name of the caterpillar fungus “Jartsa Gunbu” literally means “winter worm - summer grass”.
The colourful butterfly