I love how many of the mushrooms we offer have had thousands of years traditional use and now (in the most rest 20 or 30 years) have been studied for their effects and support of the human experience.
The following is not medical advice, simply an expression of the results of a study by Bruno Donatini in 2014. This quick blog post was inspired by an interview with mushroom specialist Dr Robert Hoffman (DAOM, Lac Chief Academic and Clinical Affairs Officer)
The fascinating study (life changing for some), on Turkey Tail, Reishi and HPV (16 and 18) which are the primary HPVs that cause cancer.
The top and bottom of the study was that when people (it was a study on people rather than animals/test tube), drank Trametes versicolor (Turkey Tail) and Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi), 88% those with HPV 16/18 cleared it.
The study was conducted over 14 to 16 weeks.
The test also concluded that Reishi on its own cleared 5% of the cases and so it was the combo of Turkey Tail and Reishi that gave the result.
How fascinating, and important.
Other notes on Turkey Tail:
- Used to alleviate the side effects of allopathic cancer treatments.
- Helps the immune system recognise pathogens from outside the body.
- Prebiotic properties
- Anti-cancer studies
Control of oral human papillomavirus (HPV) by medicinal mushrooms, Trametes versicolor and Ganoderma lucidum: a preliminary clinical trial