Immune Boosting Turkey Tail Mushroom
Clinical Herbalist Reviewed on June 11, 2013 by Paulina Nelega, RH
Many mushrooms contain powerful compounds that boost immunity, such as shiitake, maitake, reishi, cordyceps, and turkey tail. Records of the medicinal use of turkey tail (Trametes versicolor) date back to at least the 15th century in China, and a recent clinical study has shown that it can augment conventional therapies for breast cancer by increasing immune-fighting white blood cells: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-stamets/mushrooms-cancer_b_1560691.html
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Paulina Nelega, RH, has been in private practice as a Clinical Herbalist for over 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and her articles on health have appeared in numerous publications. She is very passionate about the healing power of nature. Ask Dr. Jan