This beautifully illustrated medicinal mushroom book is a fully referenced guide to the clinical use of medicinal mushrooms. Originally published in 2010 and revised in 2014, this guide is written primarily for healthcare practitioners who wish to learn more about integrating medicinal mushrooms into their practice.
Based on the latest research into medicinal mushrooms, the guide covers 20 of the most common medicinal mushrooms, focusing on their therapeutic actions and cross referencing them according to clinical conditions. The guide also has specific sections on health conditions (such as cancer) and compares the different types of mushroom supplements and their use.
In addition, there is a quick reference section with brief summaries of each mushroom’s main therapeutic applications and active compounds. It references mushrooms commonly used for specific conditions and indicates which supplement type may be appropriate. There is also an appendix on using mushrooms in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for those practitioners trained in this approach.
The author Martin Powell is a biochemist, herbalist and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) who has been working with medicinal mushrooms since 1992. He has been co-editor of the Clinical Journal of Mycology from 1997-2009, editor for Mycology Press, and lectures internationally on medicinal mushrooms and herbal medicine.