Mushrooms and Mycology
To source these medicinal mushrooms, I rely on a small company, Myriad Mycology. This company is primarily based within a sterile tissue laboratory and office. Their direct experience with mushrooms and Mycology spans a decade.
Their professional staff has diverse experience — from working with top mycologists and nutraceutical firms in the production of medicines and supplements, to cultivating large and small-scale mushroom crops for the medicinal food marketplace. Medicinal mushrooms are now seeing a focused attention on their amazing nutritional attributes.
One of their primary missions includes making visible the incredible world of mycology, its vast possibilities, and current applications in the areas of health and nutrition.
As you delve into the mushrooms and their descriptions,*Please understand* that the statements in the description of the mushroom’s uses and indications have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Three excellent reference books:
Medicinal Mushrooms– an Exploration of Tradition, Healing, and Culture, by Christopher Hobbs, L.Ac., published by Botanica Press
Medicinal Mushrooms– a Clinical Guide, by Martin Powell, published by Mycology Press
MycoMedicinals– an Informative Treatise on Mushrooms, by Paul Stamens, published by MycoMedia Productions
These books contain numerous citations referencing the multitude of studies done with these and other medicinal mushrooms, as well as a wealth of other information. The Web, of course, is a vast resource of information concerning medicinal mushrooms.