Describes the 12 most important medicinal mushrooms used for mycotherapy, providing significant ingredients, application examples, and suggestions for the therapy of over 100 ailments.
The benefits of mushrooms were known in ancient timesï¿½even the Ice-Man Ötzi used themï¿½and traditional Chinese medicine has used the now nearly forgotten healing powers of fungi since time immemorial. Nowadays there are many research projects in progressthat prove scientifically what naturopathy recognised long ago.
The authors introduce in this book a selection of the 12 most important medicinal mushrooms and demonstrate comprehensibly how can they used for prevention and therapy. In additional to the well-known species like reishi, royal sun agaricus, and those of the genusCordyceps, other popular edible mushrooms are describedï¿½for example, the button mushroom, shiitake, ink cap, and oyster mushroom. On the basis of their ingredients, all these can provide a significant contribution to our health.