1. Agaricus blazei Murill

    Agaricus blazei is one of the most exciting medicinal mushrooms. In Brazil, it is called Cogumelo de Deus (mushroom of God) or Cogumelo da Vida (mushroom of life). In the mountainous regions of southeastern Brazil (in Piedade and its environs) people ate the mushroom regularly, and they lived longer than average. Medicinal acti ..
  2. Cordyceps sinensis

    The mushroom is called Caterpillar fungus, because it resembles a caterpillar and it grows as a parasite on the mummified caterpillars’ body. According to traditional Chinese medicine, Cordyceps has beneficial effects on liver, lungs and the kidneys. Modern science has proved these hypotheses to be true. Nowadays the mushroom i ..
  3. Ganoderma lucidum

    The mushroom is also called reishi and ling zhi, the two names mean „spirit plant”. In China, it has been consumed for two thousand years as antiaging herb (another name of reishi: the mushroom of immortality), and it was believed to improve mind and memory. It is said to be a supreme shen tonic having beneficial effect on stres ..
  4. Grifola frondosa

    The well known name of the mushroom is maitake, which means in Japanese „dancing mushroom”, because the mushroom resembles a cloud of dancing butterflies. In other account, the mushroom got its name, because it was rare and very expensive, so people danced with joy when they found maitake in the forest. Maitake excels in reduci ..
  5. Herícium erinaceus

    In the English speaking world it is called Lions’ Mane. This unusual and interesting name comes from the mushroom’s beautiful white spines, which resemble really a lion’s mane. Scientific studies confirm Lion’s Mane traditional use as a tonic for the gastrointestinal tract and nervous system. Numerous experiments demonstrated t ..
  6. Inonotus obliquus

    The mushroom is widely known as Chaga. In Russia, it has been used for at least three hundred years as a treatment for cancers, including breast, pulmonary, skin, rectal and stomach cancer, as well as for other gastric ailments. The Khanty people, native to part of western Siberia, continue to use a tea made from Chaga to treat ..
  7. Shiitake (Lentinus edodes)

    The name shiitake comes from the Japanese word shita referring to the chestnut tree on which the mushroom commonly grows. In China, it is known as Shaingugu, which means „fragrant mushroom”. In traditional Chinese medicine shiitake is recommended to activate blood flow, boost qi or chi (life energy that animates the body and co ..