Over 2,000 years ago, a famous Greek physician, Pedanius Dioscorides, used this polypore as a curative. Most notably, Agarikon was used for consumption (tuberculosis and pneumonia). Containing Agaric Acid, Agarikon has been used over the centuries in numerous preparations and by many indigenous cultures. Other traditional uses include treatment for asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, bleeding and infected wounds.
For centuries, native populations of Eastern Europe considered Agarikon as an elixir of long life.
These unique mushrooms, a perennial wood conk, only grow in the remaining old growth forests of Europe, Asia, and North America.
Clinically proven as to be an exceptional antiviral, this mushroom has been the subject of much current medical interest.*