Certainly, many of us are aware of the culinary uses of mushrooms that include portabella and white button. However, because of the many different classes of mushrooms, there are also several uses, especially when it comes to our health. There are the so-called medicinal mushrooms that are intended for healing and not as flavor enhancers, although there are some of them that can be used in recipes. Usually, they are taken in the form of tea, tinctures and extracts as well as in capsules as powders.
The most popular medicinal mushrooms include agaricus mushroom (or agaricusblazei mushroom), reishi mushroom, shitake, maitake, and coriolus mushroom. Such mushrooms are found to share much in common with human beings considering their chemical and genetic structure. Many scientists claim that they are genetically much closer to human beings compared to almost any other plant. By considering this fact, certain higher level mushrooms often known as medical mushrooms and not as magic mushrooms can become a perfect natural healer. They can impact the body, mind, emotions and spirits of humans who consume them.
One kind of medicinal mushroom that has been found to be really useful in natural healing is the cordycepssinensis. It is also known as caterpillar fungus that parasitizes larvae of ghost moths and produces a fruiting body valued as an herbal remedy found in mountainous regions of India, Nepal and Tibet. As a parasitic fungus, it is formed when the fungus attacks moth caterpillars infecting it with spores during fall then germinates over the winter. During spring time, the fungus has completely killed and mummified the caterpillar, which results to the growing and producing a long slender fruiting body. The fruiting body is made up of the remains of the caterpillar and the fungus, which is collected, dried and preserved to serve as an herbal medicine.
For centuries, it has been used in traditional Asian medicine and Chinese medicine. In China, it is commonly used to promote general well-being and health. It is only lately that its medicinal benefits have been noticed by Western medicine.You can also learn more about medicinal mushrooms by checking out the post at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S8epEIV3AA.
There are certain things that you need to take into account if you are thinking of the healing properties of medicinal mushrooms. If you are taking them as supplement along with a Vitamin C source, preferably a natural plant-based Vitamin C source, you can both triple the effective of medicinal mushrooms and Vitamin C. The good thing is that there are no sufficient studies to establish the safe use of this kind of mushroom among pregnant women since there are no major side effects reported. However, it is not recommended to be taken by those who suffer from auto-immune disease.