Agarikon Mushroom: Elixer of Life

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In the year 65 A.D., Dioscorides, a Greek physician, first described Agarikon in the Materia Medica, the first known medical book with disease remedies. Dioscorides recorded the effectiveness of this mushroom on what we call tuberculosis today. Ancient Greeks used this to treat respiratory illnesses, what we now know as tuberculosis, and even night...

The Kratom High: Short and Long-term Effects of Taking Kratom

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Short-term Effects Considering the unique composition of chemicals found in kratom leaves, users have reported experiencing varying results when taking low dose of kratom. Its opiate-like effects rely heavily on dosage and the user’s age, tolerance level, body measurement, among other factors. At the minimum dose of 1-5 grams per intake, kratom’s stimulating effects are more...

The Shiitake Mushroom: Your Immune System’s Best Friend

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Shiitake mushrooms were used medicinally in China over 6000 years ago. According to legend, around 200 A.D., the emperor of Japan, Emperor Chuai, received Shiitake mushrooms from the indigenous people of Japan. It is widely thought that these mushrooms have been growing wildly since prehistoric times, although cultivation is estimated to have begun around...

The Ultimate Kratom Strains Guide Book

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It seems as if there are dozens of different strains of kratom. However, while there may be several (even hundreds?) of options available today, there’s only a handful of strains that make up the whole bunch. As a matter of fact, there are only three kratom strains namely Red Vein, Green Vein, and White Vein. It is...

Turkey Tail Mushroom for Cancer Prevention

turkey tail mushroom
This mushroom gets its name from its appearance, which resembles the colorful tail of a turkey. Often found colonizing along decomposing wood or tree stumps in moist weather, this mushroom is not as rare as many of the others used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Records of the mushroom in teas date back to the...