This beautifully illustrated and fully referenced new book based on the latest research covers 17 of the most common medicinal mushrooms, focusing on their therapeutic application and cross referencing them according to clinical conditions.
The book is divided into four parts:
- Introduction to medicinal mushrooms and mushroom products
- Individual monographs on the therapeutic potential of the major medicinal mushrooms
- Discussion of the use of medicinal mushrooms in cancer treatment
- Survey of the clinical application of medicinal mushrooms for other clinical conditions
In addition there is a quick reference section with brief summaries of individual mushrooms’ main therapeutic application(s) and active constituents, and of the mushroom(s) commonly used for specific conditions with preferred dosage formats, as well as an appendix on the energetics of mushrooms in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for those practitioners trained in this approach.
The author is a biochemist and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) who has been working with medicinal mushrooms since 1992. Co-editor of the Clinical Journal of Mycology from 1997-2009, he lectures internationally on medicinal mushrooms and herbal medicine.
Quick References: Mushrooms – Health Conditions
Introduction: Members of the Fungal Kingdom – Rich Sources of Pharmacologically Active Compounds – Mushroom Polysaccharides – Essential Nutrients for our Immune System? – Pharmacokinetics of Mushroom Polysaccharides – Mushroom Polysaccharides and Immune Balance – Understanding Mushroom Products – Prescribing Medicinal Mushrooms
Medicinal Mushrooms: Agaricus brasiliensis /Agaricus blazei – Antrodia camphorata/Antrodia cinnamomea – Armillaria mellea (Honey Mushroom) – Auricularia auricula/Auricularia polytricha (Wood Ear) – Cordyceps sinensis – Flammulina velutipes (Enokitake) 5- Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi) – Grifola frondosa (Maitake) – Hericium erinaceus (Lion’s Mane) -Inonotus obliquus (Chaga) – Lentinus edodes (Shiitake) – Phellinus linteus – Pleurotus ostreatus (Oyster Mushroom) – Polyporus umbellatus/Grifola umbellata – Poria cocos – Trametes versicolor /Coriolus versicolor – Tremella fuciformis
Medicinal Mushrooms in Cancer Therapy
Medicinal Mushrooms for Other Health Conditions: Allergic Rhinitis (Hayfever) – Alzheimers Disease – Arrythmia – Asthma – Bacterial Infections – Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) – Candidiasis – Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS – ME) – Dementia – Diabetes – Erectile Dysfunction – Fluid Retention – Gastritis – Hepatitis – Herpes – HIV – HPV – Hypercholesterolaemia – Hypertension – Infertility – Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Influenza – Insomnia/Anxiety – Kidney Damage – Liver Damage – Meniere’s Syndrome – Multiple Sclerosis – Nerve Damage – Parkinsons Disease – Rheumatoid Arthritis – Systemic Lupus Erythematosus