Medicinal Mushrooms - A Simple Way to Boost Health [Infographic]

Medicinal Mushrooms - The Simple Way to Boost
Your Health
Infographic from the Underground Health Reporter

This infographic from Underground Health Reporter illustrates and summarizes some of the key health benefits of eight "medicinal mushrooms" -- mushrooms that are exceptionally nutrient-dense and thought to promote health and longevity as well as prevent and assist in the healing of numerous chronic diseases and medical conditions, including:

📌  Certain cancers
📌  Certain auto-immune diseases
📌  Alzheimer's and Dementia
📌  Asthma
📌  Bacterial, Parasitic and Viral Infections
📌  Candidiasis
📌  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS-ME)
📌  Coronary Heart Disease and Stroke
📌  Depression
📌  Diabetes
📌  Hypertension
📌  Immune System 
📌  Influenza
📌  Insomnia and Anxiety
📌  Psoriasis
📌  Weight loss and healthy weight management

Traditional Medicinal Use

Many cultures around the globe have used a variety of edible mushrooms to generally promote good health, well-being and longevity.  Certain mushroom species have a long history of medicinal use in natural healing remedies.  A good example is the use of mushrooms in Traditional Chinese Medicine and other Asian cultures. 

Scientific Studies

A large number of scientific studies have been done on the pharmacologically active compounds in mushrooms.   Many of these studies have shown that certain substances in mushrooms may have antimicrobial, antiviral, antiallergic, anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective, and immuno-modulating properties. 

Meet the Mushrooms

The eight medicinal mushrooms -- including their key health benefits -- summarized in this Infographic are:

🍄 Reishi
🍄 Lion's Mane
🍄 Turkey Tail
🍄 Shiitake
🍄 Enoki
🍄 Yun Zhi
🍄 Maitake
🍄 Cordyceps

For more general information, as well as detailed information on each of these mushrooms, please visit Medicinal Mushrooms:  The New Frontier in Preventing and Reversing Disease - The Underground Health Reporter (pdf)

To view a large version of the Infographic, please visit:  Why Medicinal Mushrooms Are the Simplest Way to Boost Your Health


The Mushroom Advantage:  Health Benefits and Other Uses

The Mushroom Advantage - Health Benefits and Other Uses

The Mushroom Advantage - Fungi Nutrition, Health Benefits
and Other Uses
Infographic from

The Often Overlooked Mushrooms

Edible mushrooms have a long history of culinary and medicinal use in many cultures throughout the world.  Yet, in the United States, they have been and often continue to be overlooked as an excellent source of nutrition and as potential agents of health and natural healing.

Health Benefits

Various mushrooms have been extensively studied for their nutritive and health promoting benefits.  The scientific studies continue but, so far, regular consumption of certain mushrooms has been associated with:

  Boosting the immune system
  Modulating the human gut microbiome
 Reducing the risk for certain cancers
  Lowering cholesterol levels
  Reducing high blood pressure
  Reducing the risk of osteoporosis and joint pain
  Helping to regulate blood sugar levels
 Eradicating certain viruses, pathogenic bacteria and yeasts
 Aiding in weight loss

Medicinal Mushrooms

This infographic from illustrates four mushrooms that are often referred to as medicinal mushrooms due to to their high concentrations of antioxidants, minerals and phytochemicals:

🍄 Shiitake
🍄 Reishi
🍄 Turkey Tail
🍄 Himematsutake


Some mushrooms are poisonous and foraging for wild mushrooms should be left to the experts.  Before consuming mushrooms in any form, educate yourself regarding the species, source, storage and other safety concerns.


For a larger version and to read the accompanying article, please go to Mushroom Nutrition: Discover Outstanding Fungal Nutritional Benefits


Medicinal Mushrooms - A Simple Way to Boost Health

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