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Medicinal mushrooms – Nature & Health
Chinese medicine and medicinal mushrooms
Medicinal mushrooms and Chinese medicine have a long history together. Mushrooms and other fungi are used as both a food in Shi Liao prescriptions and as an ingredient in Chinese herbal medicine prescriptions. While these fungi have been used for thousands of years because of their health benefits, now they are considered one of the new superfoods. If you need a health boost you should be having some in your diet. Research has found they can support the function of red and white blood cells and therefore can boost your immune function.
This article was written by Doctor of Chinese medicine Shura Ford for Nature and health magazine. Here she discusses some of the most powerful mushrooms used in traditional Chinese medicine along with those available for fresh consumption and others now available in off the shelf preparations.
This article appeared in the August-September 2018 issue of Nature & Health, Australia’s original and best natural health magazine. Read the full text here. Read more of Shura’s articles and media contributions here.