Herbal and medicinal mushrooms are getting more and recognized for their incredible health benefits, ranging from bettering mental health to cancer prevention, and treatment. To being antiviral, to curing asthma and even prolonging life.
The three most famous medicinal mushrooms are maitake, shiitake, and reishi. They are the most important and widely used mushrooms in alternative medicine for thousands of years. Medicinal mushrooms contain a high density of polysaccharides and triterpenes and over 1,000 other bioactive compounds.
A variety of bioactive chemicals in medicinal mushrooms have been documented to support immune function and benefit a wide range of medical conditions. Many species of mushrooms provide a wealth of protein, fiber, and vitamins B and C, as well as calcium and other minerals. Some even have demonstrated phenomenal healing potential.
Amongst all herbs, fungi profoundly affect humans and are good sources of medicinally useful products. This is because, on a cellular level, fungi and animals have more in common than they have with higher plants.