If you’re looking to add some extra flavour to your meal, we all know that mushrooms always do the trick. Apart from being a delicious addition to any dish, however, the humble fungi family also packs a serious wellness punch. Medicinal mushrooms are the perfect addition to include in ANY diet, no matter what health challenges you’re battling with, there’s a mushroom that can help ease your discomfort.

Here are 7 of our choice of medicinal mushrooms:

CHAGA

Known as “the king of plants” or “the diamond of the forest”, Chaga is a wild mushroom with remarkable health-giving properties. Taking the form of a hard, woody fungus, it grows on birch trees and is prized as a powerful adaptogen as well as an antioxidant.

Chaga protects your body’s cells against stress and oxidation and even helps to combat tumours and cancer cells. It also helps slow the ageing process, can lower blood sugar, -pressure and cholesterol, supports the immune system and fights inflammation.
Try Superfoods wildcrafted Chaga powder, best enjoyed as a freshly brewed tea, which acts as a healing tonic.

REISHI

Known as the “mushroom of immortality” or “medicine of kings”, Reishi mushrooms burst with a range of remarkable health benefits. These include promoting better heart-, liver- and digestive health, balancing cholesterol and blood sugar, as well as providing natural cancer and chemotherapy support.

These mushrooms have adaptogenic properties, which means they can assist your body in adapting to stressful situations and handling anxiety. Reishi is also an excellent option for those who struggle with insomnia, as it helps relax muscles and calms the mind.
Check out Medi Mushrooms’ Reishi capsules – they are vegan-friendly, kosher and halaal.

SHIITAKE

The shiitake (pronounced she-TAH-key) mushroom is prized as a culinary and medicinal treasure throughout Asia. It’s known to balance blood sugar and cholesterol, support the liver and immune system, inhibit tumour growth and it even provides natural cancer support by reducing the side effects of anti-cancer treatments.

They’re pretty widely available in the fresh produce aisles of your favourite grocery stores and make a killer addition to creamy pasta dishes. However, if you’re looking for a quick way to consume them on a regular basis, try Medi Mushrooms’ Shiitake capsules.

MAITAKE

The Maitake mushroom (‘dancing mushroom’ in Japanese) offers a wealth of health benefits, including immune system support, powerful anti-tumour properties, digestive support, blood sugar and blood pressure balance, as well as nervous system support.

If you suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), taking Maitake as a supplement can also help improve ovulation and assist in balancing hormones.
Stock up on Medi Mushrooms’ Maitake capsules today.

LION’S MANE

Lion’s Mane mushroom is a natural brain power booster and nervous system tonic. It’s an excellent supplement to take when you’re in the midst of stressful work, exams or studies.

It has also been used as natural support for neurological conditions like Alzheimer’s and dementia. This comes from the mushroom’s ability to stimulate NGF (Nerve Growth Factor), a protein that helps to promote memory and brain function.
Medi Mushrooms gives you all the benefits of Lion’s Mane in a convenient, easy-to-swallow vegan capsule, to help you keep your brain sharp and your body healthy.

CORDYCEPS

Taking a Cordyceps mushroom supplement is ideal for anyone who leads an active lifestyle and requires a reliable energy boost. These properties have also made them popular in traditional medicine as a natural sexual tonic.

Apart from this, Cordyceps are also excellent immune boosters that also has health-giving benefits for the liver, kidneys and stomach.
Medi Mushrooms Cordyceps capsules give you all the power of this remarkable plant in a concentrated, easy-to-swallow form.

TURKEY TAIL / TRAMETES

Named for its fan-like shape and autumn-esque colours, the Turkey Tail mushroom, with its immune-boosting properties, has been used as a dietary supplement in Japanese medicine for centuries.

These mushrooms also contains a unique substance known as PSK which has shown promising results when treating cancers of the oesophagus, stomach, intestines, and colon. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that promote circulation and helps cleanse toxins from tissues.
The healing properties of the Turkey Tail mushrooms is at your disposal with Medi Mushrooms’ conveniently-packaged supplement.