18 Feb The Marvels of Medicinal Mushrooms
Medicinal mushrooms or fungi have been an important component in folk medicine since ancient times, and many have since found their way into mainstream healing and clinical studies. These humble-looking plants are actually amazingly rich sources of antioxidant compounds, with antibacterial, antiviral and antimicrobial properties to boot. Let’s find out a little more about these natural superstars – and we’ll also help you discover which one is right for you.
Luckily, we don’t need to be expert foragers to find and enjoy the world’s most beneficial medicinal mushrooms! You can find pure powdered mushroom supplements online, conveniently packaged in easy-to-swallow capsules, so you can take them as you would any other daily vitamin.
THE “DREAM TEAM”: 5 KEY MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS
Our green team is so excited to introduce you to five medicinal superstars; these mushrooms each offer a wealth of healing benefits for the body and mind.
- Cordyceps: An energy-boosting mushroom, great for alleviating physical and mental fatigue.
- Lion’s Mane: This “smart” mushroom supports a healthy brain and a happy nervous system, keeping you calm and focused.
- Maitake: Keeps the immune system strong and the digestive system healthy. Also called the “King of Mushrooms”.
- Reishi: From stress and anxiety to circulation and muscle health, this mushroom is a real all-rounder when it comes to physical and mental health.
- Shiitake: Your metabolism, immune system, skin and organs will all benefit from a super-powered shiitake supplement!
So now that you’ve got to know a little more about these five health-boosting heroes, which one should you be making part of your daily natural supplementation routine?
25 COMMON PROBLEMS & 5 SIMPLE SOLUTIONS
Below is a chart showing 25 common ailments, and which medicinal mushrooms can help to manage these conditions or their symptoms. You’ll be amazed by just how diverse these healing fungi can be!
Based on this information, you can make an informed, empowered decision about which medicinal mushroom will help you boost your physical and emotional health most effectively. Happy foraging!
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