MycoMedicinals : An Informational Treatise on Mushrooms by Paul Stamets
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From the introduction:
“Scientists have only recently confirmed what ancient cultures have known for centuries: mushrooms have within them some of the most potent medicines found in nature. Long viewed as tonics, we now know that their cellular constituents can profoundly improve the quality of human health. Differing from most pharmaceuticals, these healing agents have extraordinarily low toxicity, even at high doses. As fungi and animals share a more recent common ancestry than with plants, protozoans and bacteria, fungal medicines are active against many diseases that afflict humans… Increasingly, medicinal mushrooms are valued not only as adjuvant therapies to allopathic practices, but show promise for preventing diseases, including cancer.”
This treatise is an excellent guide to acquainting yourself with the healing properties, history, and research of medicinal mushrooms. It explores each of the popular medicinal mushrooms, illustrating the common names, distribution and natural habitat, kown active constituents, forms used, and the medicinal properties of each.
The concise and valuable information found in this treatise will aid you in selecting or designing your own mushroom supplement regimen should you wish to incorporate medicinal mushrooms into your daily diet.
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: MycoMedia Productions (2002)