What is Mycelium?
Mushrooms are the fruiting bodies of Mycelium. Think of an orange on a tree – that is like the mushroom! The tree that produces the orange is similar to the Mycelium. Mycelium produces the beneficial compounds found in mushrooms and is much more potent than mushrooms.
- Cordyceps Sinensis had been used for thousands of years in ancient China for a wide variety of benefits, especially when it comes to improving energy, endurance, stamina, speedy recovery, and longevity.
Tigris (Lignosis Tigris)
- The Tiger’s Milk Mushroom is native to tropical forests in South East Asia. As the name suggests and according to aboriginal folklore, this relatively unknown fungus is said to grow on the spot where tiger milk falls to the ground when a mother is feeding her cubs. It has been used in traditional medicine as a health tonic by the indigenous populations to treat more than 15 medical ailments.
Reishi (Ganoderma Lucidum)
- In Chinese, the name lingzhi represents a combination of spiritual potency and the essence of immortality. Reishi is regarded as the “herb of spiritual potency,” symbolizing success, well-being, divine power, and longevity.
Turkey Tail (Trametes Versicolor)
- The National Institute of Health (NIH) approved a $2.25 million-dollar study conducted jointly with Bastyr University, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Washington. Researchers analyzed the impact of Turkey Tail mushrooms on the immune systems of patients with breast cancer.
Maitake (Grifola Frondosa)
- In China and Japan, maitake mushrooms have been consumed for 3,000 years, valued most for their legendary properties. Maitake’s scientific name, G. Frondosa, is derived from an Italian mushroom name referring to the griffin, a mythological half lion and half eagle beast.
Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus sulphureus)
- Laetiporus sulphureus is a yellow colored polyporous mushroom and popularly known as “chicken of the woods.” Over the generations, mushroom has become an integral part of tribal cuisines particularly for its taste. It has equal importance in folk medicine being widely used for treatment of pyretic diseases, coughs, gastric cancer and rheumatism. Thus, the species is considered as a natural reservoir of both nourishment as well as drug therapy.