Maitake mushrooms (Grifola frondosa) have been used over the centuries to treat many illnesses.   They are now being used to diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity, the triumvirate of nutritonal diseases that is driving an epidemic of chronic illnesses in America.   This delicious food is a valuable ally in the fight against these nutritional diseases.   Maitake have been called many names over the years, names that describe their…
Silver Ear (Tremela Fuciformis) has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat asthma, bronchitis and dry coughs.   It is also used extensively in Chinese cooking.     T. Fuciformis is high in fiber and vitamin D and is thought to stimulate the immune system, as well as lower cholesterol and blood glucose levels.     T. Fuciformis contains a unique beta-glucan that is believed to have great water-retention…
Turkey tail mushroom (Coriolus versicolor) also known as Trametes versicolor is a well-studied medicinal mushroom. In fact, one of the world’s most powerful anti-cancer drugs was derrived from these studies.     C. versicolor grows amidst the trees of the temperate forests around the world.   Turkey tail grows on logs, tree stumps and decaying wood.    It has fruity bodies that overlap each other in a fan-like pattern, hence…