Turkey Tail Mushroom - Magic
Turkey Tail Mushroom (Trametes versicolor)
One of the most abundant mushroom that I find whenever I'm in the forest.
Turkey tail is a medicinal mushroom known for enhancing the health of the immune system. It’s packed with antioxidants, which are molecular compounds that reduce or inhibit damage from oxidative stress. Oxidative stress can result in cellular & tissue damage, and chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation is associated with the initiation and propagation of heart & artery disease, certain cancers, and harmful effects of diabetes & autoimmune inflammatory diseases on the body. Eating Turkey tail and other foods rich in antioxidants can reduce oxidative stress and inflammatory processes in the body. Turkey tail is full of antioxidants, including at least 35 phenols and flavonoid antioxidants such as quercetin and baicalein.
Turkey tail contains immune-boosting polysaccharides including Krestin and Polysaccharide Protein which have been shown to have anticancer effects. These compounds have been shown to increase the efficacy of anticancer chemotherapy and radiation therapies. It is possible that these compounds may also potentiate alternative cancer therapies such as high dose intravenous vitamin C and injectable mistletoe extracts.
This mushroom has been shown to combat HPV, have antibacterial effects, and may improve insulin resistance and improve sugar control in diabetics. Turkey tail has an excellent safety profile with few side effects.
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