iOS app Android app

Mushroom Health

Chaga, The Clinker Fungus: This Mushroom Looks Scary But Can Benefit Health

Paul Stamets | Posted 12.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Stamets

While this strange-looking mushroom has been called a "tree cancer" since it will eventually kill its host tree, it has attracted interest for centuries in fighting human cancer and other diseases.

Agarikon: Ancient Mushroom For Modern Medicine

Paul Stamets | Posted 11.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Stamets

I am convinced Agarikon and other polypore mushrooms hold yet-undiscovered medicines of incalculable value. If Agarikon's antivirals prove to be effective in clinical trials, I do not think it is an exaggeration to say we should save our old growth forests as a matter of national defense.

Lion's Mane: A Mushroom That Improves Your Memory And Mood?

Paul Stamets | Posted 10.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Stamets

Mushrooms provide a vast array of potential medicinal compounds. Many mushrooms are well-known for these properties, but the lion's mane mushroom, in particular, has drawn the attention of researchers for its notable nerve-regenerative properties.