A Guide to Medicinal Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest
By: Svetlana & Eugene Poltavets
Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 8.5" X 5.5"
Publication Date: Winter 2019/2020
A unique guidebook to medicinal species of mushrooms found in the forests of the Pacific Northwest. Since ancient times, mushrooms have been widely used in folk medicine. The treatment of diseases based on the use of medicinal mushrooms and drugs obtained from them is referred to as fungotherapy.
This method involves making decoctions, tinctures and various extracts that preserve the useful properties of the original organism. Fungi contain a large number of immuno-modulating substances that promote a speedy recovery. Mushrooms are rich in amino acids, minerals, vitamins, protein, fiber, lecithin, and other beneficial ingredients.
Of the nearly two hundred mushrooms included in this book, many, according to folk medicine and scientific research, can be used to enhance immunity, activate the body’s defense systems and help prevent and treat malignant and benign tumours, or assist in the treatment of other diseases. Among this mushroom-rich part of the Earth are edible, conditionally edible, inedible, and poisonous mushrooms. This information is not necessarily complete, as new research continues to update our knowledge.
The purpose of this book is to draw the reader’s attention to mushrooms not only as a healthy food but also as a source of natural medicinal substances that can assist in maintaining good health.