All About Medicinal Mushrooms… Free 2020 Mushroom Calendar

Mushrooms In History

Mushrooms have been used medicinally for thousands of years.  The Ancient Greeks used mushrooms for respiratory conditions. Hippocrates used mushrooms as far back as 450B.C.E. as an anti-inflammatory and to heal wounds. Native American tribes have been using mushrooms for spiritual growth and to rid the body of diseases. The Chinese have been using Reishi mushroom, also known as ganoderma, for increasing longevity and for respiratory conditions. Otzi the IceMan, the world’s oldest mummy, was found with a mushroom in his medicine kit that has antiparasitic and antibacterial properties.

Modern science has been interested in mushrooms medicinally, especially since the late 1990’s. Mushrooms have been used to help clean up oil spills, build renewable houses, and filter our water and air.  More research has been conducted to figure out why these mushrooms have such a long history at helping us. Science has isolated the compounds that are beneficial to us. They are mainly complex sugars called beta-glucans and also antioxidants. Mushrooms also have the ability to enhance our immune system.

Free 2020 Mushroom Calendar

All About Medicinal Mushrooms… Free 2020 Mushroom Calendar

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Five Medicinal Mushrooms You Should Know

The Five Elements have correspondences to nine different aspects of nature: seasons, directions, colors, environment, tastes, emotions, organs, sensory organs and body tissues. As acupuncturists, these correspondences help us suggest lifestyle recommendations for our patients.


All About Medicinal Mushrooms… Free 2020 Mushroom CalendarReishi was first recorded being used by the Chinese for centuries. It is called the “mushroom of immortality” by the Chinese. Reishi is bitter tasting and contains a high number of terpenoids. These terpenoids are active ingredients with major anti-inflammatory properties. Reishi polysaccharides also help increase production of toxin like substances that restrict cancer growth.


All About Medicinal Mushrooms… Free 2020 Mushroom CalendarChaga mushrooms are also a heavy hitter for its medicinal properties. Like reishi, chaga has powerful immune enhancing abilities. It’s immune centered benefits feature an ability to increase lymphocytes, which help get rid of foreign invaders such as cold viruses and also cancers.


All About Medicinal Mushrooms… Free 2020 Mushroom CalendarCordyceps is a fungus that grows primarily out of the mummified bodies of insects. It grows at high altitudes in the mountains of Asia. Cordyceps has powerful anti-aging properties and also aids in the recovery of fatigue. Used as an enhancer to athletic performance because of its beta glucans. These beta glucans help the body deliver oxygen on a cellular level.

Lions Mane

All About Medicinal Mushrooms… Free 2020 Mushroom CalendarLions Mane mushrooms are a fantastic mushroom for mental clarity and improving memory. This mushroom has been shown to produce nerve growth factor. This protein helps develop and maintain sensory neurons. It can have a positive effect on many different mental conditions like memory, Alzheimers and Parkinson’s.

Turkey Tail

All About Medicinal Mushrooms… Free 2020 Mushroom CalendarTurkey Tail Mushrooms are enjoyed for their powerful immune enhancing properties. Turkey Tails mushrooms have been prized for their high levels of a specific polysaccharide called PSK. PSK has been shown to have a therapeutic effect on cancer cells and specifically when tumors have been removed to prevent coming back. There is a popular anti-cancer drug in Japan called Krestin that is made from the base extract of turkey tail mushrooms.

Mushrooms in the Kitchen

Support optimal health by adding medicinal mushrooms into breakfast, lunch or dinner

Immune Support Mushroom & Brazil Nut Fruit Smoothie

Paul Stamets of Fungi Perfecti designed this blend of seven mushroom species (Royal Sun Blazei, Cordyceps, Reishi, Maitake, Lion’s Mane, Chaga and Mesima) to support general immunity.* Many use Stamets 7® as a functional food multiple for maintaining peak performance and health.* We love this powdered mushroom blend made with heat treated and freeze-dried mushroom mycelium powder. Powdered blends are palatable and can be added to smoothies, drinks, sprinkled on oatmeal or even added at the end of a cook, to thicken and enrich soups, stews or other foods.

Resources: Ready to learn more? Check out our friends at Fungi Perfecti in Washington state for classes, books and online information.

All About Medicinal Mushrooms… Free 2020 Mushroom Calendar


To Garnish: Coconut, granola, mesclun greens, brazil nuts, and halved strawberries

All About Medicinal Mushrooms… Free 2020 Mushroom Calendar


Combine all ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth. Pour into bowl and garnish.

  • Daily overall immune support
  • Promotes respiratory, digestive, circulatory, cellular, lymphatic and systemic functions for foundational immunity
  • Stamets 7® can increase Natural Killer Cells by more than 300%
  • Enhances natural blood-sugar modulation
  • Supports the body in adapting to physical, mental, and environmental stress factors*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease

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