Archive for January, 2011

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Maitake

Maitake Description Maitake, Grifola frondosa, is a mushroom found growing wild in Japan and in forests in the eastern part of North America, where it grows on dying or already dead hardwood trees. The word maitake means “dancing mushroom” in Japanese; the mushroom was given this name because people were supposed to have danced for […]

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Shiitake (lentinula edodes)

The shiitake mushroom is prized around the world for its medicinal properties. It is one of the most popular sources of protein in China, Japan, and the rest of Asia. It’s popularity is not due to it’s ample protein but it’s delicious flavor and other medicinal attributes. Shiitake mushrooms have a strong antiviral effect which […]

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Cordyceps Sinensis

Cordyceps mushrooms have proven to reduce radiation and chemotherapy side effects. Now research indicates this Chinese herb can prevent some types of cancer cell growth. Dong Chong Xia Cao, or Cordyceps sinensis, is a Traditional Chinese medicinal mushroom used in patients with kidney and lung diseases, as well as to ameliorate the effects of radiation […]

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What is ABM or Agaricus Blazei Murill ?

Also known as Himematsutake, Cogumelo de Deus and Cogumelo do Sol, Agaricus Blazei Murill is a mushroom that is native to Piedade, a small village located in the suburbs of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The climatic conditions prevalent in Piedade, day time temperatures of 35 C-38 C, night time temperatures of 20 C – 25 C […]

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Reishi Overview

Reishi Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum [Latin]), also known as ling-zhi, ling chih, and ling chi mushroom, is a type of mushroom that grows wild on plum trees in Japan. The Japanese call reishi the “phantom mushroom” because there are so few of them to be found-fewer than 10 mushrooms are found on every 100,000 trees. This […]

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