Turkey Tail Mushroom
In the wild, Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor) grows on dead hardwood throughout the world. Turkey tail is an immunomodulator that boosts immune function and helps fight infections. Brewed into a tea and administered to increase energy, strengthen the lungs, stomach and spleen, the mushroom’s ability to support the health of both an underactive and overactive immune system is unique and long valued among physicians of traditional medicine. Turkey tail is a very powerful mushroom for killing certain forms of cancer cells such as breast cancer, gastric, and colorectal. Turkey tail is great for gut health because its considered a prebiotic which helps feed the good bacteria in your gut. This is also another reason why this mushroom is immune strengthening because your gut bacteria interacts with the immune cells to assist with immune response. Other benefits of turkey tail consist of reducing hypertension, cancer, lower cholesterol, inflammation, heart disease, colds and flu, HPV, and bone health.