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Potential Benefits:

Mushrooms are a healing and healthful, functional, food. Some species contain an almost complete complement of all necessary nutrients: vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein, carbohydrates, and fatty acids as well as good gut microbes. *

ABM (Agaricus)
  • decreased insulin resistance for those with Type 2 diabetes
  • support for cancer patients
  • general immune support
  • liver inflammation support, hepatitis support


  • immune system support
  • antioxidant
  • immunomodulating
  • blood sugar balancing
  • cardiac support


  • kidney support
  • energy level, endurance support during sports
  • libido support
  • lung support, especially for wheezing and chronic cough
  • elder tonic for warmth and activity


  • nerve support
  • mood support
  • memory support
  • gastic system support
  • antioxidant
  • blood sugar regulating
  • blood pressure support
  • immune system support


  • support for cancer patients
  • antioxidant
  • liver support
  • cholesterol support
  • blood sugar support
  • immune system support


  • cardiovascular support, including cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar
  • immune system support
  • liver support
  • support for anxiety, insomnia, depression
  • supports cognitive function
  • benefits the respiratory system
  • supports energy levels


  • immune system support, especially during chemotherapy & radiation
  • support for cancer patients
  • hepatitis support
  • cholesterol support
  • respiratory, urinary, and digestive tract support
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For a comprehensive reference guide, see Christopher Hobbs's Medicinal Mushrooms: The Essential Guide. Dr. Hobbs is an internationally renowned mycologist, herbal clinician, licensed acupuncturist, botanist, and research scientist with over 40 years of experience in herbal medicine. This book is Winner of the 2021 American Botanical Council James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award.