Turkey Tail, (Coriolus versicolor), is probably one of the best documented medicinal mushrooms and possibly the most common mushrooms you will find. They are saprobic growing everywhere on dead or rotting stumps and branches. In Asia, Turkey Tail has already generated several hundred million dollars in sales as an approved anticancer drug. Turkey Tail has been extensively researched in cancer studies having very positive results for several types of cancer including lung, breast, cervical, stomach, liver, colon, sarcoma, carcinoma and prostate. When used in conjunction with chemotherapy, Turkey Tail has been shown to significantly reduce side effects and increase survival rates.
Women find this formulation excellent for a myriad of women health issues. SACRED WOMB relieves a broad range of female imbalances from menstrual irregularities to menopausal conditions. This harmonization formula smoothes and regulates the flow of Qi (chi) and blood. Dang Gui, known as the queen of herbs, is the Emperor (leading herb) in this tonic followed by Raw Rehmannia and Wild Reishi Mushroom… all very powerful blood regulators. The Mentha aids in cooling the blood while calming the emotions, making this an excellent tonic for relieving hot flashes, body aches and night sweats. This tonic makes for a perfect tonic for women’s health.
Reishi Mushroom is one of the greatest tonic herbs on earth. It has been used since the dawn of time as a superb “protector” and Shen tonic. It is now known to be an immune modulator and potent antioxidant. It has been found to improve the functioning of the immune system whether the immune system is deficient or excessive. It is an immune "modulator" – that is, it helps to regulate the immune system. Reishi displays anti-stress activity and has a mild tranquilizing effect on the central nervous system. Reishi also has the chemical constituents known as polysaccharides that play an important role in strengthening the body's overall immune functions. Ganodermic acids in Reishi inhibit histamine release, improve oxygen utilization and improve liver functions. Ganodermic acids are potent antioxidant free-radical scavengers. Reishi may improve the physical condition of the cardiovascular system. Reishi stimulates the production of interferon and interleukins I and II, potent natural immunity-boosting substances produced in our own bodies.
Maitake, (Grifola frondosa), is a delicious, soft-fleshed polypore with excellent nutritional properties. It is best known for its anti-tumor and immune-stimulating properties due to the high levels of beta-glucans found in this mushroom. In addition to beta-glucans, Maitake also contains other polysaccharides; arabinoxylanes on rice-grown mycelium and ergothioneine; a strong antioxidant.
Maitake mushroom is used with chemotherapy to treat breast and other cancers in Asia. Laboratory studies show that it can reduce the growth of cancer in animals. More human studies are needed before understanding the role of Maitake mushroom in more clinical cases of human cancer treatment.