Which Mushrooms To Use For Different Illnesses

Best Medicinal Mushrooms For Cancer

Different Illnesses require the following medicinal mushrooms which  are all great for their anti-cancer properties:

  • Shiitake
  • Reishi
  • Maiitake
  • Turkey tail

If you want to fight tumors growth, you may want to consider taking capsules that contain multiple different medicinal mushrooms with anti-cancer properties so that you’re getting the best of everything that nature has to offer.

Best Medicinal Mushrooms For Boosting The Immune System

Almost all medicinal mushroom varieties have compounds that boost the immune system, including antioxidants.

Mushrooms that are particularly good for the immune system are:

  • Maitake
  • Cordyceps
  • Shiitake
  • Reishi
  • Turkey Tail

Best Medicinal Mushrooms For Depression

Although currently illegal in the US, Canada, UK, and most developed countries, there is strong evidence that so-called “magic mushrooms” can greatly help with depression.

Although it’s not currently an available option, I suspect we will start to see these mushrooms (or the compounds they contain) to be used in psychiatric medicine within the next decade or two for the treatment of severe depression.

There is also good evidence to suggest that even in doses too small to create psychoactive effects, these mushrooms can help to cure cluster headaches.

Cluster headaches are sometimes referred to as “suicide headaches” because they are one of the most painful conditions a person can experience and often drive those experiencing them to thoughts of suicide.

Best Medicinal Mushrooms For Anxiety

No mushrooms appear to have undergone scientific studies for anxiety, although there is good anecdotal research to suggest that Reishi may have anti-anxiety effects.

Best Medicinal Mushrooms For Boosting Energy

The following mushrooms are both great for increasing energy:

  • Cordyceps
  • Reishi

They can help with chronic fatigue syndrome, and also help athletes to develop stronger and more responsive muscles.

As well as eliminating some of the negative side-effects of intense workouts such as cramps and nausea.

Best Medicinal Mushrooms For Thyroid

All mushrooms are immune regulators to some extent, which can help with thyroid function. But Shiitake and Cordyceps are particularly good for thyroid health.

Candida Infection

Candida is a fungal infection caused by a type of yeast. Many mushrooms contain antifungal compounds that they use to fight off other fungi which compete with them in nature.

But Reishi seems to be the best medicinal mushroom when it comes to fighting off Candida specifically.

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