What a perfect time to talk about Turkey Tail mushrooms with Thanksgiving just around the corner. These mushrooms are not one you would want to bring to the family feast, but it is absolutely one your family should know about.
For thousands of years this common fungus has been brewed as a tea for its health benefits. Trametes versicolor (Turkey Tail) feeds the microbiome with great prebiotics. These prebiotics feed the probiotics which enhance your immune system. Studies suggest that viruses such as HPV and HIV are unable to replicate with turkey tail in your system. Cold and Flus are also much improved upon while taking this fungus.
The best news yet is that turkey tail has amazing anti cancer properties. For the last 30+ years in Japan, they have used various preparations as their primary cancer treatments. Just look at cancer rates here vs Japan. They know something we don't. Maybe it's all the cigarettes they smoke (joke) or perhaps it's the mushrooms they welcome into their life.
This beautiful mushroom works by boosting the natural killer cells in your body by 300% even during or after chemo and radiation treatments. This allows for faster rebound time after these injections of toxic matter.
With or without cancer, Turkey Tail mushroom is one to keep in your medicine cabinet and to learn to identify as you walk through nature. It is very likely that there is some growing on a log near you.
If you'd like to know more about mushrooms, come to my upcoming class on mushrooms. In this class I'll be covering medicinal information and basic usages of the following mushrooms:
- Turkey Tail
- Lion's Mane
- White Button
It will be held on Monday, November 28 at 7:30pm at Good Earth Natural Foods in Broad Ripple Indianapolis. Click here to reserve your seat and for more information. This is one of my favorite topics and most popular classes. Don't Miss Out!
If you don't live close or can't make the class, you can always call me for questions about mushrooms or any herbs.