Of course there are a huge number of other benefits beside fertility. Mushrooms have been shown to help a long list of common and chronic illnesses and ailments including menopausal symptoms, stress and anxiety, Alzheimer’s, cancer, IBS, chronic fatigue, diabetes, low energy, memory and cognitive function, immune function, amongst others.
Bristol Fungarium offer the following and cite their most commonly found benefits.
ADAPT – REGENERATE – IMMUNITY
The name Chaga originates from the Russian word for mushroom (czaga), where it has been traditionally revered as a folk medicine for centuries to treat chronic diseases, infections and Gastrointestinal Tract (GIT) disorders, prevent the onset of degenerative diseases, used to boost physical stamina and attain long life. In the West, Chaga has gained an exponential growth in popularity for its antioxidant, alkalising, adaptogenic, anti-inflammatory, and cholesterol lowering effects – often hailed as the most nutrient dense superfood in the world.
BRAIN – COGNITION – IMMUNITY
In Japan, Hericium erinaceus or ‘yamabushiitake’ was named after the Yamabushi Buddhist Monks – wandering ascetics from the Shugendō spiritual tradition. Sometimes referred to as “nature’s nutrient for your neurones”, Lion’s Mane mushroom is most utilised for its cognitive benefits, supporting concentration, productivity, and mental clarity. It is also a great ally for your immune system and helps to support the growth of healthy gut flora.
HEART – STRESS – IMMUNITY
The only UK grown organic certified Reishi mushroom tincture. Ganoderma lucidum is also known as the ‘mushroom of spiritual potency’ and the ‘mushroom of immortality, and in Traditional Chinese Medicine is thought to nourish all three ‘treasures’ – Jing (essence), Qi (vitality), and Shen (spirit). One of the most promising properties of Reishi is its anti-inflammatory capacity, as well as its adaptogenic, immunomodulatory, renoprotective, and hepatoprotective effects, potentially supporting heart health and helping us to adapt to environmental and psychological stress.
GUT – RESPIRATION – IMMUNITY
The only UK grown organic certified Turkey Tail Mushroom Tincture. Tramates versicolor has been utilised in Chinese Medicine since the Han Dynasty in 200 BC where it was thought to be most beneficial for spirit (Shen), and vital energy (Chi) – as well as strengthening bones and tendons, or as a treatment for respiratory conditions. We use a mix of wild foraged Turkey Tail and organic certified fruiting-body from our farm for it’s immune-boosting qualities and to aid healthy gut bacteria.
Hen of the Woods (Maitake)
BLOOD – DIGESTION – IMMUNITY
The only UK grown organic certified Maitake mushroom tincture. Grifola frondosa, also known as ‘Hen of the Woods’, is one of the most promising medicinal mushrooms of all and has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries. Maitake contains polysaccharides that stimulate the immune system, stabilise blood pressure & sugars, and have an effect on free radicals, vitamins B1 & B2 which assist in regulating the nervous system, and a high amount of Vitamin D.
SKIN – WEIGHT – IMMUNITY
The only UK-grown organic certified Shiitake Mushroom Tincture. Lentinula edodes are known for their beneficial polysaccharides, proteins, and vitamins – especially vitamin D – due to their high ergosterol content. The Chinese were first to use Shiitake for nutrition and healing, and in Chinese Medicine, it’s seen as a symbol of youthfulness and virility.
Benefits of Bristol Fungarium
– Science led
– UK Native & Sustainably Wild-Harvested
– 100% Organic Certified
– Triple Extracted, 1: 4 Ratio (Super Strength)
– Fully Transparent & Short Supply