Medicinal Mushrooms in Clinical Practice
In China and other Asian countries mushrooms are not only commonly used for food but also as medicines. Some Native American and European cultures also have used fungi for their medicinal qualities. In the last 30 years research has confirmed that many of these fascinating life forms (they are not plants or animals) have powerful therapeutics effects for both preventing and treating many diseases. In this class we will discuss the most active and useful medicines in the fungi pharmacopoeia and what are the best ways to use them to achieve maximum efficacy.