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Medicinal Mushrooms – The Essential Guide

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This mushroom guide is a highly accessible introduction for anyone who wants to learn more about the health benefits of medicinal mushrooms. Following on from his publication for practitioners in 2010, mushroom expert Martin Powell has written this guide for the lay reader to expand their knowledge and understanding of these remarkable organisms. The book covers the 10 most prominent medicinal mushrooms used around the world, including: Almond mushroom, Chaga, Cordyceps, Coriolus, Lion’s Mane, Maitake, Mesima, Reishi, Shiitake and Snow Fungus.

The guide cross references these with common health conditions and indicates which specific mushrooms may have appropriate therapeutic actions. Such conditions range from asthma and candida, hayfever, CFS and infertility, anxiety and menopausal symptoms to herpes, PCOS and cancer and beyond. Martin Powell has over 25 years’ experience working with medicinal mushrooms and is a biochemist, herbalist and Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner (TCM).

This book is the ultimate guide for those interested in medicinal mushrooms for overall health. Readers wishing for more in-depth technical discussion should refer to the second edition of Medicinal Mushrooms—A Clinical Guide (2014).