Mushroom benefits are a wonderful way to add more raw to your diet. They have benefits ranging from simple nutritional benefits to amazing medicinal benefits. They have been used for thousands of years, and the Chinese use a variety of them in their herbal medicine today.
Mushrooms have powerful medicinal qualities.
Research has shown mushroom benefits boost heart health, lower the risk or fight
cancer, promote immune function, reduce inflammation, balance blood
sugar levels, and many other attributes. Besides
medicinal benefits, mushrooms have wonderful nutritional value. They
are chock full of vitamins, mineral, proteins, and antioxidants. It is good reason to add them to your diet!
I look for a high quality powdered form to use in my smoothies for their medicinal properties.
Wolfe and John Stamens state that the reishi mushroom is shaped like
the heart and is a beneficial mushroom for heart health.
- They are especially beneficial for those with asthma and respiratory illnesses. They have a healing affect on the lungs.
China and Japan they are used for thousands of years as medicine for
arthritis, hypertension, and liver disorders. Studies now show that they
have anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, and
antioxidant properties that support why they were used for the above
- They are safe to consume daily, and support immune function.
Shitake mushrooms are best known to benefit the heart, but they also have some very powerful other benefits.
in Japan show they lower cholesterol by speeding up the processing of
the cholesterol in the liver. This helps benefit the heart, lowering
are a cancer fighter. They appear to stimulate the immune system cells
to clean the body of tumor cells.We have these tumor cells in our body
at all times, some can be triggered to turn into cancer.
also appear effective against some serious viruses such as HIV and
Hepatitis B. More research is being done in this area as this can be an
extremely valuable treatment for these viruses.
have wonderful nutritive value in treating nutritional deficiencies.
They are just chock-full of good stuff! A great mushroom to add to your
diet if your world is whirling and you may not be eating as good as you
are a favorite of athletes due to the benefit of increased energy and
endurance. They increase the blood supply to the muscles, and increase
lactic acid removal by the body.* This allows faster recovery after
- They are also used to lower high cholesterol, heart irregularity, asthma, and bronchitis.
Maitake mushroom benefits are best known for their cancer fighting properties.
findings in a study published in the Townsend Letter for Doctors and
Patients, Feb/Mar, 1996 showed that Maitake mushrooms was found
effective against leukemia, stomach and bone cancers. It also showed
that they gave relief for chemotherapy side effects such as nausea,
weight loss, etc. Research also showed that combining Maitake mushrooms
with conventional treatments further increases the effectiveness against
the above cancers.
- They are also good for diabetics as they reduce insulin resistance.
- Doctors in Japan use them to lower blood pressure and blood lipids as a standard treatment.
- They can aid in digestion.
Chaga mushrooms have more medicinal properties than any other single mushroom. The
famous "Ice man", an extraordinarily preserved mummy found, had a
medicinal bag with herbs found on him, and a large chaga mushroom tied to his side.
Known as a cancer fighting mushroom. It is found on trees, most
commonly the birch tree. It was approved in 1955 in Russia as a cancer
- Reportedly successful in fighting breast, lung, cervical and stomach cancers. Hobbs, 1995
Consider learning more about the humble fungi's.
A great site for purchasing dried mushroom powders is
The Raw Food World.
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