The Shiitake Mushroom: Your Immune System’s Best Friend

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

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

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...

The Cordyceps Mushroom

Another ancient Chinese remedy, cordyceps are thought to originate in the Himalayan Mountains of Tibet. Over 2000 years ago, herdsmen stumbled upon this strange looking mushroom with no cap. In traditional Chinese Medicine, the mushroom quickly became a cure all, being used to treat ailments of the kidneys, heart, lungs and liver. It was...

Chaga: The Mushroom of Immortality

Thousands of years ago, when much of the world relied on concepts from Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chaga mushrooms were discovered as a way to end many ailments. In mountainous Siberia, the Khanty people would drink tea made from this mushroom, called “The Mushroom of immortality,” every day. The tea was thought to improve digestion...